It's not your typical show at the PNE this weekend, as the venerable site hosts the second annual mini Maker Faire, featuring killer robots, crafts of all kinds and even a bucket of mathematics.
Bamboo bicycles. An army of evil robots. A Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra. A mighty ugly workshop. A bucket of mathematics.
Just what is going on at the Pacific National Exhibition this weekend?
Nothing unusual -- only the Mini Maker Faire, back for a second year in Vancouver.
The Maker Faire is on this weekend (June 23 and 24) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the PNE, Hastings and Renfrew. Tickets are $17 per day for adults and $12 for children. It's a celebration of DIY culture -- making, tinkering, hacking, crafting and sharing. And not only do local DIYers get to show off their stuff, the audience is encouraged to take part -- you can make your own felt bead, mix your own perfume, or solder your own flashing LED light. You can draw, weave, spin wool or pretend to be an angry bird and throw things at evil pigs.