• Who knew felt faux taxidermy was so popular?

    The second Drinking with Scissors proved to be very popular with fans of both crafts and beer, selling out in the first 15 minutes! So many enthusiastic makers showed up, the Social House ran out of chairs and people sat on the stage floor to get their craft on. November’s projects were inspired by a…

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  • Halloween craft fun at Drinking with Scissors

    What could be better than crafts and craft beer? The first Drinking with Scissors event took place on October 25 at the Social House. With Halloween right around the corner, spooky craft kits were available for participants to assemble while enjoying drinks with friends. There were kits for making cute mini pinatas (complete with candy…

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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 complicated technology. The goal of the makerspace contest was to document as many projects as possible with step-by-step…

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  • 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 costume contest stage, our booth’s volunteers spent the weekend helping to solve last minute…

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  • 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 supporter of makerspaces and YuKonstruct has benefited greatly from their…

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  • 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 flowers, as well as the always-popular squishy circuits (play dough and LEDs). Amid…

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  • 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. As part of the Ford Drive 4 UR Community program, Whitehorse Motors made a donation to the YuKonstruct…

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  • New Makerspace Equipment!

    We’ve got some exciting new additions at the makerspace thanks in part to funding from CanNor! In the wood shop there’s two new King Industrial sanders:an oscillating spindle sander and a belt and disc sander. The sewing room also features two brand new machines: a Janome serger and a Singer industrial sewing machine. A serger,…

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  • Making a Van Slam Poster

    Illustrator Eric Button was born in Whitehorse but is currently based in Vancouver. His artwork often features nature, Canadian culture and his cynical sense of humour. He’s recently taken on the project of designing and drawing the poster for YuKonstruct’s 2017 edition of Van Slam. Van Slam is a showcase of the many unique DIY…

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