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 week we’re highlighting a number of our favourite tools for maker-educators. We regularly receive questions from libraries and schools asking what tools they should buy and how best to use them. In this series of posts, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our favourite tools and looking at five great examples of […]Read more "Top Five Squishy Circuit Projects"
Spring has officially sprung here in London. If you’re starting to dust off old garden tools and wanting to breath new life into them, why not consider trying one of these 6 maker projects to hack your tools. Or, if you’re wanting to get rid of unwanted garden tools, why not donate them to the […]Read more "Hack your garden tools with 6 cool maker projects"
Conductive paint, while awesome, can be expensive if purchased from online retailers. Spending $12 on a 10ml tube of conductive paint, really adds up quickly for parents and educators. For some time now at the MakerBus we’ve been experimenting with making homemade conductive paint that is less expensive that store bought varieties – now at long […]Read more "How to make homemade conductive paint"
– A clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life – There are all kinds of making. One of the most important, one that everyone does, is the making of food. From a simple box of KD or a peanut butter sandwich to a gourmet soup or roast dinner, humans make everyday: we make […]Read more "Kitchen as Makerspace"
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"
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"
Do you like dinosaurs? How about origami? If you said yes to these two questions, join us at the Make-a-thon and help us build a KitRex. KitRex is a highly successful Kickstarter project from earlier this year in which a college art student raised more than $100,000 to create kits to build 3ft. long paper-craft […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: Building a KitRex"
Leading up to our 24-hour fundraiser in support of the Mother Teresa High School robotics team and the MakerBus, we are previewing some of the projects you’ll see during the Make-a-thon. Today we’re previewing MakerBus Co-Founder Ryan Hunt’s attempt to breath new life into an old bike. Ryan writes: “For the past year now I’ve […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: The MakerBike"