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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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UTW and the elusive student demographic

“Will you take our picture?” Me: sure. Last Thursday after a great AbeErb meetup with Mark Connolly and absent a long-shift working Brohemus, I spent Brother Night roaming Uptown Waterloo. In a snow storm. With busloads of t-shirt-clad students. In … Continue reading

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DIYDAY2 Saturday Chainsaw–get there!

Hey, so there’s a lot going on this Saturday, Nov 1! I got the first item for your to-do list right here: 1. DIYDAY2 at Chainsaw. Marc Lecompte is back with his zine-making, music-loving band of merry makers. Lots of … Continue reading

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Etsy pop-up in Downtown Kitchener

Etsy held a country-wide Made In Canada event today, the local manifestation of which landed at the Walper Hotel in DTK. For those new to the internet, Etsy is a relatively well-established online marketplace for makers.  I think this is … Continue reading

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Hub Haps #003-Myo-controlled Klugman Kar

I cannot make this stuff up. But Kurt Schwarz and Yanish Jutton can. They are $400 out of pocket and totally kicking ass with their Myo-controlled Klugman Kar (my moniker, not theirs). It not only drives via Myo-control, but also … Continue reading

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You are invited to a talk on Looking Up and In

You are invited to a 20-minute talk I’m giving on my piece “Looking Up and In” Thursday, May 23 at 8:30pm out in front of Kitchener City Hall in the Civic Square.  Please RSVP to either the facebook event or … Continue reading

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Ignite Waterloo #6–great energy, great venue!

Rockin’ good time last night at Ignite Waterloo #6 down at Whistle Bear Golf Club! With frequent updates on Game #7 and the LRT vote, plus picture-perfect weather, cold beer, great art, and lots of friends, we had a great … Continue reading

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Memories of the Box 10 Art Show & Sale from November

More blog catch-up!  Before we get too far from November and from Cathy Farwell & Co’s fantastic Box 10 Art Show & Sale, I wanted to share these pics from the event and suggest you talented makers queue up your … Continue reading

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On the humble power brick…

Reading Karl’s great blog post on repairing a kijiji’d synthesizer, I thought about how sad the original owner must have been when he smoked his nice Korg Poly-800 MKII just by plugging in the wrong power supply.  I also thought … Continue reading

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