Meetup.com: From Markham Makers to Ylab

Jay’s Markham Makers group on meetup.com has been a big part of ylab from the start. The group was  the initial core, providing a great mailing list for our successful  kick-off event. We’re moving from subtle usurping to all-out takeover. It’s now a formal part of ylab. Some of the recent changes...

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Changing gears to become a maker space.

“Be careful what you wish for”, they say. ylab is making the transition to become a maker space. ylab started with the goal of  building a real tech community up here in southern York Region – Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Vaughan. There are scores of technology companies in the area, but outside work, everything...

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Big Mix Night: Robotycs, Arduino, Car Hacks and the DDO!

Wed Nov 4, 2015. It was like a whole bunch of ylab events, shaken up, mixed together and served up with everyone wondering how on earth the unholy mess would taste. Our friends at the David Dunlap Observatory somehow agreed to let us in to the darkest recesses of their basement for what was supposed to be a barely-announced Robotycs hands-on night....

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October Wrap-Up: Python! Robots! Nerds! Makers! Haunted House! TAVES!

  October YLab Meeting Group Shot. October was a crazy month. YLab is all about tech community, so it’s more than just the events we put on. YLab regulars, volunteers and friends have been all over the place, including: YLab’s Python Constricted class, hosted by the Markham Public Library, where a dozen people were introducted to...

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Programming Unrestricted at Python Constricted Event

A dozen programmers came out to learn the language. Programmers came out on October 7 2015 for ylab’s Python Constricted – a crash course in the Python Language for people who already know how to program. Attendees arrived ready to go with Python already loaded on their laptops. They worked their way through the hands-on...

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YLabs Announces Robotycs Monthly Meeting. Will Mayhem Ensue?

Robot Ross (known to humans as Ross Lunan) is breaking out the high-voltage cables and jump starting Ylab’s first regular monthly meeting – the Ylab Robotycs group. First meeting is Wednesday September 30th from 7 PM to 10 PM, and every 4th Wednesday of the month starting in October. Apparently we didn’t do enough damage at last week’s Arduino class,...

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First Month Recap and Top Ten Things We’ve Learned

At Wednesday’s Arduino class, YLab regulars were talking about how hard it is to believe that it’s only been a month since our Kick-Off event. That was way back on July 25, and the Arduino class was on August 26. OK, a month and a day. It’s been a challenge, an inspiration, and most of all, a whole lot of fun for the growing group...

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First Three Events Open for Registration

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...

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