First Three Events Open for Registration

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We are happy to announce that our first three events are open for registration. Hurry up and get your tickets. Seats are limited so book soon.

 

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 7PM-9PM

Event: Car Hack: OBD-II/CAN Readers for diagnostics and fun

Where: Markham Public Library’s Thornhill Community Centre

Cost: Donation

Ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/y-lab-car-hack-night-obd-iican-readers-for-auto-diagnostics-and-fun-tickets-17904881984

 

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 8PM-11PM

Event: Old Tech Meets New Tech at David Dunlap Observatory

Where: The David Dunlap Observatory

Cost: $15 ($12 before Aug 10)

Ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ylab-makers-at-the-david-dunlap-observatory-old-tech-meets-new-tech-tickets-17902894038

 

Wed Aug 26, 2015, 7PM-10PM

Event: Getting Started with Wiring and Arduino (no kids)

Where: Logics Academy

Cost: $85 with Arduino ($60 bring your own Arduino)

Ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ylab-getting-started-with-wiring-and-arduino-18-event-tickets-17930294995

Lots of YLab Friends at Toronto’s Maker Festival

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The Toronto Reference Library near Yonge and Bloor opened its doors to host Maker Festival 2015 this past Saturday and Sunday.   Makers invaded the three floors for the GTA’s  biggest maker show yet. Hordes of  kids and adults came out to create and share in the fun!
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Maker Jay booked himself a display table to showcase his light sabres and robots, just as he did at our kick-off event on July 25. Jay generously allocated some of his table space for some YLab event announcements and email sign-up.
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And he let Maker Ross join in with his Turtlebot.
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 Jay runs his own website at http://MakerFun.ca where you can check out many of his creations. For those eager to make their own light sabres, Jay has a tutorial on his site.

 

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