Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

IMG_4977
There’s no better way to see the maker stripes of a community than at their Maker Faire. This weekend, June 1 and 2, I’ve had a chance to check out the third annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire in Canada. Creativity and good vibes were all around. Artists, engineers, hackerspaces, crafters, speakers, young and old all came out to show their Vancouver maker pride. There were about 130 makers, and the first day of the Faire saw around 2,000 attendees. Everyone was super enthusiastic and welcoming, and a good time was had by all.

For folks who don’t know, Mini Maker Faires are community-organized DIY festivals that brilliantly showcase the local flavor and offer networking opportunities. To learn how to make a Maker Faire in your community or to see the calendar of Faires, head to the MakerFaire.com.

Click below to check out pictures from Saturday of the Faire for a glimpse:
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013 Photo Essay

And here’s video coverage of the first day by Vancouver’s The Province:

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

I was an editor for the first 40 volumes of MAKE. The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. Covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made.

Contact me at snowgoli (at) gmail (dot) com.


Related
blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Products from the MakerShed