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Results of the 2017 Instructables Makerspace Contest

The official results of the 2017 Instructables Makerspace Contest were announced this week. The website hosting the contest, Instructables.com, is a place where makers can document their projects and share instructions on how to make everything from simple recipes to...

Meet the Makers: Bob

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...

Update from the Board

It’s been 3 months since the current Board of Directors was elected at the Annual General Meeting on June 7, 2017, and you may be wondering what the Board has been up to. Committees Established As mentioned at the AGM, a key goal of the strategic plan is to clarify...

YuKonstruct at YukomiCon 2017

Geeks, gamers and pop culture fans of all stripes filled the convention centre last weekend for the third YukomiCon. We were on hand with a special edition of our regular Repair Cafe: YuKonstruct's Cosplay Repair Station Located right across from the...

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...