Maker Faire Mars anyone?

Posted on April 28, 2013 Under Uncategorized

April’s been a busy and exciting month for us…. between Yuri’s Night Toronto, the NASA Space Apps Challenge and FITC Toronto. We’ve included a few pics and links to the events below, with a review of FITC Toronto to follow.

Yuri’s Night

“…a global celebration of humanity’s past, present and future in Space.”

Attended by our own Jen Dodd and Jenn Turliuk.

A breakdown of activity for the evening can be found here.

Lego + Tequila + stand-up comedy + cocktails = a lot of fun

Yuri's Night

Jenn Turliuk and fellow Lego enthusiasts! See more pics of the evening here.

Jen and Andy

Jen Dodd of Toronto Mini Maker Faire and Andy Forest of Maker Kids.


“The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.”

The Space Apps Challenge has been documented on Tumblr, with a blog post capturing Toronto projects over the weekend here.


There was also a Space Apps Youth Challenge where kids could explore a range of space-themed creative tech… designing alien life forms, 3D printing aliens, creating their own planet and virtually putting themselves in an astronaut suit!

We’ve included a photo from the event below (borrowed from this post), with a massive thanks to Maker Kids!

Space Apps Youth