Electronic Crafts on Canada Day

YuKonstruct took part in the City of Whitehorse’s Canada Day celebrations at Shipyards Park this year, with a fun all-ages workshop on electronic crafts. We brought some of our favourite LED craft kits to the event: electronic operation game, mini flashlights and LED flowers, as well as the always-popular squishy circuits (play dough and LEDs).

Samples of the LED crafts

Amid the fun festival atmosphere at the park, participants in the Kids Zone learned some basic electric circuits and assembled their crafts with assistance from YuKonstruct members.

Squishy Circuits using conductive play dough

All-ages Valentine’s Day Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out to our All-Ages Craft Night!

We had lots of fun making Valentine’s Day themed crafts. We had several kits available including little robot love bugs, stuffed monsters and valentine cards.

Makers of all ages enjoyed learning about simple electronics by trying one of the two love bug kits. One love bug kit made light up blinkybugs inspired by obeyken’s instructable. The other kit included a small vibrating motor so participants could design their own little vibrobots.

We also brought back some of our favourite kits from past craft nights, including LED flowers, make your own felt monster kits and glovetopus kits.

 

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 different project kits prepared for people to make:

The step-by-step instructions for all three projects are available on Instructables.com if you’d like to make them at home. Check out YuKonstruct’s Instructables profile: http://www.instructables.com/member/YuKonstruct/

In addition to the project kits, we also had a table set up for kids to play with squishy circuits (conductive play dough), and lots of extra LEDs and craft materials for people to experiment with. Everyone left with a smile, some new knowledge about LEDs and of course, the project they built themselves. We’re extremely grateful to Instructables for sending us the LEDs that made it possible.

We’re already looking forward to our next build night in September!
But before then, there’s our Grand Ribbon Cutting Event happening Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 6-9pm. Mark it in your calendars!

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