Monthly Archives: September 2015

Amy Ferrari crowd paint

[Jen:] I am very excited to report that we will have a very large mosaic to put together at Maker Expo, courtesy of local artist, Amy Ferrari. She has worked very hard to come up with a super cool image, and then she cut it up into over a 100 pieces. These paint-by-number style squares will be […]

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Wettlaufer’s Wheel coming to Maker Expo

This is the Wheel… and this is the Wettlaufer. Mr. Brent Wettlaufer, intrepid photographer, Senior Interpreter-Education at THEMUSEUM and clearly a hardcore maker. He built this 7-foot ferris wheel over many dozens of hours out of K’NEX pieces rumoured to number somewhere around 8000! DW here, again, all the time. We, the MEEPs, had been […]

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Maker Expo volunteers make it happen

DW here. It’s no exaggeration to say that without our awesome volunteers, there’s no Expo. So when you see volunteers at Kitchener City Hall on Saturday during the Expo, please offer a high-five and shout “Thanks for volunteering!” You’ll know them by their t-shirts that say “volunteer” on the back. Ask them questions. Ask for […]

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Mayor Berry’s bot garage

Hey DW here, just 3 short days away from Maker Expo! Last night, Ravi and I checked in on Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic’s makeshift robot garage at Kitchener City Hall. It is right in this very place that the Expo is happening, Saturday September 19 from 10am to 6pm. Free-no-pay. We’ve got the mayors of […]

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SELFIES FOR SHIRTS on Twitter and Instagram!

We’re working hard on spreading the word for the expo this coming Saturday and we need your help! If you spot a Maker Expo flyer, poster or sign around in a shop, on the street, wherever – Tweet or Instagram a selfie with it using the #wrmakes hashtag and we’ll enter you into a draw […]

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My best carnival barker invite to Maker Expo

In only 5 days, Maker Expo is coming to Kitchener City Hall. DW here (again), and I want to highlight what a fantastic venue this building is. For a variety of reasons, I seem to be in and around this place on a weekly basis. It really is a hub of the community. And it […]

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Little Libraries of KW and ME

Happy Monday, makers. DW here. I am super-delighted that my friends from Little Libraries of KW  are joining us at Maker Expo, this Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 6pm at Kitchener City Hall. For those of you not in the know, LLKW kits up parts and runs workshops to help people build their own […]

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Rumble on Maker Expo

Eric Rumble, creator of Kitchener’s Night\Shift event interviewed me a week ago for a City of Kitchener newsletter. I did an installation of lit bicycle photos at night for Night\Shift a couple years back. Asked for a few thoughts on Maker Expo and event-making in general, here’s what Rumble said. We are all makers. This […]

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A message from Maker Expo boss Ben Brown

Yesterday was Maker Expo boss Ben Brown’s birthday. All he wants for his birthday this year is for all of Waterloo Region to join us at Maker Expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10am to 6pm at Kitchener City Hall. Let’s all help make Ben’s birthday wish come true. Join us. We are all […]

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