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"
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"
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)"
Even though Spring is on the horizon, we still have a number of snowy days ahead of us here in beautiful London, Ontario. If you find yourself with looking for family maker activities, check out this top ten list we tweeted out the other day. All of these activities can be done at home cheaply, […]Read more "Maker Activities for a Family Snow Day"
A new year is upon us and the MakerBus team has big plans for 2015. January and February will a time to make new partners, plan upcoming events, and (hopefully) make the MakerBus itself even more awesome. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the things we have in store for the beginning of 2015. […]Read more "MakerBus 2015 Roadmap"
On Sunday November 30th, the MakerBus team will be holding a year end event before going on hiatus for December and January to focus on developing our 2015 programming. Since it’s the last event we’ll be holding this year, we’re aiming big – Mythbuster big. Join us for the Make-a-thon – a 24-hour live-streamed event […]Read more "The Make-a-thon"
Shortly before starting our Make University Summer Camp, I received a GoPro camera for my birthday. Wanting to find fun projects for the camera, I started researching different GoPro projects that would be doable for our summer camp. I ended up finding these projects which use a GoPro camera and a ceiling fan to make […]Read more "Make U reflections: building a DIY Matrix-style camera"
While I live in London Ontario these days, I’m originally from Victoria BC. Most of my family still lives in Victoria so running the Make U summer camp at UVic gave me some time to see my family (which after the past several years of either living abroad in or Ontario happens less often than […]Read more "Make U reflections: Making time for family"
On November 23rd, 2013 the DHMakerBus team invites you to join us for London’s first Day of Making. We’ll be at the fabulous new cafe Edgar and Joe’s, located in the Goodwill Building (255 Horton St E), showing off the many things that makers from London are doing with their skills and creativity. This free, […]Read more "Help us MAKE London Big & Bold!"