Bill Was Here!

A hungry friend will roam the streets during Beakerhead this September… and his name is Bill!

Bill is a money-eating robot complete with swallowing device made from printer parts. His body parts are custom-made steel. He’s a pretty slick robot, thanks to artist Cory Barkman.

As his name suggests, Bill will be making guest appearances at Beakerhead events with his healthy appetite for donations. Feeding Bill is a hands-on experience. First raise his nose to switch on the intake rollers, hear the gears turning then Bill will slurp up his snack, right out of your hand.


All of Bill’s “food” will go straight to supporting more Beakerhead events and programs in Calgary. This includes engaging thousands of students in combined art, science and engineering education programs.

With Beakerhead in its third year of full-swing festivities, Bill is also part of making sure that amazing art/science explosions keep happening across the city.

“Bill is a fun way to donate to a great cause and, like Beakerhead, is a made-in-Alberta original!” says Laura Wells, Director of Development at Beakerhead.


Check out more of Cory’s work.

Look for Bill at Beakerhead events to feed the hungry little guy! You can also follow Bill’s mischief on Twitter @beakerhead  #billwashere

Here’s a combination that’s part art, part science.

Donating to a charity – feels good.
Reducing the tax dollars you owe – feels good.

Did you know that Beakerhead is a registered charity?

Beakerhead looks and feels like one of the most engaging and delightful ways you could spend five glorious days in September.  Look a little deeper and you’ll see that Beakerhead couldn’t be more important to our future – as individuals, as companies, and as a culture.

In the mix of all the good you do on this season, think about shaping the future in a powerful and positive way through Beakerhead .. and today – GivingTuesday – is a perfect day to start!

Let’s invite everyone into this delightful place where art, science and engineering intersect. It opens up a world of possibility, literally!
Thank you.