Ottawa Maker Faire 2015 Recap

Design 1st was proud to be a presenting sponsor of Maker Faire Ottawa for the 4th consecutive year. And this year’s event was the largest yet, with 9,500 attendees coming out to meet the makers, inventors, tinkerers and local artists at the Aberdeen Pavilion. Even the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson got in on the excitement, designating November 7-8 Maker Weekend across the city. But for Design 1st the 2015 Maker Faire Ottawa started several months earlier in May 2015, with the launch of the D1 Maker Lab - a […]

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Professional Makers – Design 1st & Macadamian

Join Macadamian and Design 1st on August 16-17 at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology for the second annual Mini Maker Faire Ottawa! The Ottawa Mini Maker Faire brings together individuals who celebrate the fusion of art and science, and embrace a DIY spirit. While the focus of the Mini Maker Faire is on the process of making, Design 1st and Macadamian, two local hardware and software design and development firms, are partnering with local high school and university educators to show young makers just how easy it is […]

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3 Day Countdown to the Ottawa Maker Faire

Will you be attending the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire this Weekend? If so, bring the Kids too and show them what's going on in the Ottawa Maker Community   Here's the Details: Date: August 16-17 Time: 10am - 6pm Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum 1867 St. Laurent Blvd. More Info: www.makerfaireottawa.com/   Why should you attend? The Ottawa Mini Make Faire was the fastest growing Maker Faire in the world last year with over 4000 attendees. This year's Faire  promises to be event bigger, with 60 exhibitors plus a professional Maker space where Design 1st and partner Macadamian will be […]

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Kick-Off Event for the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire

Last night, Shopify opened their doors to Ottawa’s Maker community with a kick-off event for the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire. In attendance were over a dozen local makers, educators and companies providing a sample of the cool things to be expected at next month’s event, held Aug 16-17 at the Musem of Science and Technology. Check-out the photo album below to see what was on display!

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2014 San Francisco Maker Faire

The San Francisco Maker Faire is the flagship event of Maker Culture where everything is big! This year we were lucky to get a first person account of the event from Design 1st  maker buddy Steve Borza from Bluink who supplied the photos. The event featured a giant 25ft tall Fire breathing Octopus called El Pulpo Mecanico,  a Robo-Tar product that lets beginners play the guitar by picking out cords mechanically,  mind controlled interactive games, 3D printers that print all kinds of materials including flexible plastic, cake icing and  living […]

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