Category: Lily

Finally fixing an arduino shield

Three years ago I attended SoOnCon 2012 hosted by Diyode in Guelph. The “badge” for this event was an Arduino Uno board, with Codeshield, a shield of general-purpose sensors and actuators, all mounted with a battery pack on a custom-made

Posted in Diyode, Kevin, Lily, Personal

Lily’s contribution to the collection at THEMUSEUM

Yesterday evening Lily and I were at the monthly Maker Club meeting at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. This month’s project was to make air-powered rockets using foam pipe insulation for the fuselage and boxboard for the rest. They had two launchers

Posted in Kevin, Lily, Maker Club

A Minecraft black hole

Lily has taken a liking to playing Minecraft, and I’ve been sucked into it as well. We have 6 computers networked together here at our home and store, so it made sense to set up a network server so we

Posted in Documentation, Kevin, Lily, Personal Tagged with:

Marbling from Heart & Hand

It has been a while since Heart & Hand, but I finally took pictures of all the marbling we made that day. We had one more sheet that Lily made with the help of one of the show visitors, but

Posted in For Sale, Heart & Hand Festival, Kevin, Lily, Marbling, Past Events

The local Maker Club

Aside from my peripheral involvement at KwartzLab, I have also recently been going to meetings of the local Maker Club with Lily. These meetings are held regularly at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener on the second Wednesday of each month, but

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Wild Blackberries

I was having a look at the creek behind our store to see how the heavy rain from the past few days had affected its level, and found a small patch of wild blackberries that were just starting to ripen.

Posted in Audrey, Flora, Gardening, Kevin, Lily

Two days of marbling

This weekend was our Rural Routes Studio Tour, during which I was demonstrating paper marbling. I spent quite a bit of time describing what I was doing, warning people to keep out of the spatter zone, and (when there were

Posted in Kevin, Lily, Marbling, Rural Routes Studio Tour, Things we sell

Preparations for the Washi workshop

In preparation for the Washi workshop we are holding tomorrow, I had to scrounge for all the equipment involved. The last time I used all of this stuff was at the Yahoo Papermaking group’s east-coast gathering in 2010. Since at

Posted in Beaters, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Lily

Early gardening

My rhubarb is once again growing amazingly large. This plant has a long history. I first met it in the back yard of the house I grew up in. When it was there it benefited from annual feeding in the

Posted in Fibre harvesting, Gardening, Lily

Lily making paper

It took me a little while to find this sequence of photos, but here is Lily making paper in October 2012 (she was 5 years old at the time) and jabbering away as she does it. In the third frame

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