May 7-8, 2011
Mini Maker Faires are smaller, independent offshoots of the official Maker Faire events. From the event website:
Toronto Mini Maker Faire is the ultimate celebration of making, crafting, DIY-ing, tinkering, hacking and sharing. It’s a weekend where makers of all kinds will show off their projects and hold how-to workshops, with hands-on activities for all ages. Exhibits on display will include robots, laser cutting, letterpress printing, a 3D print gallery and kinetic sculptures.
I had a table set up with my personal MakerBot, and demonstrated 3D printing to all sort of families and individuals. Kids received whistles as they printed throughout the weekend, and early-birds got to take home one of the hundred mustache rings that I'd made ahead of time.