Inventors and artists invited to join

Staff writer
March 14, 2014 01:00 AM

Makers are craftspeople, artists, tinkerers, inventors and hackers. They use their ingenuity and a blend of new and old technologies to create objects that are functional, funky or just beautiful.

Advances in new materials, 3D modelling, and 3D printing have made it possible for almost anybody to turn an idea into an object in the real world.

Coast Makers is a group that wants to share knowledge of new and old technologies and learn new skills. They are holding their first public meet-up this Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Sechelt Youth Centre (5538 Shorncliffe, Sechelt).

People of all ages and interests are welcome.

One of the materials on hand will be "instamorph," a medical plastic that's used to make replacement bones. It can be dipped in boiling water and then shaped. It hardens when cool, but will reshape again when heated, which makes it an ideal medium for sculpture.

To check out Coast Makers on-line, visit

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