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...

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....

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...

07th Jul 2014

Continuous Rotation Servo Hack

I needed motors for a small robot and I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive. Ordinarily you need a DC motor with gearbox and an h-bridge or motor drivers. Lots...

10th Jun 2014

Microscope Stand

I just got this microscope in yesterday. It’s for general purpose but especially looking at circuits and electronic components. Yay I can finally read those little numbers on components! 🙂...

04th Jun 2014

Arduino in a Bag

I’ve been toting Arduino stuff for the Blink Arduino Meetup Group and to work on projects with friends. So I’ve been trying to make this easy. It was a big help when I went...

23rd Mar 2014

FireFly: Wearable Social Pendant

Firefly is a social pendant that reacts to social situations and human contact (Firefly development timeline). It creates visualizations of human group-social dynamic in real time using color. Both for...

02nd Mar 2014

Arduino Day

Arduino’s tenth anniversary is upon us! So let”s hang out! What’s an Arduino? Check out Arduino workshops! Arduino Jam Session RSVP to darcy@inventorArtist.com Saturday, March 29th, 2pm-5pm Room M70, 2 Daly Avenue,...

12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

25th Dec 2012

LED Cube

I’ve been looking at making a large LED cube. That’s LEDs wired up into a three dimensional display. Here’s an example: It’s pretty clear it would take a lot of...

23rd Dec 2012

Lava Light

I have this cool lava light designed by Michael. I’ve interested in exploring light so today I decided to assemble it. Wow! Instant Christmas. I didn’t really expect that but...