With less than one week until Valentine’s Day, time is running out to create an unforgettable gift for your loved ones. And since nearly everyone else in the world will be searching for flowers, chocolates, and restaurant reservations, why not think outside of the box and make a heart-felt homemade gift. Here are five ideas you […]Read more "Five Fun Maker Valentine’s Day Ideas"
Travelling across Southern Ontario with the MakerBus we witness countless amazing moments. Some of these moments we are lucky enough to capture on film (metaphorically speaking since we use digital cameras). We’ve put together some of our favourite photos from the past year. When viewed as a whole, we believe they really capture on hands-on […]Read more "Our favourite pictures from 2015"
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"
This Friday (February 20th) the MakerBus will be helping Brescia College with their “Just Own It” conference. During this one-day event Brescia will welcome 300 high school girls from London and the surrounding area for an active learning workshop encouraging young women to consider becoming entrepreneurs. The MakerBus was invited by Brescia to design one […]Read more "Ideas for planning large-scale maker workshops"
We get a lot of questions from parents and from people just getting started with the maker movement (a democratizing movement that empowers people to build, create, and tinker) asking what’s the best way to get started. Should I enrol in a class? What websites are good? What should I buy? After thinking about these […]Read more "Secrets of great makers: 5 ways you can embrace the maker movement"
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"
In the final instalment of our three-part series exploring how to create library makerspaces on different budget ranges, we’ll be exploring what to do if you secure a large amount of funding, and we’ll attempt to answer the question – what would a $1,000,000 library makerspace look like? If you receive a million dollar grant […]Read more "How to make a $1,000,000 library makerspace"
We’re excited to announce a new on-going feature for our blog – a how-to guide to building a Minecraft arcade cabinet. We’ll be documenting the entire process from beginning to end, warts and all. Since we’re big believers in learning from failure here at the MakerBus, we’ll be documenting every success, every failure, and every […]Read more "How-to make a Minecraft Arcade Cabinet (Part I)"
This summer as part of the TD Summer Reading Program, the MakerBus will be visiting nearly every library in London offering 90 minute pop-up maker activities. In this post you’ll find more information about these activities. Here is a schedule of our upcoming visits: Children’s: July 28, 2:30 p.m. Crouch: July 29, 2:30 p.m. Beacock: […]Read more "Summer Library Roadtrip Mega Post"
Whether its the army of fitness trackers hitting the market, or Apple’s highly rumoured smart-watch, there’s no denying that wearable technology is shaping be to the next big technological trend. This March the MakerBus team would like to show London that you don’t need to be a tech giant to have fun with wearable technology. […]Read more "MAKE London Wearable Technology and Made Clothing Fashion Show"