27th Nov 2017

Rubber Stamp Business Cards

I love my regular laser cut buisness card (and other business cards) but I want an easier way that doesn’t depend on laser. Once you have ink stamps you can...

26th Nov 2017

Watercolor Christmas Cards

I was at a social the other day and a watercolor Christmas card was being passed around. I loved it so decided to give it a try. We made some...

01st Oct 2017

Icon

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...

01st Jul 2016

Chalk Board Photo Booth 8×8 foot

Here’s an 8×8 foot chalkboard I made for a wedding! I used FAT paint which works with chalk. I got it from BlueBird at City Center. It comes in many nice...

21st May 2016

Dip Bot

I’ve had this project in the pipe for some time and I finally started to converge enough to write some code and get some experimenting done. I decided on an architecture...

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...

15th Jan 2015

Vinyl Valentines Templates

I made valentines cards on the laser a while back. Super fun but it’s a bit more labor than it looks. I used a simpler technique with Christmas Cards using templates...

24th Dec 2014

Christmas Cards from Record Stencils

I needed to make Christmas cards in a rush this year so really needed to tighten it up. So here’s what I came up with. I cut out some stencils from records using...

25th Nov 2014

DIY Valentines Cards

This technique is easy and fun. I created some cardboard templates (right). I find if there is a shiny surface it goes a little further before water starts to penetrate...

28th Jun 2014

Single LED Clock

An example of this LED clock is installed in my 2014 rooster project. I’ve been thinking about making a single LED clock that uses color to display time for a little...

24th May 2014

Quick Card Making

Okay so I’ve invested in all this stuff to make cards (plus materials) so now’s the test. I’ve only got a short time to make something (this is theoretically going to...

30th Sep 2013

Moving Canvas

Kinetic work such as Big Oil Rooster have been really popular but have high complexity since an energy source must be incorporated. It’s not just making it work it’s making it run reliably....

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...

22nd Feb 2013

Perception

Voice of Fire I visit this painting often at the Canadian National Gallery. I enjoy this painting and I know a lot of people make remarks like “My kid could do...

13th Nov 2012

Painting Robot First Brush Strokes

I was able to get little dipper to move some paint around with the brush! Here it is making two whole brush strokes! I decided to make the code on...

11th Nov 2012

Painting Robot Thoughts

Found Objects not for Function I’ve been using found stuff in various projects. One thing that’s come forward is that it’s bad for pure function in mechanical systems. They are cumbersome and...

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