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Calgary recognized as the first Mini Maker Faire to showcase at Bay Area




Calgary recognized as the first Mini Maker Faire to showcase at Bay Area

Calgary & makers went all out at Maker Faire in Bay 2014!

First, Shannon Hoover  co-founder and producer of CMF was recognized as a leader in the Calgary maker movement and was invited to speak at MakerCon, which happens a few days before Maker Faire, he spoke about Calgary as a maker city, and then also at a panel including several international makers. The Calgary Maker Space crew was there too!

Then, it was time for Maker Faire. A group of 15 makers including organizers of Calgary Mini Maker Faire took 7 projects down to the biggest and greatest show & tell on earth:

Jeff DeBoer, Grant McKey, Dylan Puddu – GearRing
Jeff DeBoer, Jimmy Hazin – Pisces Project
Jeff DeBoer – Cat & mouse armour
David Bynoe, Janet Mader – Four cable drawing machine
Shannon Hoover – Argus 3D scanner geodesic dome
Shannon Chappell, Kayna Hardman – Steampunk Golem
Catherine Hazin, Chelsea Klukas, MariaElena Hoover – Make Fashion Wearable technology fashion

Out of the makers projects on display 3 were recognized by the organizers of Maker Faire:

– David Bynoe received an editors choice recognition
– Jeff DeBoer received two editors choice recognitions
– Shannon Chappell received two editors choice and two best in class recognitions!

Huge congrats to all involved, well deserved!

Our friends and makers from Solarbotics were also there at the Maker Shed.