03rd Feb 2014

Cilantro-matic

I wanted to grow basil, cilantro, vegetables and fruit to so I could enjoy moving more towards healthy eating and cooking and eat out less. I decided to try to...

02nd Feb 2014

Software Tool Chains

Since I’ve been making things I’ve started to rely more and more on more modern fabrication/prototyping methods. They include: CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) CNC Machines, CNC Laser,...

23rd Jan 2014

Pencil-Bot

I’ve been working on my Painting Robot project which is a bit complex. I decided to break it down and do some similar projects that are simpler. I’ll learn more...

13th Jan 2014

I♥U Glider

The I♥U Glider is the only glider that comes in a Valentines card![/caption] “I♥U”Glider” (I<3U) is a walkalong glider designed for a Valentines card. Made of extremely thin foam it...

13th Jan 2014

Octopus-B-Gone

Chargers have become a source of clutter in my life. Every cell phone and camera has it’s own junked-up-proprietary-wall-wart charging system. Then there’s AA, AAA and 9V batteries and chargers....

12th Jan 2014

Flying Business Card

I enjoy making unusual and cool business cards. I thought I had a handle on it till I met Phil Rossini who has a Tumbling Wing Walkalong Glider business card....

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...

02nd Jan 2014

Tumbling Wing With News Print

I wanted some walkalong glider meetups so I drew up a newsprint design (based on a John Collins design). Ottawa Citizen’s Bruce Deachman covered the project and the design was printed...

01st Jan 2014

Debugging and Arduino

I really love Arduino. I’m going on a bit of an electronics binge and one thing I’d like to add to the mix is in circuit debugging. I’m just tossing...

01st Jan 2014

Shut-Up-O-Matic

Have you ever run into a person that talks over everybody or constantly rants? Of course you negotiate and set boundaries but some lack interpersonal skill and interrupt or use annoying tactics. Fret...

30th Dec 2013

Egg Timer Dreams

Egg timer concept. Not so elegant but it’s a beginning.[/caption] I was thinking it would be fun to make an egg timer or kitchen timer as a fun design challenge....

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...

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...

20th Dec 2013

Morse Code Business Card

Here’s a business card prototype I made today that has an LED and a piezoelectric transducer. It has a Morse Code table as well so you can send signals with...

18th Dec 2013

Walkalong Glider Meetups!

What’s a Walkalong Glider? It’s a small airplane that flies perpetually as you follow it around. I had seen them around the internet but had the pleasure being introduced to...

16th Dec 2013

Parol Gallery 2013

Here’s the Parol gallery! Order Parol Kits! If you made a Parol this Christmas please send pictures of you and your Parol! Even if you didn’t make it from these...