uOttawa Department of Physics
CNC'd Maker WorkBench
Unity Game Makers
Phone Controlled Lego Car
Tick Tock Tom
CNC Puck Carving Machine
4 bit processor built from discrete components
Ottawa Tool Library
Ottawa City Woodshop
La Petite Mascarade
License Plate Guitar
Leah's Driving Simulator
Custom Game Bits
Punk in Pink
The Ultimate Robotics Zone
Destination Imagination Instant Challenge Workshop
The Record Rocker
Rapidly Deployable Automaton System
Third Son Laserworks
TinCan Wetplate Collodion Photography
The Art of Guilloché & Enamel
GLX SCALE MODELS
MacQuarrie Wind Engine
Studio La Mouche
DIY Daft Punk
Maker House Co.
365 Days of Handwriting
Brass hammered guitar
Cyberman and Dalek
The R2 Builders Club
Light Motion Capture
ScrewedCircuitz Inventions Sonores
New Life Robotics
Photomaton à La Cité / Dans l'universe de l'ÉMAC | Photoboot in La Cité
Home made Virtual Reality headset
Ottawa Public Library's Imagine Space
RULE 110: Beautiful Turing Completeness
My Urban Workshop
MasterRap Dual 3D printers and MasterRap i4 3D printer
Department of Physics at the University of Ottawa performs research at the forefront of biophysics, photonics and material sciences on the world stage. The Department has chosen to focus on these themes due to the tremendous thrust towards both technological innovation and new fundamental research. Many of the breakthroughs in physics happen, and will continue to happen, in these areas. Advanced research in the Department would not be possible without our scientists designing and building their own specialized investigative tools. Code and results from computer simulations as well as custom-built experiential equipment will all be presented at the Maker Faire. Some examples will include bio-labs on chips, 3d bio-printing, a 3d printed laser chess set, specialized fibre optics, jello optics, nanometer scale optics, simulations of light-matter nanophotonics and simulations of protein molecular dynamics. We look forward to meeting you at the Maker Faire and showing you some of the research happening at the uOttawa Department of Physics.
Handmade and unique gemstone rhymes. Being facinated by the intrinsic beauty of the earth-found gemstones and minerals, wearable and adorable symbols throughout human civilizations, I admire their iridescence, translucency, the sparks within and the pastels of their shadows as ligth permeates them, the colourful nuances of the opaque gems.
With an insane amount of passion, patience and precision i create art or fancy knives. I am a Goldsmith by trade which has given me the necessary skills to go the extra mile when it comes to embellishing like engraving, carving and stone setting. For the handles i love unusual and exotic wood, fossil and technologically advanced composite materials. Scabbards and sheaths are made from amazing woods or exotic leathers like Snake, Stingray, Ostrich shin leather, Buffalo and others. I have round about 30 to 40 completely hand crafted all very unique knives ranging from 50 to 250hrs of labour in them. From small to large folding knives to classic and contemporary fixed blade knives. My creations have never before been displayed so this would be a first. Being a hobby for now but the plan is to make custom knives for a living. I have a gallery website at crownknives.webs.com should you like to see what i have done.
Our company aims to evoke the imagination of individuals by giving them the tools to design their personalized 3D figures that resemble their unique dreams and passions. In a world where dreams are often not realized, their customized 3D figure will serve as a reminder of childhood dreams and personal goals that allow individuals to explore who they truly desire to be.
To experience this practice of self-discovery, we have developed a creative and user-friendly platform that allows children and young adults to design and visualize their dream identities. Users can select and add different costumes to design their 3D figure. They also have the freedom to change colour, size and position for different add-on accessories. Advanced options include adding words and images to decorate their figure. After the completion of the design process, our system will convert the 2D design into a 3D model that can be printed using a 3D printing machine. We provide wide ranges of materials suited for different tastes and needs, including metal, plastic, full color sandstone and many more, and we also allow users to select different wearable sizes for print. After the design and material selection, they will have the option of choosing the way to assemble their creation, they have the option of selecting any accessories, including chains, earring hooks, bracelet, and many more.
Chipsetter Inc. is developing a low-cost pick-and-place machine for the printed circuit board (PCB) assembly process. At an estimated retail price under $4000, the Chipsetter machine is 10 times more cost -effective than existing entry-level machines, and 30 times more productive than manual assembly. By reducing the capital requirements of automated PCB assembly, Chipsetter will enable startups, small electronics design firms, and community workspaces to assemble 100 circuit boards per day, accelerating development like never before. Chipsetter’s mission is to democratize access to automated manufacturing technologies, and put at factory in every workshop.
Ultimate Maker Project WorkBench. 4 ft x 8 ft with peg holes every 4 inches, Table Saw one end and a Router on the other. Folds up into a 14″ x 2 ft” floor space. Absolutely square, rigid yet portable by one person. Perfect for large Maker Projects in your garage 3 seasons and folds against the garage wall to make room for your car in the winter.
Unity Game Makers was launched back in 2014, for the educational purposes on creating your own games within the Unity editor. It has since grown to over a 100 members on meetup.com, consistently having 1-2 meetings a month with both industry experienced and green talent in Ottawa.
My Kids and I have built a Phone app that uses motion, voice and buttons via Bluetooth to control cars with micro controllers in them. This project helps show that you can use what ever you have laying around to build projects. We have cars built out of Legos, Kynex, cardboard, 3d printed parts and one built from a Sriracha bottle (It’s HOT!). The android phone app was created using the MIT2 app inventor(Open Source). The micro controllers used are based on the Arduino pro mini version. Stop by and try out them out.
this project is my attempt to build a simple computer out of discrete components. rather than being built out of computer chips this computer is built out of ~600 individual transistors. while not a ‘practical’ computer this project demonstrates how computers work and what technology and goes into processor design. the computer is completely my own design although it does borrow from other simple processors. this project has been 100% hand assembled by myself over the past two years, it was also displayed at maker faire last year. technical information: -processor follows the harvard architecture organizational scheme -it has 16 bytes of program memory and 8 bytes of RAM -it has a 4 bit ALU – it’s max clock speed is unknown, the highest i’ve tested it at is ~60hz
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit where you can borrow tools. OTL believes that creative output should not be limited by income or workspace. By providing affordable access to tools, creative spaces and workshops, OTL is a resource that is empowering inner handy persons, chefs, gardeners, or creative geniuses across Ottawa. The Ottawa Tool Library offers four categories of tools: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Garden Tools, and Kitchen Tools.
We are developing a new approach to pinball electronics. Previous systems used large, expensive circuit boards that were specific to only a few pinball machines. Our new system is open-source and modular, allowing anyone to improve and extend it, and to build their own pinball machine, as large or as small as they’d like.
The Ottawa City Woodshop is deeply inspired by the region’s rich heritage as a booming lumber town. What was once one of the largest industrial operations in the world is now a vibrant national capital with little evidence of our industrial past or the significance that the timber trade played in shaping our city. The OCW was born from a desire to rediscover our industrial past, be inspired by our natural resources and bring woodworking back to a lumber town with a fully equipped membership based woodshop located in downtown Ottawa.
Artist Celeste Agnes uses a myriad of materials and techniques to create unique and ornate animal masks that are equal parts fine art and costume accessories. Mediums include sculpture, origami, papercraft, electronics, polymer clay, painting, sewing and embroidery. She is also a mixed-media illustrator covering subjects as varied as science illustration, wildlife and fantasy. Together with husband Jacob Ewing, she created La Petite Mascarade in 2010 as a vehicle to share their art, DIY explorations and many inspirations.
I am a professional luthier, or violin maker, making unique violins, violas, cellos and viola d’amores. When possible I use local wood to hand carve my instruments and I also like to experiment with less traditional woods, though my aim is always to make great sounding instruments. At the moment I’m making a violin which I’ll bring with me and work on while at the Maker Faire. My instruments are currently played locally, out of province and in the U.S. I also like to make unusual things like the project “Bird Songs” a collaboration between me and my biophysicist and biohacker husband, Andrew Pelling. In 2012 we combined our specialties in violin making, technology and mutual interest in birds. The result was a violin that when being played, tweets information about endangered birds and is simultaneously accompanied by their songs.
An engineering project for an inquisitive young homeschool student and her Dad. For this project, Leah created a software program to run on a raspberry pi. This program allows the user to drive a car along a road and to practice following the rules of the road. The car is controlled by 3D-printed accessories connected to the raspberry pi.
Leah used Scratch, an educational programming language developed at MIT, to create the simulation software. The program consists of several scenarios for the user to complete. Sample scenarios include; stopping at stop signs, traffic lights, cross-walks, etc.
This program, running on a raspberry pi, accepts input from a 3D-printed steering wheel, gas pedal, and brake. These components were designed by Leah and her Dad and printed at the Imagine Space of the Ottawa Public Library.
Nearly two years ago, when Leah was 5, she begin learning about programming with help from her Dad – a Computer Engineer. She has maintained her interest by developing several fun and educational games for herself and her little sister. During one particular coding session, Leah created a game where the user steers a car around obstacles. After creating her driving game, she mentioned that she wanted to know more about the real rules of the road – that was the inspiration for this project.
Leah enjoys doing projects both by herself and with her father, Russ. Together they brainstormed on a project they could create that built off of the programming lessons Leah had been practicing but also included new elements to learn. In making this project, Leah practiced planning a project and breaking it into small, incremental tasks. For the software portion, Leah learned about loops, conditional statements, notifications, scene transitions, and sprite animations. For the hardware portion, Leah learned about 3D modelling, 3D printing, breadboarding, and simple electronics.
The aim of this project is to build an augmented reality sandbox that can be used to create and play back sounds/music in real time. This is a novel extension of an existing augmented reality project created by researchers at UC Davis. A description (and full instructions) for their project can be found here: http://idav.ucdavis.edu. The idea is to use an Xbox Kinect to measure the surface profile of a sandbox. A projector displays a color-coded contour plot of the sands topography in real time.
Custom Game Bits creates game pieces and accessories, storage systems, and custom prototypes for games. We design and create items with the aim of enhancing the experience of tabletop gaming. For dice games, we have dice towers, dice trays and dice containers. For card games, we have card storage systems of different types with custom lids and materials. For specific games, we create internal inserts and trays that fit neatly inside the box for easy setup and organization. We work with materials such as maple, birch, oak, acrylic, and masonite.
Maker Junior teaches kids about technology by making fun projects that combine traditional arts and crafts materials with technical tools and components. We do on-site workshops, school maker clubs, classroom visits and special events in Ottawa, Canada and we have put kits together so kids can create at home. Our projects use conductive paint, conductive thread and electric motors. We build things and take things apart.
Hi, my name is Miranda and my business is called Punk In Pink. I started this just over a year ago. It started out as a hobby, but now it is my dream to open my own store and sell my own creations as well as other local artists and individual business owners. Everything I sell I make by myself. I mainly make jewelry, but I also make sculptures, garden accessories, seasonal items, custom orders, and more! I love making things, sculpture is one of my passions. All of the my items are made out of clay, resin and found objects.
ProtoCycler is a fully integrated recycling system for 3D printers, including the grinder, extruder, spooler, and all computer control. It allows you to recycle 3D printer waste like rafts and support material back into usable filament, as well as generate new filament from virgin pellets, which saves the user a lot of money. ProtoCycler is fully automated with diameter feedback, and is therefore very simple and easy to use. It makes 3D printing more affordable, more sustainable, more accessible, and more fun!
At Bizarrege booth, we offer a futuristic face painting experience. We project light on a face so that kids can mess around with different colors or interact with millions of particles, but unlike traditional face painting, the colors can be removed in an instant and nothing will remain after the experience. At Maker Faire Ottawa, we are planning to add a simple video game that you can play using a face; imagine playing Tetris on your friend/parent’s face. We have been developing this system as an entertainment application of projection mapping at the Shared Reality Lab, McGill University, and the system was demonstrated at Laval Virtual and Maker Festival Toronto. We use Microsoft Kinect’s face tracking technology to track faces in real-time, and computer-generated contents are adjusted to the projector position to be projected. A pen with a retro-reflective marker for real-time tracking enables drawing directly on a body just like a brush for traditional painting.
Destination Imagination is the world’s largest creativity/ teamwork program for K-12 students with millions of students from 30 different countries who have participated. In Canada, 9 provinces and one territory are currently employing it. The program is run by about 38,000 volunteers worldwide. At the Maker Faire, DI will engage interested adults and students in Instant Challenges. These challenges will involved groups of 5-7 participants to solve challenges in about 5-6 minutes using simple recycled materials. I great opportunity to test your creativity and teamwork skills and have a lot of fun at the same time. All ages are welcome.
Record/ album covers are works of art. They are the artist’s visual representation of the sonic experience. Many people display them on their walls using nails, tape, or tacks. All of which damage the record cover and walls. Or they are mounted in frames which are costly and inconvenient to load and remove. Until now there is no way to easily display and remove album covers on walls without frames, nails, or tape.
Meet the Record Rocker. The Record Rocker is a small, transparent, hinge/ clip device that enables the display of album covers and other art works of various mediums. Its unique versatility enables works of art to be easily mounted on a wall, propped on a flat surface, or even used as functional doors for cavities/ shelving units…with no damage to your art.
Upon testing the Record Rocker it was discovered that it has many more applications than simply album covers. It can prop up iPhone/ iPads, or hang them on a wall.The Record Rocker can also hang clothing, hold recipes, keep loose electrical wires together to prevent tangling, be mounted on a wall to support plants/ vines, and hold artwork of various mediums. There are a million ways the Record Rocker can be used in the home, at work, in business, in schools, in an industrial setting…and they are yours to discover.
In 2014 I applied for a U.S. patent and it is currently pending (after the first revision it looks as though it will be approved soon!)
The goal of Rapidly Deployable Automation System (RDAS) is to be able to deploy robot modules capable of accomplishing a task, in different environments, semi-autonomously.
The energy bike is a modified recumbent exercise bike which has a large 1 meter tall led light display and voice prompts. The user is put through the paces of trying to power various household items, using the incrementing multicolored led light display as their output guide. There are four levels: compact fluorescent, 100w incandescent, 400w lcd screen and finally a toaster. The incrementing light display is calibrated to each device and it changes color above the threshold when the user achieves the required power level to “activate” the particular appliance. During the entire procedure voice prompts encourage, entertain, and teach. It was designed to show people just how much effort is required to produce actual useable wattage.
Rayguns and Gizmos by Petr Maur. Petr Maur is a Photographer Designer and an inventor of wacky things. Most of his inspiration comes from old technology and he is always looking for New Retro Ways to Re-Purpose obsolete electronics and create something unique. In the not so distant future, Petr has made Futurespeaks – a fascinating device that allows a user to speak into the future and the future back to you. (for educational purposes only) Gamma Crawlers – a time traveling Bot that fixes time paradoxes due to over use of the Futurespeak and finally RAYGUNS when you absolutely Positively need to get rid of an alien invasion, accept no substitute, Use a Gammatron 4700. All this and Funky Electro Jewlery accessories that compliment your inner inventor.
As shown in S02E21 in Star Trek:TNG, stategema is a game of skill, speed and patience. Controlled by ten individual finger inputs, the user battles against his opponent to alter the game screen to his designated color. This screen will be a holographic 3d projected image as shown in the show. Users will be able to play against each other in the goal to take away the Data Award (1st place), Kolrami Award (2nd place) and the Riker Participation Award…
Jesse Kaunisviita and Gabriela Warrior Renaud are the two whimsical minds behind Third Son Laserworks. Jesse discovered laser cutting at a free workshop at ArtEngine and has been hooked ever since. It was the perfect tool for the small, detailed creations he delights in making, and he saw in it a possibility to combine his passions for art and technology. Jesse is the driving force behind Third Son’s designs, as well as the resident laser technician, craftsman and web developer. Gabriela brings with her a passion for visual storytelling and her expertise in online communications. She prides herself on her attention to detail, from telling a story to interacting with customers. Gabriela manages Third Son’s online content, from video production to social media, and sometimes lends her seamstress skills to textile-based productions.
Magic Mirror is your connected home dashboard, fusing Leap Motion, LCD displays and one-way mirrors to create next-generation digital mirrors. Quickly see an outlook of your day: today’s weather, scheduled meetings, and the latest news from social media networks – all without needing to reach for your phone.
Well…I am a visual artist whose work is very much driven by the materiality of various mediums. The last five years of an art practice of more than 25years my visual explorations have taken me to the beginnings of photographic image making in a process called Wetplate Collodion photography (1850). Surpassing the daguerreotype it was the technology that made photography available to the masses. The tintype as it became know, is the most recognized photographic product of the time.
For the past 15 years I have been experimenting with various methods of jewellery making. Some of the techniques and tools have been in use for thousands of years, some are the latest in additive and subtractive rapid prototyping.
GLX Scale Models is a manufacturer of 3D printed models using a professional SLA type micro 3D printer. This manufacturer produces miniature objects for hobbyists, model makers and inventors requiring very small detailed plastic parts. See how this technology is advancing the world of miniaturization and scale models. The objects produced can have walls as thin as 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) in thickness!
Images posted in snapchat, instagram, and facebook, all provide a sense of one’s self to the world. But, what do we truly know about ourselves? What if we were to take a look at ourselves, our make-up, from a new perspective? Observing ourselves in the micro-world provides us with an in depth look at what we are truly made of. At the inaugural Makerfaire at Landsdowne Ottawa, we will bring this micro-world to interface with our macro-selves. With simple microscopy techniques, we can bring about a new awareness in regards to our own make-up. High resolution images of our true “cell-ves” will be on display, presented as self-wrought bio-art. We will encourage participation and guided self-imaging of simple self-born cells (cheek cells) in this do-it-yourself demo. While providing the public with a glimpse into the microworld, we bring a new meaning to the word selfie. Cellfie: self – reimagined, refocused, realized.
A small business founded and run in Ottawa, Studio La Mouche sells art from a selection of local artists in various forms. Alongside original, one-of-a-kind pieces, the Studio offers prints, t-shirts, and a handful of other objets d’art, like stickers, stencils and books. The Studio’s roster includes 9 artists so far and that number is growing.
Daft Punk transitioned to wearing robotic helmets in the early 2000’s that were created in part by Alterian Inc. and LED FX. These helmets were capable of displaying text and animations and cost upwards of $65000 produce. The helmets also had optional gauntlets that were used to control animation.
This project replicates the Daft Punk’s Discovery Era Thomas helmet and gauntlets, using a combination of traditional techniques employed by Daft builders around the world and newer digital fabrication methods like 3D printing. It’s built upon the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform and other off the shelf hardware. The gauntlets are fully functional and can control leds, fans, music, and vocoder sounds.
Maker House Co. is a new social enterprise store in Ottawa for locally handmade furniture and home items. Representing 50+ makers in a single store, and growing with new products every day; Maker House Co. is a curated collection of quality crafted goods that have an authentic story and are built to last. The company will also donate a percentage of all sales to non-profit partners through the #CraftChange campaign, so customers get to impact the community with their purchases. Come visit the Maker House Co. store in Hintonburg at 987 Wellington Street West, to learn the story of your stuff, meet the makers, and #CraftChange! Check out our website at www.makerhouse.co, and follow us on social media @MakerHouseCo.
KaleidoscopyVR is an installation which combines traditional art (analog) with new media (interactive digital) art. It consists of a kaleidoscope connected to virtual reality with 3D sensing gesture controls.
An interactive and immersive experience using a feedback loop from the giant Kaleidoscope through to an Oculus where one is immersed inside the Kaleidoscope in VR. The hand painted imagery is mapped onto a virtual sensory voyage. A Kinect camera detects a user’s hand and hand gestures are used for controlling the VR experience. Controls include stopping and/or slowing down the animation along with controlling the brightness of the live texture.
Creatron Inc. is a retail supplier for small electronic and robotic parts. If you have a growing interest in electronics, this is the right place for you!
BotFeeder is specialized in 3D printing driven by a dedicated team. We currently manufacture our own filament and printer for the purpose of showing people the power of desktop 3D printing. We want to share our expertise and experience with everyone who interested in 3D printing.
Dalek Soufflé is a fan-built replica of a Shawcraft Mark III. This version is the original Dalek design that first appeared in the Doctor Who serial “The Daleks” which starred William Hartnell as The First Doctor on December 21, 1963. Using plans from the Project Dalek Forum (projectdalek.co.uk), the build took about eight months to complete on evenings and weekends.
The Canadian Dalek Empire/Doctor Who Society of Canada raises funds for Children’s Hospitals in Ontario and Quebec. In Ottawa we raise funds for CHEO’s neonatal intensive care unit. I’ve been entertaining people and helping raise funds with Dalek Clifton for a few years now and will have completed some upgrades to the Dalek in time for Maker Faire Ottawa. Dalek Clifton was built from scratch and took 1 1/2 years to complete.
Team SONIA (Système d’Opération Nautique Intelligent et Autonome), from École de technologie supérieure, is an undergraduate student association that builds an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to perform at the annual Robosub competition held in San Diego, California.
Since our beginning in 1999, we have developed 8 AUV prototypes with the goal of competing at the AUVSI and ONR’s International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition.
At SONIA we love to share our idea and develop great collaboration with people around the world.
Firefly is an electronic, wearable, social light installation. These playful, wearable Firefly pendants communicate with one another and flow through various light sequences based on human contact and socialization patterns, engaging their audiences into discussion and exchange. From a vantage point the keepers of the fireflies will paint an array of light, data and human interaction into a new space.
Come to Maker Faire Ottawa and see the Fireflies and find out what we’re working on for version 2.
ZEITDICE are cameras specifically engineered for capturing long periods of time. 3 months on one charge or infinitely with a small solar panel are feasible with this unique, wifi connected & weather resistant device. Setting it up is super easy through it’s functional 26 sided shape, including magnets and a standard tripod mount – just push a button to start. To turn the captured images into a great time-lapse video, a free and easy to use app is provided from where the clips can be uploaded to the ZEITDICE cloud storage – ready to be shared. A truly streamlined experience to capture, edit and publish time-lapse videos.
Dial D-for-Diesel is run from a Raspberry Pi but only shows a 6ft track section of the original 24ft display built for a church 125th anniversary. The engines and lights are controlled from an old telephone dial read as @ characters on a 110 baud serial interface. There are two home made interface cards for the tracks, lights, time, bell and sound. A relay in the audio circuit gives four speaker channels. We know dial (D) runs the diesel engine but we’re not sure what the rest do!
The R2 Builders Club are an international community who build their own replica robots from the Star Wars universe. We use our own money but share our ideas and skills through the on-line forum to help each other. There are no full kits here, we are Makers.
Learn about biology and 3D printing by turning a glowworm into your very own adult firefly! The bug comes from the capital of Canada – Ottawa. It has been created with biologically sourced and compostable PLA plastic on one of Ecotonos’s custom designed 3D printers. Its light source is a hand soldered LED bulb which is activated by tapping the firefly’s head. get fireflies to think you are one of them by mimicking their flash patterns.
Light Motion Capture is, in its simplest form, the recording of motion through light in a single image. The images provided are captures of a Bollywood dancer. Each possessing a mastery of themselves and their environment. Using a simple kit of plastic ball, LED and a coin cell battery, you can make your own take-home light ball to capture your own movements!
Onion’s mission is to be “The Invention Platform for the Internet of Things”. Our product, Onion Omega, is a low-cost tiny Linux hardware dev kit with built in WiFi and is programmable with web languages such as Python, PHP and Node.js. It is fully web services enabled and integrated with our Onion Cloud service (free for personal use). Our intuitive Onion Console and Onion App Store makes managing, developing and sharing hardware apps simple and easy.
We strongly believe in empowering and enabling individuals to create amazing IoT devices and we plan on fully supporting their efforts with high quality documentation, tutorials, and an active developer community.
Dan Rouleau artist/owner at ScrewedCircuitz Inventions Sonores based in Montreal, Canada.My passion/obsession is all about sound design & production of unique electronic musical instruments. Built to inspire, my goal is to provide unique electronic sound inventions to stimulate creativity with simplicity and ease of use for anyone with artistic purpose. From ambient sound to noise, welcome home!
New Life Robotics is dedicated to bringing advanced robotics education to students of all ages with the ultimate goal of helping to create a standardized curriculum for robotics in Ontario. We provide access and support to a whole new world of education and skills that the next generation will find necessary to succeed. Our NAO robot has already been implemented in other schools around the world with great success. The NAO robot, along with our other lines of advanced robotics products can be valuable tools in helping equip our children for the future they will live in.
The RoVa3D is not just another 3D printer! It’s the world’s first and only 5 Extruder, liquid cooled, high speed, high resolution, multi-material, multi-color 3D printing system! It’s easier to use, it’s more sophisticated, and has more verified modes of operation than any other 3-D printer on the market right now.
We believe that biohacking is the next stage of evolution. Our bodies are our own and we are discovering new ways to utilize technology within ourselves. We have developed RFID/NFC chips that are safe to implant in the human body and can be used for a range of purposes such as control access for homes, safes, or cars, starting a car, storing emergency info, or doing some cool interactions with your cell phone. We are always finding new projects and ways to use this technology to make our lives more fun and convenient . Share in the development of the next stage. Your creativity and expertise are encouraged!
Dexter is a mobile companion that teaches the fundamentals of programming, logic, and robot-building in a fun and interactive way. Dexter starts off knowing nothing about the world, and gazes blankly, devoid of intelligence and emotion. It is up to you to give him intelligence, personality, and emotions!
Mascot Puzzles is the beginning of a new series of interactive activities. Two costumes are presented as piles of small pieces that participants can assemble together to form giant functional mascot costumes. Fun comes in three stages as participants can assemble the puzzles, wear the costumes, and then disassemble them for the next group or individuals.
Structur3D Printing is the market leader in soft materials printing. Their Discov3ry extruder is the first universal paste extruder that works with most desktop 3D printers. Now, thousands more materials can be used for 3D printing, including silicone, clay, food (Nutella!), conductive inks, biopolymers, and much more!
Enter the creative world of the École des médias, des arts et des communications of La Cité. Using the green screen technology, each participant will have the chance to be photographed in inspiring universe created by our students in photography, graphic design and 3D animation. You choose your virtual environment, you take the pose and you leave with a souvenir postcard. Simple, fun and inspiring!
A 12th grade student at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, and using Processing and an Arduino Nano, I have created a program and Virtual Reality headset that can be used with virtually any program that can run on Windows. A live stream of whatever is inside the user’s set capture area is split into left and right images, and sent to the headset for viewing.
The headset itself consists of a five inch diagonal, 800 by 480 pixels HDMI display, held inside a commercially available Virtual Reality headset used to hold a smart phone. This was used for the initial design to keep costs low, and keep from needing custom parts to be 3D printed. On the headset is an Arduino Nano with an accelerometer, sending the motion data to the program running on the computer via the serial console. The accelerometer’s data is then used to move the user’s mouse based on the set sensitivity. The headset contains as few pieces as possible to keep its weight low, and the only physical connections are a single USB and HDMI cable to the computer, giving users a sense of freedom.
The program is very user friendly, and contains all the necessary features to give users a comfortable experience. The placement of the left and right images can be moved both horizontally and vertically, as well as in and out to conform to anyone’s eyes. For custom image sizes, users can manually control the width and height of the images. All these settings can be saved to one of multiple profiles, and loaded again later to keep the time spent setting up the headset to a minimum. The headset is truly plug and play, acting as an extension to the Windows desktop. At the startup of the program, the user can select one of any connected displays, or specify a custom size. This allows for an easy upgrade of the display used, and can allow users to potentially build their own headset. Running consistently at a comfortable 30 frames per second, the headset is more than usable for video games, watching videos, or even casual computer use. The optimization of the code over the coming months will hopefully see this frame rate go up.
Imagine Space is a creation and collaboration hub that offers customers access to technologies and tools they can use to experiment and create in a social setting. It was built on the premise that knowledge and learning is often better transmitted via sharing, collective problem solving, and task performance. OPL opened Ottawa’s first public makerspace in 2014 with support from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and the American Corners Program, a U.S. Department of State-sponsored initiative launched in the early 2000s. OPL is committed to inspiring learning, sparking curiosity, and connecting people through services such as the Imagine Space. The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space: 3D modeling and printing 3D scanning Laser cutting Photo, video and audio editing Green screen and video gear Hand tools and electronics; Arduino microcontroller circuit boards HD projectors and wall-to-wall whiteboard.
Airbear is a programmable wellness and communications companion. A classic icon, reinvented to bridge our digital and physical worlds with a soothing, huggable presence.
Math can be beautiful Simplicity can lead to complexity Rule 110 is a fun and interesting way to explore algorithms.
My Urban Workshop is a fully equipped DIY woodworking shop. We offer shop time for rent as well as a variety of milling services from simple planing and cutting all the way up to full custom furniture builds. We also have a variety of classes for woodworkers of all skill levels. We also host a number of woodworking clubs and groups, our fully equipped shop makes an excellent space for meetings where hands on demonstration and interaction takes place.
MasterRap i4 is an advanced stand alone, print from SD RepRap style 3D printer.