Category Archives: kwartzlab

kwartzlab v3 build out

Popped by kwartzlab v3 on Sunday morning to see what’s cooking with the new space. It’s been 6 weeks since my last visit and there has been a tonne of progress on all fronts from moving to mudding. Melissa Pynkoski, … Continue reading

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kwartzlab on the move

After a good number of years at the corner of Charles and Kent, Waterloo Region’s original makerspace, kwartzlab, is on the move to new digs just around the corner at 145 Bedford. Hard working meta-maker and move organizer, Cam Turner … 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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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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