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...

24th Aug 2013

Dinky Motor at Ottawa Mini Makerfaire

Dinky Motor will be at this Ottawa Mini Makerfaire this year (Aug 31-Sep 1, 10a-5p, free, Science Museum, 1867 St. Laurent)! In fact I just started making up motors which...

19th Aug 2013

FireFly at Atomic

Last night FireFly was at Atomic Rooster. We met up with Adam Davidson. who hosted the event. Lots of people came by specifically to check them out and many other people got to give...

19th Aug 2013

Pee-O-Matic 1000

Is your puppy struggling with house training? Don’t worry Pee-O-Matic is here! I made this from cardboard and can’t explain why I feel compelled to post it. Cut it to...

09th Aug 2013

FireFly in Metro News

Mark Stephenson and I were interviewed by Graham Lanktree of Metro yesterday. An article on the FireFly project is in todays Metro news paper. FireFly is a social pendant created by Mark, Michael Grant and...

05th Aug 2013

FireFly is Getting Smarter

We had the pleasure of showing FireFly at the Ottawa Maker Market last Thursday. Lots of data and observations were gathered. We are paying special attention to the interaction between...

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...

03rd Aug 2013

Volunteering with Elderly

I do quite a bit of volunteer work with my Squirrel project and otherwise. Here are a few shots from a recent event at the Glebe Center. They invite me...