12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

09th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern and Philippines Fund Raiser

I was invited by the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines to show my Parol Lantern Kits at their fundraiser entitled: Parol – A Star of Hope. A fund raiser...

27th Nov 2013

Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern Kits/Templates

What’s a Parol Lantern? Parol Lanterns are a beloved Philippines Christmas tradition. Get the the latest Parol Lantern kit by emailing darcy@inventorArtist.com! The New Open Source Parol Want to make your...

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....

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....

25th Sep 2013

30×30″ Painting Robot

I am back onto my painting robot project! The brush will be dipped much like a human would do it. I will add more brushes eventually though. Perhaps three or four....

22nd Sep 2013

Nuit Blanche and Firefly Success

The Nuit Blanche 2013 festival was a great success (see Peter Simpson‘s video further down). What a diverse and inspiring experience. I made new friends, had fun and learned a lot. Firefly lit...

21st Sep 2013

Firefly Jacket for Rain #NBFirefly

Firefly will be at Nuit Blanche tonight! There may be sparse showers so Firefly comes with a rain jacket. Here are a couple of shots from testing. . Mark suggested...

15th Sep 2013

Firefly is Here! Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzt!

The following is a quick status report for Firefly (previous reports). We are very excited to be delivering a swarm of our Firefly creations to the Nuit Blanch Base Camp Party!...

07th Sep 2013

Big Oil Rooster

My 2013 rooster project is Big Oil Rooster. Its at Atomic Rooster for a month ending on October 13 (vernissage September 17th). Big Oil Rooster drives a thermoelectric powered car powered by tea-lights. I...

01st Sep 2013

Newsflash: Ottawa Makerfaire = Awesome

Ottawa Mini Makerfaire went off without a hitch thanks to organizers, supporters and makers! There were 4420 people! The Makerfaire was posted on Hackaday. Lumipendent got a mention as well! Other...

30th Aug 2013

FireFly Makes Make

Make Magazine promoted the Ottawa Mini MakerFaire in their Blog yesterday highlighting 3 of the 50 presenters. We were lucky enough to have the FireFly project receive a mention! FireFly...

29th Aug 2013

FireFly in Ottawa Citizen

Today’s citizen had an article covering the FireFly project. Working with recycleyourelectronics.ca has been great. It’s a good habit to always review your practices and make sure they are responsible towards the...

29th Aug 2013

FireFly Visits Hub Ottawa

FireFly was at HubOttawa at the Hub and Spoke last night which featured presentations from curators of: Nuit Blanche, Ladies Learning Code, Power of the Arts National Forum, Citizens Academy, Soup Ottawa, Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Pecha Kucha...

29th Aug 2013

CTV Morning Live, Squirrel, Dinky and FireFly

This morning I went on CTV Morning Live with Britta, Olivia and Andrew. Britta presented the Makerfaire this weekend at the Museum of Science. Olivia and Andrew presented their very...

24th Aug 2013

Spool Holder for Wire Winding

This morning I started a batch of Dinky Motor so I will have some for the Ottawa Mini Makerfaire. The kit contains a length of copper wire and I want to...