Paint Night in Ottawa Chips the Chubby Squirrel CD Earrings Vinyl Clocks! Time to MAKE Masquerade Mask Lighting Maker Movement Hack613 Arduino FireFly

Paint Night in Ottawa

Paint, meet new friends and have a drink!

CD Earrings

Upcycle earrings from CDs!

Time to MAKE

Turn off the TV and make something! Come to one of these meetups all welcome!

Masquerade Mask Lighting

Arduino powered Masquerade Masks

Maker Movement

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Ottawa’s hackers and makers.


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.

25th Jun 2016


Justin and I found an old dolly in the dumpster. One of the wheels was loose and you couldn’t tighten it because of the way it was constructed. So I...

23rd Jun 2016


Arnold and I are up to something with stone and possibly wood or metals. Stay tuned to see what comes forward!

16th Jun 2016


I cooked up some stencils for the Stopgap Foundation ramps (recently assembled by volunteers at the Ottawa Tool Library event). The other brand you’re seeing there is Wellington West. While I...

07th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Vinyl and CD Earring Maker

These earrings (and pendants) are made from CD, DVD and a vinyl (from LP records). Vinyl, CD and DVD material has structural color. It reflects light and the interference patterns create color. CD...

06th Jun 2016

Brooches from CD

I’ve been making earrings from CD/vinyl and earrings from wood. I got some nice brooch pins so I want to make some of those too. Here are the first ones...

05th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Wood Earrings Makers

Lois and I will be exploring wooden jewelry. This has proven to be a lot of fun. We have lots of wood on hand and are starting to try stuff....

02nd Jun 2016

Earring Stand

I’ve been making a lot of earrings and necklaces so I need some stands for them. Here are some of my experiments so far.

01st Jun 2016

Robots and Ink

I’ve been making business cards out of record covers from LP vinyl (and many other things). They come out pretty unusual (good) but it’s a fair amount of work to stamp information...

31st May 2016

Voice of Bullshit

Raymond Loomer has created his version of Voice of Fire entitled Voice of Bullshit! He is making a statement that the National Art Gallery is am important resources. It should be...

21st May 2016

Dip Bot

I’ve had this project in the pipe for some time and I finally started to converge enough to write some code and get some experimenting done. I decided on an architecture...

05th May 2016

Next Steps for Vinyl

Sarah of The Canadian Maker has approached me and I am excited to announce that we will be collaborating on earring design and she will be bringing it to trade shows....

04th May 2016


At the Hack613 meetup this evening we worked on the development of a new paint night. The experiments/demo were a great success. This technique is Fred Maheux’s “subliminal” method which...

29th Apr 2016

Recovered Wood Clock

This wood is from Michael’s hydroponic vegetables in Smiths Falls. It was on that project for many years and then it was used for a cart for the CNC613 project....

21st Apr 2016

Hackaday World Create Day – Ottawa

  We met new friends and started new discussions! Get a seat for the event at meetup. Saturday, April 23, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Maker Space North 250...

22nd Mar 2016

Arduino Day 2016

Arduino Day is here! When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1pm-5pm! Where: Maker Space North! Suite 216, 250 City Center! Who? You! If you’re interested in learning about the maker...

22nd Mar 2016

Electric Flipbook!

I made a simple flipbook kit which was really fun so I’m working on a wall mount with a 4″ screen, electric drive and arduino control with sensors. I’m prototyping...