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...

26th May 2014

Bridging Gap between Breadboards and PCBs

The problem with PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) is they’ve been around for so long. They’ve become “perfected” and taken for granted as is. They’re over engineered for their wide audience and...

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...

25th Apr 2014

Tic-Tac-Toe

This is a game I’m making for a two year old. I love working with hardboard but it has no tolerance for water so you can’t clean it unless you...

25th Feb 2014

Renoir and Social Networks

Renoir is known for intimate and candid subjects but I want to point out attention networks in his paintings. In the luncheon above you can see “directed” ties in the...

04th Feb 2014

Fitness and Health

I want to get back into my regular shape. I realize I’m going to have to reverse out some recent lifestyle changes starting with this very scary concept. My diet....

28th Dec 2013

Box Making

I make boxes (and more) by reusing cardboard from other boxes. Actually it’s a bit of a love affair. For some reason I love making things from cardboard. Perhaps its...

25th Oct 2013

Dayton Rubber Band Plane

Last night we did a test build of the Dayton rubber band plane I have been working on. Dayton is a simple rubber band plane made from paper and balsa....

24th Aug 2013

Dinky Motor at Ottawa Mini Makerfaire

Dinky Motor will be at this Ottawa Mini Makerfaire this year (Aug 31-Sep 1, 10a-5p, free, Science Museum, 1867 St. Laurent)! In fact I just started making up motors which...

05th May 2013

To the Park, Squirrel in Hand

Yesterday I took a nice walk in the park just for fun. Of course I brought a Squirrel model plane with me. What a pleasant afternoon! Anybody want to come...

23rd Mar 2013

Martin Creed

I went to see Martin Creed’s Work No. 202 “Half the air in a given space” (01 Feb 2013 – 01 Apr 2013 at the National Art Gallery). I was...

02nd Mar 2013

3D Printer Meetup Success Ottawa

Today’s printer meetup was a total success. Around 400 people came to see the 12 or so 3D printers in our small community. I showed my nearly complete PrintrBot Plus...

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...

08th Feb 2013

Lab Busy

Many Wednesdays are set aside for an open house at the Lab. It’s a lot of fun. Last Wednesday Michael and I also went to Foxy’s. All this is part...