Please Remove Personal Items

 

 

As previously announced, the Hack Space has to move.   Our tentative move out date is 12 December.  To that effect, we need all personal items including all of the boxes in/above/around the lockers to be brought home before 6 December.  Please be sure to take it home as soon as possible to make organizing the move out as easy as we can.

We will do our best to message anyone who has a name on a box, but i the end it is your responsibility to remove your possessions.

 

Anything still in the space after 6 December will be considered property of VHS.

 

 

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Beer advent calendar – VHS Style – Nov 30 7:30pm

What:
Last year a few us did a Beer advent calendar at VHS. It was awesome! This year we have worked out a few bugs and I think its ready for the entire membership. Anyone that wants to joins us can.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486879274927545/
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cn4kkcbu7lh6ceiu2ei7e7tervg
Forum Post:  https://talk.hackspace.ca/t/beer-advent-calendar-vhs-style-event/607?u=funvill

When:
Nov 29, 7:30pm Sunday

Who:
People that are over 18th and like beer.
Non-VHSers or Ex-VHSers can joins us, but you should be at least a friend of the space or a friend of someone there.

How:
Instructions:

  • Step 1: Announce that you want to participate by replying to this thread with “I want to participate” https://talk.hackspace.ca/t/beer-advent-calendar-vhs-style-event/607
  • Step 2: Purchase ~30 craft or specialty beers. Expect to pay between $6 and $7 per beer. ~$210 + tax. See below for more instructions. Don’t drink these beers yet!
  • Step 3: Show up at VHS on Nov 30 (Sunday) 2pm with all your beers + $10 for materials (tube, cardboard, wrapping paper)
  • Step 4: Place everyones beers on the table, Take a picture ! Instagram that shit!
  • Step 5: Each person goes up and picks two beers to be added to their Beer advent calendar. Repeat until everyone has 25 beers.
  • Step 6: Make Advent calendar (See below) While drinking the extra 5 beers that everyone brought.

Total is should cost around ~$220 depending on what beers you buy.

What kind of beers should I buy?

You should buy beer that fits in a packing tubes with approximately 3 inches diameter and 10 inches tall. Average beer can is typically 4.5″ high x 2.4″ diameter. Average beer bottle is 9.039 inches tall x 2.4″ diameter. Either way it should fit in the packing tube.

  • You should buy strange and exotic beers that most people have not tried before.
  • You should buy beer. No crab juice, or mountain dew !
  • You should buy good beer, No crab juice, or mountain dew !!
  • You should buy beer that is alcoholic, No crab juice, or mountain dew !!!
  • You should buy beer that you would like to try yourself.
  • Bottles or cans are okay as long as they fit in the tube.

You should not buy

  • No crab juice, or mountain dew !!!
  • No Canadian or Molsan, Budweisers, Bud light, Coors light, Blue, Keiths, Heineken, Corona, Stella Artois, Dos Equis, Sam Adams
  • No Guinness, I am sorry, its a good beer but its not exotic,
  • No snakes in a can. it been done, its not funny because after you are done laughing, you realise that you don’t have a beer today.

How to make a Beer advent calendar

http://www.instructables.com/id/beer-advent-calendar/

FAQ

[Q] What is the extra $10 for ?
[A] The packing tube, the cardboard box that the tubes get put in to, the wrapping paper. If you have a suggestion on where to get it cheaper I would love to know about it.

[Q] I spent more on my beers then he did, but he got more beers than I did, its not fair!
[A] We are adults, you should be able to figure this out. Don’t spend more than ~$7 on a beer.

[Q] This is expensive!
[A] Thats not a question, but if its too expensive then you probably shouldn’t be participating

[Q] Its cheaper if I buy it from the store myself
[A] Then do that.

[Q] I don’t like beer can we do this with XXXXX instead?
[A] Not instead, but yes. I would love to see other advent XXXX as well. If you do a whisky one I would be in for that too. A devboard advent calendar ?

[Q] What do you have against crab juice?
[A] http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=273_1350970132

[Q] Why are you running this on a sunday?
[A] Last day before december !

December 6, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What
Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making atomic rainbow colored fire light!

We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall of LEDs. That’s 64 LEDs. If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

When
December 6, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:00. See your job for registration deadline.

Who
Anyone! You? YOU. Max 10 people.

Where
VHS main room

How
…much: $75 for the LEDs + power supply you get to keep! $30 Arduino UNOs are available from the vending machine.
If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

…long: 2-3h, based on interest.

Your job
RSVP to this thread so people can count how many spaces are left.
Register on or before November 12, 2014.
Contact Dan through https://www.marginallyclever.com to pay for the parts and complete your registration. If you already have all the parts, you can attend for free.

You must provide your own laptop and a USB A to B cable.

Termination of Hackspace Tenancy

We have to move

  • Our lease terminates on December 31st, 2014.
  • Our property management company has not exercised their right to extend their lease to our landlady
  • That means that our lease also ends.

 

When we have to move out by

  • December 31st, 2014

 

What happened

  • Our lease extension to December 31st 2016 was not valid.
  • Our lease was with our landlady, whose lease was not renewed.

 

What you can do

  • Look for a new location.
  • Organize in this thread to track these efforts.

 


Any comments, questions, or requests for clarifications should be sent to directors@hackspace.ca

SHHHH 0x22 – Moving Out Party

Hello hackers, Tinkerers, Builders, Crafters, and Makers

In light of the recent news, we can’t just move out without getting together at the bunker one last time:

The Vancouver HackSpace is opening its doors to the general public for an open house and a Super Happy Holiday Hacker House 34!

Due to VHS being forced to move out, we will dedicate this edition to raise funds for the move and everything that comes into play with it. Members and the public are encouraged to organize and sell things for the greater good of the community. We’re trying to figure out the format still. Updates are to follow shortly.

Open house – (noon till 9 PM)
Never been to a hack space before? This is the perfect time to visit! We will give you the grand tour of the space. There will be a BBQ on site during the day if you want to bring something down to cook.

Super Happy Holiday Hacker House – (9 PM – Late)
SH(H)HH a social night where members and non-members are welcome to gather for conversation, beverages, lightning talks, and super happy hacking. Bring your laptops, Arduinos, crafts, and gadgets for a night of merry making!

Lightning talks – (11PM)
Lightning talk is a short presentation on any subject that you want. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes (2 min or less) and several talks will happen in a single period by different speakers. Challenge coins will given out to the people doing talks. Here is a video of some of our previous lighting talks https://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/2013/10/08/vhs-lightning-talks-video/

Remember to BRING YOUR OWN CUP !

A great article about one of our previous open houses!

http://www.straight.com/blogra/499266/photos-vancouver-hack-spaces-fifth-anniversary-open-house

A time laps video of one of our old Super Happy Hacker Houses

Where:
“The Bunker”
270 1st Ave E,
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1A6
or 49.268764,-123.098187 for the numerically inclined.

Parking is available just outside the space. Bikes can be brought inside via the garage door. To get here via transit: get off at Main St. – Science World station, walk South down Main to 1st Ave (past McDonald’s), turn left onto 1st Ave. Walk until you see the VHS sandwich board (past the “Stay away from lonely places” sign, directly across the street from the Brinks building).

When:
Saturday December 13th, 2014. 2 pm until the early hours of the 14th.

Who:
Everyone, members and non-members and all of their friends.

scanbc_yo – SHHH33 hacks

This hack was made by LukeC at SHHH31

Youtube video

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scanbc_yo

Github: https://github.com/lukec/scanbc_yo

Examples:

 

 

Fountain Pen and Crafting Night – Nov. 3rd

Fountain Pen

 

Monday got you down? The onset of Vancouver’s winter rains breaking your spirit? We can’t do anything about that, but you should come to VHS for crafting and fountain pen night.

 

Fountain pen night is an opportunity for any fans of traditional (or just unusual) writing implements to bring them out to show and experiment.

Why fountain pens? They’re something different. They write very differently than ballpoint pens. There are all sorts of physical and mechanical designs. It also can be fun to have your choice of a huge variety of inks.

Bring along your pens and inks, have an opportunity to try out others, and generally play around. No experience or equipment is required if you just want to check it out.

We’ll also be opening the spaaaaaace for a general crafting night – come down and work on your projects!

 

When: Monday Nov. 3rd at 7:30 PM
Where:VHS 270 E 1st Ave
What to bring: Fountain/Dip/Calligraphy Pen collections. Inks. Paper.
Cost: No fee, VHS membership encouraged, but not required.

 

November 1, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What
Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making atomic rainbow colored fire light!

We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall of LEDs4. That’s 64 LEDs. If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

When
November 1, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:00. See your job for registration deadline.

Who
Anyone! You? YOU. Max 10 people.

Where
VHS main room

How
…much: $75 for the LEDs + power supply you get to keep! $30 Arduino UNOs are available from the vending machine.
If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

…long: 2-3h, based on interest.

Your job
RSVP to this thread so people can count how many spaces are left.
Register on or before October 25, 2014.
Contact Dan through https://www.marginallyclever.com to pay for the parts and complete your registration.

You must provide your own laptop and a USB cable.

 

UPDATE!

The first class is full.  Due to popular demand a second class has been scheduled for December 6.  Register on or before November 12th for class #2.

October 14, 2014 Class: How to use the band saw

What
Safety, setup, put-away, changing the blades, cleaning the interior, basic do’s and do not’s of cutting.
We’ll be chopping up scrap from the laser cutter so no need to bring anything.

When
2014-10-14 (Tuesday) at 20:00

Where
VHS shop room

Who
You! No need to be a member (but it helps). Max 5 people for this first time.

How
…much: $5
…long: 30 minutes or less.

Your job
RSVP to this thread.
Tie long hair back or tuck under a hat.

 

October 21, 2014 Class: How to use the chop saw

What
Safety, setup, put-away, basic do’s and do not’s of cutting. We’ll be chopping up scrap 2×4.

When
2014-10-14 (Tuesday) at 20:00

Where
VHS shop room

Who
You! No need to be a member (but it helps). Max 5 people for this first time.

How
…much: $5
…long: Class should take 30 minutes or less.

Your job
RSVP to this thread.
Tie long hair back or tuck under a hat.