Photos: Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014 unleashes robotic dog and other geekery

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      Robots and Lego and crafts, oh my! The fourth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire took place at the PNE Forum this past weekend (June 7 and 8), showcasing everything from spun yarn to a robotic dog.

      The two-day festival boasted workshops, speakers, demonstrations, and hours of wandering booth-to-booth to see, touch, try, build, and become a maker. Maker culture is a largely technology-based offshoot of do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, but encompasses anyone who uses, reuses, invents, hacks, builds, or creates using practical skills to make something innovative.

      The Maker Faire was created as a space for makers to show their work and share their learning. Since its creation eight years ago, it has only grown in popularity, and Mini Maker Faires have sprouted up in Vancouver and other cities.

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      Joshua

      Jun 9, 2014 at 10:59am

      So cool! I just finished reading the book makers. I had no idea this culture existed and now I'm seeing it everywhere. Such interesting photos!!

      Colleen

      Jun 9, 2014 at 11:10am

      Love the photos! This faire looks like a whole lot of fun.

      margaret shiel-rolle

      Jun 9, 2014 at 12:09pm

      Bronwyn your photos are great, such an interesting fair~ 3D Printer rocks, Jonathan is now a 3d designer, love to all the family~ maggi and family~

      Cooper

      Jun 9, 2014 at 1:58pm

      I was there! So awesome to see this featured!

      Jay B.

      Jun 9, 2014 at 4:42pm

      Great photos. Sad to have missed the event, but glad to see it featured.

      Bobby

      Jun 9, 2014 at 5:11pm

      Great photos and really interesting little write up. Makes me wish I had gone too! Maybe I'll catch the next one.

      Laura

      Jun 9, 2014 at 5:23pm

      What a unique event, hadn't heard of it before. Nice photos of the event!

      John

      Jun 9, 2014 at 8:37pm

      The maker movement is awesome. Creativity and innovation are core elements of the human experience.

      Christina

      Jun 10, 2014 at 12:35pm

      That's our little M.U.T. (Mechanical Universal Tracker) Times Past Entertainment was so happy to be able to get a booth this year and MUT got plenty of loving. Thank you for including him in your photos.

      Will

      Oct 23, 2014 at 1:15pm

      I am pleased to see this cultural development spreading. The pictures capture the event very well. I am looking forward to something like this here on the Island

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