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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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:   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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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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Ottawa 2013 Techlinks Startup Event

Bruce Firestone's Explorieum Tech Links was a kick-off event in the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event  joins Ottawa's small, medium and large technology companies to explore opportunities to grow through partnerships, marketing channels and development of strategic relationships with investorsAs an event sponsor, Design 1st set up a 20 foot booth to show the Ottawa Angel Investor and Entrepreneurial  community the great diversity and strength of the physical products being developed by our innovative clients.Design 1st Showcased Clients Included:Nuvyyo             EverFlo              PowerPress         ThinkRFNuraleve          Solo Rolo          Bath n Play           RumidifierEzclipse           Cam Post      […]
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2013 Ottawa Mini Maker Faire

Attention! Calling all Ottawa inventors, tinkerers and creative minds, the 3rd Annual Ottawa Maker Faire will be held at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum August 31 - September 1, 2013. What Happens at a "Mini Maker Faire"? Deemed the World's Largest Show and Tell event, the Maker Faire festival started in the San Francisco bay area in 2006 and has since expanded to dozens of cities across the world. In 2013, there are expected to be over 60 community driven Mini Maker Faires around the globe including Tokyo and Rome. […]
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FIRST Robotics 2013: Astechz Team 2994

Let the games begin! That was the phrase heard by 1000’s of high school robotics teams across the globe January 5 as the 2013 FIRST robotics competition (FRC) was launched. From that point on, high school teams had 6 weeks to design, fabricate, program and test their robot based on competition criteria. As a sponsor for the past 4 years to the Astechz Team 2994, Design 1st has seen its fair share of robots go from whiteboard sketch into the ring against competition. This year the competition game called “Ultimate […]
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