You may have seen their bus, full of power tools, motoring around Yellowknife, hosting workshops and helping people build things.
Now Makerspace YK is working on creating a permanent home as it moves into the location that used to be the After 8 Pub.
The non-profit organization is working with the building’s landlord to renovate the space into a public workshop, and open later this year in spring or summer.
Makerspace YK will provide people with access to the workshop and its equipment to build things, for a nominal fee.
“[People] can use [the shop] to do all sorts of different kinds of art or construction … that they might not [normally] be able to do,” said Julian Morse, the executive director of Makerspace YK.
It’s also hoping to partner with another organization to get additional equipment such as TNT machines, which are programmable and allow people to make much more…