04th Apr 2013

TV-B-Gone!

Mark, Michael, Doug and I worked on our wearable electronics project (for Nuit Blanche and other events). It will have RGB LEDs, a microcontroller, sensors and infrared communications. Possibilities are...

31st Mar 2013

Social Badge

Mark, Michael and I are working on some badges for Nuit Blanche and possibly other events. Michael designed a cool Arduino prototyping shield that has a collection of sensors, LEDs...

31st Mar 2013

Designing a Propeller

I’ve been working on some propeller designs for rubber-power model airplanes. This is a fun project and the plan is to use a 3D printer for prototyping. I’m quite excited...

23rd Mar 2013

Martin Creed

I went to see Martin Creed’s Work No. 202 “Half the air in a given space” (01 Feb 2013 – 01 Apr 2013 at the National Art Gallery). I was...

19th Mar 2013

Motorcycles: Yea or Nay

I’ve had a few motorcycles (currently a Honda Shadow VLX). Want to go for a spin? Hop on: Motorcycles have their perks. You can park anywhere, hop curbs and have...

02nd Mar 2013

3D Printer Meetup Success Ottawa

Today’s 3D Print-A-Thon meetup was a total success (Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, 2 Daly Avenue). Around 400 people came to see the 12 or so 3D printers in our small...

28th Feb 2013

Wooden Birthday Card

I just made a cool wooden birthday card. It came out really nice. I also made an envelope out of a piece of paper that had some cool squiggly lines...

28th Feb 2013

Hello Kitty Scrabble Box

Cindy was a Scrabble Board for Halloween. That’s a pretty cool costume. She wanted wooden tiles to actually play it (fanatic alert). When she was asking me to help make...

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...