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Spectrum 2016!

I just spent the past two days helping out at our booth at Spectrum 2016. Spectrum is a triennual show put on by the U of S College of Engineering students.  The people attending on Thursday and Friday tend to be predominantly school field trips.  It was great to meet kids who were enthusiastic about making things.
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The show continues on Saturday and Sunday, so please come visit our booth and chat with us about making things and maker culture.

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Our display consists of a variety of projects that Techworks members have made.

Of course, there is a ton of other cool stuff to see, so budget at least a couple of hours to look around.  Kilobots XXXII will also be holding their event in the Hardy Lab on Saturday and Sunday, so if that’s your thing, make sure to budget even more time to watch the mayhem.

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Much Soap Made

We had five soap-makers and two helpers (plus me) at the soap workshop last night.  This was a very good size, I think.  We had a variety of ingredients. In addition to the usual coconut oil and olive oil, we used lard, cocoa butter, flaxseed oil, lanolin, and perhaps a few more I’ve forgotten.  I’m looking forward to hearing reports on how the soaps turned out.

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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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Kilobots!

There’s something very cool going on at Techworks this weekend… The Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club (aka Kilobots) is upgrading their arena with various improvements including ready/tap-out switches and arena hazards!

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What’s that? You didn’t know Saskatoon had a combat robotics club? Well now you do! Interested in building a robot to compete? Head on over to their site for more details.

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#SKTechWorks on freenode

Just a reminder that the best way to reach us is via IRC as most of our members (including all of our directors) hang out in IRC around the clock. We are in channel #SKTechWorks on irc.freenode.net. You can join us using the IRC link above or with your favorite IRC client. Feel free to drop in if you have any questions or just want to chat!