Maker Monday 10/27

Welcome to the latest edition of Maker Monday, where we give you a sneak peek at some of the makers who will be at the Toronto Mini Maker Faire November 22-23rd. ACTION POTENTIAL LAB From analyzing the bones of different animal…

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Maker Monday 10/20

We're one month away from the Toronto Mini Maker Faire and we're kicking off a weekly tradition of showcasing some of the incredible makers who will be bringing their inventions, experiments, and programs to the Faire in November. MATTER AND FORM 3D SCANNER The…

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Help the Toronto Maker Faire: Become a VIP Supporter Today

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Last year, in addition to hosting over 4,000 attendees during the Maker Faire weekend we were fortunate to have the support of hundreds of VIP members from across the maker community and beyond. Our Maker Faire VIPs and Ambassadors made it possible for us to organize a sold out faire, with incredible workshops and makers. Without you – VIPs and Ambassadors – we could not have made it!

We are particularly thankful to our early VIP Ambassadors, who encouraged us and helped us get the word out including David SenfMichael DilaRob HyndmanJohn MacRitchieRoss McKegney, Sarah PrevetteDavid Crow and Paul Bloore just to name a few. Our Faire VIPs were in the hundreds, and pitched in to support our fundraising effort and to help us make the Toronto Maker Faire all it could be. BRAVO. Without you, we could not have done it.

If you weren’t part of the festivities last year, take a look at what you missed!

We are back at it this year and we are working on building the most incredible Toronto Maker Faire you can imagine. We are a small volunteer team, but we have grand plans. But, we can’t do this without you. Attending the faire this year is going to be free which we are really excited about, because it means that no one will have a reason to skip this year’s faire! But that also means we need to fundraise all the costs associated with organizing such a large Faire. Our goal this year is to see 10,000 people from our great city attend the Maker Faire and we are looking forward to welcoming each and everyone of you in November. In the meantime, you can help us by becoming a Maker Faire VIP Supporter. What’s a VIP supporter you ask? It is someone who is helping us bring the magic of the Maker Faire to Toronto. The Toronto Public Library is an awesome partner for our venue this year and that’s an incredible support. But we still need to raise funds to pay for maker equipment, furniture rentals, electricity, insurance and much much more to organize our Faire. We are also scheduling a number of fantastic workshops and we would like to keep the attendance fees for these workshop as reasonable as possible so they are accessible to everyone. And for that we need sponsors and VIP supporters. That’s where you make a difference: you help us keep admission free which in turn removes barriers to access, which in turn creates makers who will change the world tomorrow.

We are working really hard to make your VIP experience this year all it can be. VIP Supporters in 2014 can unlock a host of fun perks with their $50 contribution for an individual or $100 for a family including:

  • Access to our VIP lounge with snacks, drinks, and a free coat check!
  • Skip the line privileges for any of our drop-in workshops and early access to register for our scheduled programming. This means no line up for any of our drop-in workshops!
  • A free ticket to our September launch party! Plus access to our invite-only Meet-the-Maker evening on Friday November 21, where you will get a sneak peek before the Faire opens to the public.
  • Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt! Get the official Maker Faire T-shirt at a 50% discount with your VIP status. (And you will get to reserve your T-shirt size in advance.)
  • A personal guarantee of a high-five from one of the Maker Faire organizing committee members.

So, go ahead, help change the world, become a VIP Supporter today.

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Robots. Fire. Drones! Toronto Mini Maker Faire Is Baaaaaack!

Hello world! Toronto Mini Maker Faire is back. Building off of the great success from last year’s Faire we’re gearing up to do it all again! Here are five reasons why we’re so jazzed to be back. 1. Sold out.…

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Call for Makers 2014

Calling all makers! The Toronto Mini Maker Faire is back and is seeking submissions from all corners of the makerdom to help us create the best faire yet! Last year we had over 4,000 people attend and we’re looking to…

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Toronto Mini Maker Faire survivor guide

Here's a survival guide we put together with 10 Things You Need To Know about surviving - and thriving -  at your very own Toronto Mini Maker Faire.   10 Essentials for Your Maker Faire Survival Kit Tickets. Please bring…

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Autodesk is sponsoring our little Maker Faire!

We truly couldn't pull this off without our sponsors. Autodesk has been a huge proponent of maker movement, and we're thrilled to have them support Toronto Mini Maker Faire. Autodesk is known in the maker community around the world as…

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Big thank you to our sponsor, Teehan+Lax

Teehan+Lax has supported  Toronto Mini Maker Faire from day one, and they need no introduction, really.  There's been so much buzz surrounding them, what with their elegant, clean design for Medium.com, or the mind-blowing award-winning Hyperlapse. Teehan+Lax documents these successes on…

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Why we do this Maker Faire thing again?

Why do we do this? What keeps us going? Our collective enthusiasm for maker culture is certainly one important reason, but it's also about receiving emails like this one: Hi Jen, I'm a 13 year old boy who has recently…

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Need another reason to come out to Toronto Mini Maker Faire?

Hey look, Cory Doctorow says you should come!     Paying it Forward We’re working with our community partners from Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods to help bring 200 children, students, and their families to Toronto Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, September 22, and we need your…

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TVOParents wants to send you and your family to the Maker Faire!

Thought we'd let you know that our media partner TVOParents is doing a fun contest to send one lucky family to Toronto Mini Maker Faire! Tinker. Hack. Invent. Make! TVOParents is giving away a family pass to Toronto Mini Maker Faire, our…

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Pay It Forward! Be a Maker Faire Supporter

We’re working with our community partners from Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods to help bring 200 children, students, and their families to Toronto Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, September 22, and we need your support! In Canada, the latest figures show that…

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Meet the Makers: The world’s first truly affordable 3D Scanner by MATTERFORM

Since Toronto Mini Maker Faire supports making in all its shapes and forms, we thought we’d tell you more about the makers you will meet at the faire. The Matterform 3D Scanner - by MATTERFORM The world’s first truly affordable 3D scanner for home…

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Meet the Makers: HackLab.TO

Since Toronto Mini Maker Faire supports making in all its shapes and forms, we thought we’d tell you more about the makers you will meet at the faire. HackLab Members Projects by HACKLAB.TO HackLab.TO is a technology hacker space in Toronto…

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Meet the Makers: 3D Chocolate Printer BY 3D CHOCOLATEERING

Since Toronto Mini Maker Faire supports making in all its shapes and forms, we thought we'd tell you more about the makers you will meet at the faire. 3D Chocolate Printer BY 3D CHOCOLATEERING See the world's first Chocolate Selective Laser Sintering 3D…

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Meet the Makers: Toronto Tool Library & Makerspace

Since Toronto Mini Maker Faire supports making in all its shapes and forms, we thought we'd tell you more about the makers you will meet at the faire. The Toronto Tool Library: Makerspace has 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC Router…

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What can you expect to see at Toronto Mini Maker Faire?

Expect to see robots, 3D printing in action, jewelry, beautiful wood and glass creations, and more. BetaKit sums it up in a great write-up piece on Toronto Mini Maker Faire: Maker Faire Toronto is a celebration of Makers – a term fondly…

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SAVE 50% on Toronto Mini Maker Faire Tickets!

Thanks to the AWESOME sponsors who have recently come on board, we are able to sell a limited number of tickets at 50% off! Buy your Maker Faire discounted tickets now to SAVE BIG! We have a limited number of…

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ShopLocket: Ecommerce built for makers

We are happy to add ShopLocket to the growing list of sponsors of Toronto Mini Maker Faire. ShopLocket: Ecommerce built for makers ShopLocket has been a huge supporter of Toronto Maker Faire from day one. We have spotted Katherine Hague and crew at the…

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Family Day at Toronto Maker Faire

One thing that would make Toronto Maker Faire special is...seeing more kids at the Maker Faire! So, parents of TO, please take note: Sunday, September 22nd is now Family Day at Toronto Maker Faire. In addition to all the great stuff…

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