Category: Updates

  • Instructables contest update: In the lead!

    Congratulations! We are the first team to reach 100 featured instructables in the makerspace contest!  This means YuKonstruct has won some great prizes: Prusa i3 PrinterDemo SatArdusat License$100 3D Hubs Gift Code$500 to Makeblock Gift CodeFive Instructables Prize Packs (t-shirts, patches & stickers) Awesome work everyone, but we can’t stop here! We need your help…

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  • Meet the Makers: Jaret

    Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Jaret Slipp is YuKonstruct and (co)space’s new Executive Director and Financial Sustainability Manager. Please come out and meet Jaret at the BBQ we are hosting on August 24 at YuKonstruct’s makerspace. How and why did you…

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  • New Tool Cards at YuKonstruct’s Makerspace

    Tool cards for every major piece of equipment at Yukonstruct have been completed! These cards outline each tool’s basic operating information, safety hazards, material use, required training, maintenance, and resources for any questions the operator may have. They also answer why someone might use a particular tool, and provide examples of projects which can be made…

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  • YuKonstruct’s New Board of Directors

    At our recent AGM, our members elected a new Board of Directions to serve for the next year. The purpose of YuKonstruct’s Board is for community members to provide our organization with big picture direction and ensure we continue to meet our mandate. Recently, the new Board met for the first time and we chose what roles…

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  • Instructables Makerspace Contest!

    YuKonstruct has entered the Instructables Makerspace Contest again this year! We are excited to have you join the team and help us potentially win a second laser cutter!  There are lots of great prizes to be won – and all that we need to do, is document our projects. This competition involves makerspaces from around the world aiming…

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  • Report from the President

    Outgoing President, John, presented his President’s Report at the Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2016: As a Society in good standing, our organization is required to have an AGM. There is often an over-looked aspect of an AGM that actually benefits the organization. It is a time to reflect and celebrate our collective success…

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  • New Equipment!

    Our equipment list seems to be ever growing and evolving to suit the needs of our community!Our newest pieces of equipment are: Zortrax 3D Extruder Printer This 3D printer is very user friendly, reliable and produces high quality prints! Plus it’s super slick looking.It’s living in the hackerspace (separate from the other 3D printers which are…

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  • Strategic Plan – Draft plan ready

    We now have a draft Strategic Plan! For your reference, you may also view all the notes from the focus groups. As mentioned in the last Strategic Planning Process blog post, the draft Strategic Plan is the result of efforts put in by the Working Group. It is a draft and we are seeking member…

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  • National Volunteer Week!

    Happy National Volunteer Week! This is a great opportunity for YuKonstruct to say THANK YOU to all of our hardworking volunteers! YuKonstruct is a member-based society that is able to run because of the hard work put in by volunteers. With the support and efforts from over 50 volunteers, we are able to offer the training,…

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