Workshop announcement: Robot Kit Arduino Programming 1

Hi everybody,

For those of you who have built a robot kit with me at Saskatoon Techworks, I will be holding the first programming workshop on December 13th, 12-3PM. If you are available and plan to attend, please email me at james.cooper@sktechworks.ca. Please bring your robot, and if possible, a laptop.

For more information, check the event page.

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12 2014

November meeting cancelled

In light of Remembrance Day coinciding with our usual monthly meeting date, we decided to cancel November’s monthly meeting. Our apologies for not communicating that to the membership at large before the meeting. Thank you to everyone who showed up last night anyway. We will continue with our regularly scheduled meeting on December 9th.

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11 2014

Techworks assists in creating SoundCloud art exhibit for Nuit Blanche

Earlier this summer, Techworks was approached by the group OPEN, who wanted our help building an art installation for the upcoming Nuit Blanche art festival. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Albert La, the result is SoundCloud.

Physically, SoundCloud is a suspended undulating paper cloud which creates a landscape composed of clustered paper forms. The modular paper shapes are folded from reused and discarded architectural drawings, making use of the medium used to create structures, recycled as material which forms the basis of the structure for the installation. The overhanging cloud works to creates an immersive environment at the plane of the ceiling, leaving the floor clear for viewers to wander the Storefront and interact with SoundCloud above. Idle when sound levels are low in the room, SoundCloud is dark while it waits, pulsing occasionally in anticipation and enticing passerbys to take notice. Once somebody moves through the room and sound is detected from the shuffling of feet or the sound of voices, SoundCloud illuminates in the area in which it senses sound below it.

SoundCloud will be on display from September 12 – October 22, 2014 at the storefront gallery, 224 20th Street West, Saskatoon. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5 pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. The opening reception will be held Friday, September 12th at 7pm.

For more information, contact: Crystal Bueckert, Director tel. (306) 241-6643 or info@thestorefront.ca.

OPEN SoundCloud poster

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09 2014

Open House – July 19th

Saskatoon Techworks will be hosting an open house on Saturday July 19th in our space at 509A Gray Ave. The specific times have yet to be determined, but it will likely run something like 10am-5pm. There will be several of our members’ projects on display and also some “hands on” activities such as combat robots (courtesy of the Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club). We’ll also have the BBQ running for most of the day so there will be food & drink available for purchase. More details to come closer to the date, but go ahead and mark your calendars!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/245701665624235/

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06 2014

Meeting Announcement: June 10th @ 7PM

It’s the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means: monthly meeting time!

We will be meeting at Techworks at 509A Gray Ave. at 7PM on June 10th. We request all members to please attend our monthly update and discussion. Visitors are also welcome to join us to learn more about the space and meet the other members.

See you there!

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06 2014

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday March 11th @ 7PM

It’s that time of year again… join us at the space (509A Gray Ave) on March 11th at 7PM for our third AGM. We’ll take a quick look back at the past year, get an update on the organization’s financials, vote in the Board of Directors, and more.

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03 2014

Kilobots 27 Combat Robotics Event Today & Tomorrow @ Centre Mall

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head to Centre Mall between 11-5 today or tomorrow where our friends over at http://kilobots.com are hosting their 27th combat robotics event. More details can be found on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/773284319364811/.

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01 2014

Third Space is the Charm!

As of today we have officially moved into our third location, 509 Gray Ave in Sutherland. The space is considerably larger than what we had before, a necessity with our rapidly growing membership. We will post some photos as soon as we get settled.

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12 2013

Congratulations Rylan! Peachy Printer Crushes Funding Goal!

Congratulations Rylan!

We’re ridiculously excited about the success of Rylan’s Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign for the Peachy Printer. He was able to raise just over $700,000 which will go towards R&D of the printer and, eventually, production of nearly 5,000 Peachy Printers for backers. We’ll be posting periodic updates here regarding his progress, but for the news as it happens you should check out his website, http://www.peachyprinter.com. Also worth noting is that The Peachy Printer currently holds the title of “Most Funded Canadian Kickstarter Ever” as mentioned in the Kickstarter blog. Let’s see how long he can hold that title for!

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10 2013

$100 3D Printer

One of our members, Rylan Grayston, just launched a kickstarter campaign for his $100 3d printer, the Peachy Printer. Only one day in to the campaign he is already over half way to his $50,000 goal! Check out the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc?ref=country

Best of luck Rylan!

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09 2013