Category: Makerspace

  • Meet the Maker: Esa Suominen

    Esa is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct and you will see him around in both the Makespace and the Cospace helping out with general Yukonstruct duties! He also makes vinyl collectible characters named Mawa and he sells them online and in person at pop-ups every now and then. Esa also loves snowboarding! We have a…

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  • Meet the Maker: Robin Bishop

    Robin has been a member of Yukonstruct since she moved to the Yukon in May of 2022. Robin’s creative project, Cosmic Phantasmagoria, describes her artistic journey of exploring consciousness. She is inspired by nature, science, and spirit— this precious experience of being. Hand-painted button pins, paintings, and crochet works are what she is currently bringing…

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  • Meet the Maker: Douglas Sakamoto

    Douglas is an enthusiastic member, who moved to the Yukon about a year and a half ago and heard about Yukonstruct from friends. He got interested in Yukonstruct because he had some woodworking projects that he was saving to do once winter rolled around, and once he started going, he never stopped using the space.…

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  • Meet our Members: Erin Holm of Den Designs

    Erin Holm is one of our lovely Makespace members who encompasses so much what Yukonstruct aims to support. A maker and an entrepreneur, she makes beautiful art and home décor pieces for her business, Den Designs, in our Makespace.

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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: [box] Barrett W Horne;    …

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  • Firebean Coffee coming to YuKonstruct!

    In the wake of a successful visit from Small Business and Tourism Federal Minister Bardish Chagger, the YuKonstruct Makerspace and (co)space Team are hitting the streets with opportunities for the community to put their names behind the awesome work going on within our walls. Mike and Sarah Russo, founders and owners of Firebean Coffee Roasters, are…

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  • Amazing Volunteer Awards

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Last week during YuKonstruct’s holiday party, we had a room full of members, friends, partners, sponsors and volunteers. It was great to gather together and enjoy good food, beverages and connect as a community. This organization is run largely by the volunteers that dedicate their…

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  • Looking back at the journey

    If you’re a frequent visitor to you are undoubtedly familiar with the slideshow that has graced our homepage since September 2014. Now that this tribute to the early days of YuKonstruct is over two years out of date, we’ve decided to retire it from its place of honour. The makerspace has changed a lot since…

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  • A member’s take on Laser Cutter 101

    New makerspace member Ksenia wrote this write-up of her experience learning how to use YuKonstruct’s laser cutter Three ladies and I are in a well-organized back room at YuKonstruct and Thomas is talking. He’s guiding us through the safety measures, tools, and steps we need to know before crafting with the laser cutter that takes…

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  • A quick tour of the Toronto Tool Library

    Staff member- Adria, was visiting Toronto on her travels and stopped in to check out another makerspace that’s a bit different from YuKonstruct: The Toronto Tool Library has a few locations in the city and one of them is a full library of things called the Sharing Depot! Members can take equipment and supplies out from the space and keep…

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