We were recently asked by a community partner what we would put in a makerspace in a box – something portable that could be transported for location to location to create pop-up maker experiences. For this thought experiment let’s assume that in addition to our makerspace-in-a-box you would have access to basic equipment like computers, […]Read more "Ideas for creating a makerspace in a box"
A new year is upon us and the MakerBus team has big plans for 2015. January and February will a time to make new partners, plan upcoming events, and (hopefully) make the MakerBus itself even more awesome. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the things we have in store for the beginning of 2015. […]Read more "MakerBus 2015 Roadmap"
Time flies when you’re writing a year in review post. In our last post we remembered January through May of 2014 – a half year filled with bus renovations, frantic fashion shows, and and our first experiences actually using the MakerBus in public. Let’s examine the second half of our fun-filled 2014… June Notable Blog […]Read more "MakerBus Year in Review (Part II)"
What a year it has been. While the MakerBus as a project is turning two in March, 2014 was the year that we really came into our own. In January of last year we had a rusty, barely working school bus with minimal equipment and one year later we’re proud to have a beautiful blue […]Read more "MakerBus Year in Review (Part I)"
Check out our new tutorial video showing how to make MakerBus favourite.Read more "How to make non-toxic slime using Borax and glue"
After a brief exchange on twitter yesterday inspired an idea – a holiday story exchange. Here’s how it will work: 1. Use the Twine Game Maker (http://twinery.org/) to create a short, choose-your-own-adventure-style story 2. Share your story either on twitter or on Facebook 3. Read others’ stories We love Twine. It’s a free, open-source tool […]Read more "Holiday Story Exchange"
On November 30th, the MakerBus team will be hosting a 24hr Make-a-thon at Vibrafusion, 355 Clarence St, in support of sending a local high school team from Mother Teresa Catholic School to the FIRST Robotics regional competition. We will be splitting all funds raised from this event with the Robotics Team, who have already raised half […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: Calling all London businesses, organizations, and community supporters"
One piece of technology that always gets people asking questions is our 3D printer. At the Make-a-thon, our 24-hour fundraiser in support of the Mother Teresa High School robotics team and the MakerBus, we’ll be offering 3D printing demonstrations and mini workshops for 24 straight hours. If you’d like to learn more about how 3D printers […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: 3D Print-a-palooza"
Leading up to our 24-hour fundraiser in support of the Mother Teresa High School robotics team and the MakerBus, we are previewing some of the projects you’ll see during the Make-a-thon. Today we’re previewing James and Fred’s amazing tweeting teletype machine. James and Fred are tinkers who love to hack old technology to do new […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: James and Fred’s Amazing Tweeting Teletype Machine"
Do you like dinosaurs? How about origami? If you said yes to these two questions, join us at the Make-a-thon and help us build a KitRex. KitRex is a highly successful Kickstarter project from earlier this year in which a college art student raised more than $100,000 to create kits to build 3ft. long paper-craft […]Read more "Make-a-thon Preview: Building a KitRex"