With the holidays fast approaching we would like to announce our holiday schedule which is outlined below: At Solarbotics: Monday, December 24th to Wednesday, December 26th – Offices Closed December 27th, 28th, 31st – Open, regular hours Tuesday, January 1 – Offices Closed Wednesday, January 2 – Open, back to regular hours At ActiveTech Calgary:
Due to the current rotating strike for Canada Post employees, all orders placed with Canada post shipping in the last 2 days will experience a slight delay. To help alleviate this issue, any orders over $99.00 which currently ship with Canada Post will automatically be switched to UPS to avoid these delays even if you … Continue reading Canada Post Strike: Shipping Delay
EDIT: Our wizards were successful and everything should be displaying properly now! Hi everyone, we’ve noticed that our website is having trouble with displaying images. We have our IT wizards working on it right now and should be back up and running like normal shortly! If you have any questions or concerns please email us … Continue reading Server Issue Update
We laser lots of wood and acrylic… like seriously, it’s hundreds if not thousands of sheets per year. This volume of throughput tends to cause the lasers to build up a lot of gunk and debris that needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Besides being safer, it reduces the “flash” marks which are … Continue reading Project: Switching Beds for a Better Cut
That’s it. We’ve had enough. The weather is just too darn nice outside. So nice, in fact, that we quit. That’s right, when Monday rolls around no one is even going to bother coming into the office. You heard us – we’ll be closed on Monday, August the 6th. Go ahead and email and leave … Continue reading Closed on Monday August 6th
GroovyNoodle wire. Some is good; LOTS is better. We absolutely love our GroovyNoodle wire, with its super flexibility and silicone-jacket insulation in 7.5M “casual use” spools. For more ambitious projects that need more length, we now have our GroovyNoodle in value-priced 50 meter spools! It’s more of our favorite 24AWG wire with a whopping 40 … Continue reading New Product: 50 Meter GroovyNoodle Wire Spools
It takes a while to get to know all the quirks of your 3D printer and filament well. We thought we’d add to the knowledge base and share what we’ve learned about using the eSun 1.75mm PLA filament in Glass Watermelon Red on our Kossel Pro delta style 3D printer.
Grove Plant Care Kit is a smart automated solution for making sure the plant stays alive and well. The electronics monitor 4 different parameters necessary for the plant being happy and healthy: humidity, temperature, UV levels, and soil moisture. From these variables it creates a watering schedule that will keep the plant at its optimal … Continue reading Grove Smart Plant Kit Demo
Every year a group of my friends have an engineering Secret Santa. The rules are simple: make something cool for under $20 that requires engineering to complete. In years past we’ve seen Google cardboard VR headsets that are 6DOF, match stick rockets, 3D printed fans that explode when used, 3D printed rockets with cardboard launch … Continue reading Rick and Morty Portal Gun
Now that the season of mass gift giving is (temporarily) over, publishing the details on this special gift for a wedding anniversary will not ruin a surprise. So I figured I’d share this personal project that uses simple but smart electronics.