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T-Shirt Workshop

Albert held a T-Shirt Making workshop and, this time, used his vinyl cutter to cut heat-transfer material.  (We have used laser-cut stencils in past workshops.)  The workshop was primarily attended by SCRC members making team t-shirts for the upcoming Kilobots XXXI in September.

Kurtis writes:
Workshop went great! If anyone wants to post pics of their team shirts, please do! (We’re always looking for more website content.)
Thanks to Albert for putting it on!
TShirts

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08 2015

Soap Workshop

We held a soap-making workshop on July 23rd.

Tony writes:

“If anyone’s curious, that’s about how much soap you get from ~a yogourt container of cheap canola oil + a bit of coconut oil. It still needs to finish curing for a few weeks. Despite the remaining lye content, I washed my hands with it this morning and it is quite lovely.

Awesome workshop last night! — with Minna Liang and Scott Walde.”

Tony's Soap

 

Minna’s soap:

Minna's Soap

 

And mine:

Scott's Soap

 

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07 2015

Annual General Meeting

Hello everyone,
You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting, to be held at Saskatoon TechWorks on March 17, 2015 at 7:00PM. The agenda for this meeting will include:
  • A presentation of the Chairman’s Report from our President, Albert La
  • A review of this past year’s financial statements from our Treasurer, Jeremy Rans
  • Election of the board members for next year
Board nominations are now open and can be made on this forum post. Nominations will close at the end of March 9, 2015.
This is also a time when we may make changes to the bylaws. If you would like to propose any changes to be vote on at the AGM, please email them to Saskatoon TechWorks no later than March 9, 2015.
Voting is available to members only, but the public is welcome to attend.
I look forward to seeing you all there,
James Cooper
Secretary
Saskatoon TechWorks

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02 2015

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

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

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

MoSo Recap

Big thanks to the organizers of MoSo for letting us set up a display and show off our creations this past weekend. We love getting out to events like this, it’s a great way to let the community know we’re here and show them a little bit of what we do. Check out a couple photos from the event below:

moso 1

moso 2

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06 2013

Soap Making Workshop Recap

Last night’s soap making workshop was a great success! Check below for some photos from the workshop and a link to our wiki that explains the soap making process in detail.

http://wiki.sktechworks.ca/doku.php?id=soapmaking

Soap Making 1

Soap Making 2

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05 2013

Meeting Announcement: May 14th @ 7pm

Just a reminder we’ll be having our monthly general meeting on Tuesday May 14th @ 7pm at 422 44th St E. All are welcome to attend.

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05 2013