Extruder 3D Printer 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session.

Get started using a 3D extruder printer! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use one of YuKonstruct’s 3D extruder printers, including the steps involved from design and printer software and file format, transferring files to an SD card, setting up the printer including accessing files, selecting and switching filament, leveling the bed to ways to troubleshoot output.

Considered orientation and safety training for the Zortrax 3D printer, this workshop is for YuKonstruct members.

About the instructor: Matt is a YuKonstruct regular who works largely on the laser cutters but also enjoys the 3D printers. He loves creating and fixing things!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Maximum 3 participants

March Break Maker Camp Summary

Over the school holidays, YuKonstruct’s makerspace was teeming with a dozen pre-teens as we kicked off our March Break Maker Camp!

The 5 day camp consisted of lots of hands on activities and made use of the makerspace’s awesome equipment. The camp participants got to experience laser cutting, bottle rocket building and blast off, 3D design and printing, carpentry, stop animation, robotics and more!

Everyone went home each day with items that they’d built/designed/crafted/created.

 

This animation video is a project the kids created together as a group, our campers developed the story plot, designed the characters and made the sets themselves.

Other highlights included getting robots to navigate through a maze, building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, and laser cutting a variety of animals.

“Please bring a camp in the summer please I’m begging you please”
– Maker Camp participant feedback

“I think you guys nailed it. Robotics, stop animation, rockets, 3D printing, using the laser cutter… don’t think it gets better than that!”
– Maker Camp parent feedback

 

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:

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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 with the laser cutter in the digital fabrication room). Sign up for the Extruder 3D Printer 101 training to get started printing!

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Vacuum Former

This machine uses a vacuum to form heated sheets of plastic into complex shapes. It can do a lot more than create packaging and protective covers, it can make  detailed molds, armor, masks and tons of other neat things! Come check it out, learn how to use it, and get working on your project!

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SawStop Table Saw

This is a regular table saw but with a very special feature! It has a patented automatic braking system that drops (stops) the saw blade within milliseconds of the blade coming in contact with the operator’s finger, body part or anything with electrical conductivity (say, a hot dog for example). Got project ideas but are afraid of fast spinning blades? Well you can ease your fears knowing that this stop saw has got your back! Get trained and get started!

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Thank you CanNor for providing funding to improve to our facilities!

Stereolithographic 3D Printer 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Stereolithographic 3D Printer 101 is scheduled.

Learn to use the stereolithographic 3D printer! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use YuKonstruct’s high resolution stereolithographic 3D printer, including the steps involved from design and printer software and file format, setting up the printer, preparing the resin and cleaning finished prints.

Considered orientation and safety training for the Form 1+ 3D printer for YuKonstruct members.

About the instructor: Chris Lloyd is a dedicated YuKonstruct volunteer and has a diploma in Architectural Technology and several years of professional experience with computer aided drafting and design programs.

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

 

Extruder 3D Printer 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another 3D Printer 101 is scheduled.

Get started using a 3D extruder printer! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use one of YuKonstruct’s 3D extruder printers, including the steps involved from design and printer software and file format, transferring files to an SD card, setting up the printer including accessing files, selecting and switching filament, leveling the bed to ways to troubleshoot output.

Considered orientation and safety training for the Tinkerine Ditto+ 3D printer, this workshop is for YuKonstruct members.

About the instructor: Sam Fleming is a YuKonstruct regular who is well versed in our 3D printers.

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

SketchUp- Intro to Creating 3D Computer Models

Before you can 3D print something, you need to create it on the computer! This class covers the basics of creating 3D models with SketchUp and an overview of the 123D product suite. All the software used is available for free and participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (or use the YuKonstruct computers).

This workshop is designed for people with no previous experience using drafting software.

About the Instructor: Chris Lloyd is a dedicated YuKonstruct volunteer and has a diploma in Architectural Technology and several years of professional experience with computer aided drafting and design programs.

YuKonstruct members: $30
Non-members: $40

Note: YuKonstruct only has six computer stations, so please indicate in your registration whether you will be using our computers or your own.

Extruder 3D Printer 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another 3D Printer 101 is scheduled.

Get started using a 3D extruder printer! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use one of YuKonstruct’s 3D extruder printers, including the steps involved from design and printer software and file format, transferring files to an SD card, setting up the printer including accessing files, selecting and switching filament, leveling the bed to ways to troubleshoot output.

Considered orientation and safety training for the Tinkerine Ditto+ 3D printer, this workshop is for YuKonstruct members.

About the instructor: Sam Fleming is a YuKonstruct regular who is well versed in our 3D printers.

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

 

CONTACT US

NORTHLIGHT INNOVATION

  2180, 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
  (867) 457-0150

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HOURS OF OPERATION
NorthLight Innovation
Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm
Makespace
Wed – Sun: 1pm to 9pm
Cospace
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

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