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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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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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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