Snowflake Walkalong Glider Kits Make Your Own Valentines Cards FireFly Forget kites! Check out Squirrel Rubber Band Plane! Dinky Motor Dayton Model Plane Making Greeting Cards Painting Robot A Printable Paper Plane!

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Snow Party #Ottawa

Walkalong Glider Kits

Is it fun or is it education?

Make Your Own Valentines Cards

Here’s an easy and fun way to make valentines cards!

FireFly

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

Forget kites! Check out Squirrel Rubber Band Plane!

Make this plane from a kit, wind up the rubber band propeller and put on your running shoes. It’s popular across the world but it’s the only rubber band plane from Ottawa!

Dinky Motor

Kids make a motor from a kit and experience the marvels of electricity and magnetism. A great memory jog for adults too!

Dayton Model Plane

A brandable model plane. Get yours printed today!

Making Greeting Cards

I’m always up for this so please ping me if you want to try!

Painting Robot

A painting robot in the works!

A Printable Paper Plane!

Instructions to print and make your own paper plane.

15th Apr 2014
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Art-O-Matic

I drew Art-O-Matic up in Sketchup (and woodgears gear generator) then made the parts from hardboard using a CNC cutter. Added some bolts and presto! Instant art! Of course I added a pair of stepper...

08th Apr 2014
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Spool Knitting

I can’t remember if it was my mom or dad that showed me spool knitting. I think it was my mom but my dad made the spool. I might have...

25th Mar 2014
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Firefly V2

Firefly Version 2 is in the works with a $12,500 budget and a grant from Ontario Art Council! We are designing this project from the ground up. We are talking...

20th Mar 2014
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Hack UR Yard

Mark, Michael and I are hacking solar lawn-garden lights. We’re interested in utility and aesthetics. We are looking at breaking in to conventional solar garden lights, adding sensors, fully controlled LED...

13th Mar 2014
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Paper Plane

I’ve been doing paper planes and walkalong gliders at various venues so I decided to make a video on how to make them! Here’s the current world record holder by...

03rd Mar 2014
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Learn Arduino

Subscribe or watch this page for dates (and changes). We will run more dates as needed. Blink Session 4, Saturday April 26th, 2-4pm, M70-2 Daly Avenue. Session description below. This is a social. Note:...

02nd Mar 2014
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Walkalong Glider Blitz

Women of Aviation World Wide Week! Join Phil Rossoni and myself for a walkalong glider blitz! List of events below! 2200 I<3U walkalong gliders were made for this occasion!  If you missed all of...

02nd Mar 2014
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Arduino Day

Arduino’s tenth anniversary is upon us! So let”s hang out! What’s an Arduino? Check out Arduino workshops! Arduino Jam Session RSVP to darcy@inventorArtist.com Saturday, March 29th, 2pm-5pm Room M70, 2 Daly Avenue,...

25th Feb 2014
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Renoir

Renoir is known for intimate and candid subjects but I want to point out attention networks in his paintings. In the luncheon above you can see “directed” ties in the...

24th Feb 2014
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Lamp

I really need a good lamp. I had some of those halogens from Canadian Tire. They suck. The bulbs burn out. I thought I was being a smart aleck when...

19th Feb 2014
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Rubber Stamp Business Card

I love my regular laser cut buisness card (and other business cards) but want to add capacity that doesn’t depend on heavier tooling. So I decided to try stamping. I...

06th Feb 2014
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Dream Walk

  An interactive snowflake installation responds to movement and gesture with color and light. These suspended snowflakes use sensors and a microcontroller to analyse your motion in real time to...

04th Feb 2014
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Fitness for Darcy

I want to get back into my regular shape. I realize I’m going to have to reverse out some recent lifestyle changes starting with this very scary concept. My diet....

03rd Feb 2014
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Cilantro-matic

I wanted to grow basil, cilantro, vegetables and fruit to so I could enjoy moving more towards healthy eating and cooking and eat out less. I decided to try to...

02nd Feb 2014
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Tool Chains

Since I’ve been making things I’ve started to rely more and more on more modern fabrication/prototyping methods. They include: CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) CNC Laser, Rotary Cutters...

23rd Jan 2014
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Pencil-Bot

I’ve been working on my Painting Robot project which is a bit complex. I decided to break it down and do some similar projects that are simpler. I’ll learn more...

18th Jan 2014
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DIY Valentines Cards

This technique is easy and fun. I created some cardboard templates (right). I find if there is a shiny surface it goes a little further before water starts to penetrate...

13th Jan 2014
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I♥U Glider

“I♥U”Glider” (I<3U) is a walkalong glider designed for a Valentines card. Made of extremely thin foam it flies so slow you can walk along behind it pushing air with the...

13th Jan 2014
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Octopus-B-Gone

Chargers have become a source of clutter in my life. Every cell phone and camera has it’s own junked-up-proprietary-wall-wart charging system. Then there’s AA, AAA and 9V batteries and chargers....

12th Jan 2014
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A Business Card That Really Flies

I enjoy making unusual and cool business cards. I thought I had a handle on it till I met Phil Rossini who has a Tumbling Wing Walkalong Glider business card....

11th Jan 2014
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DIY Hot-Wire Foam Cutter

Here’s the “One-Nite” DIY Foam Cutter. It took one work session (one night) to design and assemble. I was surprised how easy and fun cutting foam is.  I designed it using Sketchup and used a desktop...

02nd Jan 2014
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Tumbling Wing With News Print

I wanted some walkalong glider meetups so I drew up a newsprint design (based on a John Collins design). Ottawa Citizen’s Bruce Deachman covered the project and the design was printed...

01st Jan 2014
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Debugging and Arduino

I really love Arduino. I’m going on a bit of an electronics binge and one thing I’d like to add to the mix is in circuit debugging. I’m just tossing...

01st Jan 2014
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Talk-O-Matic

Have you ever run into a person that talks over everybody or constantly rants? Of course you negotiate and set boundaries but some have no interpersonal skill and interrupt with...