Special thanks to Michael Clark for writing this special guest post about the case for campus makerspaces. If you would like to share your thoughts about making, get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we’d love to feature your work. (Click here to view a high resolution copy of the poster: Mike_MakerSpace_Poster_Final) For the past three years, I’ve […]Read more "Guest Post – The Case for a Campus Makerspace: St. Laurence College (Kingston)"
Last Wednesday (March 15th) we ran a lock-picking for kids after school class (huge thanks to Matt for running the class). While we received a lot of amazing feedback about the class, we’ve also had some people in the comments section of the London Free Press questioning why we would teach children how to pick […]Read more "Maker Education – why teach children to pick locks?"
Spring has officially sprung here in London. If you’re starting to dust off old garden tools and wanting to breath new life into them, why not consider trying one of these 6 maker projects to hack your tools. Or, if you’re wanting to get rid of unwanted garden tools, why not donate them to the […]Read more "Hack your garden tools with 6 cool maker projects"
It has been a busy (and totally amazing) few weeks for the MakerBus. We wanted to write a quick email and thank a bunch of different awesome people in our community who have given us their support in the past weeks. We’ve always said that the MakerBus runs on community support and we’ve received an […]Read more "Huge thanks to everyone who supports making in #LdnOnt"
At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]Read more "Introduction to Scratch Part III: How do parents and teachers get started using Scratch?"
We are happy to announce a new addition to the MakerBus team. Safia has joined us as part of her College Boreal Professional Training Placement. During her placement Safia will be lending us her passion, organizational skills, and considerable artistic talents. Safia is an excellent cartoonist and has create a series of MakerBus cartoons that […]Read more "Introducing our newest team member – Safia"
Here in London it felt like Winter would never end, but finally, Spring is here! If you’re looking for fun family projects to celebrate the coming of Spring and/or Easter, we’ve compiled a list of great maker projects. Time to put the gloves and coats away and create something joyful! 1. Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs […]Read more "Family maker projects to celebrate Spring"
Okay London, we’ve got a big idea – like 1,500+ people setting a world record big. Monday night we were honoured to receive the support of Awesome London (a community group that gives out $1000 each month for an awesome cause) to make our dream of setting a world record in London a reality. According […]Read more "Let’s set a world record in London with the World’s Longest Human Circuit!"
At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]Read more "Introduction to Scratch Part II: Creating Custom MaKey MaKey Instruments"
We talk with a lot of parents in our community who want their children to engage with the maker movement, but can’t afford expensive classes and equipment. Learning like a maker doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, many makers pride themselves on self-learning and building things as cheaply as possible. In this post we’re […]Read more "Affordable and Accessible Maker Learning Resources for Parents (Part 2)"