29th Aug 2017

Solid State Laser

I finally got one of those solid state CNC lasers. They’re very affordable and very useful! Here’s the unboxing:

26th Apr 2017


Welcome to Ottawa’s latest makerspace! Visit Hack613! This is your chance to learn about 3d printing, CNC, laser machines, Arduino, soldering, electronics and more. A place to collaborate, help each other and...

05th Feb 2017

Northern Lights

Here’s a Northern Lights effect. Can you guess how it’s done? It’s a CD being rotated in front of a servo.  

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...

28th Jul 2016

Firefly V2

Firefly Version 2 is in the works with a thanks to a grant from Ontario Art Council! Mark Stephenson, Michael Grant and I are designing this project from the ground up. We...

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...

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)!...

11th Mar 2015

Arduino Day 2015

A once a year party to celebrate the maker movement! This year the event is  organised by Maker Space North and Ottawa’s Arduino Group! We decided to have it as an informal...

22nd Feb 2015

Line Follower Robot

There’s a bit of buzz over at Ottawa Robotics Enthusiasts about having a contest! There are two events. Line follower and maze solver. The dates being looked at are March 9th, 14th or 15th. I am...

17th Jan 2015

Dancing Laser Flower

I’ve got this laser show toy that gives an interesting projection by shining a laser on two wobbly mirrors which are attached to motors. I wanted to make my own using...

16th Jan 2015

Ottawa Arduino Meetup Group

For location and schedule for this meetup please see the calendar. Subscribe for schedule change notices. This meetup is now hosted at Ottawa’s Makerspace called Hack613. We’re a friendly group of people...

08th Nov 2014

Parol Contest 2014

I learned about Christmas Parol Lanterns last year and love making them. This year I was invited to enter a Parol contest. Order Parol Kits! What came forward was the Laser Parol. It’s...

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’s made from walnut, teak, maple and many other exotic hardwoods from around the world. His glowing eye tells time using color. He is sanded to 3600...

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...