Waterloo Mini Maker Fair Celebrates DIY Culture Sat June 15th at Kitchener City Hall

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Saturday June 15th

10am – 10pm

Kitchener City Hall

If you like to think of new things to invent, or new ways to do things then you might want to check out this interesting event taking place Saturday June 15th at Kitchener City Hall. Meet interesting people from our community who want to show off their projects in what is being described as a ‘one-day celebration of DIY culture.’

This is a free event, and will appeal to Makers of all age groups and interests.

OVERALL 2013 SCHEDULE:

  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Maker Tables and Displays
  • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Workshops and Talks
  • 6:00 pm – onwards Live music to round out the day

TALKS

In the Rotunda

  • George Kourounis 11:00 am
  • Aquaponics 2:00 pm
  • Dragonsmith Armory 5:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

Upstairs

  • Learn-to-solder activity ($2 each max 100 kits) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Pom poms 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Foam sword workshop ($15-20 each max 40 people) 12:30 – 1:30 pm

DEMONSTRATIONS

In front of the reflecting pool

  • Lightsabres 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • First Robotics robots 10:00 – 11:00 am , 4:00 – 5:00 pm

MUSIC

In the rotunda

  • Schema Factor 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • DJ N3mef 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Binary Forest 8:00 – 9:00 pm

About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Waterloo Region.

 

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