Category: Projects

  • Making a Van Slam Poster

    Illustrator Eric Button was born in Whitehorse but is currently based in Vancouver. His artwork often features nature, Canadian culture and his cynical sense of humour. He’s recently taken on the project of designing and drawing the poster for YuKonstruct’s 2017 edition of Van Slam. Van Slam is a showcase of the many unique DIY…

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  • Building Lanterns for Winterval

    YuKonstruct was pleased to participate in Unlikely Events Yukon‘s Winterval parade again this year. The theme for this year’s event was “Festival of Lights”. Our makerspace volunteers designed and built 3 large lanterns complete with jack frost and his friends. Huge thanks to everyone who helped cut lumber, paint the pieces, attach the screens, model for…

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  • What happened to the bee houses constructed during the “Work Bees” in May?

    The “Work Bees” contributed to the 80+ solitary bee houses monitored in Yukon this past growing season.  Forty were equally divided among five local farms.  Citizen scientists and I installed the remaining ones around the territory, with the greatest concentration close to Whitehorse, and the northernmost sites along the Dempster Highway. To collect data on…

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  • Seamus’ Telegraph to Tweet Project

    Like many YuKonstruct members, Seamus is a problem solver. In addition to being one of the makerspace’s volunteers and site moderators, he is a Senior Software Developer with Make It. His job recently brought him face to face with members of the royal family when he was asked to develop a very special piece of…

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  • Renovations to the Makerspace!

    YuKonstruct’s Makerspace has undergone and survived some spring renovations and facilities upgrades! The laser room (re-named fabrication lab), hacker space, sewing room, wood shop and metal shop have all received some fresh paint and tool organization to both improve aesthetic appeal and overall functionality. Portions of our bathrooms have also been painted bright yellow to…

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  • 12 Days to End Violence Against Women Community Project

    YuKonstruct partnered with Splintered Craft, the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, Les EssentiElles and White Ribbon Yukon to make a project for the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign. Over several days we built a large sculpture with the help of many volunteers. The sculpture depicts a woman walking forward, with the support of her…

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  • Solar Panels at YuKonstruct

    Polarcom was here at YuKonstruct last week setting up solar panels as part of a research project. This project is being run by Polarcom, ML and Associates, and Cold Climate Innovation at Yukon College. The goal of this project is to compare how different solar photovoltaic technologies perform in the Yukon. The project will be…

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  • Little Free Library for DUGS

    In the heart of downtown Whitehorse there is a community garden which was planted in 1998. The people who founded it? The Downtown Urban Gardeners Society (DUGS). With almost 20 seasons of growing food and flowers, these gardens are flourishing. But gardening in the Yukon isn’t always the bees knees. With the long season comes…

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  • Local business benefits from YuKonstruct

    Who doesn’t love cheese? Whitehorse locals Larra Daley and Stephan Biedermann saw on opportunity to bring quality cheese to Whiethorse and are located in Horwood’s Mall on Main Street. They opened last Tuesday and cheeses from around the world have been flying off the shelf.  Say hello to Cultured Fine Cheese! Larra and Stephan joined…

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