Culture Days Fri Sept 29 5-8 pm


  • Design Lab

    The City of Kamloops has requested we host an activity during Culture Days, which is at the end of September, to show off the results of their strong support and enhance the city-wide event.

    This is an ideal and timely opportunity to have an opening reception for the new Clay Space, Kiln Room and new Classroom as well as tours and demos throughout the building on the evening of FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 5-8 pm.

    Here is the link to Culture Days activities; I will add Makerspace to the roster once we have some details worked out. Hopefully we can get some key members to show off the laser, 3d printing, CNC, Clay Space demo, etc to guests for a few hours.

    https://culturedays.ca/en/2017-activities/search/grid?location=postal&postal_search=v2c1l9&postal_radius=25&province=&city_search=&city_radius=25&search_all_activities=&day=&day[]=2017-09-29&day[]=2017-09-30&day[]=2017-10-01&start_time=&end_time=&name=&organizer=&language=&wheelchair=0&type=&type[]=&category=&category[]=&keyword=&query=

    Ill lead the charge on this, but appreciate all the help, ideas and person power possible! Lets get this fall and winter season kicked off in style.

    Thank you.


  • Design Lab

    @Vaughn, this sounds like a great change to get some people into the building, and to celebrate the opening of the Clayspace. Very exciting!

    Just curious, can I ask how the city requested our involvement?



  • This is something I’ve been looking at. Its teaching kids automata. for the event we could premake many of the pieces. This activity is best done on a central table so kids can compare and learn from each other. https://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/downloads/Cardboard_Automata.pdf


  • Member

    @Grant-Fraser if you want to do the automata thing perhaps get in contact with @lily as she is very familiar with such things


  • Design Lab

    @Grant-Fraser omg that is fabulous!

    Hmmm, lets set this up and promote it, both for Culture Days and as an activity on Hack Nights? Ill make an advert for it.

    We should make a tote dedicated to this craft, both for in-house and Makerbus programming.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Design Lab

    Shop coordinators:

    • we are hoping to have all shops and studios clean, organized and hopefully demoing from 6pm to 8pm Friday September 29th for Culture Days Open House. Please reach out to people for the help or support you need to do so.
    • we want to invite EVERYBODY - sponsors, supporters, user groups, past or lapsed members, potential new users - let’s do this up properly, especially in terms of ensuring we take the opportunity to thank SPONSORS. So please add you’re list of ‘must comes’ to this thread and we’ll start sending them invites.

    • it would be excellent to have a demo or something going in each area - the 3D printer mid-way through a cool build, the laser banging out wallets, the wood shop showing off the saw, the clay space letting people make.a.small thing, the Craftorium showing some technique, and the design lab making decals or.something, a programmable LED demo? The point is we can expect a good turn out and it is a great opportunity to promote membership and donation.

    There will be ongoing finishing touches between now and then and then a final push Thursday Sept 28 to get ready for a.busy few days at the Space.

    Thanks once again to everyone who is really doing their best to see the Makerspace work, grow and get more awesome every month - people are impressed with our development and interest in new memberships is high - let’s keep our.momentum going into a.kicksass fall winter season.

    @Chainmaildave @MIPS @Ron_Ron @pierre @KillwithKindness @megan-fenkhuber @amanda_e @Bradley-Maker @vaughn


  • Design Lab

    Heres the link to our Culture Days Open House next Friday evening:
    https://culturedays.ca/en/2017-activities/view/59ae6227-1b50-40b0-a602-04ed8ac5a4f1

    I also launched an ad on our facebook page - please please oh please share it?

    If you arent a facebook person, consider sending the link above to friends or family on email - its really important to do a full-court share on this in the next few days to ge the buzz going.

    Ideally, I should update the Culture Days activity page as we confirm any interactive activities, etc. like:

    • the paper automata? id love to see a tote-tivity created for this one. @lily isnt in town can someone do this one?

    • have the 3D printer in the middle of an impressive print from 6-8 pm ish -printing the City of Kamloops logo would be awesome, but any cool build is good. @ColeVanD ?

    • run the laser - make wallets or some other giveaway?

    • a clay space demo or activity going (cheetie, janet, amanda)

    • craftorium activity?

    • Ill do something in the design lab (custom decals, probably)

    And thank you so fricken much to the people who are working so hard to organize, clean and improve the Space - you totally inspire me to do more, too! Lets keep the momentum going.

    Did I ask that you please pleeeeeeeease shaaaaaare the facebook announcement for this? It takes one click, but is realllly valuable to us right now.


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