12th Oct 2012

Interference Rooster

I make a rooster each year for the Atomic Rooster Cock Show. This started off as a remote control project but I decided to just go with a switch. I designed...

10th Oct 2012

Glut Rooster

Electric Rooster was a a lot of fun so here’s another instalment of the Rooster Project. Meet Glut Rooster. When you pull his string he drinks his beer and a bell chimes. The...

10th Oct 2012

Electric Rooster

In 2010 I was invited to submit a rooster to the annual Cock Show at Atomic Rooster pub in Ottawa. I decided to make an electromechanical kinetic sculpture. The original idea was...

06th Oct 2012

Little Dipper

I worked on the small robot made from found parts. I’ve been calling it “Little Dipper” so I guess that will be it’s name till I come up with something...

04th Oct 2012

Another Painting Robot

I’ve got parts on order for a 24″ x 24″ painting robot. Today I decided to make a smaller painting robot out of some found junk since I’m still waiting...

29th Sep 2012

Painting Robot

I was walking along and came across Lucas. I was stuck in my tracks, I could not leave. On one front it’s a striking portrait that’s closer to life than a...

28th Sep 2012

Drawing Robots

I’m not the first to attempt a drawing robot but for me the drive originates from wanting to make a painting robot. The idea floated in my head until one...

06th Sep 2012

Social Day in Ottawa

Last night I hung out with Michael and friends. We did a few Squirrel deliveries, hit Princess Auto then went to the lab for a few hours. Doug showed off...

03rd Sep 2012

UFO Sighting

UFO sighting near the Ottawa International Airport 11:50pm last night. I’ve seen these sorts of UFOs in books and on the internet. Some quick research reveals that it was Paul...

03rd Sep 2012

UFO Sighting

I was online the other day and I noticed a friend of a friend was talking up UFOs, conspiracy and government secrecy about space people. So I joined the discussion...

07th Jan 2012

The Treachery of Images

There are lots of unsolved problems and misconceptions about solved problems. I think perception and language are fascinating. Did you know some languages don’t differentiate between blue and green? I think we can thank...

07th Aug 2011

Perpetual Motion

I did a presentation for the Inventors Association on business, sharing and fabrication. To make it more interesting I made a perpetual motion machine during my talk. It was designed in Sketchup...

26th Dec 2010

Egyptian Pyramid: Only 100 People Lifting Stones

Did space people help build the great pyramids? No it was people and rope. I devised an efficient way of lifting the blocks using just wood and ropes. I’m not...

12th Dec 2009

Coal Miner vs. Social Network

One question I’m sure a lot of us ponder at times is this: “How much coal can one move in a day’s work?” One approach is to take a look...