Radio at Ylab: New tech, old school and quiet summer

Based on the lack of posts and updates, people say it’s been quiet the last couple of months. Over the spring and summer, we’ve received some interesting equipment donations, and they’ve been put to good use. This picture of ylab member Gilles at work in the space says it all. It’s been quiet. Sometimes, that’s a good...

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New schedule! New seminars! New Open House format!

We’re changing things up for the fall! OPEN HOUSE NIGHTS: LESS IS MORE! We’ve halted our regular open house Wednesdays to make them even better. Starting October 12, we’ll have them bi-weekly, on every second Wednesday, and feature a free one-hour seminar/demo session at each one. To kick it off, we’ve scheduled a free What’s...

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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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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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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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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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