How to start a makerspace with next-to-no money -Ryan Hunt, Co-Founder of the MakerBus, Canada’s first mobile makerspace Three years ago Kim Martin, Beth Compton, and I decided to build Canada’s first mobile makerspace. But there was one small catch – we didn’t have any money. Despite this (big, but not insurmountable) catch we have […]Read more "How to start a makerspace with next-to-no money"
With only a few days until Family Day in Ontario, now is a great time to start planning fun, affordable, and educational Maker/STEAM family activities. The maker movement celebrates do-it-yourself learning and learning through trial and error. In this spirit why not spend Family Day at home making and learning as a family! Here are some […]Read more "Great Maker/STEAM Family Day Activities"
This is going to be a big year for the MakerBus and we’re starting off the year with a very exciting announcement – we have expanded our team! We were lucky enough to meet our new team member Vida shortly before the holidays last year and we are even luckier to have her joining our team as […]Read more "Introducing our newest team member – Vida!"
What a year it has been. From being part of Maker Faire Detroit, to launching our first after school class, to creating programming for thousands of students, the MakerBus has been very busy in 2015. In this series of blog posts we’re going to look back on some of the highlights of the past year. […]Read more "The MakerBus Year in Review (2015): Part I"
Up-cycled pop-culture jewelry, superhero fan mail, and a DIY arcade – oh my! On Sunday October 18th join the MakerBus team at Forest City Comicon for a day of fantastical fun. We will be bringing some maker-style creativity to this event to share with everyone at FCC. What kinds of things are we planning, you […]Read more "Join the MakerBus at Forest City Comicon Sunday October 18th"
On September 26th, 704 people came together in downtown London to create Canada’s Longest Human Circuit. While we were 611 people short of breaking the World Record for the Longest Human Circuit (currently held in Sydney Australia with 1315 people), we were amazed to see that many people come out in our community to support a […]Read more "Reflections on creating Canada’s Longest Human Circuit"
As the summer winds down, we’re gearing up for the second round of MakerBus renovations. Last year with the help of Paul Graham at Alpine Systems Engineering and his amazing team, we turned a rusted, old school bus into our big blue beauty. The second stage of renovations will focus on the interior of the […]Read more "How would you build a mobile makerspace?"
After much planning we finally have exciting updates about our Guinness Book of World Records attempt to break the World Record for the Longest Human Circuit. We are happy to announce that our event has a date, a location, a time, and a way to register. DATE: September 26th, 2015 LOCATION: Registration at the Museum […]Read more "Help us create the World’s Longest Human Circuit in London, Ontario"
The MakerBus has been selected as one of three finalists in the Venture London small business awards in the new business category. We’re honoured to be selected as a finalist from a pool of more than 90 applicants. All three finalists will receive a 60 second commercial produced by In2 Communications Inc. Given that none […]Read more "Help us make a 60 second commercial"
Last Wednesday (March 15th) we ran a lock-picking for kids after school class (huge thanks to Matt for running the class). While we received a lot of amazing feedback about the class, we’ve also had some people in the comments section of the London Free Press questioning why we would teach children how to pick […]Read more "Maker Education – why teach children to pick locks?"