Kitchener

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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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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Blacksmith Sandra Dunn on Maker Expo

You might pass by this shop, visible from the Conestoga Parkway, and have no idea of the metal magic happening inside. I serendipitously learned of Sandra Dunn and her business Two Smiths back in 2013 when I (DW) caught a photo of her during an industrial tour associated with BOX Art. Fast-forward to today and […]

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Music maker Ian Newton

A couple weeks back, I sat down with my friend/artist/music maker Ian Newton. Before I get into that, I’ll bring you the Maker Expo message of the day: exhibiting makers have only 3 days left to apply. Canada Day, July 1 deadline, y’all. Amplify your fun by getting in as a maker of anything. Ian […]

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Maker Expo pop-up rocked Summer Lights Festival

We, the Maker Expo + kwartzlab crew brought our love of making to Summer Lights on Saturday night and the people responded with gusto. Agnes Niewiadomski had kitted up an LED-lit plastic badge for night wanderers to make-and-take and Ben Brown and Neil Eaton were helping visitors make buttons. Our Jennifer van Overbeeke was running […]

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Maker Expo at Summer Lights Festival tonight

Our MEEP Agnes Niewiadomski has a make-and-take tonight at Summer Lights Festival, kicking off at 8pm. Only 200 kits for these sharp looking light-up badges, perfect for wandering the DTK night. Why just watch when you can make? We’ll be at 179 King St W, in Kitchener (the old Entertaining Elements shop, mere steps from […]

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Bringing Maker Expo to your 570 News radio waves

DW here. Cam Turner and I are hitting the airwaves tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:45pm on 570 News to talk about Maker Expo in Eric Drozd’s tech segment. You can listen live on the interwebs or tune in the old-fashioned way on your AM dial at, yep you guessed it: 570 kHz. Got a few more […]

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