The annual event that uniquely brings together a range of tech-based creative pursuits, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire's 2014 edition took off at PNE Forum
Photos by Alisha Weng
Descriptive text on the participating makers sourced from makerfaire.ca
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
Photographer Alisha Weng captured these keys shots:
Camera Buildings: Tiny Houses and Small Spaces
Building tiny houses and small spaces in Vancouver, Camera Buildings is a startup created to redefine housing. By focusing on sustainability and good design, Camera Buildings tiny houses offer beautiful spaces to live in a compact, affordable, and sustainable way.
Camera Buildings: Tiny Houses and Small Spaces @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
David Clement: VR Headset Exploration
David Clement is a 30 year veteran of the computer graphics industry with a background in optics, and has been a part of the 3D printing and home-brew revolution for some time. Excited by the re-emergence of VR and the Oculus Rift, he’s working hard to take VR headsets to the next level. He’ll be showing various incarnations of VR headsets that he’s built, and allowing the public to try out his latest version. His initial focus is on the physical comfort and the design of the headset, and he’s continuing to improving the optics and internal electronics. David will also be displaying some of the custom tools and technologies that he’s developed in order to build his VR helmets.
David Clement: VR Headset Exploration @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
Titanoboa is an independent project supported by eatART to reincarnate the ancient 50ft serpent rendered extinct by past climate change. The project is a vehicle to provoke discussion about climate change in a historical context, and to enable learning through the creation of a technical marvel. Titanoboa is an experiment with mind-boggling modes of propulsion, and restores life to a terrifying beast the likes of which the world has not seen for 60 million years. Dare to ride the snake and look towards the uncertain future of our beloved planet.
eatART: Titanoboa @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
New Canadian Public Art: Moshimoshi
Moshimoshi is a collaborative effort from the people behind New Canadian Public Art. Yasushi Harada is an interactive designer who works mainly on web-based projects and who is currently interested in hardware. Daniel McLaren is sushi-propelled idea monkey. Ben Z Cooper is an imaginographer, weaving together cinematography, photography, and chronography with computers, brains, and time to bring ideas to life. Derek Gaw likes to make things.
New Canadian Public Art: Moshimoshi @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
MakerLabs is a membership-based workshop where makers, artists, inventors, students, and entrepreneurs are empowered with state-of-the-art tools (including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, and many more) to bring their ideas to life.
MakerLabs @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
Dedicated to innovation, addicted to technology, and obsessed with aesthetic details, the Symmetry Group is made up of visual artists, scientists, mathematicians, projectionists, lighting engineers, makers, and hackers, all working to push at the boundaries of visual reality. Since forming in late 2012, the Symmetry Group has used its proprietary Architectural Origami designs to produce stages for Luminosity 2013 and Sequential Circus 2013, and has won honorarium artist grants for BassCoast 2013 and Symbiosis Festival 2013.
SymmetryGroup @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
Elgin Vine Handmade
Elgin Vine isn’t really happy unless he has a project on-the-go… A couple of years ago, he was between art projects and decided to play around with some leather scraps he had acquired. Before he knew it, he’d made his first leather wallet, and had fallen in love with the feel and smell of leather -and thus was born a mild obsession! Since then, he’s acquired the tools and some of the skills of a traditional leatherworker, and continues to work on new designs and to dream up new things to make!
Elgin Vine Handmade @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng
Russel Kramer: Super Solar Powered LED Stereo Rave Shopping Cart Tricycle
Russel Kramer is an engineer who spends his spare time doing artistic stuff with sound and light.
Russel Kramer: Super Solar Powered LED Stereo Rave Shopping Cart Tricycle @ Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng