Learn - Create - Innovate

If I Built A House: Sparking Creativity with Kids

May 19, 2016

Sometimes I like to start my workshops with books that spark creativity. "If I Built a House" by Chris Van Dusen is one of my favourites.

If I Built A House by Chris Van Dusen

Wanted: Inventors!

March 28, 2016

Maker Junior is thrilled to be partnering with researchers from the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. We will be hosting a fun, free, Inventors Workshop for 7-9 year olds to explore bendable materials and electronics. Young 7-9 yrs makers must have participated in past Maker Junior Workshops in order to attend the first phase of these workshops. During this workshop we’ll be playing games and exploring the properties of different materials alongside electronics. All participants will have a chance to build their own inventions and share with everyone what they have created. At a later date, after the Inventors Workshop, we’ll be hosting sessions with our littlest inventors, 2-5 years of age, to see how they engage and interact with refined prototypes. During this session, participants will... Continue Reading →

Hallo EEweb.de!

March 23, 2016

Hallo! Remember when we were listed as EEWeb's Engineering Site of the Day? Today I learned that there is a German site, EEWeb.de aka Elektronik Forum EEWeb. Ausgezeichnet! There are articles, forums and news articles. Today I also learned that Einführung is introduction in German, and if you have been looking for an introduction to the Raspberry PI in German, you can find one here: Raspberry Pi Einführung. Wie cool ist das? Continue Reading →

Meet Ottawa Maker, Andrew Pelling

March 03, 2016

Andrew Pelling's opening talk at TED Live 2016. Using unprocessed natural cellulose, i.e. plants, as scaffolding for muscle growth is definitely out of the box thinking. Here in Ottawa, we've been lucky enough to watch as this thinking takes shape.

Ottawa maker, Andrew Pelling