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Meet the Makers: Wyatt

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Wyatt Best is our new Makerspace Assistant. We’re excited to add his experience and talent to our team! Wyatt, what do you like most about YuKonstruct/cospace...

Meet the Makers: Jenn

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Jenn is president of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors. She is creative and practical, and being part of and understanding the sharing economy a little more is...

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....

Meet the Makers: Graeme

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Graeme is a member of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors. Read on to find out what got him involved and what inspires him to create.  Graeme, what’s your role...

Toy Hacking at the Makerspace

Ever wondered what’s inside your favourite toys? On Thursday November 23, the makerspace hosted a fun maker night and special toy hacking edition of Repair Café. YuKonstruct members showed off their toy projects, we dissected a Furby (1990's mechanical, furry, noisy,...

Meet the Makers: Mary Ellen

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Mary Ellen is a member of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors and has worked in architectural design and project management since 2005.  Mary Ellen, what’s your...

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...

Meet the Makers: James

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. James Stobbs is our new Makerspace Assistant. We’re excited to add his experience and talent to our team! James, why did you join YuKonstruct? I joined...

Meet the Makers: Heather

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Heather Callaghan is our new Makerspace Assistant. We’re excited to add her enthusiasm and creativity to our team! Heather, what inspires you to make...

Meet the Makers: Chris

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Chris, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? I’m a Director (Treasurer), and member. How did you get involved with YuKonstruct? I’ve been working in technology...

Startup Canada Award Win

Startup Canada, the national rallying community for Canadian entrepreneurs, recently celebrated outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations from all over Canada. The winners were announced at the red carpet Grand Finale in Ottawa, attended by...

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...