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New Year with New Positions

Happy New Year from the whole team at YuKonstruct! We have contractors hired for the next three months. Some are familiar faces in new roles and some are new to the community. Check out the full page of our team. For our individual roles, check out what we are up to:...

Meet the Makers: Adam

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the awesome folks who are building our makerspace. You might be familiar with Adam in his role as volunteer site moderator at YuKonstruct, but he will soon be starting a new contract position to help...

Building Lanterns for Winterval

YuKonstruct was pleased to participate in Unlikely Events Yukon's Winterval parade again this year. The theme for this year's event was "Festival of Lights". Our makerspace volunteers designed and built 3 large lanterns complete with jack frost and his friends. Huge...

Amazing Volunteer Awards

Last week during YuKonstruct's holiday party, we had a room full of members, friends, partners, sponsors and volunteers. It was great to gather together and enjoy good food, beverages and connect as a community. This organization is run largely by the volunteers that...

Make it Wild – Bird boxes!

YuKonstruct and Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust's November Make it Wild Workshop was about making bird boxes for Yukon's small cavity nesting birds--swallows, bluebirds and chickadees. The participants learned about local bird populations, tips to avoid squirrels,...

(co)space’s coworkers: Lauren

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building YuKonstruct’s makerspace. With lots of interesting members at (co)space, we wanted to broaden our interviews to include them!  We now have the (co)space’s coworkers...

Looking back at the journey

If you're a frequent visitor to http://yukonstruct.com/ you are undoubtedly familiar with the slideshow that has graced our homepage since September 2014. Now that this tribute to the early days of YuKonstruct is over two years out of date, we've decided to retire it...

A member’s take on Laser Cutter 101

New makerspace member Ksenia wrote this write-up of her experience learning how to use YuKonstruct's laser cutter Three ladies and I are in a well-organized back room at YuKonstruct and Thomas is talking. He’s guiding us through the safety measures, tools, and steps...

Instructables Woodworking Club: Project #2

The second project of the Instructables Woodworking Club was a scrap wood house number sign which focused on glueing. This project involved gluing scraps of wood together and clamping them in order to create a door sign, cheese board or decorative key hanger. The club...

Instructables Woodworking Club: 1st meeting a success!

The first Instructables Woodworking Club meeting was a great success! Our 5 participants were eager to learn, and the excellent step-by-step project in the Instrutctables Woodworking Class took us through the project. Here's what Instructables Club member Lana said...

(co)space’s coworkers: Michel

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building YuKonstruct’s makerspace. With lots of interesting members at (co)space, we wanted to broaden our interviews to include them!  We now have the (co)space’s coworkers...