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COVID-19 Phase 3

A message from the board of directors:

The situation around the current pandemic is continually evolving and the well-being of our members and community is our priority. As the Government and local business begin re-opening for business, and keeping safety and health in mind, we would like to announce the following changes to our current COVID-19 protocols:

Space Access

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the space will once again be open to the public. Hack nights are back on and guests are welcome as long as social/physical distancing practices are followed. 

We’re limiting the number of people allowed in the space at one time to help maintain social distancing recommendations. If you do have a project you would like to work on, please coordinate with other members to limit the number of people in the space at one time to 15. Please be respectful of each other’s time and space, keep a distance of 2m between yourself and other members.   

Cleanliness

We have signs up around the space describing how to appropriately wash your hands and have kleenex and sanitizer available. Please use the available resources and keep yourself and others safe. 

If You Have Symptoms

Please do not enter the space, go home and practice self-isolation.

Workshops

Workshops are back on with some restrictions to allow for social distancing practices. Please check back for upcoming workshops!

Thank you!

At our AGM in March, we gave our vision for growth for this fiscal year.  Little did we know that a few short days later the world would come to a grinding halt and stay that way for months.  While we haven’t been able to pursue any growth, we were able to stay in limited operation and remain in a safe financial position.  Our sincere thanks to all of you who have continued your membership throughout this difficult time.  It is because of you that we will continue to have a makerspace as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions.

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Workshops!

Upcoming Workshops at Saskatoon TechWorks:

June 14th, 7pm: Soap Making

Learn how to make cold process soap.  Everything you need is provided and you will go home with uncured soap that can be cut into 9 bath-sized bars.  For more information and to sign up: https://sktechworks.ca/product/workshop-soap-20180614/

June 21st and 28th, 7pm: Electronics From Zero

This two day workshop will teach you about voltage, current and resistance, and how to use a digital multimeter.  You will build simple circuits with resistors to demonstrate that Ohm’s Law works.  Then, on the second day, you will learn about capacitors, diodes, LEDs, transistors, and inductors.  If you have your own DMM please bring it.  For more information and to sign up: https://sktechworks.ca/product/workshop-efz-20180621/

July 19th and 26th, 7pm: Arduino 101

This two day workshop will introduce you to the many forms of input and output on an Arduino compatible microcontroller. You will learn:

  • Digital inputs and outputs
  • Analog inputs
  • PWM outputs
  • Digital Communications

For more information and to sign up: https://sktechworks.ca/product/workshop-a101-20180719/

Making Soap
Making Soap

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Saskatoon TechWorks is at Saskatoon Mini Maker Faire 2018!

Saskatoon Techworks is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at Saskatoons first Mini Maker Faire at Prairieland Park, Saturday May 26th from 10am to 6pm. Numerous projects from our members will be on display. Members will also be on site to answer any questions you have about the projects. There are woodworking, laser cutting, lathe, CNC router, and a whole assortment of electronics projects. Also be sure to ask them about the Saskatoon TechWorks workshop space and all the benefits of being a member.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 if you buy them online!

Saskatoon Mini Maker, 2018

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Upcoming Workshops!

Making Soap

It has been a while, but summer is over, the leaves are falling, and people are starting to think about Christmas presents.  How about making your gifts this year?  We are hosting a couple workshops to help you out with that:

Soap Making.  Learn to make your own soap.  Cold process soap takes a bit of time to cure, but if you make it on November 16th it should be ready to use by Christmas.

Laser Cut Decorations (link to come).  Learn to use the laser cutter at Saskatoon TechWorks.  And, make decorations at the same time!  Use them yourself, or give them away.

 

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Makerspace Program at SPL Main Library


Are you interested in learning about the availability of Makerspaces (with new technologies for you to use) in Saskatoon? Well…

I’m very excited to invite you to an exciting (free) program the the Main library (Theatre) on March 30th at 6 pm.

At 6 pm in the Meeting Room, there will be several local exhibitors available to demonstrate the new technology and Makerspace available locally. Following that, we will screen a film called “Maker”. The trailer is here:

http://makerthemovie.com/about/

Three speakers will follow:
– Albert La from Sask. Techworks
– Erin Romanyshyn from the new Round Prairie library
– Sheila Maithel from Tailor Magic

Reception, coffee provided. Free admission.

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Soldering Workshop

There will be a electronics soldering basics workshop held at Saskatoon Techworks.

It will take place Thursday March 23, 2017  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Here are some of the things that you can expect to learn:

  • Soldering Safety
  • How to identify the electronic components
  • Selecting an appropriate soldering iron
  • Soldering techniques
  • Identifying good solder joints and common problems
  • Practical application by building a small project

Cost for Hacker/Maker Space Members: $10

Cost for Non-Members: 15$

 

Saskatoon Techworks members can use the following link to apply the discount code.

Soldering Workshop – Picatic

Hope to see you out there.