• Bird Box Building Workshop – Celebration of Swan 2018

    Government of Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Program teamed up with YuKonstruct to host a bird box building workshop. This was a part of their Celebration of Swan events, and there is more to come! Check out www.env.gov.yk.ca/events YuKonstruct’s Amy and Thomas guided 24 groups through the assembly of a bird box. This was a family-friendly event and we had…

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  • Hammerslegan Tournament!

    YuKonstruct members came together for a evening of laughs, sharing project ideas, and of course – competing in the Hammerschlagen tournament! The winner of the tournament would win a Tablet, so the stakes were high. The game involves throwing and spinning a hammer in the air before catching it and trying to drive  your nail…

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  • 2017/18 Board Candidates

    The YuKonstruct Makerspace Society Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm – (co)space 202 Strickland Street. It’s time to elect a new Board of Directors. We will be voting for general directors, treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president. So far, the following people have put their names forward: Barrett W Horne;      …

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  • Swan Haven Bird Boxes

    YuKonstruct’s Amy and Thomas teamed up with our friends from Swan Haven to build bird boxes for Yukon’s small cavity nesting birds. We guided 30 families through the assembly of their very own bird box, which they got to take home and install to create bird habitat for chickadees, bluebirds, or other small birds. The participants learned…

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  • Make it Wild – Window Bird Deterrents!

    Twenty creative bird enthusiasts created their own custom hanging ornaments to deter bird strikes from windows last Wednesday night. Wildlife Technician Scott Cameron presented about how we can best deter birds from injury due to window collisions. In Yukon, we have 329 species of birds, 195 of which are confirmed breeding in the territory. The issue with windows is…

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  • 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, and how to pick a good spot to mount a bird box. Most of our participants were new…

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  • 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 about her experience with the first project: “I decided to join in order to gain confidence…

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  • Make it Wild: Re-usable Game Bags

    YuKonstruct and the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust partnered up to teach a group of hunters about sewing and caring for meat in the field.  Sound like a odd mix? Not when you are making a customized re-usable game bag! Conservation Officer, Aaron Koss Young, taught tips for being prepared to care for meat in the…

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  • Instructables contest update: In the lead!

    Congratulations! We are the first team to reach 100 featured instructables in the makerspace contest!  This means YuKonstruct has won some great prizes: Prusa i3 PrinterDemo SatArdusat License$100 3D Hubs Gift Code$500 to Makeblock Gift CodeFive Instructables Prize Packs (t-shirts, patches & stickers) Awesome work everyone, but we can’t stop here! We need your help…

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