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The further rise of hardware–Catalyst in Kitchener

It was a frosty day in January, earlier this year, that I got to take a tour of the proposed Catalyst 137 “smart manufacturing” space on Glasgow. I’d call it a hardware incubator, but the size (465k sqft) and ambitious … Continue reading

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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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Repost: MakeKW visits hacklab.to

Well, it is Throwback-Thursday, so I’m bringing back some old stuff  from the deep web after seeing a comment from my friend and hackerspace meta-maker, Seth Hardy. He worked hard helping to build hacklab.to in Kensington Market and then Site … 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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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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