• Recap: NorthwesTel’s March Break Kids Camp at Yukonstruct

    In March, our March Break Kids Camp, sponsored by NorthwesTel, sparked creativity in seven young innovators. They explored Yukonstruct Makespace’s key areas – woodshop, metal shop, digital fabrication, and textiles – gaining hands-on experience. Each project built confidence and skills in a supportive, fun environment. We started by crafting skateboards from veneers using SK8CAD under…

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  • STEAM Programs with Connected North

    We’re happy to celebrate the success of Connected North and the STEAM programs that are engaging students in Yukon schools! Connected North brings live virtual learning sessions directly to students all across Canada’s North. Through this platform, teachers can choose from a wide range of dynamic sessions delivered by experts in various subjects, offering an…

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  • Code Mobile in the Yukon

    The Code:Mobile is Ladies Learning Code’ s newest and biggest initiative to inspire and educate Canadians through teaching beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Think: a computer lab on wheels. YuKonstruct, in partnership with Yukon Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT), hosted the Code:Mobile squad to run several workshops- some for kids, some…

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  • Ice Fishing with YuKonstruct

    Recently, Environment Yukon fisheries biologist Oliver Barker taught participants at YuKonstruct how to make an ice fishing rod and gave information on fisheries management, ethical angling practices, and why whitefish are a good catch! Steve Hahn teamed up with Oliver on this workshop to craft a whitefish specific lure for Yukon lakes. These lures were created…

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  • Make it Wild!

    YuKonstruct has partnered with the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust to host a series of workshops called Make it Wild!  When you take part in Make it Wild!  you will build, craft, and create projects that give you hands-on opportunities to restore or protect fish, wildlife and their habitat. In addition to creating an awesome project, we…

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  • Thermite Casting at YuKonstruct!

    YuKonstruct has had a few Don’t Try This At Home workshops and this week’s topic was Thermite Casting! Thermite is a combination of metal powders that create an exothermic reaction at an extremely high heat. What remains after the reaction, is metal “slag” and solid iron. We attempted to make iron paperweights during the workshop using…

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  • National Girls Learning Code Day

    On November 7th YuKonstruct joined locations across the country to offer free workshops for National Girls Learning Code Day. Organized by Ladies Learning Code and sponsored by Google, this yearly event helps get girls, aged 8 to 13, started building their own websites from scratch. In the Yukon, we’re used to overcoming challenges, and this…

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  • Getting those wheels road-ready

    May 21st, 2015: what a beautiful day to learn about basic bike repair! Thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers who helped in so many ways – Anthony, Sabine, Michelle, Amy, Dan, Pippa, Seann, Sam and Logan (bike stand builder extraordinaire) – YuKonstruct became the site of the most generous, chilled-out, happy bike education…

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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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