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Learning at Site 3 coLaboratory

Are you interested in maker projects, electronic/art crossover or large scale interactive arts but aren’t sure where to jump into the maker community, or how to get yourself started?

Site 3 has a group of amazing members who would like to help you!

Members with a range of skills can run classes in:

  • circuit design/bending,
  • introductory arduino programming,
  • PCB design software (Kicad),
  • graphic logo design,
  • leather working (masks, accessories)
  • stained glass design/making
  • geo-tagging photographs
  • working with EL wire, wearable electronics
  • using the laser cutter safely with a range of materials
  • silversmith: chaining
  • 3D (makerbot) printing

If you have a project that might benefit from any of the above skills (or related classes), but classes you want to take aren’t listed? Just ask us! We need to hear what people are interested in, to know which classes to schedule!

Take the time to talk to us on Thursday Open Nights, check the learning page, or just post on the Site 3 coLaboratory facebook group.

Get a head start with classes and advice from Site 3 members, you’ll be calling yourself a maker-artist in no time!

By syber | 25 August 2011 | news | | 0 Comments   

Kyle makes a Laser Cut Wooden QR code

Kyle Clements on making a functional QR code out of laser-cut oak and birch veneer.

Want to make better friends with laser cutters? Become a member at Site 3 coLaboratory!

By syber | 24 August 2011 | news | | 0 Comments   

Silent Auction – what’s on the block?

Steampunk awesomeness! Edward Williamson: Will be donating at least one pair of custom goggles, and one brass pocket watch with custom helm chain; a splendid accessory set for any budding Steampunk costumer. MrTallGear.etsy.com to see samples of our fine Steampunk Goggles.

The legendary Eric Boyd of sensebridge.com will have a heart spark (I will personally be bidding on this one – watch out!)

And below, from besmithian.com: Jewellery design combining classic comfort with bold style.



Adam Smith runs the leather classes at Site 3 – his work can be seen at http://swordinthestone.ca/

Below, Math-themed art from Alana Boltwood



Kyle Clements auctioneer for the evening – and incredible artist will have a couple of paintings – invisible and otherwise!

Honestly there are 20 exhibitors – I haven’t even scratched the surface – please come to the Site 3 silent auction and see for yourself!

Doors are open to the public 2pm Saturday for viewing, and the auction begins at 7pm – closes 10pm. Minimum bid increment: $1. Collecting payment on the night, cash or paypal. Participate in the auction, or just come for the party =)

For more details and to RSVP, head on over to theFacebook event page.

By syber | 19 August 2011 | events,news | | 1 Comment   

SoonCon 2011 is at TIFF Bell Lightbox


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SoOnCon is the Southern Ontario Hackerspaces & Makers Mini-Conference. Previously hosted by Kwartzlab of Kitchener-Waterloo and ThinkHaus of Hamilton, this year it’s coming to Site 3 Toronto and TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Find out more here:
SoonCon Wiki

This here is the Call For Proposals. We would like to hear from you! (more…)

By alex | 15 August 2011 | events,Featured,learning,news | | 0 Comments   

New toy at Site 3 – an enormous 3-axis CNC Mill

What’s big, weighs nearly *TWO* tonnes, and new at Site 3 coLaboratory? It’s a 3-axis CNC milling machine!! Check it out.

This machine was originally sold to Mars, Inc. in 1979 in Hayward, CA where it was used to make chocolate molds!

Time to update the Site 3 equipment page to show off all our awesome toys.

By syber | 25 July 2011 | Featured,news | | 2 Comments   

Maker Faire Detroit – Site 3 coLab + SUPER STREET FIRE

The countdown is now just days until Maker Faire Detroit – July 30/31 – Henry Ford Museum

Site 3 coLab and SUPER STREET FIRE combined teams are organizing rides, hotels and such.. and starting to get really excited, cause, ya know.. ROAD TRIP!
See us at Maker Faire!

There are many hotels in Dearborn, a few of us are staying at the nearest Hyatt

Don’t miss the OCD pre-party on Friday night!

If you’re going to be there, or want to go, let us know now! — or at the very last minute… it’s summer – we understand ;) We’ll try and help you out with a ride or crash space.

– syber / volunteers – at – site3.ca

By syber | 20 July 2011 | news | | 0 Comments   
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