MakerFest

May 14 to 15, 2021

Learn 3D design, design apps, attend a virtual fixit clinic and discover new technologies. Create and learn while developing your Maker and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills.

Programs

Teen Robotics: 3D Design with TinkerCAD

Friday, May 14 | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn the basics of 3D design with TinkerCAD. TinkerCAD is a free, web-based, easy-to-use software that is used by teachers, kids, hobbyists and designers. Presented by Mississauga Library.

Fabrication with Shop3D

Friday, May 14 | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn about 3D Printing, laser cutting and vacuum forming with experts from Shop3D. Presented by Shop 3D.

Get Started with MIT App Inventor

Friday, May 14 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In this workshop we’ll introduce you to MIT App Inventor, a beginner-friendly visual programming application for creating mobile apps for Android devices. Presented by Brampton Public Library.

Traditional Indigenous Technologies

Saturday, May 15 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn how ancient Indigenous peoples adapted ‘technologies’ from nature and used these concepts day to day. A look at how ‘Traditional Ecological Knowledge’ and design blending with modern materials contributes to our everyday life in today’s world. Presented by Traditional Indigenous Elder Cat Criger.

Exploring the Night Sky (Mississauga Library)

Saturday, May 15 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The president of the RASC Mississauga Centre, Randy Attwood, will introduce participants to the hobby of amateur astronomy and give tips on how to get started observing the night sky and taking astrophotos with digital cameras and cell phones. Currently RASC meetings are held online. All are invited to attend. Presented by RASC Mississauga Centre.

Maker Trivia Challenge

Saturday, May 15 | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Want to test your maker and STEM knowledge in a fun trivia challenge? Come by yourself or bring friends! Presented by Mississauga Library.

Virtual Fixit Clinic

Saturday, May 15 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Have a household item that’s broken? Don’t toss it! In partnership with Fixit Clinic, join our local fixers and coaches from around the globe online for guidance on how to repair your broken items at home.

Please note that you must arrive at the beginning of the event in order to showcase your item and be assigned a breakout room. Presented by Fixit Clinic and Brampton Public Library.

Take and Make for Tweens (Popsicle Stick DaVinci Bridge)

Jump-start your creativity using a variety of techniques and materials. Ages 6-12. Take and Make craft kits are available at your local library on a first-come, first served basis starting May 10, 2021.

You can reserve and pickup a kit by making a contactless pickup appointment. In the appointment notes box, please indicate which kits you are interested in picking up, along with the quantity needed. Then, watch the video on YouTube.