19th Oct 2017

Custom Vinyl Clocks Ottawa

These LP records were up for disposal so they’re receiving a new life as clocks (store). The project has been interesting. I come across items that are nostalgic for myself but I also discover music and...

01st Oct 2017

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Portraits of 20 Ottawa Icons. Please comment with your suggestion of how to improve this list! This project is in progress. Below is the current work queue. I suppose we...

08th Aug 2017

CD Business Cards

I’ve sorted out how to cut CDs fairly well and made some business cards out of them. They are very popular! There are a bunch of offshoots from this project...

03rd Jun 2017

Fidget Spinner

I had some bearings lying around so I made a fidget spinner. I find it pretty uninteresting. I liked playing with the bearing by itself more. I’m wondering if there’s...

25th May 2017

Dress from CDs

A group of us are making dresses that use CDs in some way. There is still room in the project for more. So let me know if interested. darcy@inventorArtist.com Here are...

27th Apr 2017

Doodle Business Cards

It turns out that my little drawing robot is great for making more business cards. It appears slow but you can leave it run while you’re working on some other...

04th Apr 2017

Laser Cut Business Cards

I make business cards from leftover and cutoff material. These ones are made from record covers from the record clock project. They’re the most popular of all my cards followed by...

26th Feb 2017

Hack Ur Business Cards

I created a fixture for stacking and laser cutting business cards. So once I have a persons contact information or if the card is very old I can hack them into...

24th Dec 2016

Solar FREAKIN’ Cell Phones

What: This is a challenge to run your cell phone from off-grid solar! Who: You and anybody else who’s interested in, advocates or talks about green energy and the environment. Where:...

07th Oct 2016

Choker Necklace

We’re planning a choker necklace workshop. We are making the prototypes out of vinyl and CD. We are looking at different ways to clasp it. Ideas welcome! More pictures to...

01st Jul 2016

Cake Stand with LEDs

I made this set of lit cake stands. I made 12 columns for three cakes 5″, 8″ and 11″ tall. The columns are 2″ square. As you can see in...

07th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Vinyl and CD Earring Maker

These earrings (and pendants) are made from CD, DVD and a vinyl (from LP records). Vinyl, CD and DVD material has beautiful structural color. It reflects light and the interference patterns create color....

05th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Wood Earrings Maker

This has proven to be a lot of fun. We have lots of wood on hand and are starting to try experiments. I kick started the project by picking five...

06th May 2016

Brooches from CD

I’ve been making earrings from CD/vinyl and earrings from wood. I got some nice brooch pins so I want to make some of those too. Here are the first ones...

06th Mar 2016

Wooden Business Cards

One of the perks of a laser or other CNC cutter is cool business cards! I’ve been using wood for my business cards. Exotic hardwood has been cool but oddly...

13th Feb 2016

Rotary Flip Book

Here are the instructions for assembling the Flip kits (bottom of page). You will need a glue stick, pencils or markers for decorating and glue (optional). Snap your kit together,...

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