24th Jul 2014

Ocu-LESS

Oculus Thrift is all the rage these days. It’s an elegant way to use your phone to emulate Oculus Rift using a bit of cardboard, lenses and magnets. Friends and...

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...

07th Jul 2014

Continuous Rotation Servo Hack

I needed motors for a small robot and I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive. Ordinarily you need a DC motor with gearbox and an h-bridge or motor drivers. Lots...

07th Jul 2014

Swirly Draw V2

Swirly Draw V2 is like the original Swirly-Draw except it has magnetic paper holder (like Art-O-Matic and Isocel-Ease). The idea of Swirly Draw was to be small and simple  but I...

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...

25th Jun 2014

In Love With Foam

For me the One-Nite DIY Foam Cutter was just the right machine to fall in love with foam. It was perfect for prototyping and experiment. It was multi-purpose with shaping and slicing capability. It was light,...

17th Jun 2014

Zen Glider

Walkalong gliders are super cool but I wanted a more accessible and convenient version of it. The main issue is transport since they get squashed. The other is you need...

17th Jun 2014

Coin Sorter

When I was a kid I occasionally wondered how vending machines differentiate coins. The thought comes up once in a while but I’ve not looked at it. Recently Dave brought...

16th Jun 2014

I Used to Hate Graffiti

My blood used to boil at the sight of graffiti. Then I woke up. It has dawned on me that property damage is negligible compared to the delight of some of...

14th Jun 2014

Hack Your Bike Ottawa

The Maker Movement is here and this is the summer to hack your bike! What cool things can you do with your bike? Perhaps we can enlist the help of the Arduino Meetup Group....

12th Jun 2014

Rolly Robot

All my friends have been making robots that run around the floor and I felt left out so this is my installment. What I Liked Their robots use an elegant solution of controlling...

10th Jun 2014

Microscope Stand

I just got this microscope in yesterday. It’s for general purpose but especially looking at circuits and electronic components. Yay I can finally read those little numbers on components! 🙂...

08th Jun 2014

Sudoku Board

I’m making a Sudoku game for my friend Adrian‘s dad who is a stroke victim. So the game needs to be intellectual and physical. Also robust. I think I’ll make one...

04th Jun 2014

Arduino in a Bag

I’ve been toting Arduino stuff for the Blink Arduino Meetup Group and to work on projects with friends. So I’ve been trying to make this easy. It was a big help when I went...

03rd Jun 2014

Paint Box (Pochade Box)

I’m trying to save time so I decided to make a box to organize watercolors. I’ve been carrying them around in a cardboard box with no handle and I loose...

31st May 2014

CNC Machine for Portraits

I’ve been working on carving portraits using a CNC machine for a while without much luck. Today I managed to get it to work a bit better. This is using a 90...

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