Month: July 2015

YLAB Kick-off a success!

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We had a great turn-out for ylab’s kick-off event. We’re guessing that between 75 and 100 people came out. The volunteers put a lot of work into it, and we want to thank everyone who attended for making it such a success. We have many new volunteers, and, of course, we’re always looking for more – email us at info(at)ylab(dot)ca.

We announced our first five events, and they’ll be showing up soon on the website. We’ll post them in a separate entry. The dates and times we announced are confirmed. We just need to cover the final details.

Special mentions go out to:

  • Canada Robotix for hosting the event – and Jack for his drive to make it happen.
  • Proto3000 for loaning us a MakerBot2.
  • Richard for making the first ylab 3D-printed logo and the laser-cut name tags for the volunteers.
  • All the Canada Robotix staff and ylab volunteers who kept things running smoothly.

Best of all, we had a bunch of makers who brought in some of their amazing creations. Check them out below – and thanks to Pek and Chhing for providing the pictures.

Our host’s shop. We hope we didn’t scare too many customers.

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Maker Ross shows off his Turtlebot and its old friends:

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Laser-cutter projects galore! Maker Richard brings out several projects he’s completed with a laser cutter:

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Richard also enlist comrades to make rope:

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Richard also brought in his own 3D printer:

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To run alongside the MakerBot Replicator 2 generously provided by Proto3000:

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Makers Paul and Sarah showed off their pick-and-placer prototype project completed in one and a half months.  The pick-and-place arm picks up surface-mount components and places them in their spot on the circuit board:

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Maker Jay brings out his light sabers and robotic vehicles and creatures:

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The best kind of networking – meet new friends, learn something new, and play!

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Thank you all for coming out! Until next time…

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Announcing our kick-off drop in day

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July 25 2015, 12PM – 3 PM

Click HERE for details

A Toronto Maker Festival Satellite Event