About this site

Me MGHiemstra.com is the personal website for Michael G. Hiemstra. I live and work in the Region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

I played a small part in getting our local maker space Kwartzlab off the ground. It began with a blog post in 2009 (since lost) on this site that got a mention on the MAKE: Blog. The attention generated from Make’s blog post led to a meeting of around 30 interested people at a coffee shop. That meeting led to other meetings. There were a lot of people that did a lot more work than I in those early days. I was a member for awhile but didn’t have enough maker in me (or spare cash) at the time to keep that up. I’m still a huge supporter.

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