30th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor V1 Testing

Last night we did a test run of the Dinky Motor V1 using the new brush system. I prepared some kits, packed them in a litlte box and headed for Kanata...

25th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor New Brushes

The Dinky Motor Project is a kit for kids to learn about electricity, magnetism and other miracles. Below is a brief video of an older version to see how easy they are to...

10th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor Experiments

I made a few revisions and am in the midst of a few experiments with the Dinky Motor project. The video is at the bottom. Armature I added some features...

05th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor Testing

Tonight was a Dinky Motors group build. The test group was just right so it was fun and we all learned a lot. Especially me. We had a lot of people...

06th May 2013

Hey Kids! Red’s Not a Primary!

That’s right! It’s a primary for light but not paint. The red, green and blue circles (below left) show primary colors for your eye. The additive RGB system reflects human physiology since we have receptors corresponding...

10th Jan 2013

Space

I’ve been asked for my opinion about communal work-space. Here are some thoughts on starting a hackspace and what a space needs. Infrastructure vs. People and Projects I think like any...

28th Dec 2012

Crank Charger for Cell Phone

Before I made my good DIY solar charger, I just had this simple charger. So I made this crank backup to survive times when there wasn’t enough sun for the...

08th Dec 2012

Feel the Power

The average person doesn’t understand the scope of human energy use.  I decided to make installations to demonstrate energy by letting people peddle or crank a generator to power common...

07th Aug 2011

Perpetual Motion

I did a presentation for the Inventors Association on business, sharing and fabrication. To make it more interesting I made a perpetual motion machine during my talk. It was designed in Sketchup...

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