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Speakers line up at this weekend’s Maker Extravaganza: Biohacking, Open Source, Wearables and more

Posted on July 6, 2016 Under Events

  The Maker Extravaganza is coming up super fast, and we're excited to announce this year's speakers and speaker schedule. Catch them on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library this weekend – entrance is free, but we strongly…

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Everything you need to know about the free Maker Extravaganza this weekend

Posted on July 4, 2016 Under Events

  Here's a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Maker Extravaganza held this weekend July 9th & 10th at Toronto Reference Library:   Q Err, what is the Maker Extravaganza? A The Maker Extravaganza is the hallmark event of Maker Festival. We…

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Workshops at Maker Extravaganza 2016

Posted on July 4, 2016 Under Events

  At this year's Maker Extravaganza, there'll be over 100+ makers showing off their projects, free drop in workshops to explore, and registered workshops to sign up to in advance. Here's the list of this year's registered workshops – remember…

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Volunteer Opportunities at Maker Festival

Posted on June 26, 2016 Under Events

Are you a Maker-enthusiast? A Maker-groupie? or maybe just plain old curious about the Maker movement and would like to get involved? Volunteer sign ups for the Maker Extravaganza on July 9 + 10 at the Toronto Reference Library are…

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What’s on at Maker Festival this Weekend: 3D Doodling at the Design Exchange, HackLab’s Junk Independence Day, TorontoMesh Project & more

  We're half way through our Month of Making – and the Maker Extravaganza is coming up fast – remember to register your free attendance! In the meantime, check out one of the 100+ satellite events that are happening across…

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Maker Festival Line Up 2016: ROM’s Friday Night Live , 100+ Satellite Events across Toronto, Weekend Extravaganza, and more

Posted on June 13, 2016 Under news

Four years ago, Maker Festival began as a two-day show & tell organized by a group of friends who loved geeking out on technology, creativity, and DIY. Little did they know, thousands of people would show up, and everything would snowball from…

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What’s on this week at Maker Festival: Maker Educator Conference, robot field tests, developing film & more

Posted on July 4, 2016 Under Events

  We’re three weeks through our Month of Making – and the Maker Extravaganza is coming up this weekend – remember to register your free attendance! In the meantime, check out one of the 100+ satellite events that are happening across Toronto. Here's what's on…

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What’s on this week at Maker Festival: PA Day at Ladies Learning Code, Make Friends Meet Up, Stitching Blooms & more

Posted on June 27, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  We’re half way through our Month of Making – and the Maker Extravaganza is coming up fast – remember to register your free attendance! In the meantime, check out one of the 100+ satellite events that are happening across Toronto. Here's what's…

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What’s on this week at Maker Festival: Projection Mapping, Glass Blowing, Stop Animation and more

Posted on June 19, 2016 Under Events

This week Toronto is dishing up all kinds of creative workshops to get your creative cogs turning. Everything from high tech to no tech, beginners to advanced, kids and adults. Check out the line up below, and take a look…

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What’s on this week at Maker Festival: Dancing with dinosaurs, making dye from flowers, playing games with biology

Posted on June 16, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Everything from silk screening, to coding, to natural dye making, to making games with single cell organisms. Spend your weekend doing something weird, and join in on the Month of Making! This year, ROM are organizing two events as part…

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What’s on today at Maker Festival

Learn how to design your own 3D objects using Tinkercad with Maker Mississauga!   Take a tour of the green room, 3D creation stations, and sound and control rooms full of cool toys, gadgets and instruments at the brand new, state…

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Toronto’s Maker Festival Expands to an Entire Month of Making

Posted on April 20, 2016 Under Events

  HUZZAH! We come with exciting news! As always, Maker Festival's main event – the Weekend Extravaganza – will be hosted by the Toronto Reference Library on July 9 + 10. Save the date! Here's the super exciting part – this…

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Can you help us turn the Toronto Reference Library in to a Maker-y Imaginarium?

Posted on March 28, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Did you know Maker Festival is a 10,000+ attendee event run solely by volunteers? Did you know that this year the Festival is going to be even bigger and better? Did you know that the main event, the Maker Extravaganza,…

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We’re on the hunt for creative people, projects & organizations

Posted on March 15, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Saturday 30th April, 2016 Do you make things? Felted trinkets? Astronomical light fixtures? Model Boats? Robots? Games? Flying things? Things that talk to the internet? Life size puppets? Kinetic art? Something else? Not sure if you're a…

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Want to help us pull off the biggest Maker event in Canada?

Posted on March 1, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  Are you looking for awesome practical volunteer experience? Want to work on a large scale event as part of a kick-butt team? Looking to upgrade your skills? Interested in hanging out with fellow capable, caring and creative humans who's…

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Maker Festival Is Back This Summer And More Humungous Than Ever

Posted on March 1, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  Last year Maker Festival saw over 10,000 people visit the Toronto Reference Library to soak up the city’s maker spirit – even the Mayor called to ask if he could make an appearance! (We said yes, so long as…

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Maker Festival announces Call for Spectacles & Experiences

Maker Festival 2016 is officially scheduled for July 9th & 10th. We're planning some extra additions to this year's event: including more spectacles and experiences! This year, we're looking forward to adding even more maker-y installations, wondrous experiences, and whimsical…

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U of T begins building new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship!

Posted on August 2, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Maker Festival would not have been possible this year without the generous support of the University of Toronto. Education, entrepreneurship, engineering and innovation are closely intertwined and aligned with the Maker Movement – and we're delighted to be supported by…

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Prototyping, Education & The Maker Movement

Posted on August 1, 2015 Under Uncategorized

  Maker Festival is delighted to have the generous support of George Brown Research & Innovation. We spoke to Professor James McIntyre of George Brown College's Centre for Advanced Engineering Technologies about the Maker Movement, education, and how it relates…

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Maker Extravaganza FAQs

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Here's a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Maker Extravaganza being held this weekend August 1st & 2nd at Toronto Reference Library:   Q Is it free to attend the Maker Extravaganza? A YES! Entry is 100% free, but…

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