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I had a great trip to Waterloo last week to visit the Communitech Hub for their open house as well as a quick stop at the Kwartzlab maker space in Kitchener and Diyode in Guelph.  A big thank you to Christopher at Kwartzlab and Matt at Diyode for taking the time to show me around.  These are both great places with lots of tools and therefore opportunities.  It was also great to meet Ryan Consell, the artist in residence at Kwartzlab – amazing...
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Congratulations to Allen and Luke – winners of our Maker Faire draw for the Arduino Inventors Kit and Raspberry Pi!  Thanks for coming out to the ModLab at ArtEngine last night.  We hope to see you both back with some projects!...
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Thanks to all who came out to Invest Ottawa for my talk on “Introduction to 3D printing” last night.  It was a great crowd with lots of good questions!  I’ve posted the slides from the evening at: https://prezi.com/user/stemdesignlabs/...
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..And a great time was had by all!   It was a very successful Mini Maker Faire – held at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa on the holiday weekend – Aug 31/Sept 1, 2013. We met with lots of great people with a huge range of interests – from 3D printing and scanning to electronics, textiles, dramatic prosthetic’s, Internet of Things, Making in Education, Engineering prototyping, etc., etc.  It was wonderful to see such a diverse range of...
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We’ve recently been working with the Glen Cairn Public school to help kick-start the new maker club (iHub) planned for launch in the next school year.  This space represents one of the first “Maker Spaces” at a school in this region. The early arrival of the 3D printer gave us an opportunity to let the grade 8 class try their hand at creating their first 3D objects! With only a bit of previous “Inkscape” knowledge, and a quick demo of the basics...
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