• Halloween Craft Night

    Happy Halloween! In honour of the spookiest holiday, YuKonstruct hosted a Halloween Craft Night on October 29th. Over 30 people joined us to make their own monsters and lanterns. We had three different kits with Halloween craft supplies. Participants could choose between designing their own felt monsters, stuffing glove octopus monsters and making glowing LED…

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  • Instructables Makerspace Contest Update

    The official results of the Instructables Makerspace Contest were announced on September 8, 2015. YuKonstruct finished third  out of 49 makerspaces from around the world,  just two instructables short of the group prizes! YuKonstruct’s final contest entry included 252 step-by-step instructables, written over a three month period, from June 1 to August 31. Volunteers rallied at the…

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  • Instructables Makerspace Contest & Hackathon

    Instructables.com is running a contest for makerspaces with over $30,000 in prizes! YuKonstruct could win another laser, 3D printer, welder and more great equipment. HOW, you ask?  By helping us post the most number of featured instructables (in yellow, below), and / or the most number of total posted instructables by the time the contest…

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  • Parades! YuKonstruct at Pride and Canada Day

    Two parades just days apart? Of course we had to join in on the fun and build a float! YuKonstruct won first place for our bubble-tastic float in the Pride parade on June 27, 2015.  Just three days later,  we redecorated the trailer and giant bubble machine in patriotic colours and participated in the Canada…

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  • Instructables Build Night with Silhouette

    Did you know that YuKonstruct has two digital cutting machines, a KNK Zing and a Silhouette Portrait? These machines are perfect for cutting thin materials like vinyl and paper that will burn or melt in the laser cutter. You can also add a pen and use them like a plotter! On June 18th we hosted a…

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  • Burning Away the Winter Blues: Building and Burning the Yeti Effigy

    Yukon Educational Theater approached YuKonstruct earlier this year to ask if the makerspace and Chris Lloyd, who designed the airplanes in the Winterval parade, would be interested in building the effigy for Burning Away the Winter Blues. Of course we jumped at the chance to build an epic effigy! Chris designed a snow monster, the Yeti,…

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  • New Additions

    It’s exciting times at YuKonstruct! We recently added two new 3D printers and more square footage. Mojo 3D Printer The Mojo is a professional quality, easy to use extruder 3D printer. Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer The Form 1+‘s  high precision optical system directs a laser across a tank of liquid resin, solidifying layers…

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  • Steampunk Build Night

    It’s Rendezvous and many of us at YuKonstruct are really excited about this year’s addition of the Steampunk Ball! While it might have started as a literary genre, steampunk is very much a part of the maker movement. The future as imagined by the Victorian era is a fantastic creative starting point, and makers around…

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  • Valentines Day Crafts & Circuit Scribe

    On February 12 we hosted a Valentines crafts and Circuit Scribe build night with help from Instructables. We had a table set up for people to experiment with drawing circuits using the Circuit Scribe developer kits. The kits include all sorts of fun pieces from batteries and LEDs to motors and potentiometers. The Circuit Scribe conductive…

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