15th Oct 2012

Throbbing Business Card

I was working on a throbbing heart for my rooster project . I wanted to take a few shots at making the heart so I decided to try it on business...

14th Oct 2012

New Rooster Form

For the rooster project, I have been thinking about trying an interference patter based on a rotating mask (I’m working on one with a linear interference mask too). Electric Rooster had...

13th Oct 2012

Little Dipper Mechanical

I’ve got most of the mechanical together for the Little Dipper painting robot. The machine has good rigidity and is big enough for an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper in landscape....

12th Oct 2012

Making Parts for Little Dipper

I started to cut out the parts out of 1/4″ hardboard on my CNC laser cutter. It was making a bit of a mess so I decided to do the...

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...