Day 2: Women Woodworking: Cutting Boards

This is day 2 of this event: To buy a ticket, click here.

YuKonstruct is hosting a special ladies night in the woodshop! Join us to learn woodworking skills Ladies!

This workshop will take you through the safety and steps of creating your own beautifully crafted cutting board. You’ll learn to design, cut, laminate, and finish your own completely unique and durable cutting board.

About the Instructor: Alex has been enjoying woodworking and carpentry since 2012 when she took the Pre-Employment Carpentry Program at the Yukon College. She has taught shop courses as well as built her own small home. She thinks learning is lit.

Please note: this workshop takes place over two days, Saturday and Sunday February 2 & 3 from 10am to 2pm.

Yukon Transportation Museum Community Build Night

In partnership with the Yukon Transportation Museum, Yukonstruct Makerspace is hosting two more build nights on January 16th and January 30th, 2019, 7-9 pm. Our task: An interactive windlass display that will be permanently mounted in the transportation museum!

If you are interested in woodwork, metal work, or would like to just hang out with other members and have a fun social build night, please feel free to come out to this event! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Yukon Transportation Museum Community Build Night

In partnership with the Yukon Transportation Museum, Yukonstruct Makerspace is hosting two more build nights on January 16th and January 30th, 2019, 7-9 pm. Our task: An interactive windlass display that will be permanently mounted in the transportation museum!

If you are interested in woodwork, metal work, or would like to just hang out with other members and have a fun social build night, please feel free to come out to this event! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Women in the Woodshop

Every 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 9:00 pm Yukonstruct is now offering drop-in space for makerspace members who identify as women, trans, or gender non-binary to come and use the woodshop in a safe and supportive environment. 

How it works:
  • You must be an active makerspace member to attend, and you must have previously taken the woodshop safety orientation class.
  • While there will be a makerspace volunteer or staff member present, this is not a programmed event – there is no set project, taught class, or agenda for the evening.
  • There will be a limited supply of project kits available for sale (first come first serve) with instructions that you can work through.
  • You could come with your existing project to work on. You could also come to practice using a piece of machinery, to get advice from other members, or just to meet other woodshop makers like you in our community!
Our goal is to make sure that the makerspace is inclusive of everyone. Although we have a welcoming community of makers, we also understand that the woodshop can be an intimidating space for some. 

Winter Solstice Celebration

VOLUNTEER AND MEMBER RECOGNITION
*SPECIAL* BEER O’CLOCK AND MEMBER POTLUCK

Join us for a wonderful Awards & Volunteer Recognition Evening!

Our volunteers and members are the heart and soul of Yukonstruct: we owe a huge debt of gratitude to you ALL!

We would like to celebrate and honour in a casual way members and volunteers who had promoted collaboration, shared values and Yukonstruct society spirit in 2018.

There are distinct award categories:

For Cospace:

  • Most helpful member
  • Most inspiring member

For Launchspace:

  • Most innovative business of the year

For Makespace:

  • Maker of the year
  • Instructor of the year
  • Mentor of the year

Vote now!

BEER O’CLOCK followed by a MEMBER POTLUCK: Bring your favorite dish and come celebrate the season at NorthLight Innovation!

We proudly boast that Beer O’Clock is generously sponsored by Yukon Brewing!

2 free Beer for Yukonstruct members & guests are offered a cash bar – $5/beer.

For members, volunteers and tenants only – More details to come

{ Aspiring Makers } series! 3D Game Design After school Program for Teens

Camps for video game design help foster team spirit and develop some basic skills needed for succeeding in the technology industry.  Game design camps offer the best hands-on experience in a supportive and fun environment. Students use the same software that designers and editors use all over the world, providing a fun and educational introduction to game design and giving you the tools to start building your own game development portfolio.

FALL’18 – Tuesdays Starting SEPT 11th @3:45pm to 5:45pm – 13 sessions

Design a video game using the same tools as professional game developers at the YuKonstruct makerspace.

Start by creating the concept of your video game, and progress to modeling and texturing your level while learning industry-standard techniques to producing professional quality games to dazzle your friends.

Learn how to organize your game ideas in a design document and start creating 3D levels with the Unreal Engine so you can utilize them in your own game. You will also learn to use the powerful UE4 Blueprint Visual Scripting System to bring life and interactivity to your world while learning some of the fundamentals of programming. You will get the opportunity to choose from different genres of video games, including First Person, Action-Adventure, Role Playing, or Racing. You will use Unreal’s award winning level development tools to create and design your game levels, and populate them with lighting, particle effects, and game objects.

At the end of the course, you will take home your completed games, project files, and art assets home on a flash drive.

About the software: Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations. Developed by Epic Games

About the instructor: Rick spent ten years as a programmer, designer, and project manager at an indie game studio, working with a small team of artists and programmers on an engine built from scratch using nothing but C++, DirectX, and passion. His other passions include traditional woodworking, electronics, leather working, and chocolate making.

{ Aspiring Makers } series! 3D Game Design After school Program for Teens

Camps for video game design help foster team spirit and develop some basic skills needed for succeeding in the technology industry.  Game design camps offer the best hands-on experience in a supportive and fun environment. Students use the same software that designers and editors use all over the world, providing a fun and educational introduction to game design and giving you the tools to start building your own game development portfolio.

FALL’18 – Tuesdays Starting SEPT 11th @3:45pm to 5:45pm – 13 sessions

Design a video game using the same tools as professional game developers at the YuKonstruct makerspace.

Start by creating the concept of your video game, and progress to modeling and texturing your level while learning industry-standard techniques to producing professional quality games to dazzle your friends.

Learn how to organize your game ideas in a design document and start creating 3D levels with the Unreal Engine so you can utilize them in your own game. You will also learn to use the powerful UE4 Blueprint Visual Scripting System to bring life and interactivity to your world while learning some of the fundamentals of programming. You will get the opportunity to choose from different genres of video games, including First Person, Action-Adventure, Role Playing, or Racing. You will use Unreal’s award winning level development tools to create and design your game levels, and populate them with lighting, particle effects, and game objects.

At the end of the course, you will take home your completed games, project files, and art assets home on a flash drive.

About the software: Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations. Developed by Epic Games

About the instructor: Rick spent ten years as a programmer, designer, and project manager at an indie game studio, working with a small team of artists and programmers on an engine built from scratch using nothing but C++, DirectX, and passion. His other passions include traditional woodworking, electronics, leather working, and chocolate making.

{ Aspiring Makers } series! 3D Game Design After school Program for Teens

Camps for video game design help foster team spirit and develop some basic skills needed for succeeding in the technology industry.  Game design camps offer the best hands-on experience in a supportive and fun environment. Students use the same software that designers and editors use all over the world, providing a fun and educational introduction to game design and giving you the tools to start building your own game development portfolio.

FALL’18 – Tuesdays Starting SEPT 11th @3:45pm to 5:45pm – 13 sessions – For youth aged 11 to 15

Design a video game using the same tools as professional game developers at the YuKonstruct makerspace.

Start by creating the concept of your video game, and progress to modeling and texturing your level while learning industry-standard techniques to producing professional quality games to dazzle your friends.

Learn how to organize your game ideas in a design document and start creating 3D levels with the Unreal Engine so you can utilize them in your own game. You will also learn to use the powerful UE4 Blueprint Visual Scripting System to bring life and interactivity to your world while learning some of the fundamentals of programming. You will get the opportunity to choose from different genres of video games, including First Person, Action-Adventure, Role Playing, or Racing. You will use Unreal’s award winning level development tools to create and design your game levels, and populate them with lighting, particle effects, and game objects.

At the end of the course, you will take home your completed games, project files, and art assets home on a flash drive.

About the software: Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations. Developed by Epic Games

About the instructor: Rick spent ten years as a programmer, designer, and project manager at an indie game studio, working with a small team of artists and programmers on an engine built from scratch using nothing but C++, DirectX, and passion. His other passions include traditional woodworking, electronics, leather working, and chocolate making.

Register here

 

Instructables Mini Hackathon

The Instructables Makerspace Contest is back for its third summer! Last year YuKonstruct’s team won the grand prize and took home $30,000 in new equipment.

Join our team as we document new projects over another fun summer of making.

dancing instructables robot

Our hackathons are an opportunity to get together and write as many instructables as possible. Featured instructables authors will be on hand to help anyone who needs a little assistance getting their projects published.

All YuKonstruct members who participate will get a free Instructables Pro Account and we are giving away awesome Instructables t-shirts while supplies last!

Contact team captain Allison to join the team or find out more about how you can help.

Instructables Mini Hackathon

The Instructables Makerspace Contest is back for its third summer! Last year YuKonstruct’s team won the grand prize and took home $30,000 in new equipment.

Join our team as we document new projects over another fun summer of making.

dancing instructables robot

 

Our hackathons are an opportunity to get together and write as many instructables as possible. Featured instructables authors will be on hand to help anyone who needs a little assistance getting their projects published.

All YuKonstruct members who participate will get a free Instructables Pro Account and we are giving away awesome Instructables t-shirts while supplies last!

Contact team captain Allison to join the team or find out more about how you can help.