• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • YuKonstruct’s First Build Night – LEDs

    Thank you to everyone who made YuKonstruct’s first build night a huge success! We don’t officially open our doors for memberships until September but we’re excited to have already hosted some great events. This week we had over 60 people, of all ages, in our makerspace for the Instructables LED Build Night. We had 3…

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  • Instructables LED Build Night – Tues. August 19, 2014

    LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, are replacing small incandescent bulbs in the electronics all around us. If you would like to learn more about how you can use these small lights in your projects, now’s your chance! Instructables.com, the online home of thousands of DIY projects, has sent YuKonstruct hundreds of LEDs to play with. With…

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