Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Bob is a member of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors and an experienced maker. Read on to learn about his thoughts on the makerspace and be sure to check out some of the inspiring projects on his Instructables account.

Bob, what’s your role at YuKonstruct?
I have been a member, an instructor for a number of workshops and have been on the Board for three years.

Why did you join YuKonstruct?
I like to make things, try new things and work with others so Yukonstruct is the kind of place for me.

What do you like to make?
I like to make things that that serve a useful purpose and provide value to others.

What has been your favourite project so far?
Possibly the greenhouse assembly or the bent shaft paddles. Both provided challenges and both had many positive outcomes! [Bob’s northern greenhouse designs have been very successful and you may have seen them at local schools and backyards}

What inspires you to make things?
I would far sooner make an object than buy it. In making something, I am able to design and build to meet individual needs and gain an independence from the mass produced commercial market.

What do you think will be the makerspace’s biggest challenge?
Long term sustainability in a place that permits more people to work safely at the same time.

 

Bob making good use of one of his bent shaft canoe paddles