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...

04th May 2016

Paint613

At the Hack613 meetup this evening we worked on the development of a new paint night. The experiments/demo were a great success. This technique is Fred Maheux’s “subliminal” method which...

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....

29th Jan 2016

Mystery Challenge Feb15

Mystery challenge is back! It’s not too late to join in! You’re welcome to contact us or come to one of the events below to pick up a package ($5)!...

11th Mar 2015

Arduino Day 2015

A once a year party to celebrate the maker movement! This year the event is  organised by Maker Space North and Ottawa’s Arduino Group! We decided to have it as an informal...

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...

18th Jan 2015

CNC613: Ottawa CNC!

CNC613 is a group of CNC enthusiasts in Ottawa. Here’s a quick video of the machine in action!   What’s a CNC Cutter/Engraver? It’s an great way to cut or...

16th Jan 2015

Hack613: Ottawa Arduino and Maker/Hacker Group

For location and schedule for this meetup please see the calendar. Hack613 is a regular meetup. We’re a friendly group of people who like making and hacking things. We welcome...

31st Jul 2014

Hack Challenge

July’s mystery component for the virtual contest was a pair of photocells! Next month is Let’s Make a Clock! Last month was Arduino Challenge. The cool thing about this contest is it’s...

10th Jul 2014

Arduino Challenge!

The Ottawa Arduino Challenge is a fun and friendly challenge organized by the Ottawa Arduino User Group. The contest is online so anyone can enter and vote but the support meetups are local to...

03rd May 2014

3D Printing Hype

3D printers have been getting a lot of press and I think journalists have misled the general public. On one hand you have of consumer level machines in the <$2000...

02nd Feb 2014

Software Tool Chains

Since I’ve been making things I’ve started to rely more and more on more modern fabrication/prototyping methods. They include: CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) CNC Machines, CNC Laser,...

11th Jan 2014

DIY Hot-Wire Foam Cutter

Here’s the “One-Nite” DIY Foam Cutter. It took one work session (one night) to design and assemble. I was surprised how easy and fun cutting foam is. I designed it using Sketchup/SketchUCam and used a desktop...