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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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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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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Robotycs Toy Hacks – They’re Alive!

We held our second Robotycs hands-on night on Nov 11 to continue the toy hacks. It’s great to see new faces coming out to every event, and to see others become regulars. DC power supply. Works much better than batteries for testing. Volunteers brought in a variety of equipment to help things along, and Robot Ross gave a quick presentation...

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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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First Robotycs Meeting: New Faces, Enthusiasm and a Fast Robot Build

Accompanied by their builders and a bunch of  budding and accomplished roboticists, a menagerie of robots  crowded into Logics Academy for ylab’s inaugural Robotycs meeting.  The all-too-human Robot Ross gave an intro to the group’ and some potential direction. A big part of it will be participants...

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Securing Your Home Router Recap and Upcoming Events

Filling the boardroom with makers and networking equipment. It was an amazing turnout at our September 16th event centred around securing your home router. After going through some background information on routers and how their firmware is developed, YLab makers eagerly started reflashing their router’s with open source...

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