The Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of “maker” culture. It’s been called everything from a “digital quilting bee”, to “futuristic crafts fair”, to “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”. Maker Faires started in California half a decade ago and are spreading across the globe, as far as Cairo and Hong Kong.
We’re here for community building, inspiration, skill sharing and a weekend expo where all ages are welcome; the only requirements are curiosity and enthusiasm. Stay in touch with Makers from this year’s event and help us plan a Bigger and Better event for Spring firstname.lastname@example.org
Building on the success of last year’s Robotic’s Hackathon, the event is back this year and is a great opportunity to get familiar with the emerging field of cloud-robotics. With a prize of $1500 for the winners, and prizes for second and third places, this year participants are asked to create a robot remote monitoring application allowing them to keep an eye on how their autonomous robots and smart devices are doing and how well they are accomplishing their tasks.
Last year, we restricted the hackathon participation to groups of people gathering in one place and participating to the event at the same time. This space-time restrictions seem outdated, especially for a cloud-based event. This is why, this year, we have no physical gathering restrictions or strict time synchronization requirements for participants. Also, we are not providing free robotics kits this year since now robots are more accessible and more people have them. Instead, we are giving away 3000$ in cash prices to the top three projects
The sweltering heat could do nothing against the ardor of Makers present at the inaugural Mini Maker Faire in Montreal and all weekend successive crowds of visitors were intrigued by all these inventions and creations. It was a golden opportunity for all those enthusiasts to inspire visitors and discuss their passion for robotics and interactivity. Read more on Fab Labs Québec
Ever come up with a great idea but not know how to start? Ever get discouraged on a project and can’t find any quick help online? Ever have a piece of tech break down and not want to pay 30$ for the proprietary repair manual that might not even make sense to you? Look no further! Fixit offers instruction manuals, helpful technicians, and discussion forums. Community-run and user-moderated, this site is an encyclopedia of useful help for tech based makers!
I’ve been mentioning the stencil workshop to people and I was surprised to find out that a lot of people don’t know what it is, or how easy it can be! Here’s a simple run-through. The method that will be shown Sunday at the Faire takes a bit longer to set up, but is also ideal for rolling out a massive amount of prints.