22nd Feb 2015

Line Follower Robot

There’s a bit of buzz over at Ottawa Robotics Enthusiasts about having a contest! There are two events. Line follower and maze solver. The dates being looked at are March 9th, 14th or 15th. I am...

19th Feb 2015

Vinyl Comb

I needed a comb. So I made a comb out of vinyl. Came out really nice. The small one is the size of a business card.  

18th Jan 2015

CNC613: Ottawa CNC!

CNC613 is a group of CNC enthusiasts in Ottawa. Here’s a quick video of the machine in action!   What’s a CNC Cutter/Engraver? It’s an great way to cut or...

17th Jan 2015

Dancing Laser Flower

I’ve got this laser show toy that gives an interesting projection by shining a laser on two wobbly mirrors which are attached to motors. I wanted to make my own using...

16th Jan 2015

Hack613: Ottawa Arduino and Maker/Hacker Group

For location and schedule for this meetup please see the calendar. Hack613 is a regular meetup. We’re a friendly group of people who like making and hacking things. We welcome...

15th Jan 2015

Vinyl Valentines Templates

I made valentines cards on the laser a while back. Super fun but it’s a bit more labor than it looks. I used a simpler technique with Christmas Cards using templates...

12th Jan 2015

Record Tote

I occasionally have to carry a few records for the Record Clock project. It’s not too hard but there are a lot of ways to damage records. I’ve been carrying...

10th Jan 2015

Aluminum Dog Tags

I want to make a batch of aluminum dog tags for all my friends with dogs. My first prototype came out good enough to use but it’s not very nice. I’m going...

05th Jan 2015

Spindle Adapter Business Cards

I make business cards out of my cutoffs and one of the more popular ones lately has been my business cards from vinyl records. Here’s the latest version. The spindle...

03rd Jan 2015

Wood Menu

Living Hinge Table Topper I made a lace-up table topper prototype but I wasn’t sure how well it would lace up. I put extra holes to experiment. I can’t picture...

24th Dec 2014

Christmas Cards from Record Stencils

I needed to make Christmas cards in a rush this year so really needed to tighten it up. So here’s what I came up with. I cut out some stencils from records using...

14th Dec 2014

Cutting CDs

Note: This machine is on display at Atomic Rooster pub July 14, 2015! Come by for a drink and to hang out! I’ve been cutting LP records to make vinyl clocks...

28th Nov 2014

Lunch Bag

I was challenged to mark some lunch bags for a “Lunch & Learn” in the soft skill space. I thought I’d stick a pen on a CNC machine and see...

08th Nov 2014

Parol Contest 2014

I learned about Christmas Parol Lanterns last year and love making them. This year I was invited to enter a Parol contest. Order Parol Kits! What came forward was the Laser Parol. It’s...

30th Oct 2014

Shoe Rack

Lately I’ve been dreaming of larger format CNC machines and I think a shoe rack could be a fun project. I’m just starting the project and I’ll I’ve done is...

04th Oct 2014

Wooden Invitations

Check out these wooden party invitations that were commissioned. They had their concept and design all ready. It’s simple and cute and comes together on this material very well. I love...