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 Kim Martin’s attempt to make 100 mittens in one day. Kim and a number of supportive friends hope to […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: the 100 Mitten Challenge"
In the days leading up to the Make-a-thon (a 24 hour live-streamed fundraiser celebrating creativity in London and raising money for the Mother Teresa Catholic School’s robotics team and the MakerBus), we’ll be featuring some of the projects people will be working on during this event. Our first project comes from MakerBus co-founder, Ryan Hunt. […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: Non-flammable LED Umbrella"
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"
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"
There are plenty of fantastic tutorials on the internet showing how to make tiny robots called “brushbots” out of toothbrushes (this one is quite good). But we’ve noticed that a lot of the tutorials require soldering – something that not everyone feels comfortable with since it involves molten lead. This tutorial will show how you […]Read more "An easy way to make a brushbot"
Between June 2nd through June 6th the MakerBus team was in beautiful Victoria BC offering a one-week kids camp called Make University (Make U). Now you may be wondering what our team was doing so far from our home in London, Ontario and the answer is a somewhat long one. In short, each year the […]Read more "Make University at the University of Victoria"
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!"
The DHMakerBus Team has a couple of events to let you know about! We are going to be Making at the Western Fair Farmer’s Market May 18th and 25th alongside the Fire Roasted Coffee Folk on the second floor. Come on by and find out about the Maker Movement: participate in our creative tasks: Imagining […]Read more "Raising Awareness for Making in London, Ontario"