Kootenays Mini-Tour

Here are a few shots from this month’s tour. Hosted by local libraries, the MakerMobile stopped in Salmo, Creston, Rossland and Nelson, and brought a healthy dose of maker-y goodness to those communities. People who came out to the drop-in Maker Mashup and the by-registration classes got a taste of … Continue reading

MM in two places at once!

If you were watching our twitter, you’ll have noticed something odd over the weekend. We were simultaneously at the Whistler Children’s Festival and also at the library in Creston! How is this possible? The MakerMobile itself was in the BC interior where Farrell was playing a series of events in … Continue reading

Art-Bots in Whistler!

This weekend, July 8th and 9th, we’ll be in Whistler running workshops in art-botics as part of the Whistler Children’s Festival Art-Bots, also called Doodle-Bots or Scribble-Bots, are a super fun, creative and accessible introduction to building autonomous critters, i.e. robots, as well as introducing simple electric circuits. We love … Continue reading

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