Updated: Ylab Sells Out Corporate Sell-Out Event

Update Jan 30 2016: a photo album has just been posted on facebook, and snapd Markham posted about us here. Our Technology Enablers night was a huge success with almost 80 people in attendance. We went all corporate, and there were enough suits and well-dressed people to make it… well, kinda weird for a ylab event.   Yes, we...

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Robotycs back with a vengeance on Wed. Jan 27

BATTLEBOTS! Ylab’s monthly Robotycs evening is back with a vengeance on Wednesday January 27. This month’s Robot Talk features battlebot veteran Ramy Gattas. Ramy hosted our first Robotycs events at Logics Academy last year. It’s a privilege to have join us at the DDO for the evening. Ramy will be sharing his adventures...

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Maker stuff really happening! Laser cutter ordered! No pictures!

We kicked off 2016 with our first member-only nights, and the place has been buzzing.  If yesterday evening (Monday Jan 18) is any indication of things to come, it’s going to be an amazing year. The activities going on in all corners of the space were like a microcosm of the events we ran last year. What were we up to?  DDO’s Mike helped...

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Ylab Suits Up For First Corporate Event – Jan 25 2016

Did ylab sell out to corporate interests? No, we’re just trying to bring together interesting corporate technology people and companies to join in the ylab community. North of 41 has been hosting  informative, entertaining and always relevant  Chat with the CEO events for several years now… but always downtown. Their speakers...

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First Member-Only Night of 2016 on Monday Jan 4.

Monday January 4 was our first member-only night of 2016. We formally welcomed as new members ylab regulars Brooke and Jay . That’s a polite way of saying that they each gave us a cheque. We need to work out some kind of formal ceremony. Maybe something with a light sabre. Any volunteers to dress up as Princess Leia with the cinnamon bun hair-do? We...

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Ylab Holiday Break and Early 2016 Plans

Not a creature was stirring. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the DDOme, Not a creature was stirring in the maker’s new home; The basement room floor has been painted with care, In hopes that equipment soon would be there; The paperwork done, agreements written and read, As plans for new robots...

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The Ylab Holiday Gift List

Yeah, we know, we’re a little late on this for some people… Chanukah is done for this year… but we all know Santa is for everyone. We also know the type of people we’re dealing with don’t need a holiday as an excuse to pick up some new toys and technology. And some are  on on the naughty list and will have to buy...

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Membership has its privileges. And duties.

Before. Yuck. Monday December 14 was our first members’ only night. Since ylab is an all-volunteer effort, that of course means we got down to some hard work cleaning up the space. Thank you for your membership payment. Now get to work. Our call for equipment donations produced some very timely results. Big thanks to Eric for the compressor and ShopVac....

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Memberships: We’re off and running!

Sign here. Press hard.  (Photo by stockimages from freedigitalphotos.net) We  announced our membership structure and fees on our maker night at the DDO on Wednesday, December 9 – and we have our first sign-ups! Ylab board member Ruby is the first ylab maker space member.  When ylab was just a notion of a concept, ...

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Maker Space Membership Update – the Paperwork

“ME 401 QuickJob” by Nina Paley – http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/07/25/paperwork/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. We’re  making progress, but not there yet. The good news is that a lot of the heavy lifting is pretty much done – formal incorporation as a non-profit;...

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