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

Fireweed Market – Reuse & Repair Event

The Repair Cafe team will be present at the Reuse & Repair themed market day!

Broken toaster, vacuum cleaner or other small home appliance? Bring it to the Repair Cafe Team and see if it is fixable using soldering irons, multimeters and other tools.

Fireweed Market launches its ‘Go Green’ initiative by partnering with Zero Waste Yukon for a Reuse & Repair Event: Be part of a waste audit, repair & art workshops, & kids’ tent!

For more info contact us or Zero Waste Yukon, 667-7269 ext 27

YuKonstruct at the Reuse & Repair Fair

Zero Waste Yukon‘s inaugural Reuse & Repair Fair was a huge success on Saturday June 3, 2017! The fair included live music, workshops, artists selling work created from reused and re-purposed materials, and food trucks serving food in a zero waste manner. YuKonstruct was pleased to bring our Repair Cafe to this great event.

Volunteers Glenn and Garnet assisted fair attendees with repairs ranging from diagnosing a faulty toaster cord to fixing an electric guitar.

If you have broken things in need of fixing, be sure to check our events calendar for upcoming Repair Cafes (usually the 4th Friday of the month).

 

Basic Bike Maintenance and Repair – Drop in

Squeaky brakes, flat tire? Bring your bike and tools down to YuKonstruct for a hands on introduction to basic bicycle maintenance in advance of Bike to Work Week, May 24-30. Let’s get those wheels road-ready and rolling!

We will have some tools available to use, but feel free to bring along your own bike repair tools and get familiar with how to use them.

About the Instructor: Peter Czerny is a bicycle skills educator for school groups and is up for talking bikes with anyone, at anytime!

This event is free for members. $5 drop in fee for non-members.

CONTACT US

NORTHLIGHT INNOVATION
  2180, 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
  (867) 457-0150
  info@yukonstruct.com

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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