19th Oct 2017

Heart Beat

I’ve started a new wearable electronics project. The working name of the project is Avatar and the first installment is called Heartbeat. It’s is a different approach than Firefly1 which tracked social...

26th Apr 2017

Hack613

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...

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...

20th Feb 2016

CNC a PCB

Yay, aacronyms. A PCB is a Printed Circuit Board which is for electronics. People usually get them made at Seeed Studio, Dirty PCB or use an old technique using chemicals....

08th Dec 2015

Vinyl Bracelets

I’ve been making earrings from vinyl which is great for women. I’ve been thinking about what to make for men and finally a friend came forward who wants a couple bracelets....

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...

04th Sep 2014

Paper Plane Folder and Launcher

There are a lot of challenges with this problem and I’ve been working on this for a while without much progress.. I may have enough ideas on how to solve the...

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...

19th Aug 2014

Marauder CNC

The world needs more portable and accessible CNC stuff. Makers can visit venues with various cutters (and people have their own cutters) but I think it’s time for “pop-up cnc” that...

30th Jul 2014

Glider Business Card

Business card in progress! This flyer can be flown by pushing air with your hands! There is an opportunity for printing on both the airplane and the card holder. Proof...

17th Jun 2014

Coin Sorter

When I was a kid I occasionally wondered how vending machines differentiate coins. The thought comes up once in a while but I’ve not looked at it. Recently Dave brought...

14th Jun 2014

Hack Your Bike Ottawa

The Maker Movement is here and this is the summer to hack your bike! What cool things can you do with your bike? Perhaps we can enlist the help of the Arduino Meetup Group....

07th May 2014

Motorized Squirrel Challenge

I was sent this electric motor and a challenge to make an electric Squirrel. I accepted the challenge. It weights over 20g so it will need to be a larger...

04th Feb 2014

Fitness and Health

I want to get back into my regular shape. I realize I’m going to have to reverse out some recent lifestyle changes starting with this very scary concept. My diet....

01st Jan 2014

Debugging and Arduino

I really love Arduino. I’m going on a bit of an electronics binge and one thing I’d like to add to the mix is in circuit debugging. I’m just tossing...

02nd Jun 2013

Simple DIY Galvo

I am experimenting with a simple galvo for directing a laser pointer to draw images on a surface. A galvo is a mechanism that moves a mirror. You shine a...