Maker Faire in the Community

We’ve been fortunate for the support of many community partners who offer us space at their events to setup and promote this year’s Maker Faire Calgary.

Because Maker Faire is all about making we try to always have hands-on activities at these events. This makes it more interesting for everyone and less of a sales pitch.

At these events we need the help of volunteers beyond our regular event team, especially with the hands-on activities. We keep these community outings fun and no prior experience is necessary. All training provided. Water and snacks are always provided.

Some Activities We Offer

Nerdy Derby: With this activity participants build a small race car from a ton of provided materials. The cars then race down a track where the purpose isn’t so much winning as it is testing and refining to make the car even better.

Learn to Solder: This activity allows participants to try something most people would never expect to do, and that’s solder electronic components to a circuit board that when complete it lights up, as do the faces of all the participants who take part.

Screen Printing: Participants will use a silkscreen to print a fun image onto materials such as paper or fabric.

All activities include the following elements:

  • Activities are unique experiences not often found elsewhere.
  • Activities are accessible and fun for nearly all ages and abilities.
  • Participants take their creation home when they are done.
  • All activities are provided free of cost to the participant.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 9th -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
Activity: Nerdy Derby
Sunday, September 10th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing
Wednesday, September 13th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Thursday, September 14th - 5:30pm to 10pm
 Event: Adults only Night
 Location: - TELUS Spark Science Centre - 220 St. Georges Dr NE
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Thursday, September 14th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Friday, September 15th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Saturday, September 16th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Event: Market Collective
 Location: 1390 17th AVE SE - Inglewood
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Sunday, September 17th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Event: Market Collective
 Location: 1390 17th AVE SE - Inglewood
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Saturday, September 23rd -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing
Sunday, September 24th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder Screen Printing
Saturday, September 30th -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder Screen Printing
Sunday, October 1st - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing

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Maker Faire in the Community

We’ve been fortunate for the support of many community partners who offer us space at their events to setup and promote this year’s Maker Faire Calgary.

Because Maker Faire is all about making we try to always have hands-on activities at these events. This makes it more interesting for everyone and less of a sales pitch.

At these events we need the help of volunteers beyond our regular event team, especially with the hands-on activities. We keep these community outings fun and no prior experience is necessary. All training provided. Water and snacks are always provided.

Some Activities We Offer

Nerdy Derby: With this activity participants build a small race car from a ton of provided materials. The cars then race down a track where the purpose isn’t so much winning as it is testing and refining to make the car even better.

Learn to Solder: This activity allows participants to try something most people would never expect to do, and that’s solder electronic components to a circuit board that when complete it lights up, as do the faces of all the participants who take part.

Screen Printing: Participants will use a silkscreen to print a fun image onto materials such as paper or fabric.

All activities include the following elements:

  • Activities are unique experiences not often found elsewhere.
  • Activities are accessible and fun for nearly all ages and abilities.
  • Participants take their creation home when they are done.
  • All activities are provided free of cost to the participant.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 9th -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
Activity: Nerdy Derby
Sunday, September 10th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing
Wednesday, September 13th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Thursday, September 14th - 5:30pm to 10pm
 Event: Adults only Night
 Location: - TELUS Spark Science Centre - 220 St. Georges Dr NE
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Thursday, September 14th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Friday, September 15th - 3:30pm to 6pm
 Event: Beakerhead 4 to 6
 Location: Stephen Avenue Mall (exact location to be determined week of event)
 Activity: Screen Printing
Saturday, September 16th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Event: Market Collective
 Location: 1390 17th AVE SE - Inglewood
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Sunday, September 17th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Event: Market Collective
 Location: 1390 17th AVE SE - Inglewood
 Activity: Nerdy Derby
Saturday, September 23rd -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing
Sunday, September 24th - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder Screen Printing
Saturday, September 30th -10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder Screen Printing
Sunday, October 1st - 10am to 6pm (flexible shifts available)
 Location: East Village Junction at 439 8 Ave SE (beside the National Music Centre)
 Activity: Learn to Solder / Screen Printing

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