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Robocritters on the loose at Augusto!

YuKonstruct volunteers Kerän and Ben were on hand for a fun robot building workshop at the Augusto Children's Festival. Here is Kerän's report on what they got up to. What is it like to be a robotics engineer? Nineteen kids found out last weekend at the Augusto...

Building an Allsky Camera

Thomas is a YuKonstruct member who loves looking up at the night sky. You might remember his previous post on building a telescope from scratch. Recently, the Klondike Visitors Association purchased one of the allsky cameras he developed and had it installed in Dawson...

Instructables Makerspace Contest 2017

Instructables.com is a website that lets you easily share your diy projects with the world. It is a great place to learn how to do almost anything, from building a telescope to curing hiccups. As part of the maker movement, Instructables has always been a big...

Meet the Makers: Julie

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our YuKonstruct Makerspace Society. Julie recently started as our Director of Programing and Communications. Julie, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? I am responsible for...

Update from the new Board of Directors

Dear members, At Yukonstruct Makerspace Society’s most recent AGM, a new Board of Directors was elected to serve you for next year. Your Board is collectively accountable to you, the community, funders and stakeholders for meeting Yukonstruct’s mission and for the...

Electronic Crafts on Canada Day

YuKonstruct took part in the City of Whitehorse's Canada Day celebrations at Shipyards Park this year, with a fun all-ages workshop on electronic crafts. We brought some of our favourite LED craft kits to the event: electronic operation game, mini flashlights and LED...

YuKonstruct at the Reuse & Repair Fair

Zero Waste Yukon's inaugural Reuse & Repair Fair was a huge success on Saturday June 3, 2017! The fair included live music, workshops, artists selling work created from reused and re-purposed materials, and food trucks serving food in a zero waste...

Report from the President

Outgoing YuKonstruct Makerspace Society Co-Chair Colin presented the Report from the President at the Annual General Meeting on June 7, 2017: On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the President’s Report at this year’s Annual General meeting. The...

Introducing Curtis

Have you noticed how clean things have become lately? It has been almost two months since Curtis started work at the makerspace and (co)space. Curtis came to the organization thanks to a new partnership with Challenge Disability Resource Group. (co)space &...

2017/18 Board Candidates

The YuKonstruct Makerspace Society Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm - (co)space 202 Strickland Street. It's time to elect a new Board of Directors. We will be voting for general directors, treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president. So...

Van Slam 2017!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Third Annual Van Slam! This year's event was our biggest yet and included live music by Ukes of Hazard, a Yukon Brewing beer garden and freshly-roasted Firebean Coffee. [gallery...

New Leather Sewing Machine

Do you want to put together a pack, build a dog harness, add some straps to your armor, or just sew something really heavy duty? With YuKonstruct's new Tippmann Boss Hand Stitcher you can! From the...