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...

21st Jul 2013

Supernova FireFly Debut

FireFly had a great time at the Supernova last night. It’s pretty clear that FireFly brings people together and has lit our way to new social ties. I had a...

20th Jul 2013

Project Firefly and Social Network Theory

We’ve been working very hard on FireFly (FireFly project progress). See FireFly in action. FireFly is ready to light your way on your social journey. We’ve had a mention of the...

20th Jul 2013

DIY Laptop Tray

I like to sit around with my laptop so a tray really helps keep the mouse and everything under control. You can get a tray at a business or computer...

10th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor Experiments

I made a few revisions and am in the midst of a few experiments with the Dinky Motor project. The video is at the bottom. Armature I added some features...

05th Jul 2013

Dinky Motor Testing

Tonight was a Dinky Motors group build. The test group was just right so it was fun and we all learned a lot. Especially me. We had a lot of people...

01st Jul 2013

DIY Electric Motor Assembly

The electric motor project is coming along well. Here’s the latest revision based on 200 turns of 28 gauge wire per side. It’s probably the most powerful one so far. It even...

19th Jun 2013

Electric Motor Gearbox

Here’s another version of the Simple Electric Motor project. I added a 4 stage gearbox to make it more fun and interesting. Each stage has a 4:1 gear ratio. Here are...

19th Jun 2013

Lumipendant

Firefly concept and electronics.[/caption] Welcome to the Lumipendant project! It’s a collection of art projects involving interactive wearable pendants for social settings. The social network becomes part of the medium. This...

14th Jun 2013

Easy Wind DC Motor

Here is the latest version of the DC Motor project. Improvements over the last version are as follows. Commutator: This is a wound commutator that uses the same piece of...

12th Jun 2013

Bark-B-Gone

Does your puppy bark excessively? This American Eskimo puppy sure likes barking. But don’t panic, there’s a solution! Bark-B-Gone! Actually the yogurt container isn’t actually stuck on his nose. It...

12th Jun 2013

DIY Two Pole DC Motor

I worked on the Easy Motor kit for kids project today. I am hoping I can get something very simple that kids can snap or glue together to learn about...