THIS IS HOW WE DDO IT – Maker Day – Sat Sept 10 at the DDO

It’s been almost a year since ylab’s kick off event, and we’re doing it again! We need makers to make it bigger and better! Info on the event here. Saturday, September 10 at the DDO. Maker exhibitor application here. Info session for potential exhibitors on Wed July 27 at the DDO. Register here. MORE TO COME.

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Lots of fun at the Toronto Maker Extravaganza – and some ylab news

The Toronto Maker Extravaganza at the Toronto Reference Library this weekend was another big success – and ylab was there. Nobody told us we couldn’t put up our banner. Until they did. Our contingent and display were organised by Ross and Pek, and staffed over the weekend by Ross, Jay, Brooke and Richard, with Pek volunteering with the...

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Ylab at Toronto Maker Extravaganza July 9-10

The Toronto Maker Festival’s Extravaganza is this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library – and ylab will be there! We’ll be in the maker spaces’ area. Come out and say hi. See what we’re up to with our other York Region friends at the David Dunlap Observatory and other groups. We’ll have some...

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AGM: Of Course We’d Like Fries With That!

Ten minutes ago, these were potatoes. Ylab held its first member’s Annual General Meeting on June 20 at the DDO. How do you get a bunch of makers to actually show up for a boring meeting? Hold a BBQ! Can we be any clearer that it’s a ylab BBQ event? July 25 is the anniversary of our first event, so it’s not quite a full year. Fiscal...

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Laser cutter class tested on ylab rats

Ylab members volunteered themselves to test out and be tested themselves in our first two formal classes since moving into the DDO – our Intro to 2D CAD, followed by our Ylab Laser Cutter Certification. No actual rats harmed by this laser cutting. Since we want a solid foundation to build-on, we used the free version of DraftSight, a CAD program...

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No Open House Wed Apr 13 – Laser Cutter Class

Open house is cancelled this week  – Wednesday April 13 – due to our members-only laser cutter class taking over the space. Ylab paid-up members are allowed to come in for whatever activity they normally do. Ylab’s laser cutter at work. What else would we cut?

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March 29: Qualcomm Hosting Next Ylab/North of 41 Event

Our last corporate event at Lenovo was such a success that we’re doing it again – and this time, Qualcomm Canada is hosting us. Breakfast with the CEOs: Innovation and Technology in the Cloud Come out and hear how three York Region companies have innovated to use cloud computing to create new  lines of business. These...

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Habemus Lux Gladium! (We have a laser cutter!)

All great announcements should be in latin.(*) On Monday night we took delivery of our brand spanking new laser cutter – a monstrous 90W unit with a 24″ x 36″cutting surface. OK, it’s a big giant laser. Now what do we do with it?   You can feel the excitement. At least he didn’t take a selfie with it. Now comes...

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Firsts this week for ylab, York Region, and the world!

Hasn’t been a blog post in a few weeks… because it’s better to be doing than blogging. But once in a while, we need to post something – or people claim nothing is happening! York Region is the y and the why of ylab – and this week we had a bunch of firsts in three different cities. At our DDO maker space in Richmond...

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Jan 27: Different kind of Robotycs Mayhem

Everything went so well at our Enabling Hardware Technology event that something had to balance it off. Mayhem struck the Robotycs group on Wednesday night. The first arrivals faced the elements and a locked door at the DDO. There were less people waiting outside than expected – a few of those registered had to bow out due to last minute...

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