ModLab is the place to be


Last nights modlab was a blast (ModLab is the open house of ArtEngine the Ottawa HackSpace).

A newcomer made his first solder connection!

Lots of microprocessor and Arduino activity. An LED game of life. A controller for an autonomous quadracopter (in progress), a musical hat and much more.

Also the new laser was sitting around. This will have a lot of positive impact on the space I’m sure. Currently a solution for air cleaning is being looked at.

I had my drawbots running. I found that it runs nicely on 9v or 6v for motor power. You get .7A and .5A respectively. Quieter on 6v. Also we ran the same drawing more than once and observed some reasonable repeatability.

We actually made a happy face with the drawbot. Mike cooked up a happy face and transferred the data into the drawbot.

I attended a brief aftersocial at a Scottish pub but kept it very short and light since I was pretty bushed.

Chuck Karn, Mask Carving

Chuck Karn mask

Way back when I was in my 20’s I knew this guy named Chuck Karn. I eventually became a fan of his guitar and singing and I often wonder what he’s up to.

Well I ran into him on the weekend when I nipped by Atomic on the way back from a BBQ. Well, it was a boobique to be more specific.

Check out his amazing carvings! You wont be disappointed!