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Fall 2012 Interns

September 21st, 2012

Two new interns started at the lab last week. They are completing a 4th year placement for Early Childhood Studies.

Safiyah Nakhuda is developing an assistive device based on her interests in inclusive practices and accessibility for people with mobility issues.

Vivian Chan wants to explore options for working as an Early Childhood Educator with children and families in non-traditional settings.


Visit from Yuka Shimada

September 14th, 2012

Famous Japanese children’s artist and author, Yuka Shimada visited the cardboard studio to try her hand at making a rocker.


















Cardboard carry-all tote

August 23rd, 2012

Lab volunteers Yuka and Masako created a carry-all style tote box which can be used in a classroom to store and transport rockers. The design is flexible and can be used for many purposes.

Cutting a centre channel









































































Cardboard toys

August 15th, 2012

The EDGE Lab’s artist in residence, Sae Kimura , created a miniature dollhouse. All the details on the house were made by adding or removing layers of cardboard. She wanted to make a piece that would not need to be painted and used the textures and colours that were already present in the cardboard.

Photos taken by Elizabeth Wilfred (Summer Intern 2012).









































Fairchild Television Segment

August 2nd, 2012

EDGE Lab featured on Fairchild Television.


How to make soft circuit buttons, video

July 30th, 2012

Here’s a tutorial video on how to make fabric buttons that conduct electricity.

View on YouTube.

Margaret Atwood visits the EDGE Lab

July 17th, 2012

Hinged laser cut box made from MDF


Margaret Atwood visited the EDGE Lab today accompanied by Matthew Gibson, President of Syngrafii and Boris Koechlin, CEO of Syngrafii. More pictures of her visit to the DMZ, including some of the lab at the bottom of the page.

Corner chair

Talking sleeve

































The EDGE Lab, as Elizabeth Sees it

July 12th, 2012

This summer, our latest intern Elizabeth Wilfred, will be blogging about her experiences at the EDGE Lab. She is a 3rd year student in the School of Early Childhood Studies. Elizabeth’s posts will provide a unique perspective and should be of special interest to students considering placements or potential volunteers.

To see all her posts, just click on the Interns category on the home page and look for her name.


Raspberry Pi Case

July 4th, 2012

A laser cut box to house the Raspberry Pi. The box is held together with paper clips so it can be opened easily and has holes cut into the base for venting.


































Talking sleeve: update

June 25th, 2012

The work continues. The patches shown here were hand sewn.

We’re now using a machine but our lab tech, Oana, discovered that conductive thread is tricky to sew. She tried using conductive thread on top and regular thread in the bobbin and that seems to be working well.