What we're about

Originally started as Markham Makers by Jay, the group evolved into Ylab, a maker space hosted by the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill (https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/david-dunlap-observatory.aspx).

Ylab is an incorporated, all-volunteer non-profit. That kind of thing is important when we want to rent a space, get liability insurance, open bank accounts...

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION - just meetup, or makerspace paid membership

We use meetup.com for our discussion groups and announcements. All the meetup.com membership gets you is access to the forums and announcement emails. We don't sell or provide contact info to anyone else, and we don't sell access to the list. We may include information on other groups' events that we like... but only because we like them. We don't take money to do that.

We've been back at the DDO since April 1 2018. We suspended operations while the Town of Richmond Hill completed its acquisition of the site.

Membership has its privileges - and responsibilities. We are an all-volunteer organisation. Nobody gets paid. We pay rent and insurance We all work to maintain and clean the space, and we expect everyone to volunteer and help out in some capacity.

Full details on our membership can be found on our website about us page (http://www.ylab.ca/about-us/).

OUR EQUIPMENT

We are well equipped with ylab-owned and member loaned equipment. We feature laser cutter with a 24" x 36" bed, PLA and ABS 3D printers, oscilloscopes, soldering tools, amateur radio gear and a variety of other equipment. As membership increases, 100% of the funds go back into the space.

Use of some equipment requires passing an appropriate certification class or supervision by a certified member.

WHAT WE DO

We host tech talks, classes and seminars at the DDO and in other location. Check out our blog entries (http://ylab.ca). Most importantly, we work on projects and help each other. It gets better every week.

We welcome anyone who interested in software, Arduino, 3D Printing, laser cutting, robot making and toy hacking, amateur radio and whatever else we can think of.

Our main website is http://ylab.ca .

All skills levels are welcome.

Upcoming events (4)

Jupyter Notebook for Machine Learning - Part 2 HANDS ON

David Dunlap Observatory

CA$4.00

A joint A.I. North and ylab event, in the ylab maker space at the David Dunlap Observatory. If you are already familiar with Jupyter Notebook or you've attended our part 1 session, come in and get some hands-on work with data analysis and machine learning. We'll start with a sample dataset and work through massaging and displaying the data with tools like Panda and Matplotlib, and then get into some machine learning analysis with tools from Scikit-learn. We'll be working everything in Python. YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR LAPTOP AND LOAD THE JUPYTER SOFTWARE BEFORE ARRIVING. Go to https://jupyter.com for installation instructions. ***SPACE IS LIMITED*** The token $4 charge will cover a beverage and some cookies, and seems to prevent people from booking a spot and not showing up. And it helps a teeny tiny bit to help pay our rent at the DDO. Less than a coffee and a cookie at Starbucks - and you get to attend a great seminar and visit the maker space! ***PLEASE NOTE*** 18 year and older event. We love kids (many of us have our own), but this event is not intended for them. Check out all the Y Lab events at http://

Open House: What's this laser cutting stuff all about?

David Dunlap Observatory

CA$4.00

18 YEARS AND UP - NOT FOR KIDS For less than the price of a coffee you-know-where, you will get a beverage (no, not that kind), a couple of cookies, get a presentation on a great topic, and get to see the ylab maker space and all the cool stuff we have - laser cutter, 3D printers and a lot more! It's not free because we gotta pay rent and insurance. Our open house format: * We present our session topic from 7:30 until no later than 8:30 * You get to spend the rest of the time seeing the gear we have, chatting with the members, and maybe even getting some help with your own project. Tonight's topic: WHAT'S THIS LASER CUTTER STUFF ALL ABOUT? You will get an overview of how we lay out designs for the laser cutter using CAD programs, what materials we can cut and engrave. We'll also be providing an overview of our upcoming laser cutting class. Then you'll get to see the big machine in action! Please note: 18 year+ event. All participants and any assistants attending maybe required to provide proof of age (18 or over) . We love kids (many of us have our own), but this event is not intended for them. Check out Richmond Hill's David Dunlap Observatory site for kid and family events. Check out all the Y Lab events here on Eventbrite and at http://ylab.ca

2D Design and Laser Cutter Class - Jan 28 &29 - SEE LINK TO REGISTER

David Dunlap Observatory

CA$60.00

Two night event - Jan 28 and Jan 29. SPACE AVAILABLE. To register and see full details, Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ylab-2d-designlaser-cutter-class-jan-28-29-tickets-54344700462

Making sense of Python for Data Science - SEE REGISTRATION LINK

David Dunlap Observatory

CA$4.00

REGISTER AT A.I. NORTH at https://www.meetup.com/AINorth/events/257861544 A joint A.I. North and ylab event, in the ylab maker space at the David Dunlap Observatory. Programmers coming from C, C++ and Java can find the Python-related Numby and Padas libraries a little unusual. A.I. North member Calin will explore why these Python Data Science programs look so different to help you with the transition. ***SPACE IS LIMITED*** The token $4 charge will cover a beverage and some cookies, and seems to prevent people from booking a spot and not showing up. And it helps a teeny tiny bit to help pay our rent at the DDO. Less than a coffee and a cookie at Starbucks - and you get to attend a great seminar and visit the maker space! ***PLEASE NOTE*** 18 year and older event. We love kids (many of us have our own), but this event is not intended for them. Check out all the Y Lab events at http://ylab.ca

Past events (49)

Open House: What's this Arduino stuff all about?

David Dunlap Observatory

CA$4.00

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