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

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...

16th Jan 2015

Ottawa Arduino Meetup Group

For location and schedule for this meetup please see the calendar. Subscribe for schedule change notices. This meetup is now hosted at Ottawa’s Makerspace called Hack613. We’re a friendly group of people...

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...

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...

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...

25th Nov 2014

DIY Valentines Cards

This technique is easy and fun. I created some cardboard templates (right). I find if there is a shiny surface it goes a little further before water starts to penetrate...

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