Category Archives: kwartzlab

kwartzlab Tuesday Open Night—right now!

kwartzlab Tuesday Open Night is on tonight 7-10pm. If you’ve never been, why not come out tonight and check it out. Here’s maker Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux and his drawbot rig. The two servo-driven disks are hooked to linkage which has a pen … Continue reading

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kwartzlab is people

This week at kwartzlab’s regular Tuesday Open Night, I gave a talk about my photobooth project for the artist-in-residence gig that I’ve been cranking away on since the beginning of the year. The TL;DR is that kwartzlab is people. It’s … Continue reading

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kwartzlab turns five–reflecting back and looking ahead

Meet four of the hardest working meta-makers in Waterloo Region. Four of the seven kwartzlab founding directors, from top right, Ben Brown, Steph Smith, Cedric Puddy, and James Bastow. kwartzlab is WR’s most excellent makerspace, a fully equipped workshop and … Continue reading

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kwartzlab is like no other place I know

This is what engagement photos look like at kwartzlab. Ok, ok, James and Agnes are not engaged AFAIK, but this hacked thermal imaging camera is a great example of the kind of awesome projects that surprise and delight visitors at … Continue reading

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Learning FPGA’s at kwartzlab

Catherine Holloway of kwartzlab coordinated a Verilog FPGA programming class on Saturday at the lab.  I’ve always wanted to learn this stuff, occasionally driven by the limitations in I/O lines or speed that I’ve hit in some applications using Arduinos … Continue reading

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kwartzlab–new home: same great community

My very good friends at kwartzlab opened the doors last Saturday on their new home on Charles St. just below Stirling Ave. at Kent St, and what a great space it is!  If you’re completely new to this thread: kwartzlab … Continue reading

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Agnes Niewiadomski is a maker’s maker

fabric, stitching – Agnes Niewiadomski My wickedly talented friend, artist, baker, and killah propmaker (rhyme!), Agnes Niewiadomski is the current artist in residence at kwartzlab.  I popped by the lab on Sunday with James Bastow and once again Agnes’ work … Continue reading

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What can you make with a laser cutter?

A pretty freakin’ cool clock, for one thing. I popped by kwartzlab last Tuesday for their open night to check out the new laser cutter, funded by CEEO.  James Bastow was there with his latest project: a word clock, inspired … Continue reading

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Quadcopter talk by Kareem Shehata of Aeryon Labs

So… now I know what I want for Christmas.  Had a chance to drop by the old stomping grounds of kwartzlab for their Tuesday Open Night.  James Bastow, the maker’s maker and a director of the lab, invited Kareem Shehata … Continue reading

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kwartzlab rocks Hacky Halloween!

On Saturday, Waterloo Region’s super-duper makerspace, kwartzlab, set up shop at THEMUSEUM to engage the community in an awesome event that involved building electronic candles and carving cool pumpkins.  Dubbed “Hacky Halloween”, this KW Awesome Foundation-funded event really highlighted kwartzlab’s … Continue reading

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