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Repair Cafe // Instructables Reclaimed Contest – Waste not, want not!

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Waste not, want not!

At this month’s Repair Cafe we’re encouraging participants to think beyond just repair, to what they can do with their “unfixable” things.  Can you repurpose that broken part to build something new? Document your reclaimed parts project for a chance to win some great prizes on Instructables.com

Tear out all the wood, plastic, metal, fabric and more from your old and failed projects. It’s time to see what new creation emerges from these reclaimed materials!

Featured authors will be on hand at the Repair Cafe to help you write step-by-step instructions, and all participating YuKonstruct members will receive a free Instructables pro account.




Michelle gave a new life to her old typewriter case by transforming it into a suitcase adapted for her sewing and soft furnishing repair supplies for Repair Cafe. Inserts were made on the laser cutter (1/4” plywood).

Need inspiration? 
Repair instructables by YuKonstruct members: https://www.instructables.com/id/YuKonstructs-Favourite-Fixes/

About the team: Glenn Piwowar has been a registered Professional Engineer in the Yukon Territory for more than 20 years and is a born-again proponent of the Maker’s 3Rs: “Repair, Re-purpose, Re-create”. Michelle Clusiau is always making things. You will frequently find her trying new projects on the laser cutter and sharing her expertise with other YuKonstruct members.

Join our Repair Cafe team for a fun night of “Repair, Re-purpose, Re-create” and learn how to give a new life to old materials!

Do you need to fix something?  Repair Cafe Whitehorse is also a monthly drop-in event hosted by YuKonstruct. Bring your broken items from home and see if it is fixable with the help of our expert volunteers!





October 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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135 Industrial Rd.
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