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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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?
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...
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....
“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;...