30th Aug 2013

FireFly Makes Make

Make Magazine promoted the Ottawa Mini MakerFaire in their Blog yesterday highlighting 3 of the 50 presenters. We were lucky enough to have the FireFly project receive a mention! FireFly...

29th Aug 2013

FireFly Visits Hub Ottawa

FireFly was at HubOttawa at the Hub and Spoke last night which featured presentations from curators of: Nuit Blanche, Ladies Learning Code, Power of the Arts National Forum, Citizens Academy, Soup Ottawa, Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Pecha Kucha...

19th Aug 2013

FireFly at Atomic

Last night FireFly was at Atomic Rooster. We met up with Adam Davidson. who hosted the event. Lots of people came by specifically to check them out and many other people got to give...

09th Aug 2013

FireFly in Metro News

Mark Stephenson and I were interviewed by Graham Lanktree of Metro yesterday. An article on the FireFly project is in todays Metro news paper. FireFly is a social pendant created by Mark, Michael Grant and...

05th Aug 2013

FireFly is Getting Smarter

We had the pleasure of showing FireFly at the Ottawa Maker Market last Thursday. Lots of data and observations were gathered. We are paying special attention to the interaction between...

30th Jul 2013

FireFly Receives Awesome Ottawa Award

FireFly won the Awesome Ottawa Award! An interview was attempted with FireFly but all we got was “bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt“. FireFly is helping people connect at a party near you. If you’d...

21st Jul 2013

Supernova FireFly Debut

FireFly had a great time at the Supernova last night. It’s pretty clear that FireFly brings people together and has lit our way to new social ties. I had a...

20th Jul 2013

Project Firefly and Social Network Theory

We’ve been working very hard on FireFly (FireFly project progress). See FireFly in action. FireFly is ready to light your way on your social journey. We’ve had a mention of the...

01st Jul 2013

DIY Electric Motor Assembly

The electric motor project is coming along well. Here’s the latest revision based on 200 turns of 28 gauge wire per side. It’s probably the most powerful one so far. It even...

19th Jun 2013

Electric Motor Gearbox

Here’s another version of the Simple Electric Motor project. I added a 4 stage gearbox to make it more fun and interesting. Each stage has a 4:1 gear ratio. Here are...

19th Jun 2013

Lumipendant

Firefly concept and electronics.[/caption] Welcome to the Lumipendant project! It’s a collection of art projects involving interactive wearable pendants for social settings. The social network becomes part of the medium. This...

14th Jun 2013

Easy Wind DC Motor

Here is the latest version of the DC Motor project. Improvements over the last version are as follows. Commutator: This is a wound commutator that uses the same piece of...

12th Jun 2013

Bark-B-Gone

Does your puppy bark excessively? This American Eskimo puppy sure likes barking. But don’t panic, there’s a solution! Bark-B-Gone! Actually the yogurt container isn’t actually stuck on his nose. It...

12th Jun 2013

DIY Two Pole DC Motor

I worked on the Easy Motor kit for kids project today. I am hoping I can get something very simple that kids can snap or glue together to learn about...

04th Jun 2013

DIY Electric Motor for Kids

My friend Bill Kuhl has been making electric motors from kits (among other things of interest to science teachers). The photo with the red wire is one of the kits...

05th May 2013

Foam Planes

I made up this batch of Foam Squirrels for a group of kids in Montreal. I don’t sell these yet but I must say they are great flyers.