10th May 2014

Isoscel-Ease the Drawing Robot

I learned a bit from making the Art-O-Matic swirling-drawing robot. The new Isoscel-Ease drawing robot uses triangular geometry rather than scissor geometry (other drawing robots). The two arms holding the pen are the...

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...

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...

08th Apr 2014

Spool Knitting

I can’t remember if it was my mom or dad that showed me spool knitting. I think it was my mom but my dad made the spool. I might have...

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...

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....

04th Aug 2013

CNC Drop Trays

Here’s a CNC technique I’d like to share. When making small parts, instead of using tabs you can use drop trays. Tabs (right) are used when you have a collection of...

04th Aug 2013

Dinky Motor Kits and Instructions V1

Here are the video instructions for Dinky Motor. Questions welcome. If you’re in Ottawa send me a note if you want me to drop by to help. For those who are...

10th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor Experiments

I made a few revisions and am in the midst of a few experiments with the Dinky Motor project. The video is at the bottom. Armature I added some features...

19th Jun 2013

Electric Motor Gearbox

Here’s another version of the Simple Electric Motor project. I added a 4 stage gearbox to make it more fun and interesting. Each stage has a 4:1 gear ratio. Here are...

28th Feb 2013

Wooden Birthday Card

I just made a cool wooden birthday card. It came out really nice. I also made an envelope out of a piece of paper that had some cool squiggly lines...

28th Feb 2013

Hello Kitty Scrabble Box

Cindy was a Scrabble Board for Halloween. That’s a pretty cool costume. She wanted wooden tiles to actually play it (fanatic alert). When she was asking me to help make...

01st Dec 2012

Another Type of Carving

This is a picture of my friend Maitre from Cuba. Wohoo Salsa! Here’s a cool method of transferring a photo to a piece of wood. I’m using a piece of...

16th Nov 2012

Tic-Tac-Toe

I made some Scrabble tiles for my friend the other day and that got me all excited about making games. So I decided to make a tic-tac-toe game out of...

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...

01st Nov 2012

Little Dipper Painting Machine

I’ve been on a course on high speed reading for the past three days so I’m just getting back to the Little Dipper project. Stepper Motors These motors are out...

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