We held a soap-making workshop on July 23rd.
“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.”
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your robot, and if possible, a laptop.
For more information, check the event page.
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 email@example.com.
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/
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/.
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:
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.
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.
Do you remember the television shows Robot Wars and BattleBots from about a decade ago? Ever wanted to see that kind of robot mayhem in person? Well now’s your chance! On May 18th & 19th at The Centre Mall, the Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club (aka Kilobots) is hosting its 25th event.
I know what you’re thinking – how is it that something this awesome has been going on for so many years and I haven’t heard about it? Well, once you’re done beating yourself up over it, clear your schedule for May long weekend. The combat arena will be set up in front of North Shore Outfitters and fights will be taking place every hour on the hour. And, if you’re so inclined, it’s not too late to start building your own bot to enter in the event! Head on over to the Kilobots site for more details.