Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga Libraries are pleased to present MakerFest on May 13 and 14, 2022! Learn 3D design, attend a virtual fix it clinic, connect with local maker entrepreneurs, meet author and Cricut product expert Crystal Allen, discover new technologies, and more. Register for one, two, or more of these virtual events!
To see all of the events and register, visit our MakerFest Page! Please register for each event individually. Please note that most programs are hosted on WebEx.
To celebrate MakerFest check out these Maker Tools available through our Library of Things:
An Arduino is a microcontroller motherboard used to build digital devices and interactive objects and are a great tool for learning about programming and electronics. This starter kit features 15 simple projects that show you how to use Arduino to turn an idea into reality. More importantly, it provides the basic knowledge and tools that can bring out your inner genius and fuel your creativity forever.
Borrow a GoPro Hero 7 camera and accessories including 32GB SD card. A GoPro is a small, wearable, rugged camera that can be used for point and shoot pictures or action video. Funding generously provided by Frank Cowan Insurance.
Have some mini innovators in your life? Our Ozobot kits are a great introduction to coding! These pocket-sized coding robots follow the lines you draw with markers and respond to colour codes by changing their speed, direction or LED light colour. Once you learn the basics, you can use drag-and-drop coding to build more advanced programs.
Get started in the world of Raspberry Pi! Learn to build your own credit card sized computer, get started with programming, set up a Media Center and make simple electronic circuits. Funding generously provided by Frank Cowan Insurance.
Don’t forget to check out these Maker resources available through our Digital Library:
Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.
Hoopla lets you borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV!
LinkedIn Learning, previously Lynda.com, offers free online courses and instructional videos created by real-world industry experts in business, software, technology and creative skills. Over 16 000 courses are available in various languages.
OverDrive provides access to a vast online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and movies. The collection is shared with libraries throughout Ontario, but we also purchase titles for the exclusive use of our members. Download the Libby app to access Overdrive on your mobile device.
Check out our list of MakerFest themed titles here.
See you at MakerFest!