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August 13, 2014

A week-end of fascinating discoveries: the 2014 Ottawa Mini Maker Faire at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

OTTAWA, August 13, 2014 – Compulsive creators and tinkerers are in a for treat next week-end, as the Canada Science and Technology Museum and Artengine co-present the 2014 Ottawa Mini Maker Faire.

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday August 16 and 17, robot-makers, aviation enthusiasts, solderers, 3-D printers, engineers, woodworkers and many more from across the spectrum of technologies will be showcasing and sharing their creations and knowledge with the public during this one-of-a-kind event in the National Capital Region.

A Mini Maker Faire gathers families and individuals that put a high emphasis on technology, arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, sustainability and the sciences. It puts the emphasis on the process of creation, and not only on the final product.

Visitors to the CSTM this week-end will discover robots designed to make the perfect martini cocktail, makers of replicas of members of the Daft Punk music group’s famous masks, doodling robots, and much more.

“From simple craft projects to complicated interactive tools, makers are playful, curious and creative and the Ottawa Maker Faire showcases some of the best projects around!” says Artengine’s Remco Volmer. “The maker movement has become a global phenomenon, with Maker Faires taking place everywhere from Europe to China to the White House. Last year, the Ottawa Maker Faire was recognized as the fastest growing Faire in the world.”

“The Ottawa Mini Maker Faire is the premiere venue to showcase all the ingenuity and innovation that people from the greater National Capital region have to offer,” says Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC). “We invite everyone to come and see for themselves the wonders our local makers have created, and we hope visitors will be inspired by what they see to start creating, innovating, and having as much fun as they can with technology and the sciences.”

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INFORMATION:

Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

Remco Volmer
Program Manager
Artengine
613-686-1941

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