12th Oct 2016

Ottawa Makerfaire 2016

Make613 was at Makerfaire 2016! It’s maker friendly, family friendly, adult friendly and just plain friendly! Make613 showed lots of projects including assembling a 3D printer throughout the fair. I also brought the Vinyl...

29th Jan 2016

Mystery Challenge Feb15

Mystery challenge is back! It’s not too late to join in! You’re welcome to contact us or come to one of the events below to pick up a package ($5)!...

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....

03rd May 2014

3D Printing Hype

3D printers have been getting a lot of press and I think journalists have misled the general public. On one hand you have of consumer level machines in the <$2000...

02nd Feb 2014

Software 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 Machines, CNC Laser,...

24th Aug 2013

Spool Holder for Wire Winding

This morning I started a batch of Dinky Motor so I will have some for the Ottawa Mini Makerfaire. The kit contains a length of copper wire and I want to...

31st Mar 2013

Designing a Propeller

I’ve been working on some propeller designs for rubber-power model airplanes. This is a fun project and the plan is to use a 3D printer for prototyping. I’m quite excited...

22nd Mar 2013

Propeller Progress

This Wednesday I managed to get some practice runs in with my PrintrBot Plus. It’s printing pretty rough but I’m able to start to do many proof of concept runs....

18th Mar 2013

3D Printing Parts Vertically

I spent some time today working on 3D printing vertical parts. I’m figuring this will be a great way to make propellers. I’m surprised how well my PrintrBot prints thin towers. I...

17th Mar 2013

3D Printer Working

I spent some time at the lab yesterday to replace the stripped timing pulley and other small things. I brought in a couple of  parts trays so I could finish...

12th Mar 2013

Spool for PrintrBot Plus

My PrintrBot didn’t come with a spool. I knew that when I bought it but what I didn’t know was how important it is! So here’s a diagram of my...

09th Mar 2013

PrintrBot Plus FixUp

Spent most of today fiddling with my new PrintrBot Plus. One of the timing pulleys was stripped. We did a kludge which eventually let go. They are sending a new...

07th Mar 2013

PrintrBot Plus First Print

Last night I was able to get my PrintrBot Plus to do it’s first print! I made a plastic SD card holder I found on Thinkiverse. The machine runs very...

02nd Mar 2013

3D Printer Meetup Success Ottawa

Today’s printer meetup was a total success. Around 400 people came to see the 12 or so 3D printers in our small community. I showed my nearly complete PrintrBot Plus...

01st Mar 2013

3D Printing in Ottawa

Tomorrow at 2 Daly Avenue is a 3D Print-A-Thon. If you want to see a few 3D printers in action drop in tomorrow morning or afternoon (Saturday, March 2nd, 2013)!...

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