28th Jan 2017

Peppers Ghost

Erica brought up this idea of doing Peppers Ghost as a DIY activity for kids. Most instructions call for a piece of acrylic or glass. I happen to have some...

24th Dec 2016

Solar FREAKIN’ Cell Phones

What: This is a challenge to run your cell phone from off-grid solar! Who: You and anybody else who’s interested in, advocates or talks about green energy and the environment. Where:...

15th Mar 2016

End of World or Unscientific Hysteria?

Here’s the claim David Cardill makes in the youbute video below: We’re running out of oxygen due to fossil fuel burning. All the birds are dead/dying and humanity is at...

11th May 2015

Shiny Spot on Ceres

NASA’s DAWN space mission is the first of it’s kind on many fronts. It has visited the planet Vesta and is now nearing Ceres a “dwarf planet”. That’s after a staggering...

02nd Sep 2014

Photonic Levitation

At Makerfaire I got a few suggestions for the wakalong glider project but this one really stands out. Doug was noticing the gliders flying around but he often couldn’t see the gliders...

30th Dec 2013

What a Pickle

{Ramble Alert} Check out this interactive on the scale of the universe. Click the world at the left for a demonstration of how large and small things are. This is a representation...

03rd Sep 2012

UFO Sighting

UFO sighting near the Ottawa International Airport 11:50pm last night. I’ve seen these sorts of UFOs in books and on the internet. Some quick research reveals that it was Paul...

03rd Sep 2012

UFO Sighting

I was online the other day and I noticed a friend of a friend was talking up UFOs, conspiracy and government secrecy about space people. So I joined the discussion...

07th Jan 2012

The Treachery of Images

There are lots of unsolved problems and misconceptions about solved problems. I think perception and language are fascinating. Did you know some languages don’t differentiate between blue and green? I think we can thank...

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...

26th Dec 2010

Egyptian Pyramid: Only 100 People Lifting Stones

Did space people help build the great pyramids? No it was people and rope. I devised an efficient way of lifting the blocks using just wood and ropes. I’m not...

12th Dec 2009

Coal Miner vs. Social Network

One question I’m sure a lot of us ponder at times is this: “How much coal can one move in a day’s work?” One approach is to take a look...