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...

03rd Aug 2013

Squirrel at Ottawa City Hall

This passing Thursday I showed the Squirrel Model Airplane at Ottawa City Hall. This was a preview of the Ottawa Mini Makerfaire to come. It was fun. My friend Phon...

02nd Aug 2013

Dinky Motor at Ottawa Maker Market

After prototyping and testing the first version of Dinky Motor is here. Tomorrow is the two month anniversary of the project by the way. It was the 3rd of June...

30th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor V1 Testing

Last night we did a test run of the Dinky Motor V1 using the new brush system. I prepared some kits, packed them in a litlte box and headed for Kanata...

30th Jul 2013

FireFly Receives Awesome Ottawa Award

FireFly won the Awesome Ottawa Award! An interview was attempted with FireFly but all we got was “bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt“. FireFly is helping people connect at a party near you. If you’d...

25th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor New Brushes

The Dinky Motor Project is a kit for kids to learn about electricity, magnetism and other miracles. Below is a brief video of an older version to see how easy they are to...