22nd Feb 2013

Shakey

When I got to Maxwells upstairs last night the band was belting out “Love and only love will endure. Hate is everything you think it is…..”. What a great band. Shakey...

22nd Feb 2013

Perception

Voice of Fire I visit this painting often at the Canadian National Gallery. I enjoy this painting and I know a lot of people make remarks like “My kid could do...

22nd Feb 2013

Servos and Rainbow Cable

Everything I need has arrived for the billboard slat system. I got the 60 servos I ordered (plus the 20+ I already had on hand). Also some really cool rainbow...

18th Feb 2013

Flying Birthday Card!

It’s here! The Johnny Vegas All Star Paper Plane! Download your Johnny Vegas All Star Paper Plane and print several copies on your laser or inkjet printer. Fold Number 1:...

13th Feb 2013

Solar Phone Report

The Good: Seems one of the solar phone adopters is interested in going further than his phone. Sanjay is ready to take his cell phone, laptop and some of his...

13th Feb 2013

Hello Kitty, Lynne Bruning

Check out this wonderful eTextile Hello Kitty! It was made by Lynne Bruning. She is into wearable and adaptive technologies. You can follow Lynne’s Twitter. See’s even made an Instructable....

11th Feb 2013

Envelopes

If your making your own Valentines cards this year don’t forget to make envelopes. It seems if you make two cards from an 8.5×11″ sheet, you can make one envelope...

08th Feb 2013

Wheel Chair Ramp Challenge

I met a new friend at the lab open house last Wednesday. Chris was talking up an idea and was introduced to me as someone to discuss the challenge. Chris...

08th Feb 2013

Solar Cell Phone

Today I worked on my solar cell phone project. The idea is to try and run my cell phone off the grid. Panel: 10W (34x20cm, 18V, .6A) Charge Control: 120W...

08th Feb 2013

Sparrow Catapult Plane

Here are a few pictures of the Sparrow catapult plane designed by my friend Lloyd Shales. I really love this model. It’s a great kit that’s very easy to assemble....

08th Feb 2013

Lab Busy

Many Wednesdays are set aside for an open house at the Lab. It’s a lot of fun. Last Wednesday Michael and I also went to Foxy’s. All this is part...

03rd Feb 2013

Make Your Own Valentines Cards

Stacey, Cindy and I cut up some paper on the laser to make some Valentines Cards. Was a blast. We made extra parts for a card making party on the...

29th Jan 2013

LED Backlighting

My friend Anne-Marie makes stained glass and she made a nice piece for a recent show entitled Cave Gallus which is “Beware of the Rooster” in Latin. She had some back...

28th Jan 2013

Printrbot 3D Printer

I got a Printrbot PLUS today. I think this will help with my 3D printing project to make plastic parts for my model airplane project (among other things). It’s also smaller...

19th Jan 2013

Charger Nightmare

My cameras and cell phone use those silly wall-wart chargers. They’re a huge pain in the ass to carry and to make it more annoying they don’t stack or plug...

10th Jan 2013

Space

I’ve been asked for my opinion about communal work-space. Here are some thoughts on starting a hackspace and what a space needs. Infrastructure vs. People and Projects I think like any...