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Ottawa Maker Faire: The Culture of Making

This past weekend, Ottawa played host to their own Mini Maker Faire. Emily Daniels has a nice writeup and some great photos from the event. She writes:

Over this past weekend 40 makers and a handful of volunteers gathered together in the nation’s capital, laden with gadgets and moded parts, cloth and paper, Arduino boards and LEDs, and brought the first Maker Faire to Canada.  The makers came from all over Canada and the U.S.- some as far as 8 hours away to participate in the faire.

For some context, a Maker Faire is an event created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset” and has been held in various locations in the U.S. since 2006. The Ottawa Maker Faire was part of the Electric Fields Festival hosted by Artengine; a non-profit, artist-run center that provides community resources to foster democratic and innovative approaches to electronic art and media.

Our event drew over 500 attendees over the course of the weekend and kept the makers on their feet answering questions and explaining their work. From delicate papercraft to hardy aquatic robotics, the projects ran the gamut of inventive and playful exploration into the workings of things. As varied as the projects and people are, it is the underlying threads of idea sharing and collaborative doing within these makers that unites and bonds them together; a drive that continually renews itself by friendly competition and the satisfaction of creation.

And more fantastic photos from kreativitea, Spins & Needles, and of course RobotGrrl, who’ll no doubt be talking about the Faire on her weekly webcast.


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1 Comment

  1. I was there with my Squirrel model airplane. It was an amazing event. Met lots of new friends and also spent time with existing friends…

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