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Green Manager project

  • eCG hackathon Pictures Report Video recording Day 1 Video recording Day 2
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:42 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • The smart pot prototype This evening we completed the first prototype of a Green Thumb project (an intelligent pot). iPot ?This is a magic flower pot that you don't even need to water ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:14 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • eCommunity Garden at écoHACK Montreal hackathon On October 18th, 2014, members of Sensorica advanced two projects at the ecoHACK hackathon, organized at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. The overall project was to advance the development of ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2014, 7:27 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Presentation of the eCommunity Garden at Genies On Friday October 10th Tibi presented the eCommunity Garden (previously called Garden Manager) and the Piezo buzzer pump at Genies du Nouveau Monde in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Drummondville is between ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2014, 2:12 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • eCommunity Garden - First prototype presented at ecoHACK Montreal Wednesday, September 17th we presented a simple prototype of the eCommunity Garden (previously called the Garden Manager) at ecoHACK MTL 5@8 event at Notman House, Montreal, Canada. This prototype ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2014, 2:13 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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FabMobile activities

  • All day 3D printing on the street @ Mont-Royal Foire Commerciale Event info SENSORICA FabMobile - all day 3D printing on the street! On Friday 29th August 8:00am to 21:00pm, Saturday 30th August 8:00am to 18:00pm at  Mont ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 2:37 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • 3D printing at tam tam in Montreal Join our FabMobile team. SENSORICA is OPEN!ParticipantsTibi, Daniel (main organizers)Sonja, Alex, Virginia (support)SummaryOn Sunday (15 June 2014), we presented the 3D printing technology and ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2014, 10:18 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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3D printer project

  • ArtrOrica, a new prototype built in our lab, is printing! After a few weeks of intense work, Serge finally made the ArtrOrica work. A few pieces were already printed, and after the last fine tunings, this new 3D printer will ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2014, 3:03 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Prototyping of the Micro 3D Printer
    Posted Jul 8, 2014, 7:44 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Artro3D printer presented at Genies du Nouveau Monde Serge Galley presented the Artro3D printer at Genies du Nouveau Monde in Drummondville on 9 June, 2014.
    Posted Jul 6, 2014, 6:37 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • The Artro3D presented at Salon International d'Innovation Quebec We presented the Artro3D printer in Quebec  from 11th to 13 April. See conference program.  We also tested the market, talking to a lot of individuals interested in using a ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 7:33 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Funding the Artro3D printer We (Serge and Tibi) are working on a funding campaign of the Artro3D printer. Please get involved. Open main doc.Presentation for classical fundingCrowdfunding main docGantt chart
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 2:26 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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xyz piezo micromanipulator

  • Low cost piezo actuator V4 We are assembling a new prototype of the low cost piezo actuator. The improvement is higher density of piezo buzzers to increase the range of this device. 
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 12:16 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Low cost piezo-based actuator ready! The third prototype of the low-cost piezo-based actuator was successfully tested today at the SENSORICA lab in Montreal. Applications: biology, micro 3D printer, microelectronics, etc... The actuator alone ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2014, 11:39 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • ENGAGE grant with McGill was awarded A 25K ENGAGE grant was awarded on August first to a collaborative project between SENSORICA affiliates and Dr. P.H. Grutter from McGill University, Department of Physics. As in the ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 11:28 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Piezo motor-based tilt stage under testing Testing of the first prototype of the new tilt stage, by Antonio and Felipe. The casing was 3D printed in our lab. The tilt is +/- 4with 0.0002 ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2014, 4:12 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Low cost, long range piezo stack demonstrated Open main doc
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:34 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Mosquito- Philippe's project

  • The Mosquito measures muscle contraction During the night between Jan 28 and 29 Ivan, Tibi and Daniel obtained the first biological results with the Mosquito Scientific Instrument at Phil's lab. They used the Mosquito ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:44 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Activation and Relaxation of skinned muscles Fresh results obtained by Ivan and James at Phil's lab. You can see activation and relaxation of a small bundle of skinned muscle cells (their membrane have been digested ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2013, 11:29 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Electrical stimulation of sample, we're building understanding This week we made some progress at Phil's lab. I remind you that the end goal is to characterize the Mosquito and to obtain some meaningful results on animal ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2012, 2:07 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Second trial of the Mosquito on a real sample After our last group meeting on Tuesday 27 Nov, 2012 (meeting notes - members only) we accelerated the pace of Philippe's project. The deadline is fast-approaching and we need ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2012, 11:52 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Installation of Mosquito and first tests November 14, 2012, we installed the Mosquito on the microscope and performed the first tests. The picture bellow shows the system without the xyz piezo, which will probably be ready ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2012, 7:02 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Announcements - prototyping and manufacturing

  • Building our prototyping and manufacturing network SENSORICA is now going beyond R&D, to production, distribution and service. We are building a value network capable of delivering complete solutions! For the last 2 months we have ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2012, 5:42 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Joint-type transducer

  • PDMS-based joint for PMMA fiber
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 3:42 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Testing of the convex delivery exit with flat mirror joint-type transducer Today, Tibi created a setup to test the convex delivery exit with flat mirror joint-type transducer. A 1550nm Mosquito (with Chinese parts: LD+isolator, PD and a 50/50 ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2013, 5:49 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Transducer fabrication device Work is being done on the joint-type transducer fabrication device. Tibi, Ivan and Daniel are collaborating on this. We are still working on a prototype device, to learn what ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2012, 8:06 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Previous news We successfully tested the second version of the joint-type transducer (open Work Party doc). We are now planning another iteration to improve it, using a silver coated fiber (see ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2012, 9:13 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Constriction transducer

  • Glass fiber constriction studies using the LED 850nm Mosquito Open to editOpen to edit
    Posted May 10, 2013, 5:14 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Constriction transducer from PMMA fiber Today, Joel continued the work on the PMMA fiber constriction device. He completed and tested the oven containing an omega-shaped nikel-chromium alloy wire. Previously, Joel wrote the manual ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2013, 1:16 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Constriction transducers reach the sensitivity of the joint-type Last week Tibi made a few constriction transducers using the fiber splicer, which are as sensitive as the joint-type. Two of them were brought to Phil's lab, and ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2013, 10:10 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • A device for constriction fabrication Tibi and Jonathan are modifying an old optical fiber splicer to fabricate the constriction transducer. The idea is to use a platinum filament to locally heat the glass fiber very ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2012, 7:46 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Work party During the last work party on Mars 07, 2012, we discovered that we needed to use a platinum alloy as heating element. We acquired a sample to test and it ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2012, 9:14 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Intrinsic transducer

  • Paper - Photonic bandgap Bragg fiber sensors for bending/displacement detection SENSORICA members in collaboration with Maksim Skorobogatiy and Hang Qu, from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
    Posted Aug 30, 2013, 9:50 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Zemax simulation of MM fiber bending loss Recently, Hang Qu used Zemax to simulate the fiber bending sensor based on a regular multimode fiber. Here are some of his conclusions: Zemax is capable to simulate the bending ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2013, 10:34 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • First results with the bragg fiber Hang, working from his lab at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, obtained the first conclusive results for the intrinsic bend-sensitive optical fiber. This optical fiber has immediate applications in ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:41 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Project is starting We are getting ready to perform the first tests on some polymer bandgap fibers. Ordered the (330micron and 125micron inner diameter) connectors for polishing the fiber about two weeks ago ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2012, 6:37 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • ENGAGE grant was awarded! A $25,000 grant was awarded on Oct 5th, 2012. The goal of this project is to design new optical fiber displacement/force transducers. See grant application - members only. See ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2012, 6:43 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Fiber coating

  • Drop mixing - improving silver deposition One problem we had in the past was the mixing of solutions in the drop. The glucose drop is more viscous than pure water. When we add the silver solution ...
    Posted May 31, 2012, 5:20 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Wet fiber coating of the entire glass fiber We modified our optical fiber we coating technique to coat the entire length of the fiber. The idea is to go from a drop to a grove filled with solutions ...
    Posted May 4, 2012, 8:31 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Wet silver coating can be automated! We are pleased to announce our last results on wet silver coating in a drop. A Mosquito was used to monitor the coating process in real time. The adjacent graph ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2012, 10:25 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Back to coating! We are planning another optical fiber coating work party for next week to produce a few joint-type transducers with a silver coated glass LEVER, for the Mosquito that is ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2012, 10:00 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Previous announcements Experimentation for proof of concept approaching completion. See ongoing research.  Device design under way.Device for silver wet coating for single optical fiber (members only)Precision metal coating of small ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2012, 9:54 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Touch-sensitive robots

  • Beginning of this project This project was a natural direction, combining the Mosquito sensor and the XYZ piezo micromanipulators. On the first of June we officially started our project with Philippe Comtois at the ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2012, 3:39 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Sports equipment

  • Beginning of this project The idea of making smart sports equipment has been around within SENSORICA for more than one year (see this communication from SENSORICA general mailing list for example - members only). After ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2012, 9:59 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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