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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Workshops at Maker Extravaganza 2015

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

There are two types of workshops happening at the Maker Extravaganza on August 1st & 2nd. They are open to all ages unless otherwise specified: 1. Drop-in Workshops will run throughout the weekend at different stations across both floors of…

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Imagination Catalyst Audience Choice Award

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

For those who are familiar with the Maker Festival will know that each year the title of Best in Show is awarded to a handful of exemplary Makers chosen by the organizing team. This year, Best in Show will be…

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3D Printing Exhibitors at Maker Festival

Posted on July 26, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Do you go totally gaga for 3D Printing? Want to know what awesome 3D printing exhibitors will be at the Maker Extravaganza this year? Here’s the low down: MakerWiz This project explores the ability of 3D printing to create artistic…

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What’s on at Maker Festival this weekend

Posted on July 24, 2015 Under Uncategorized

AND SO IT BEGINS! AN ENTIRE WEEK OF MAKING! What's on at Maker Festival this weekend? Everything from Virtual-Reality-Headset-Making to Needle Felting to Figure Drawing. If you're looking for a reason to tap in to your creativity, this week there…

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Volunteer Opportunities at Maker Festival

Posted on July 16, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Are you a Maker-enthusiast? A Maker-groupie? or maybe just plain old curious about the Maker movement and would like to get involved? We're going to need a humungous team to pull off the Maker Extravaganza – and we'd love to have…

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What makes a Maker?

Posted on May 29, 2015 Under Uncategorized

The applications this year have been as diverse as ever – perhaps owing to the fact that we’ve been calling for ‘contributors’ rather than just ‘makers’. And the choice of language was an attempt to do just that – attract a…

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Toronto Just Got More Awesome

Posted on April 13, 2015 Under Uncategorized

BIG news folks. We’ve officially upgraded our hardware, so to speak, since we saw you last. It comes with more bells, all of the whistles, additional lasers, an extra thruster in our jetpack, LED care-bear tummy signals and 100% more capes. Here’s the…

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Awesome Foundation Awards $1000 To Educational Pinball Project

Once a month, the folks at the Awesome Foundation Toronto give out $1,000 to a lucky someone who has an awesome idea that needs a little cash to make it a reality. This month's cash loot was awarded at Maker…

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Best in Show

Meet our 12 Best in Show makers from this year's Mini Maker Faire Coffee Drip Printer by RIT Put your morning cup of brew to another level and use it as your printer ink! DIY Pinball A modular, open source approach to…

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Meet our key sponsor! George Brown Research & Innovation

Huge supporters from the dawn days of the Faire, George Brown College, Research & Innovation came back on board as a key sponsor in 2014. Robert Luke, VP of Research & Innovation, George Brown College told us that events like…

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MakerKids @ Maker Faire 2014

The Maker Faire this year is packed full of awesome workshops and activities for kids. In fact, we have the amazing folks from MakerKids coming along to facilitate robot battles, boat racing and rocket launching! Yes, there will be rockets…

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Talks + Demos @ Maker Faire 2014

On top of all the Maker booths and awesome workshops we have planned, there's also an entire line-up of talks going on at the Maker Faire on the third floor of the library. The best part is - they are…

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Workshops @ Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2014

Toronto Mini Maker Faire is local celebration of makers and the things they make. It's a two day festival held each year where makers gather to show off their creations to the public - with an emphasis on hands-on experiences…

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2014 Maker Faire FAQs

Here it is folks - everything you need to know for the Toronto Mini Maker Faire this weekend Nov 22-23rd at the Toronto Reference Library.   Q What is the Faire? Why is it mini? A The Faire is a week end…

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Bridgeable Announces Bridging the Gap Award!

Here at Toronto Maker Faire HQ, we want to take a moment to share the spotlight and introduce companies and organizations that went out of their way to help the Faire this year. First up: Bridgeable! Bridgeable is an award-winning…

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How It Happens: Toronto Mini Maker Faire

Posted on November 18, 2014 Under Sponsors

One of the biggest challenges for any event is getting the support to make it all possible. Toronto Mini Maker Faire seems to be different—it’s as if world really wants to make it happen. We're grateful and a little overwhelmed…

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The Makers Are Coming.

This weekend Nov 22-23rd will see the biggest Maker Faire Toronto has ever hosted. The Toronto Reference Library is going to be packed to the brim with local creators, hackers, crafters and tinkerers. You'll get to meet and play, listen…

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