Access Makeathon 2017

We’ve kicked off the New Year in high gear with a 48-hour makeathon this past weekend! Neil Squire Society organized the event which took place in the ‘Hangar’ building at the Centre for Digital Media here in Vancouver. Local makers pre-registered and were then organized into teams and matched with … Continue reading

Getting Started With Raspberry Pi – A Student’s View

We met Ethan today at our free Raspberry Pi workshop. As well as having tons of ideas and questions, Ethan wrote this report which he was kind enough to send to us, and which we immediately wanted to share with you. So without further ado, here is what you missed!… … Continue reading

MakerMobile’s Great Summer Tour of BC

People have been asking when the MakerMobile would pop up in their town, and for 19 communities across BC the answer is: now! MakerMobile is taking to the road on July 10th for an almost month-long tour that will bring maker education fun and hands-on art and technology activities to … Continue reading

Science Structures at Trout Lake

Come and build ‘science structures’ with us at Trout Lake community centre on Saturday May 14th between 11am and 4pm! We’re organizing this drop-in workshop as part of the NSERC Science Odyssey week, a nationwide series of science and engineering events. We have developed a lightweight and tool-free construction system … Continue reading

Join our team!

MakerMobile is recruiting this summer We need an energetic and motivated person to join us on our Grand Tour of BC, which will be taking place between July 10th and August 6th. We’ve partnered with two library federations to visit 19 towns in north-central and north-eastern BC, bringing tons of … Continue reading

New! ‘Venue Only’ Rates

Are you dreaming of organizing a creative event but don’t have the right space to make it happen? Why not book the venue that comes to you – the MakerMobile! Perhaps you would like to… Hold a painting workshop at the beach, or Teach people to make chainmaille at your … Continue reading

Elements of Electronics: Course Report

We just wrapped up this introduction-to-electronics course, and it went over very well with our first group of 8 students, most of whom were software or web industry professionals. Each of the four planned 2-hour sessions stretched to over 2.5 hours, but even with 10 hours in the MakerMobile we … Continue reading

Android Bootcamp

We’ve partnered with our talented young friends at Dragonfruit Coding House to bring you a three-day Android development bootcamp. At the end of this short course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to create your own simple apps for the Android platform, and you’ll have a solid base … Continue reading

New Kits for Maker Faire #1: IR Blinkie

This post is the first in a series that describes new kits we are putting together just in time (hopefully;-) for Maker Faire this weekend. Kit #1: Infra-Red Blinkie Kit #2: Art-Bot Kit #3: Personal Circuit Boards Plus, we will be bringing our Beetle-Bot kit to Maker Faire for the … Continue reading

Road Trip!

We’re trying to reach out to communities beyond the greater Vancouver area with the hope of piecing together an itinerary for a MakerMobile tour of BC in late July/early August. Several people have expressed interest in the past and we’re hoping that we can pull together enough support to make … Continue reading