Upcycling can prove to be challenging, but it’s almost always rewarding in the end, which is what makes it worth it… most of the time. Other makers at the Fraser Valley MakerSpace can attest to this. I’m almost sure of it. When I (Daljit) first joined the Fraser Valley MakerSpace in February ’16, I brought my yarn projects because who doesn’t love a good skein of carefully, hand-dyed and finely woven yarn? Seriously, I know I have problems when it comes to disclosing exactly how much yarn I have in my stash, but I digress. I wanted to do something that would challenge me and force me to think out of the box. When a girlfriend mentioned she’d be tying the knot at a winery near Niagara Falls, I had visions of wine bottle lamps for days. I knew what I was going to gift her and her husband. At least I thought I did. I remember playing with stained glass when I was younger (I’m not really that old, but it was back in the day, before I discovered […]
Islay is the Fraser Valley MakerSpace’s resident chain maille maker. She’s worked on some incredible pieces, but her latest project has probably caught the eye of more than one patron of the ‘Space. We’ve all become mesmerized by her technique and patience for working through a project for a former colleague. Islay’s chain maille jewelry seems like a walk in the park compared to the amor she’s been working for the last few months, or at least since late February. Islay’s chain maille has inspired a few new projects by other makers, but months of hard work is finally paying off as the steel suit of armor is coming together. Mere construction of the collar has taken over 100 man hours, broken up into two hour stints. The collar alone has taken almost a month an a half, but steel rings are much harder to work with as the material is more rigid than other popular chain maille materials. Her poor hands are tired at the end, but the satisfaction of seeing this project come to life has been worth […]
With more than 150 booths to check out, the Fraser Valley Makerspace was definitely in good company at the 2016 Mini Maker Faire. Drawing a much larger crowd than previous years, we were able to shine brighter as our booth attracted more spectators interested in what we have going on at the ‘Space. With increased interest in our activities, especially our kid’s classes at the White Rock Library, our next class is full with others wondering if we’ll hold more of the same in the future. Rob’s 3D Printer action attracted an audience of it’s own as he designed and printed pieces to secure parts of our display. A couple of kids even walked away with a goodie for their mine craft projects. Our time at the Mini Maker Faire was a result of the hard work of organizers and volunteers who made sure we had enough coffee, so we stayed wired and alert. Moreover, our Raspberry Pi powered Nintendo games should’ve had a booth of their own as kids and adults lined up to enjoy a bit of nostalgia. We think it’s […]
This week we were made famous (I may be stretching that a bit) when we were featured in the community section of the Langley Advance website! You can check out the article here!
The Fraser Valley Makerspace will be holding their AGM on August 12th at 6:30 PM. We will be voting on new board members, reviewing the past year and planning for the next years activities and goals. If you are interested in getting involved with running the space please feel free to attend. The meeting will take place at the Fraser Valley Makerspace (4812 216th street, Langley BC) at 6:30 PM. Reminder: Only paid or honorary members can stand for office and vote, all others are encouraged to attend and provide input and/or feedback regarding group activities.
This year was the first year we had a booth at the VMMF and I think we really did a great job. Thank you everyone who came out and manned the booth, enjoy the photos! Photos can be viewed here.
Don’t forget the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is this weekend. Check it out at http://makerfaire.ca. And we have a booth so be sure to stop by and say hi! Also, we received a couple nods from the Georgia Straight recently. Check those out here: Maker Faire shines light on new makerspaces Maker Faire returns to PNE Forum
I’d love to see the planes Rob would build if we had one of these! Gotta get that warehouse! via hackaday
Came across this on hackaday this morning. Pretty awesome! You can drop bananas, fire missiles, all driven by software through an overhead projection. Never seen a Romo either, pretty neat toy for kids. more on the Romo
My wife better start saving