On Sunday the MakerBus was honoured to receive a $1000 micro-grant from London SOUP for a new educational initiative we are planning to launch – the One Microscope Per Children project. With the money we will be developing a system of 3D printing affordable microscope clips that can be used to transform any smart phone, tablet, […]Read more "One Microscope Per Child – 3D printing microscopes for students in the London region"
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"
3D printers have the potential to revolutionize nearly every aspect of modern life. Because of the tremendous potential of this technology, it’s not at all unusual for tech websites to write less-than-critical articles about the benefits of 3D printing. One article in particular inspired this blog post, 21 Useful Household Items You Can Make With […]Read more "5 “useful” items you can make with a 3D printer (reflections on sustainability and 3D printing)"
On November 30th, the MakerBus team will be hosting a 24hr Make-a-thon at Vibrafusion, 355 Clarence St, in support of sending a local high school team from Mother Teresa Catholic School to the FIRST Robotics regional competition. We will be splitting all funds raised from this event with the Robotics Team, who have already raised half […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: Calling all London businesses, organizations, and community supporters"
One piece of technology that always gets people asking questions is our 3D printer. At the Make-a-thon, our 24-hour fundraiser in support of the Mother Teresa High School robotics team and the MakerBus, we’ll be offering 3D printing demonstrations and mini workshops for 24 straight hours. If you’d like to learn more about how 3D printers […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: 3D Print-a-palooza"