Monthly Archives: September 2015

Meet The Builders with Ravi B and the 150lb robot Roach

Hello Makers, RaviB here your resident roboteer. Thank you for joining us for Maker Expo 2015! I hope you had a blast and left having learnt something new. The power of our community is the sharing of knowledge and ideas. In light of this I’ve asked the various robot fighters from Bot Brawl to sit […]

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Waterloo Region is MAKER REGION!

Hey folks, Ben here! I just wanted to say from all the MEEPs – THANK YOU!! Despite a brief torrential downpour and construction closures, 7500 people descended upon Kitchener City Hall last Saturday to see, learn and do everything from fighting robots, knit-bombing, soldering, rocket launching, cardboard pirating, painting and SO MUCH MORE from our 100+ awesome exhibiting makers. We’re in […]

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Share your Maker Expo photos, video, stories

What a blast we had with you on Saturday at Maker Expo! DW (still) here. I need your help compiling a big list of where people can find photos, video, blog posts, etc from Maker Expo 2015. I’m going to publish that list here on the ME site for a few reasons: 1. So we […]

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Maker Expo 2015

Darcy here. It’s done! Maker Expo 2015 is over. We’re exhausted but so grateful to everyone who came, everyone who exhibited and everyone who volunteered. We’ve uploaded just a few of the awesome photos taken yesterday by our photography volunteers. We’re so happy with the response and the comments we received. I’m going to call […]

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Conestoga College supports Maker Expo

Massive Maker Expo high-five to Conestoga College for supporting us with funds and some of their makers. I stopped by to see their year-old makerspace on Doon campus last week. But today, my friends, today they’re coming to you because you’ll be at Maker Expo at Kitchener City Hall and so will they. DW here. […]

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#IStandWithAhmed

Darcy here.  Earlier this week, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought a home-built electronic clock to school and ended up being expelled and arrested. The CBC has a great interview revolving around Ahmed’s story, talking about the freedom to tinker. The motto of Maker Expo is “We Are All Makers.”  Our goal has been to make Maker […]

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Sam will get you to Maker Expo

Sam and I were at a Geek Week organizers’ meetup last week and she said “Man, I’m helping you guys with Maker Expo next year.” Says I: “No need to wait, Sam. I need help bustin’ through the Region’s construction fatigue.” DW here. You know: that pesky social inertia that can start to creep in […]

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Learn to Solder

Hello Everyone, Cam here. We’re less than 24 hours from the big event. By this time tomorrow the rain will have stopped and we’ll be in full swing celebrating Waterloo Region’s maker culture. In preparation for that we bring you an account of how our 2015 Learn To Solder badge came to be. Come, read […]

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Allan Caine: electronic clockmaker at Maker Expo

“I wanted to learn more about electronics and how it works… this was a good way to understand more about hardware and also to produce something lovely.” Electronic clockmaker Allan Caine, one of the great makers joining us at Maker Expo, shared a few thoughts on with me yesterday on the making that he loves […]

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Laurier entrepreneurs meet the makers Saturday

DW here. Remember waaay back in June when, in collaborative maker spirit, we first started talking about hooking up Maker Expo with all the bright entrepreneur students at Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship? That meeting with Laura Allan, Stephen Preece, and Victoria Larke led to two amazing developments: 1. The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship sponsored […]

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