Summer! CD Earrings Vinyl Clocks! Time to MAKE Masquerade Mask Lighting Maker Movement Hack613 Arduino FireFly Snowflake


What would you make?

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.


Arduino powered snowflakes!

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Electric Bicycle

I have been struggling to get exercise into my schedule and I think I found the answer. An electric bicycle! Here it is being modelled by Steve Aplin. The basket...

20th Aug 2015

Video Drone

I’ve got some history with model planes and have transferred my skills towards quad copters. I’ve been flying my little drone all over Ottawa and am ready to try photography....

14th Jul 2015

Atomic Rooster – Spin: Robotics & Art

Atomic Rooster has a regular live-art show where they invite painters to perform their work on the stage. I did a live-art show on July 14th but instead of painting...

23rd Jun 2015

Vinyl Cell Phone Stand

I’ve got these two designs I want to make one that’s flat and fits in your briefcase/purse better. I designed it but it failed when I cut it out. Will...

16th Jun 2015

Spirograph Business Card Using CNC

I made spirograph business cards in the past using a laser cutter. They were one of the more popular cards I’ve made. Here’s the CNC version. I’m cutting these out...

07th Jun 2015

Upcycle Earrings from CD

Thank you for sharing this page on your Facebook or Twitter. People have given me lots of new ideas and encouragement. Don’t hesitate to contact me at or see...

06th Jun 2015

CD Mirror

I made a mirror out of CDs. I framed it with vinyl. All the Squares are 1″ so the piece is 14″ square.  All the CDs where yoga and related...

06th Jun 2015

Light Ideas

This is a collection of ideas for interactive and immersive light installations. These are things I’m interested in doing that could be deployed at a festival or a club. Interactive...

04th Jun 2015

Vinyl Desk Clock

I’ve made vinyl clocks but decided to try a desk clock. This is made from a vinyl record that has been cut (smooth corners) and bent with a heat gun....

31st May 2015

Hendrix with Vinyl, CD and DVD

Here are some experiments using vinyl, CD and DVDs as inlay to make a portrait. I cut away on a vinyl record and add a second layer of vinyl to...

25th May 2015

2015 Parol Lantern

I’m already getting requests for Christmas Parol Lanterns. This would be my third year making them. I started the project in 2013 just after I learned what a Parol Lantern was....

20th May 2015

CD Wind Mobile

I was asked to make some circles for a Wind mobile ornament project. Here are the results so far.   Here’s what it looks like to make the parts. Here’s...

11th May 2015

Shiny Spot on Ceres

NASA’s DAWN space mission is the first of it’s kind on many fronts. It has visited the planet Vesta and is now nearing Ceres a “dwarf planet”. That’s after a staggering...

28th Apr 2015

Guitar Picks

I made up some guitar picks with my CNC machine. I added holes to some of them figuring that was a good idea. I made them from vinyl, polycarbonate sheet,...

25th Apr 2015

Silly Walks Clock Conversion!

I made a Ministry of Silly Walks conversion kit by cutting out parts from a DVD cover (yay for upcycling). I’m supposing the material is polypropylene. If you’d like to see...

21st Apr 2015


We need a vacuum for the CNC613 project. I’m going to make a nice dust extractor but I wanted to pull something together quickly for the mean time. I came...