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Montreal Families

Free workshops for kids at exposition

Children can learn about innovation and creativity at the upcoming Maker Faire exposition, taking place at Concordia University on Nov. 16 and 17.

Open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days, this event will feature the works of more than 50 engineers, artists, scientists and crafters. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in tons of free workshops, where they can learn new skills and bring their creations home. There will be workshops on coding, 3D printing, knitting and so much more.

A Speakers Series will take place at the auditorium adjacent to the exposition from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on both days. Speakers of interests for families include Anne-Louise Davidson and the Youth and Maker Culture talk, which will focus on introducing the maker mindset to youth in the education system. Popular YouTuber The Broken Nerd’s Darrell Maloney will chat about his 3D printing channel and Tanya Short will be on hand to discuss how to make places, interactions and interfaces more authentically cozy.

There will be plenty to see throughout the event, and highlights for children include a workshop with The Broken Nerd on 3D printing, and expositions on DIY musical instruments, robotic models of Star Wars droids, circuit-powered tabletop games, an arcade of classic games powered by single-board computers, live dance performers and more.

The expo will take place in the atrium of Concordia’s EV Building, located on 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W. To register, click here.

For more information, visit montreal.makerfaire.com

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