Category: Event Summaries

  • LDAY Staff day at YuKonstruct

    The staff from Learning Disabilities Association Yukon (LDAY) wanted to do something together as a group and try something new in town- so they decided to check out YuKonstruct! We were happy to give them a tour and a taste of what can be made here at the Makerspace! After checking out the space and asking lots…

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  • National Girls Learning Code Day

    On November 7th YuKonstruct joined locations across the country to offer free workshops for National Girls Learning Code Day. Organized by Ladies Learning Code and sponsored by Google, this yearly event helps get girls, aged 8 to 13, started building their own websites from scratch. In the Yukon, we’re used to overcoming challenges, and this…

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  • 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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  • Van Slam 2015

    Part expo for vagabonds, part car camping showcase, the Van Slam on September 20 was a great success! 43 people attended the Van Slam to tour 6 modified vehicles, a tear-drop trailer, and a Winnebago turned food truck. Highlights included Sarah’s ingenious compartmentalization of ‘Fran the Van’ – there’s even a wine rack in there! The…

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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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  • Inaugural Annual General Meeting

    Thank you to all our members who attended our first AGM!  About 30 members came out to discuss and approve our bylaws and elect a new Board of Directors.  We wrapped up with a fabulous BBQ! The Board and members are sad to see Rick Steele and Lisa Kanary leave the Board but are grateful…

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