New workshop series for would-be mad scientists

Danger! Danger! YuKonstruct has created a new workshop series to bring out the mad scientist in you.

The workshops in the Don’t Try This At Home series will allow participants the chance to safely learn about dangerous materials and forces, under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Logan Sherk, YuKonstruct’s Facilities Manager and Acting Executive Director, is a licensed pyrothenics technician. According to Logan, “This is what makes makerspaces great! These workshops are an opportunity to try the fun stuff you can’t do at home. Who doesn’t love fire and electric sparks!?”

Topics in the February and March courses include high voltage, thermite casting and creating flame effects.

High Voltage
Thursday Feb. 18, 7pm-9pm

Tesla coils! Jacob’s ladders! Make your own wood burning to bring home.

Thermite Casting
Thursday Feb. 25, 6pm-9pm

Pyrotechnic exothermic reactions! Cast your own iron paperweight.

Flame Effects for Artists
Thursday Mar. 3, 6pm-9pm

Fire! Learn how to add fuel-based flames to your artwork.

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.

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

 

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. If you have previously worked with Sketchup or similar programs we recommend the Intermediate Sketchup workshop.

 

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.

 

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

 

Min: 4 Max: 12 Participants    $30 Members | $35 Non-Members

Best Ever Christmas Cards with Chibitronics and Instructables

This all-ages drop in build night is sponsored by Instructables and is open to everyone who would like to make holiday cards that are sure to stand out.

Choose one  kit or make them all:
-LED edge lit card
-Mechanical iris card
-Stand up holiday scene card
-Chibitronics circuit stickers card

Chibitronics allows you to craft with electricity thanks to their peel-and-stick electronics. Circuit stickers are electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills.

Each kit is $5 and includes all the necessary materials. Participants may wish to bring their own family photos to add to their cards. This is a drop-in night, no sign-up needed, but feel free to RSVP on Facebook.

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