Beakerhead 2014 Day 5 – The Canadian Museum of Making Tour Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Canadian Museum of Making tour. From the area that I like to call the “grand hall”, the tour continues thru a hallway adorned with numerous pieces of belt-driven machining equipment. All pieces of equipment look like they are fully operational. You really do feel like you are in a Victorian era manufacturing facility. This

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Beakerhead Day 4, Sept 13, 2014 – El Pulpo Mecanico – Exclusive

A giant fire spewing octopus on the chassis of a 1973 Ford 250 pick-up truck – this is El Pulpo Mecanico! At 25 feet tall, it uses 200 gallons of propane during each show. Just one giant cam in the middle spins and controls the movement of the tentacles, eyeballs, and mouths, yup, four mouths to be exact. Each flame

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Calgary Mini Maker Faire YYC – Day 2 – Sept 7, 2014 – Eepy Bird Exclusive

I took in the second day of Calgary Maker Faire at Telus Spark, and took in Eepy Bird’s 2nd show. Here are a few photos from the show. Click on the arrows beneath the photo to cycle thru. Here’s another video where Stephen and Fritz reveal their secrets, because, they want us all to try it at home!   The

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