• Make it Wild – Bird boxes!

    YuKonstruct and Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust‘s November Make it Wild Workshop was about making bird boxes for Yukon’s small cavity nesting birds–swallows, bluebirds and chickadees. The participants learned about local bird populations, tips to avoid squirrels, and how to pick a good spot to mount a bird box. Most of our participants were new…

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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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  • 2016: the Year of the Maker?

    2016 is the Year of the Monkey.  Apparently monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists. Sound familiar? As we start a new year, it is worth reflecting on what we have collectively achieved and where we are headed.  Two years ago this month, over 200 people came together and said yes, we want a makerspace…

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  • Reflecting on Year 1

    It’s hard to believe YuKonstruct officially opened its doors one year ago.  Where have we come from? In a year we have transitioned from a start-up to a fully functioning organization. In a year we have transitioned from a start-up to a fully functioning organization. The numbers: We have hovered around 80 full-time members, at…

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  • Winterval Santa Clause Parade

    This past weekend, YuKonstruct was a part of Yukon Educational Theater’s 7th annual Winterval Santa Clause Parade. Inspired by Aidan Chopra’s cardboard Grumman F4F-4 costume, we decided to make laser-cut cardboard airplanes for some of our youngest members to wear in the parade. The planes were designed by Chris Lloyd, one of our members, in…

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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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  • Inaugural General Meeting

    Sixty-five enthusiastic makers attended YuKonstruct’s first ever Special General Meeting!

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  • We’re Officially Open!

    On September 16th we officially opened our doors. Thank you to all those who came out to help us celebrate! We were thrilled with the level of support from the community. Our yard was packed with enthusiastic makers who helped us put together the mystery community art project: a YuKonstruct sign for our shop. Just…

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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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