The Frivolous Engineering Company Inc. is proud to announce that our Ultimate Useless Machine Kits and Parts Kits are now being sold at Redline Hobby Ltd. and so I would like to thank store owner H.J. (Henry) Redekop for retailing our product.
Redline is the only full-line hobby shop in southern Saskatchewan and have been in business for 20 years. They are located at 308 McDonald Street, Regina.
I’ve been a customer since they first opened and recently purchased a Blade quad-rotor from them. I highly recommend Redline for all your hobby needs. They have knowledgeable, helpful staff and a very large selection of radio controlled model planes, copters, boats, trains, rockets, scale models and much, much more.
Inside Redline Hobby Ltd.
In addition to Redline Hobby Ltd., Ultimate Useless Machines can also be purchased at the Saskatchewan Science Centre Gift Shop.
Science isn’t useless or frivolous, in fact it’s super cool! And there isn’t a better place to learn about science than The Saskatchewan Science Centre. The Centre features hands-on science exhibits, live stage shows and demonstrations.
Last night I attended the first meet-up of CrashBangLabs, a hacker space that is forming here in Regina. More than 50 people attended and it looks to me like we have the critical mass needed to make this work.
The most impressive thing for me was being in the same room with over 50 like-minded people: folks who want to get their hands dirty and MAKE stuff.
A hacker space is more than just a place with tools and equipment, it’s the people who MAKE it happen. And judging from the folks I met last night, CrashBangLabs is off to a great start: almost every who attended the meeting signed up and intends to become a dues-paying member. The next steps will be incorporating the hacker space as a non-profit organization and finding a suitable location.
Hats off to David Gerhard and Matt Haines who got the ball rolling, and everyone who attended. You folks MADE my day!
On Saturday we moved into our new shop space. With 900 square feet of former office space we have lots of room to grow. And being outside city limits, just off of scenic Pinky Road, we avoid paying city taxes and licensing fees.
The one downside to this move is there is no wired internet available. We will be looking into a WIFI bridge that will link the shop to my house, which is about 5 miles away as the crow flies.
Many thanks to my good friend Grant W. for all his help with the move. Grant works at CenturyVallen, a safety supply company and he also supplied us with a couple of fire extinguishers, too.
Inside Frivolous Engineering
I’d also like to thank our new landlord Bob Y. for his help getting the shop ready for us. In addition to installing a new water heater and other repairs, he cut a hole through the wall for our laser-cutter’s air exhaust.