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Masquerade Mask Lighting

Arduino powered Masquerade Masks

Make a Christmas Parol Lantern

Make Your Own Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern!

Maker Movement

Maker Movement #Ottawa

Ottawa Makerspaces!

Come to Ottawa’s Makerspaces!


Learn Arduino! Meet people who love Arduino!


FireFly is a socially aware pendant. It lights your way through the night and through a unique social experience.


Arduino powered snowflakes!

Learn Arduino

Arduino User Group #Ottawa

Walkalong Glider Kits

Is it fun or is it education?

Sparrow Model Airplane

Sparrow Model Airplane available in Ottawa!

28th Sep 2014

Lets Make a Clock

Too much time on your hands? Let’s make a clock! Anything goes. Electronic or not. This started as a contest but for the time being it’s a list of people...

28th Sep 2014


The recent rooster inlay came out pretty nice so I decided to try more experiments. Do you have some simple subject matter you’d like me to try? I googled “black and white stripped...

25th Sep 2014

2014 Parol Lantern

It’s time to make Parol Lanterns for Christmas! If you’re looking to buy Parol kits you’ve come to the right place. This will be my second year making Parols. Last...

25th Sep 2014

Masquerade Masks

I was challenged to make a masquerade mask (or masks). I wanted make it a bit like Firefly. First one came out great despite limited time. I learned a few things and...

23rd Sep 2014

Timeless Rooster

This year’s rooster is Timeless Rooster. He is at Atomic Rooster Annual Cock Show until October 26. The vernissage was hugely successful (pictures below). Timeless Rooster is made from exotic hardwood inlay. His glowing eye tells time using...

22nd Sep 2014
Swarf Everywhere

CNC Machine

I’ve revived the Marauder simple CNC design project so I wanted to look look at the specifications of the machines I’ve been using. It can help guide some of the parameters of the...

20th Sep 2014

Squiggly Draw V3

Here’s another version of Squiggly-Graph I made for three-year old Baby Angelo. I tried bigger teeth to see what would happen. One of the two gears is actually captive once...

16th Sep 2014
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Gear Toy

I making a gift for Baby Angelo (3 years old). I want to make him a gear toy. It will be peg-board and bolts that thread in from the bottom. Gears will...

04th Sep 2014
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Paper Plane Folder and Launcher

There are a lot of challenges with this problem and I’ve been working on this for a while without much progress.. I may have enough ideas on how to solve the...

02nd Sep 2014

Blink Detection for ALS

I was cruising the Arduino forum and came across a situation where someone with ALS could not communicate with his friends due to complete paralysis. They were looking for a blink detector so he...

02nd Sep 2014

Photonic Levitation

At Makerfaire I got a few suggestions for the wakalong glider project but this one really stands out. Doug was noticing the gliders flying around but he often couldn’t see the gliders...

01st Sep 2014

3D Scanning

With 3D Printing and other CNC fabrication being all the rage, scanning is an area of interest. The local library has acquired some equipment for scanning. I’m sure it works...

30th Aug 2014

3D Printing

I installed my 3D printers after some reorganization to make space. These machines are a handy but to be frank I’ve had better payback from CNC Laser and CNC rotary cutting....

30th Aug 2014
Work Environment

Got Dust? CNC Dust Control

I love my CNC machine but it generates loads of dust and swarf. So much vacuuming. Even if I changed the vacuum bag often it was still overloaded and spewing dust out the...

19th Aug 2014
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Marauder CNC

The world needs more portable and accessible CNC stuff. Makers can visit venues with various cutters (and people have their own cutters) but I think it’s time for “pop-up cnc” that...

18th Aug 2014

X-Acto Guillotine

This is a simple tool but I wanted to share it since it has become so dear to me. It has performed so well over many years (for the intended...

15th Aug 2014

Ottawa Mini Makerfaire!

Ottawa Mini Makerfaire 2014 was a great success thanks to organizers, partners, makers and of course the general public! 170 Registered makers + 6000 people = party. My booth was Zen...

10th Aug 2014
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Bed From Pallets

A friend of mine told me she is making a bed frame out of pallets! Making things from pallets is such a great idea. I think the next time I...

07th Aug 2014

Mail Order Worms for Vermicomposting

As part of my fitness program I want to eat better. I started growing basil and chili-peppers and that’s been great. So I need to learn to feed plants now. I managed...

05th Aug 2014

CNC Laser Overhaul

I’ve had a CNC laser cutter  for a while now. I can’t tell you how much help these machines are. It’s  has worked great since installing it. Well up until recently when some...

04th Aug 2014

DIY Shoe Sole Protector

I figured out how to repair my own shoes. I even got to use a CNC machine to make a sole clamp. Of course you can do this by hand or use...

31st Jul 2014

Hack Challenge

July’s mystery component for the virtual contest was a pair of photocells! Next month is Let’s Make a Clock! Last month was Arduino Challenge. The cool thing about this contest is it’s...

30th Jul 2014

Glider Business Card

Business card in progress! This flyer can be flown by pushing air with your hands! There is an opportunity for printing on both the airplane and the card holder. Proof...

25th Jul 2014

Paper Planes!

I go to places like the Aviation and Space Museum and Science and Technolgy Museum to do gliders and paper planes. What fun! Here are a couple of paper planes I’ve...