Mod Lab’s March 2nd Recap

March 9th, 2011

Jean-Marc LeBlanc demoed his hack to an Evalbot, a mobile robotic evaluation board for the Stellaris microcontroller, that allows him to host a webpage on a USB stick on the back of this rolling robot. I’d never seen a website that could run away from me before and I do so hope to again. How […]

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 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 […]

Building A Cupcake – Part 1

May 9th, 2010

It was with some excitement that a dozen people showed up on Wednesday night to start putting together Artengine’s very own MakerBot Cupcake CNC, a desktop 3D printer. The kit starts out as a few boxes of laser-cut wood parts, and large assortment of nuts, bolts, rods, circuit boards, and wires. The build initially started […]

Then and now

February 12th, 2010

Dennis Stec has been a dedicated volunteer at Artengine in the last few years,. He helped us build the M70 Lab, install Nite Ride and did tech at Electric Fields. Seeing as he’s an old timer I thought it would be great if he started to also contribute some of the aged perspective to our […]