Lindsay Makerspace
87 Adelaide Street North, Lindsay, ON

The Lindsay Makerspace is a community space for people to explore, make, create, think, play, share, learn, unlearn, hack, and discuss. We are focused on supporting digital justice and building gender and racial equity in STEAM by providing access to space, educational workshops, tools, and resources; along with opportunities for mentorship, employment, and production. Our goal is to implement equitable practices in digital literacy initiatives that harness the strength of culturally diverse ways of being and doing to build agency and ownership in the use of technology as a creative tool. View our overview document to learn more about recurring programs & workshops

Free Drop-in programs:

Ask an Expert: Open Drop-in for trouble-shooting your device
Wednesdays from 10am-12pm until December 20th, 2019. All Ages

Drop-in during scheduled hours and get help trouble-shooting your device or simply get answers to some of your tech questions. One of our knowledgeable staff will be on the floor ready to help out and provide guidance in solving your problems.

Repair Cafe: Open drop-in to repair personal objects and devices
Tuesdays from 10am-12pm until December 20th, 2019. All Ages

Drop-in during scheduled hours and bring your broken items: devices, electronics, household objects, clothes, toys, etc. Access our tools and get to work on fixing your stuff. One of our knowledgeable staff will be on the floor to answer your questions and guide you

TechXploration: Drop-in for youth and children* to explore tech
Wednesdays 3-5pm until December 20th, 2019. All Ages
Thursdays 10am-12pm until December 20th, 2019. All Ages
Saturdays 10am-12pm until December 20th, 2019. All Ages

Come to our scheduled drop-in hours for open-ended play and exploration of a variety of rotating tools and games, along with select challenges designed to nurture the curiosity of youth in a variety of STEAM based topics. *Children younger than 7 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pre-Registered Programs:

Create Comix!: Ages 11-14. October 17th to November 28th, 2019. 4-5pm. $70 or PWYC

Comic strips, serials, manga, and graphic novels: explore visual storytelling using digital tools to create and share stories more efficiently. Over seven weeks, participants will learn about traditional comic techniques, story and visual development, pencilling, inking, and colouring, preparing images for print, and how to share stories in physical and digital form. Working with both traditional media and using the free and open-source software, GIMP, students will work towards creating a collaborative ‘zine to showcase their work.

3D Print-a-Piece: Ages 9-12. October 15th to November 26th, 2019. 4-5pm. $70 or PWYC

Step into the world of 3D modeling and printing while exploring the theme of board games and their pieces. Throughout seven weeks, participants will learn the basics of moving and transforming objects in 3D space, creating and moving vertices, edges and faces; using modifiers to create objects and preparing an object for 3D print. In this session, individuals will be guided to design and print an original piece using the open-source software Blender

Community Applied Projects

Each season, we invite learners of all ages, including children and their caregivers, youth, adults and seniors to  participate in applied community projects. In these projects, we will work together to define a community issue or challenge, plan a solution, make a model or plan a strategy, test the model and try it out, and reflect and redesign. The objective of these projects is to ask meaningful questions, be challenged to think critically, and conduct careful investigation in a real-world context.

To view and register for upcoming Makerspace events and courses, please visit our events page. For news and announcements, please follow us on facebook @PinnguaqKawarthaLakes

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Cheyenne McNenly
Outreach Coordinator