The MakerBus Collaborative is teaming up with the always wonderful Lefty Smudges to bring you a workshop like no other! We’ll be starting from scratch making our own paper, constructing origami envelopes, getting a lesson on correspondence from Lefty, and leaving on week four with a beautiful handcrafted gift (just in time for Mother’s Day!). […]Read more "MAKE Spring!"
Makerspaces are amazing places for learning and discovery – unparalleled spaces that encourage people to learn through hands-on discovery. At the same time, makerspaces often contain equipment that can be extremely dangerous. At the MakerBus we often consult with organizations that are interested in building makerspaces. From libraries, to schools, to community centres, we are […]Read more "Building a makerspace? Safety considerations for 3D printers, drones, and laser cutters"
We were going through old files on our computers the other day, and found this note dated March 20th, 2013. For context, the MakerBus originally started as a shared project between Kim Martin, Beth Compton, and Ryan Hunt. We all studied (and still do study) a field called the “digital humanities” – a discipline that […]Read more "New year, new website – MakerBus Year 3"
On Friday we had a parent ask us to create a list of resources that he could work on with his daughter. This request came out of a discussion of the cost of after school classes and children’s camps. The parent in question remarked that while getting his daughter invested in learning is his top […]Read more "Affordable, accessible maker learning resources for parents (Part 1)"