YuKonstruct at YukomiCon 2017

Geeks, gamers and pop culture fans of all stripes filled the convention centre last weekend for the third YukomiCon. We were on hand with a special edition of our regular Repair Cafe: YuKonstruct’s Cosplay Repair Station

Celebrity guest PJ Phil getting “Phresh” with the sewing dummy

Located right across from the costume contest stage, our booth’s volunteers spent the weekend helping to solve last minute costume catastrophes and spreading the word about the tools and training available at the makerspace.

Between patching storm trooper armour, rewiring Doctor Strange’s magical accessories, sewing Rocket Raccoon’s ears, and many other fixes, the tools at our booth were busy on Friday and Saturday!

It was great to meet so many makers and introduce them to how the makerspace can make their geeky dreams come true. Whether it’s 3D printing miniatures, laser cutting LARP gear, building the ultimate gaming table or designing your own battle bot, YuKonstruct has the tools and training you need!

Thank you to our amazing booth volunteers, Tayley, Julie, Amy, Ksenia, Allison, and Andrew, to Ksenia and Dianna for making the booth decorations, and to Rowan, Chris and Josh for helping with set up and tear down!

 

Adult costume contest winners

Steampunk Build Night

It’s Rendezvous and many of us at YuKonstruct are really excited about this year’s addition of the Steampunk Ball!

While it might have started as a literary genre, steampunk is very much a part of the maker movement. The future as imagined by the Victorian era is a fantastic creative starting point, and makers around the world have been inspired to add nineteenth century sci-fi charm to everything from their computers to their clothes.

YuKonstruct’s tools, like the laser cutter and industrial sewing machine, make it incredibly easy to customize your very own steampunk stuff. On Sunday, February 16, we got together to work on our costumes for the Ball and make some fun steampunk Rendezvous accessories.

 

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 SketchUp. Once the plans were finished, preparing the cardboard, cutting it on the laser and assembling the planes was a real team effort! You can read all about the step-by-step process of designing and building the planes on Instructables.

Air North donated the custom vinyl decals for the wings and tails, which really finished the look!

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The planes were a huge hit with the kids and everyone at the parade. If you’d like to make your own here at YuKonstruct all you need is cardboard and safety training on the Epilog laser.

 

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