11th May 2015

Shiny Spot on Ceres

NASA’s DAWN space mission is the first of it’s kind on many fronts. It has visited the planet Vesta and is now nearing Ceres a “dwarf planet”. That’s after a staggering...

28th Apr 2015

Guitar Picks

I made up some guitar picks with my CNC machine. I added holes to some of them figuring that was a good idea. I made them from vinyl, polycarbonate sheet,...

25th Apr 2015

Silly Walks Clock Conversion!

I made a Ministry of Silly Walks conversion kit by cutting out parts from a DVD cover (yay for upcycling). I’m supposing the material is polypropylene. If you’d like to see...

21st Apr 2015

Suck-o-Matic

We need a vacuum for the CNC613 project. I’m going to make a nice dust extractor but I wanted to pull something together quickly for the mean time. I came...

17th Apr 2015

CNC 6040 Custom

I’m putting together a CNC machine for the CNC613 project. I ordered a 6040 chassis from Shenzhen, China. That means it has a working area of about 60x40cm. Working height...

16th Apr 2015

CNC Cart

I need a cart for the CNC613 project. Here’s a concept I drew up that uses 24′ of 2×4 and 30′ of 1×4. I was thinking I’d use drywall screws and glue....

13th Apr 2015

Switch Plates

I’ve been making things from vinyl lately. Who doesn’t want vinyl switch plates! I saw these in the internet and couldn’t resist making my own!

02nd Apr 2015

Karaoke Fund Raiser

I donated three vinyl clocks, vinyl jewelry and a Special Edition Zen Glider for a greyhound fund raiser. It’s a great cause and it was an interesting social. I highly recommend the Shanghai Restaurant...

02nd Apr 2015

Drone

Many of my friends have these fancy drones and quad-copters. They’ve been meeting regularly at the makerspace. I decided to get one but I went the minimalist route. I spent about $25 for this...

11th Mar 2015

Arduino Day 2015

A once a year party to celebrate the maker movement! This year the event is  organised by Maker Space North and Ottawa’s Arduino Group! We decided to have it as an informal...

26th Feb 2015

Business Cards from Record Covers

I’ve got a glut of record covers from the vinyl clock and vinyl jewelry project. I decided to stamp a few business cards from them. I’ve been laser cutting them...

26th Feb 2015

Keyboard Holder

Put your keyboard on top of your monitor to save space! You can just grab it to do more serious typing or poke the keys while it’s in the tray....

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...