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2 Days – BYOWB – Bring your own Water Bottles

Tanya here from the Maker Expo organizing team.  In addition to being creative makers who look awesome in orange, Jen (pictured below) and I are passionate about sustainability. We are thrilled that 2016 MakerExpo will be free from single-use water bottles.  That’s right, folks, MakerExpo is a BYOWB (bring your own water bottle) event.  There will […]

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Constructing a cardboard kingdom

Hey makers, DW here. I was surveying the open/closed streets of DTK yesterday to help you get to Maker Expo and found two of my favourite makers constructing a kingdom in one of my favourite mediums: cardboard. Here’s Jen van Overbeeke of In Paper Dreams and Agnes Niewiadomski of Mindful Makers mid-construction on this installation […]

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3 Days – Make stuff and take it home

One of the most important goals of Maker Expo is inspire everyone to keep making at home all year long. The organizing team has spent two years fiddling with the structure and budget of this show to make everything as free-to-you as possible. It’s important to us that there are no financial barriers to the making experience at expo.

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4 Days – It’s FREE; Thanks to our Sponsors

Tanya here from the Maker Expo Team.  It’s the first day of school and only four more days until MakerExpo.  Today we wanted to shine a spotlight on our sponsors.  Without their generous support MakerExpo wouldn’t be possible as the best showcase, and celebration of makers, artists and creatives in Waterloo Region! We would like […]

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5 Days – MORE Kid’s Activities at Maker Expo

So, if you’ve been following along last week you already know that Maker Expo isn’t just for kids, that we will certainly have robots, that you can help spread the word and that some of our exhibitors would love donations of used materials for hacking. Today we will highlight some of the OTHER* activities that […]

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6 Days – Thanks to Volunteers!

Community events require a community to run them and Maker Expo could not operate without the 80+ volunteers who willingly donate their time each year. Today we want to take a moment to thank the volunteers in advance for the tireless effort they will put in next weekend. We do this now because thousands of people […]

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7 Days – Two Quick Ways to Help!

Happy long weekend everyone! While you’re all enjoying the weather we’re busy ensuring next weekend is absolutely, astoundingly amazing. Exactly 50 weeks ago  we began the first annual Maker Expo on September 19, 2015. The day was full of inspiration, fun and hands-on activities. In exactly 10,080 minutes we will begin the second annual Maker Expo on September […]

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8 Days – robots, Robots, ROBOTS!

Cam from the Maker Expo Exhibitors team here. So in these final days before Expo we get lots of questions from all of you. In addition to the question about Maker Expo being just for kids we’ve been asked is Will Maker Expo have Robots? So, now that you know we’ll have robots you should get your FREE Maker […]

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10 days – Bring stuffies, board games, yarn, needles

Hey, Tanya here from the MakerExpo Exhibitors Team.  Can you believe that it’s only 10 more sleeps until MakerExpo? (Yes, I still revert back to Mom-speak when exciting things are on the horizon!)  We have the maps drawn, T-shirts & water bottles are ready to go and exhibitors are confirmed. Now we need your support […]

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