Register now for the How to Make Almost Anything workshops!

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Where Makers Unite

The District 3 Makerspace is place to test, develop and prototype your ideas into concrete projects that could potentially become a viable business model. Open to the community, it is also a place to learn about new technologies, how to use them and think about design decisions through the development of your project.

Project Submission Guideline

If you like to propose a project to work on in the Makerspace, please make sure you can provide those details:

  • Name of Project
  • General Description: Explain clearly what is your project is about.
  • Motivation: Why do you want to do this project?
  • Timeline: How long do you expect to spend working on the project?
  • Complexity: How many skills or disciplines are required to complete the project? How would you rate your ability in each of these skills or disciplines?
  • Connection / Groups you are collaborating with: How many people are working on this project (including yourself).
  • Access: What resources do you need to complete the work? Do you need any specialized tools, equipment, or storage space?
  • Shareability: Are you willing to have your project documented, photographed and displayed online and/or offline?
  • Sustainability: What measures could you take to make the project financially self-sustaining?

available Tools

  • 3D printers
  • Soldering Irons
  • Basic Electronics
  • Oscilloscope
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Calipers
  • Work space
  • Engraver
  • And more...

About the Makerspace

We are not a factory to produce the parts for your projects. The technicians offer their time and support to help you successfully develop your project. This is a peer-to-peer learning environment where each Makerspace visitor is responsible for following the safety rules and respecting each other.

Drop by during the technician hours to get started, or email us at makerspace@d3center.ca.

Hours

FALL 2016 SCHEDULE

Tuesday: 12:00 to 14:00 (Kamal)
Wednesday: 13:00 to 19:00 (Noah and Kamal)
Thursday: 13:00 to 17:00 (Noah and Rachel)
Friday: 13:00 to 17:00 (Kamal)

Makerspace Policy document

How to Make Almost Anything

How to Make Almost Anything class is back this fall with new workshops! Register online now via Eventbrite! Limited spots!

Do Like A Designer (New Date!)

November 18th from 6pm to 9pm (new date!)

Knowing how to conceptualize, execute and present designs is a skill set that’s not just limited to designers. It’s a way of thinking that builds on creativity, a different perspective and working in a very iterative way.

Design Thinking Through Fabrication

November 28th from 6pm to 9pm

This workshop introduces how to think about objects through experimentation with paper with the focus on assemblies and material effects.

DIY Bamboo Bike

Postponed to after Christmas, more details soon!

This two-day workshop will guide you to the full assembly of a bamboo bike frame with eco-friendly epoxy and hemp. The kit include all tools and materials to build the frame. Bike parts not included.

Introduction aux capteurs sur Raspberry Pi avec Raspbian et le langage Python

October 26th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Dans le cadre de sa huitième rencontre mensuelle, le Club Framboise en collaboration avec le Makerspace de District 3 vous invite à mettre les mains dans les boites d’électronique lors d’une soirée atelier !
Although the group is predominantly French-speaking, English speakers are also very welcome!

3D Modelling with Sketchup (Beginner)

October 1st from 11am to 2pm

This workshop series is an intensive, hands-on class covering the key concepts of 3D CAD. We will be using the accessible and user-friendly software, SketchUp.

3D Printer Assembly

November 19th from 10am to 3pm

This one day workshop is about assembling your own Afinibot Prusa i3 3D printer from start to finish. We will be using a kit that includes all the required parts and electronic modules. We arranged a group pricing with a local 3D printer vendor which will deliver your purchase to our Makerspace.

Health For Everyone – Open Hardware Workshop

November 7th from 6pm to 9pm

Do you know about electronics, physics, algorithms, health compliance, community building ? Join us in this workshop to collaboratively produce a free/libre and open source device to assess lung capacity functions. The device will be tested by Sainte-Justine university hospital as part of the Breathing Games initiative (www.breathinggames.net).

3D Modeling with Sketchup (Advanced)

October 15th from 11am to 2pm

This workshop touches on the more advanced features of SketchUp to push your 3D modelling skills to the next level!

Intro to 3D Printing

October 17th from 6pm to 9pm

This workshop presents a roadmap for getting started with 3D printing, from choosing a printer to setting up and calibrating it for 3D printing. This is a great course for both 3D printing novices as well as designers with existing modelling skills who want to enter the 3D printing marketplace.