MAKER FESTIVAL | REGISTERED WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE 2018

Not to be confused with our drop-in workshops which are located throughout the Festival, Registered Workshops are ticketed events held in the Beaton Hall area of the Toronto Reference Library.

The Registered Workshops check-in desk is located to the right of the staircase at the east end of the main floor atrium. Our friendly Registered Workshops Coordinators will check you in and guide you to the correct workshop room. There you will enjoy a quiet environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival, where you’ll meet members of the maker community leading hands-on experiences rich in learning, sharing and making!

Sound great? Oh ya! To join in, simply choose from our schedule below and follow the link to buy your tickets!


SATURDAY

JULY 7

9:30 AM
– 11:00 AM

Cardboard Robot Hacking Workshop | $30/person BUY TICKETS

Build your very own robot companion! You supply the imagination, and we supply the laser cut robotic parts, building materials and mentoring to bring your idea to life. Put them together to make a robot that can drive around, swivel its head, move its arms and other appendages.

9:30 AM
– 11:30 PM

UrbanCottageFood Sourdough Workshop | $50/person BUY TICKETS

There is nothing that makes a house a home more then the smell of freshly baked bread. If you are new to sourdough bread then this is the perfect workshop, and if you’ve decided to learn to bake bread for the first time then this workshop is also suitable because we cover all the basics. Presented by: https://www.instagram.com/urbancottagefood/

9:30 AM
– 11:30 AM

Wallet 42 Workshop – Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Workshop | $5/person BUY TICKETS

An open source project for the world’s first “TRUE” DIY bitcoin hardware wallet! An educational project to shows people how cryptocurrency wallets work and how to send and receive bitcoin themselves. Participants will be able to purchase parts kits on site and will follow along as we build our bitcoin hardware wallets. We will then create accounts on the free web applications Wallet 42 has created. We will send everyone a small amount of bitcoin for free and then participants will be shown how to send payments to each other thus reinforcing the peer-to-peer transaction scheme that bitcoin was founded on. Presented by www.diyhardwarewallet.com

11:15 AM
– 12:30 PM

Computing Immersion – Coding Your Imagination! Workshop | $5/person BUY TICKETS

Transfer your reading skills to coding by decoding JavaScript processing.js and learn how to code intuitively. You can choose from 600+ projects. Code one that appeals to you, then make it into something new. You’ll be coding your imagination in no time! Hatch will be running a coding workshop with our 600+ project library, giving access to participants to hundreds of coding projects and starting them on the road to programming literacy. Presented by: Hatch Canada

11:15 AM
– 12:00 PM

Slime + Circuits Workshop | $20/person BUY TICKETS

Make ooey, gooey, sticky, stretchy slime! Our 10-year old slime-pro will show you what its all about. First you’ll make slime and then tuurn your slime into a computer keyboard with a Makey Makey circuit kit! Your slime will be used to play a digital piano, drums or video game. A perfect hands-on project for kids big and small. Hosted by Codezilla Kids

12:45 PM
– 2:00 PM

IKEA Hacking – Handy is the NEW COOL Workshop | $5/person BUY TICKETS

IKEA Hack your way into beautiful, functional interiors – take a plain white BILLY bookcase and turn it into a fancy WILLIAM bookcase. Plans; a Demonstration; Tips and Tricks; Suppliers – learn new skills, expand your creativity, start participating in the PEAK FURNISHINGS phenomenon.

12:45 PM
– 2:00 PM

3D Modeling with 3D Orchard Workshop | $25/person BUY TICKETS

Learn how to use 3D Orchard to design and create 3D printable models. First we will meet our fearless workshop leader, Rob and learn all about his vast experience in 3D design. Rob will introduce participants to the fundamentals of 3D and using 3D Orchard to design virtually any object! Participants will create virtual and physical models on their own laptop or tablet and there will be time for questions and tailored help for everybody’s individual projects.

2:15 PM
– 3:15 PM

Maker Identities Workshop | $5/person BUY TICKETS

This workshop is an opportunity to reflect on the value of making things, and what connects us as makers. In the workshop we will do this by…making things! Materials used include LEGO and other craft materials such as pipe-cleaners and play-dough! Presented by David Gauntlett

2:15 PM
– 3:15 PM

Make, Create and Innovate devices and wearables with DGDL Workshop | $15/person BUY TICKETS

Make, Create and Innovate with us future phones, devices and wearables. (Suitable for all ages – parents and kids. A 1-hour casual drop-in style format workshop). Daily Goods Design LABS is a product design, research and innovation company based in Toronto, Canada. We strive to educate, inspire and enable others through design and technology. At this year’s MakerFestival we will share our design process with kids and parents, getting them first to think about what they want and need from future devices and wearables.

3:15 PM
– 5:00 PM

Wearable Tech – Workshop | $50/person BUY TICKETS

How much did I walk today? Get introduced to the world of IoT (Internet of Things) via wearable technology. In this 90 minute workshop, students will get exposed to ideating and designing a wearable project that solves a real life problem. The focus of the workshop would be learn about Micro:bits (a palm size smart circuit board) and using MicroBits, participants will design and CODE a step counter. All laptops and materials are provided and there is no prior coding experience is required.

3:45 PM
– 4:45 PM

Tech Toys, Code + Play Workshop | $20/person BUY TICKETS

Play with award-winning, educational and one-of-a-kind tech toys, apps and robots that introduce coding, circuitry & early computational thinking. Make your toy move, talk, walk, light up or glow! Or play a digital piano! This is a totally hands-on workshop, as all tech toys require one-on-one interaction and control. Presented by: Codezilla Kids

SUNDAY

JULY 8

10:30 AM
– 11:45 AM

3D Modeling with 3D Orchard Workshop | $25/person BUY TICKETS

Learn how to use 3D Orchard to design and create 3D printable models. First we will meet our fearless workshop leader, Rob and learn all about his vast experience in 3D design. Rob will introduce participants to the fundamentals of 3D and using 3D Orchard to design virtually any object! Participants will create virtual and physical models on their own laptop or tablet and there will be time for questions and tailored help for everybody’s individual projects.

12:15 PM
– 1:00 PM

Slime + Circuits Workshop | $20/person BUY TICKETS

Make ooey, gooey, sticky, stretchy slime! Our 10-year old slime-pro will show you what its all about. First you’ll make slime and then tuurn your slime into a computer keyboard with a Makey Makey circuit kit! Your slime will be used to play a digital piano, drums or video game. A perfect hands-on project for kids big and small.

1:15 PM
– 3:15 PM

UrbanCottageFood Sourdough Workshop | $50/person BUY TICKETS

There is nothing that makes a house a home more then the smell of freshly baked bread. If you are new to sourdough bread then this is the perfect workshop, and if you’ve decided to learn to bake bread for the first time then this workshop is also suitable because we cover all the basics. Presented by: https://www.instagram.com/urbancottagefood/

1:45 PM
– 3:00 PM

Cardboard Robot Hacking Workshop | $20/person BUY TICKETS

Build your very own robot companion! You supply the imagination, and we supply the laser cut robotic parts, building materials and mentoring to bring your idea to life. Put them together to make a robot that can drive around, swivel its head, move its arms and other appendages.