Category: Event Summaries

  • Getting those wheels road-ready

    May 21st, 2015: what a beautiful day to learn about basic bike repair! Thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers who helped in so many ways – Anthony, Sabine, Michelle, Amy, Dan, Pippa, Seann, Sam and Logan (bike stand builder extraordinaire) – YuKonstruct became the site of the most generous, chilled-out, happy bike education…

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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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  • 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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  • Family Literacy Day

    YuKonstruct had a table at the Family Literacy Day event at the Canada Games Centre on January 25th. It was a day packed with lots of children and their families exploring, reading and learning. Their stop at our table proved to be an all out sensational experience – from learning how to make lights turn on using…

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  • Makey Makey Build Night

    January’s Build Night was sponsored by Instructables and Makey Makey. Makey Makey is an invention kit that lets you use everyday items as computer keys. YuKonstruct’s members had lots of fun connecting fruits and vegetables, utensils, tools and even themselves to the Makey Makey boards. There were apple and carrot pianos, pencil-drawn video game consoles…

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  • Winterval Santa Clause Parade

    This past weekend, YuKonstruct was a part of Yukon Educational Theater’s 7th annual Winterval Santa Clause Parade. Inspired by Aidan Chopra’s cardboard Grumman F4F-4 costume, we decided to make laser-cut cardboard airplanes for some of our youngest members to wear in the parade. The planes were designed by Chris Lloyd, one of our members, in…

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  • Christmas Cards and Chibitronics Build Night

    Instructables sent us a package of Chibitronics circuit stickers and we were excited for our members to get to play with them at our drop-in Christmas card workshop last week. We put together two project kits with the Chibitronics stickers: Twinkling Christmas Tree Card Glowing Snowman Card We also had 3 other craft kits for…

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  • Inaugural General Meeting

    Sixty-five enthusiastic makers attended YuKonstruct’s first ever Special General Meeting!

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