Archive for June, 2012

A little solder will do ya

After printing a box full of trilego at MakerFaire last weekend, my MakerBot decided it needed a break…actually one of the pins on the heater board decided it needed to […]

My slice of Raspberry Pi

Finally, after months of waiting, I received my Raspberry Pi: I had pre-ordered it (from Element 14) in March and it finally shipped this week. What is it? It’s touted […]

Talking 3D Printing with Steve Dotto

Recently I met Steve Dotto at a party, one of Canada’s best known technology broadcasters and a personal tech hero of mine. We got to chatting about what I do […]

Tech Tuesday: ArduSAT & a phone charging belt buckle

This week on News 1130 in Vancouver, I talked about these items: ArduSAT – a fantastic Kickstarter project to put a private satellite in space that you can control. Based […]

3D Printer Village @ Maker Faire Vancouver 2012

Just got home from a weekend of nerding out with thousands of folks at Vancouver’s 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire. Whew…I haven’t talked that much in a long time! It […]

Tech Tuesday: JoggoBot & Samsung Galaxy S3 launch

This week on News 1130 radio in Vancouver, I talked about these items: JoggoBot – a modified quadcoptor that follows you by tracking a special pattern on your shirt via […]

Light painting with Arduino

I’ve been interested in painting with light for almost as long as I’ve been interested in photography. Recently, there has been a number of projects that have popped up where […]

Samsung Galaxy S III first impressions

Last week, Samsung Canada loaned me their latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III (or S3 as the cool kids call it) ahead of their big launch June 21th […]

Biolite Camp Stove first impressions

Earlier this year I heard about a new gadget that sounded very interesting, the Biolite Camp Stove. It enables the owner to burn just about anything in it’s burn chamber. […]

Tech Tuesday: growing touchscreen buttons and no more bad gear shifts

This week on News 1130 radio in Vancouver, I discussed these items: Tactus touchscreen buttons – one of the biggest reasons people didn’t like the iPhone when it first launched […]