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By Ben Brown
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Southern Ontario Makers & Hackerspaces Conference, set for November 2nd, 2013 in Kitchener!
Two Events in One!
The Friday evening before the main event, join us at Kwartzlab Makerspace for an invite-only meet-and-greet and free BBQ.
The main Saturday event will features speakers & workshops the entire day.
Join a wide range of speakers as they give talks on subjects ranging anywhere from making to running a hackerspace. Current talks include 3D printing, wearable sensors, open source software, camera hacking, podcasting and more.
Accompanying several all-day workshops (including badge hacking and soldering), we have several themed workshops running during the day. Current workshops include Arduino development, home brewing and Tamagotchi hacking.
Each attendee will receive a custom-designed microcontroller-based conference badge (based on the popular Arduino platform) that can be hacked and re-programmed at our all-day badge hacking workshop. These badges are designed by the hosting hackerspace and are meant to be expanded upon — they can be used in your own projects!
While you’re in town, there’s a free all-night arts festival happening in Downtown Kitchener called NIGHT\SHIFT. SoOnCon has traditionally been scheduled to happen around Nuit Blanche in Toronto, but Kitchener is lucky to have their very own exhibition this year. There will even be a pop-up maker space for attendees to continue hacking on their badges or other projects after SoOnCon.
Hope to see you there!
We welcome Ryan Consell to the lab to begin his 2 month summer artist residency (August-September)!
We welcome the return of….
Can’t Keep a Man Down
New Paintings by Roland Hofer at kwartzlab
Reception: 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 6th
33 Kent Ave. Kitchener
519 581 8645
When: Thursday June 27th, 7 pm to 10 pm.
Where: kwartzlab, 33 Kent Ave., Kitchener.
Cost: $11 non-members; $9 members
(All proceeds go towards buying several sets of lino cutters for the lab! Hoorah!)
I was approached by the one-and-only Hilary Abel @angrycelery at our Waterloo Mini Maker Faire this past weekend. She offered me a last minute spot to join in on the King Street Art Market!
So if you missed my plants at the Faire this weekend, do not fret! I’ll be manning my table from noon-8pm tomorrow…. that’s Wednesday, June 19th!
Come say hi, buy some art, and maybe bring me a popcicle! I would really like that
Oh, and did I mention that my plants were made at kwartzlab? Yup! Lasers are awesome!
Here’s the pretty poster with all the details!
Open Invite: Sunday Night Craft Jam – running weekly in June!
Organized by our Artist-in-Residence Heather Morton.
Who: All are welcome! (Free / Voluntary donation)
Where & When: at kwartzlab 7-10pm Sunday evenings in June, starting this weekend (June 2nd), hopefully going till the end of the month.
What: If you like crafts, come to our casual drop-in craft meetups in June – think a Stich’n'Bitch but any portable art/craft is welcome! paper, textile, fibre-based, beads, handwork, etc. If you do want to knit/crochet and don’t know how, we’ll have some books for that too.
Members can also consider this Artist in Residence Office Hours, so if you have any questions about how to use the space’s sewing machine or need sewing/textile-based advice on anything feel free to come and talk to me (Heather). I’m also hoping to have tea and coffee available at some point. If you’re too busy preparing for Maker Faire, it’ll be running the Sunday after Maker Faire too! Come join us and unwind from a crazy, but awesome, weekend.