December 14th, 2015

Made was a project connecting emerging designer and artists to learn both hard and soft skills in cultural production. Below is a recap of the project by participant Samantha Bite. The project kick-off began the beginning of June with a number of full day workshops to allow the six young artists and designers to get […]

Jeff Morton Doing Several Awesome Things at Artengine

May 3rd, 2011

Morton’s installation welcomes interactivity through the one irresistible object that begs to be pushed: the button. Toy farm animals (and the odd T-rex) have been re-wired and fitted with buttons and sliders, sorted into groups, and then presented on eight pedestals in a kind of fantasy tableau.

Mod Lab’s December 15th Meetup

January 4th, 2011

A bit late in reporting but our last Mod Lab meetup in December was a fun one- Derek Ledoux and Justin Dempsey from the Dirty Rectangles, an indie gamer group in Ottawa,  demoed an awesome mermaid dream game they had made as a get well soon gift for a sick friend, Andrew Plumb brought in […]

Mod Lab’s December 1st Meetup

December 13th, 2010

A call was put out a month or so ago for artists to submit project proposals to use Artengine’s Makerbot to aid in the fabrication of their work. Chayle Cook, an Ottawa-based artist specializing in jewelery, printmaking and book art has been working intensely on modeling a new ring design using Blender, a free open […]

Mod Lab’s November 17th Meeting Recap

November 24th, 2010

At our meeting last Wednesday Richard Briggs, one of Ottawa’s makers from the first Maker Faire and member of the Human Powered Vehicle Operators of Ottawa or HPVOoO, brought in some of the electroluminescent wire he had been working with to create an EL-wired human powered train for the Help Santa Toy Parade put on […]

Mod Lab’s October 22nd Meeting Recap

October 25th, 2010

When Paul Mumby mentioned he had made a 3D printer at the last meetup I had assumed he meant he had procured and built a Makerbot. THAT ASSUMPTION WAS WRONG. Paul brought in his homemade 3D printer to our meetup and got it happily extruding before night’s end. In Paul’s words: “I spent about 3 […]

Mod Lab’s October 6th Meeting Recap

October 8th, 2010

Awesome turn out to Wednesday night’s meetup; Nigel Vezeau brought in and demoed a few of his projects, Andrew Plumb instructed a group on the Makerbot, Derek Ledoux and Justin Dempsey from the Ottawa indie gamer group the Dirty Rectangles came and made LED throwies and I brought in an electronic toy I made with Jimmie […]

Mod Lab’s September 22nd Meeting Recap

September 27th, 2010

Last Wednesday featured the making of a super sensitive sound to light converter from CanaKit and talks of interesting hacks to the Roomba and Spykee. Guy told us an interesting tidbit on knowing if a battery still has a charge- just…stick your tongue on it. Since the body is conductive you’ll either get a little […]

Construction d’hydrophones à DAÏMÕN

June 14th, 2010

Le son sous l’eau m’a toujours suscité un intérêt particulier.  Lors de ma jeunesse, le monde subaquatique fut souvent un endroit d’isolement. Cette apesanteur, la sensation d’enveloppement de l’eau et surtout  l’environnement sonore étouffé qu’y régnait m’emportaient dans un autre univers.

Andrew O’Malley prints his own circuit boards

May 16th, 2010

Our president and author of many of fantastic light project, Andrew O’Malley, has posted a very detailed blog entry about printing circuit boards through a DIY etching process. The process is the result of preparation with his partner in crime Deborah O’Malley for an interactive work, connecting Twitter to a light box, at local store […]