Rylan made a time lapse video of today’s Soap Making Workshop!
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.
Saskatoon TechWorks on CTV Morning Live
I had a chance to do some “making” on TV this morning.
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:
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.
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.
Hope to see you out there.
Advanced Lathe Workshop
More Lathe Training
Rylan has asked me to post these links here. He will be doing two more lathe training sessions later this week. If you have not been trained already, the Thursday session is for you:
and, if you already have the basic training, the advanced session on Saturday is for you:
These training sessions are provided by Rylan at a cost of $50 per session.
Soap Making Workshop Was Great!
Our Soap Making Workshop on November 24th was a full house. We had eight participants who each made their own batch of soap and coloured and scented it to their liking.
Some of the participants were definitely more artistic than me.
Thank you to everyone — members and visitors — who came out to our open house! It was a busy, but great day.
New Lathe! And Training.
Rylan and Erik delivered the new-to-us lathe at 4AM this morning. Since this is now probably our most dangerous piece of equipment, we are going to be strict about only allowing trained people to use it. If you want to be in the first group of trained people, sign up at: https://www.picatic.com/event14782110102438
NOTE: This is a two day course, two hours each day, for a total of four hours.