Monthly Archives: September 2015

SELFIES FOR SHIRTS on Twitter and Instagram!

We’re working hard on spreading the word for the expo this coming Saturday and we need your help! If you spot a Maker Expo flyer, poster or sign around in a shop, on the street, wherever – Tweet or Instagram a selfie with it using the #wrmakes hashtag and we’ll enter you into a draw […]

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My best carnival barker invite to Maker Expo

In only 5 days, Maker Expo is coming to Kitchener City Hall. DW here (again), and I want to highlight what a fantastic venue this building is. For a variety of reasons, I seem to be in and around this place on a weekly basis. It really is a hub of the community. And it […]

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Little Libraries of KW and ME

Happy Monday, makers. DW here. I am super-delighted that my friends from Little Libraries of KW  are joining us at Maker Expo, this Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 6pm at Kitchener City Hall. For those of you not in the know, LLKW kits up parts and runs workshops to help people build their own […]

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Rumble on Maker Expo

Eric Rumble, creator of Kitchener’s Night\Shift event interviewed me a week ago for a City of Kitchener newsletter. I did an installation of lit bicycle photos at night for Night\Shift a couple years back. Asked for a few thoughts on Maker Expo and event-making in general, here’s what Rumble said. We are all makers. This […]

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A message from Maker Expo boss Ben Brown

Yesterday was Maker Expo boss Ben Brown’s birthday. All he wants for his birthday this year is for all of Waterloo Region to join us at Maker Expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10am to 6pm at Kitchener City Hall. Let’s all help make Ben’s birthday wish come true. Join us. We are all […]

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T-shirts screened

We were super-excited when Traces invited us into their facility to see our shirts being screened! We talked to Tracey Johnston-Aldworth, the owner of Traces, and Niki Endresz. Traces was started in 1985. Tracey says “I was hand painting designer shirts in Toronto… I was paid $8 per shirt… I went and checked out my work […]

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BotBrawling Mayor of Waterloo: Dave Jaworsky

Hey Waterloo Region! DW here again. Only 9(!) days to go until Maker Expo on Saturday, September 19, 10am-6pm at Kitchener City Hall. Put it in your calendar right now. I’ll wait… Ok, a popular component of Maker Expo is BotBrawl, brought to you by ME organizer Ravi Baboolal and co-creator Dalton O’Connor. Sumo robots […]

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Kids Activities at Maker Expo

Hello all, Cam here. I wanted to take a moment to highlight the sheer volume of awesome things that families and kids can make and do at Maker Expo. In addition to watching robots battle and blacksmiths work there are more than 20 (TWENTY!) activities where your kids can actually get their hands dirty and make […]

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3 Mayors square off at Maker Expo for BotBrawl

Hey DW here, as regular readers already know, a really cool component of Maker Expo on Sept 19 is going to be BotBrawl, organized by mega-makers Ravi Baboolal and Dalton O’Connor. You’re going to see an awesome competition of sumo bots in two weight classes: 30lbs and 150lbs. The name of the game is to […]

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