New workshop series for would-be mad scientists

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Danger! Danger! YuKonstruct has created a new workshop series to bring out the mad scientist in you.

The workshops in the Don’t Try This At Home series will allow participants the chance to safely learn about dangerous materials and forces, under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Logan Sherk, YuKonstruct’s Facilities Manager and Acting Executive Director, is a licensed pyrothenics technician. According to Logan, “This is what makes makerspaces great! These workshops are an opportunity to try the fun stuff you can’t do at home. Who doesn’t love fire and electric sparks!?”

Topics in the February and March courses include high voltage, thermite casting and creating flame effects.

High Voltage
Thursday Feb. 18, 7pm-9pm

Tesla coils! Jacob’s ladders! Make your own wood burning to bring home.

Thermite Casting
Thursday Feb. 25, 6pm-9pm

Pyrotechnic exothermic reactions! Cast your own iron paperweight.

Flame Effects for Artists
Thursday Mar. 3, 6pm-9pm

Fire! Learn how to add fuel-based flames to your artwork.