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Speaker Series Presents: Halley Trusler

Since a young age, Halley has always been heavily influenced by the creativity and tenaciousness of the makers and doers (including her parents) that have surrounded her, and encouraged to be bold when following her own entrepreneurial pursuits. Which is why it comes as no surprise to anyone that knows her well, that while she […]

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Speaker Series Presents: The Nath Family – A Maker Family Journey

HOW TO BUILD UP MAKER SPACES AND UNDERTAKE MAKING-ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN AT HOME Vikas, Artash (Grade 6) and Arushi (Grade 3) are a maker family and co-founders of HotPopRobot.com. Vikas worked with the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Delhi on environment and development issues for 12 years. He left the United Nations to start […]

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Speaker Series Presents: The Nath Kids – Every Child is a Creator!

Artash and Arushi love space, robotics and music. In their maker journey, they have combined their interests to make over 20 projects which have been displayed in various maker festivals, conferences, schools and libraries. Whether it is the Mars rover, the CanadaArm or the Galactic Bot, all their projects actually start with paper and pencil. […]

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Speaker Series Presents: Bernie Rohde

MAKING STRANGER PROJECTS/ TECHART HACKING THE ARDUINO UNO Programming with Arduino is a bit like paint-by-numbers:  you get very nice pictures, pretty much the same as everybody else’s.  For students in a place like Waterloo Region, not to mention artists and designers trying to do original work, there might be, without hacking, not much future […]

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The Return of Fridge Poster Friday!

Okay, it’s still Thursday, but that just means you have time to get the poster up for Friday morning. Do us a favour and print our poster and stick it up on the fridge at your work/dorm/school/whatever? Everybody should know how awesome Maker Expo is going to be this year and you can help us […]

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Volunteer With Us!

We’re a little more than two weeks away from Maker Expo and it’s shaping up to be our best Expo yet! But we can still use some help. If you can take a few hours out of an admittedly packed Maker Expo schedule to help make Maker Expo better for everyone, we’ll be incredibly grateful. […]

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Speaker Series 2018 Schedule

As we announced a few weeks ago, we have a great new addition to Maker Expo this year: The Speaker Series! Today we have the full schedule available for you to start planning your visit. Showcasing makers and creatives who wish to share their passion and craft with you, these 10 different individuals will present […]

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What’s Drew Making???

Drew Ripley is one of the stars of Maker Expo. For three years, he’s been bringing his imaginative, gigantic balloon creations to our show. This year, he’s looking to top everything he’s done so far. Drew will be bringing in a crack team of balloon artists from far and wide for a week to pull […]

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