These days we’re all accustomed to plugging (or not) ourselves into a network and getting down to business on the internet. As you would expect, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make this work. Once you start to connect arduinos and such you start to need to know more about how it works and how to make it work for you.
I’m planning to run a technical talk/lab on June 19 covering the basics of Ethernet, IPv4 and such. I’ll hopefully have time to cover TCP, otherwise we can make a second session. I’ll try to sprinkle the session with examples you can do on your laptop.
I’d like to see this continue up the stack, perhaps someone else can offer to cover HTTP and protocols that run over it like SOAP etc? And perhaps someone else for IPv6 on another day?
Participants will need a laptop with an ethernet port running either windows or linux/bsd with wireshark installed (wireshark.org). If you have a viable alternative to wireshark, you’re welcome to run OSX. If you’re using tcpdump then this talk is too basic for you!
Since June 2000 I’ve been working on internet/ethernet test and measurement systems both in Australia and here for Agilent Technologies and Ixia. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring some test gear along.
When: Wednesday 19, June, 7:30pm
Why: Because people need to know !
Who: Everyone, members, and non members, guests, anyone.
Join us for a night of toy hacking! This is a theme night of socializing and having fun taking toys apart, seeing how they work, and trying to put them back together in weird and wonderful ways.
This is a theme night, not a workshop so instruction will be limited to learning how to solder. However, there will be some resources to help you play around with toy hacking. Expect to have fun! If you’ve been thinking about checking out VHS, this is the perfect night for you! So come on down and say hello, hang out with us, and play!
WHO CAN COME
Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a member. No experience is necessary.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your own toy and batteries. Remember there are no guarantees, so your toy should be one you won’t mind accidentally frying. Unless you are a pro, it’s best to stick to battery-operated toys that run on 9 volt, AA, AAA, or C batteries. Also bring snacks, drinks, your own cup, and any previously hacked toys you’d like to show off at the space.
WHAT WILL BE THERE
- some toys that have already been circuit-bent so you can check them out
- door prizes! (we’ll be giving away two Arduino Unos)
- access to hack space tools, soldering irons, glue guns, precision screwdrivers, etc.
- soldering help if you need it
If you have questions, please contact Janet.
What: Super Happy Hacker House XXVIII!
VHS is having an open house from 12 noon to 9 pm on Saturday June 15th. Add it to your calendar!
Never been to the hack space before? This is the perfect time to visit!
Already been to the old place? Come check out our new space off of Main St!
Super Happy Hacker House is 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 merrymaking!
Our brand new building (The Bunker) 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC V5T 1A6
Parking is available just outside the space. Bikes can be brought inside the front door. To get here via transit: get off at Main St. – Science World station, walk South down Main to 1st Ave (past McDonalds), 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).
Saturday, June 15, 2013. Open House 12 noon to 5 pm, and SHHH 9 pm to 2 am
Everyone, members and non-members and all of their friends.
BRING YOUR OWN GEEK STYLED CUP
Show the world you’re a hacker! Get your VHS button. If you missed us at Maker Faire, make sure to visit us at Main Street Car Free Day. We’ll be giving away buttons and you can even make your own.
A big thank-you goes to local Vancouver button company, Six Cent Press, for sponsoring us and creating these fancy new buttons. If you need buttons, these are the people to talk to.
The VHS is open every night this week from 8pm to late. Come out and meet all your favorite presenters again, learn about our excellent new facility, or attend one of our free information sessions like 3D printer night. You’ll be amazed at what you can do at VHS.
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is this weekend at the PNE and a bunch of VHS members are doing projects and talks.
Join us !
A full list of projects can be found on the Vancouver Maker Faire Blog
Richard Sim, The Messy Workbench
|The Messy Workbench will demonstrate the design/production cycle of amateur electronics/robotics.
There will be interactive gadgets, demonstrations (circuit board etching), and a good variety of tech from quadcopters and autonomous robots to games and flashing, booping things! I have all kinds of projects on the go at various stages of completion, and will be showing them off as such – in progress work, along with much of my setup for working on them.
Vancouver Hack Space, Learn to Solder Workshop
|The Vancouver Hackspace provides a physical space where hackers, computer geeks, engineers, circuit benders, crafters, and other creative types can gather to share ideas, equipment, and opinions. More than just a studio space, we focus on sharing all sorts of knowledge within a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. At maker faire, VHS will help you learn to solder. We will be presenting our classic blinky LED workshop|
|The Symmetry Group uses methods from modular origami, computer aided design and manufacturing, and mass produced industrial materials to create architectural origami. By lasercutting sheets of coroplast and folding them along the scores left by the laser, reusable modules can be produced quickly and inexpensively.While flattened, a module takes up very little space. When assembled, the modules lock into a rigid space-filling dodecahedron. Constructions as tall as 8 feet high have been successfully tested and we’re not even close to the limits of what the system is capable of. While the current incarnation is limited by the size of the bed of the lasercutter, with a bigger laser the constructions are almost infinitely scalable.|
Karl Brown, Build a rubber-powered flying model airplane
|Participants will build a flying model airplane powered by a rubber band. Expert, experienced instruction and assistance will be provided to ensure that each airplane is a flying success. Airplanes measure just over 12″ (30cm) from wingtip to wingtip and are suitable for flying outdoors on non- windy days (but don’t let it get wet!).|
|Swashbuckler Design started after the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2012 as a way to help collaboration and promotion of a number of local makers, artists and tinkerers. We are happy to be presenting:The Crystal Lantern project:
Starting as a small project to help learn basic circuit design and electronics crafting as a hobby the project has grown to include some very lovely finished product lanterns.Hand crafted masks:
Using mask blanks these masked are painted, sculpted, decorated and otherwise beautified in a variety of ways. Often incorporating lovely fabrics, small glass gems and feathers these masks are perfect for any masquerade, fancy party or just lovely pieces of art for a wall Knitted Scale Mail:
Most scale mail products use chain mail as a base to hold all the piece together, These however are using wool knitting to create a very soft and flexible easy to wear objects of art. They are certainly not functional as armour but what they lack in defensive ability they more then make up for in comfort and design.
The Photography and tinkering of Lesha:
A welder and tinkering, Lesha will be bringing some of her objects of interest and a number of prints she is fond and proud of. A great opportunity to pear into the mind of a great maker
Steven Smethurst, The Big Claw Game!
|The Big Claw Game is a game where players control a mechanical giant claw suspended by cables with a joystick, and attempt to pick up balloons for prizes.This game is a great example of how a XY table works and should be fun for kids and adults alike. it made of aluminum screws bolts, motors, plywood and acrylic.|
Dan Royer, Makelangelo
|Makelangelo is an art robot you can put together yourself. If a 3D printer is too complicated for you then this is a great first step to learning all the related technologies like arduino, firmware, gcode, trigonometry, stepper motors, and more. Perfect for classes middle school and up.
For more information please visit makelangelo.com..
Matthew Peters, Tesseract TS300/TS1000
|Tesseract Industrial is in the final stages of developing a new high speed 3d printer. The TS300 and TS1000 will be able to print faster than 300mm/s and are much larger than currently available machines with the largest being 950x520x400mm build area. The machines can also be adapted to be other types of equipment such as laser cutters, lightweight mills or different technologies of additive manufacturing.|
|The Maker Mobile is a cube van cleverly transformed into a workspace for up to ten people. In this cool mobile laboratory, participants will experience the satisfaction of discovery and learn to be a producer, rather than a consumer of products and technology. The Maker Mobile was created by four teachers who want to share their love for building creative projects and get young people involved in Vancouver’s maker community. At Maker Faire, we are looking for the support of the community in order to outfit the Maker Mobile with the tools and technologies need to start teaching the joy of making!|
The Bright Red Crayon, Return of Angry Birds
|What better way to celebrate hands on projects than to shoot some stuffed birds toys out of a giant homemade sling shot? Made out of pvc, wood, cardboard and children’s stuffed stuffed toys, you can test your skills in building a tower and knocking as many pigs as you can! Join the young Makers in a game of strategy and fun! For all ages! Available for birthday rentals. Brought to you by Artist Zee Kesler and her company the Bright Red Crayon.|
A full list of talks can be found on Maker Faires blog
12:00-2:00 – Panel Discussion with Chris McLean, Aric Norine & Kent Houston – Moderated by Dallas Luther
Making It Happen: Urban Invention and Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding has begun to change the way we create, purchase and interact with new products. It has enabled individuals to find a willing market for new ideas. With almost 100,000 projects launched onKickstarter in the last 3 years, creators and entrepreneurs have raised over $500 million in funding to pursue their dreams and build new products.
Join us to hear three Vancouver entrepreneurs tell their story of going from inspiration to launch. Find out what it takes, how it’s done and what this new model means to a digital economy. See how design, rapid prototyping and online communities are creating a new marketplace for innovative goods.
Chris McLean – Espro Press
Chris McLean is a design engineer who focuses on leading people through new product development programs using structured design methods. With over 15 years of R&D and commercial product experience in start-up companies, his goal is to grow companies through new products.
Launched in 2012, The Espro Press is a precision coffee brewer with a patent-pending two-stage micro-filter that lets in all the flavors and keeps the grit out of your cup! In February of 2013, a new size of the Espro Press was successfully crowdfunded in less than a week, eventually receiving over 7 times its funding goal.
Aric Norine – Stack Soap Bars
Aric Norine is the independent inventor behind STACK soap, a waste-free stackable soap bar that was successfully funded as a Kickstarter project in 2012. In 18 months, he developed STACK from paper idea to sellable product on Amazon.com in the United States. Mr. Norine is an advocate of self-learning and experimentation in product design through a combination of computer design and rapid prototyping.
Kent Houston – Patch
Recently launched on Kickstarter, Let’s Patch makes growing your own fresh herbs and greens easy with a sleek and compact self-watering planter system. Founded by Kent Houston, a consummate entrepreneur with a passion for urban agriculture, in Vancouver in early 2013.
3:00-4:00 – Panel Discussion with John Biehler, Eugene Suyu, Loial Otter & Dan Royer — Moderated by Dan Allard
The Ethics of 3D Printing
A panel of 3D printer enthusiasts will discuss the ethical implications of recent technical developments in the manufacturing abilities of 3D printers, the media’s reactions, and the potential legislative effects on 3D printer users in the short and long term.
John Biehler – 3D604
John Biehler is a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based photographer, blogger, gadget geek, mobile phone nerd, teacher, traveler, MakerBot operator, 3D printer builder, maker and all around curious person. He co-founded3D604.org, a club of 3D printing enthusiasts who meet monthly and help share knowledge of 3D printing.
Eugene Suyu – Tinkerine Studio
Eugene Suyu is co-founder of Tinkerine Studio, a Vancouver-based company that specializes in 3D printing technologies and creative solutions, including rapid prototyping services like Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and laser cutting, as well as designing and distributing their own 3D printing machines.
Loial Otter – Tesseract Industrial
Loial Otter is a 3D printing enthusiast and the driving force behind Tesseract Industrial, started in 2012 to develop adaptable 3D printers with enough size to build functional prototypes and production, combined with the strength required to do lightweight milling and speed to do 3D printing.
Dan Royer – Marginally Clever
Dan Royer is trying to make the future more awesome, one robot at a time. He’s a veteran of the video game industry, a fan of That Thing in the Desert, and still believes he’ll make it to the moon. He is also the principal behindmarginallyclever.com, a Vancouver based company that builds robotic educational toys for kids of all ages.
11:30-12:30 – Kim Werker – Mighty Ugly
Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty: How Mistakes, Failures and Hurdles Can Help Us Enjoy Making Stuff Even More
Kim Werker is a writer, editor, blogger, crafter, and speaker. Her biggest passion is Mighty Ugly, about which she’s writing a book and through which she facilitates hands-on and discussion-based workshops to help people confront their creative demons, experiment with new approaches to creative expression and problem solving, and just generally have fun making stuff. Kim is also editor-in-chief of The Holocene, a digital microzine for DIYers and curious people due to launch in late 2013. She lives here in Vancouver with a tiny human, a grown-up human and a mutt. Say hi and see what she’s up to at www.kimwerker.com and www.mightyugly.com.
Kim will deliver a talk and facilitate a conversation about making the best out of the mistakes, failures and hurdles that challenge every maker. Come with questions and anecdotes!
12:30-1:00 – Ryan Smith – Vancouver Hack Space
Vancouver Hack Space: Past, Present & Future
Ryan Smith, also known as Goldfish, is a Vancouver based hacker and noise maker. As a founding member of the Vancouver Hack Space, goldfish has seen the maker scene in Vancouver grow and share in the last five years.
With the recent move to 270 East 1st Avenue, the Vancouver Hack Space is finally in a position to realize the goal that it has been working towards for the last five years. Come and hear about the humble beginnings of the Vancouver Hack Space and the slow and steady growth of this local member supported community.
3:00-3:30 – Zee Kessler – Maker Mobile
The Maker Mobile
Zee Kesler left the Ontario College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. and an urge to create an inclusive community-based space outside of a gallery setting. Zee has worked in a variety of capacities as an Artist Intern with the Vancouver Park Board’s Artist In Communities Program, and as a workshop leader and installation artist at festivals and large public events. Her personal practice is exploratory and multidisciplinary, utilizing found objects, soundscapes, collage and site-specific installations to explore ideas of inter-connectivity, personal and public space.
The Maker Mobile is a cube van cleverly transformed into a workspace for up to ten people. In this cool mobile laboratory, participants will experience the satisfaction of discovery and learn to be a creator, rather than a consumer of products and technology. The Maker Mobile was created by four teachers who want to share their love for building creative projects and get young people involved in Vancouver’s maker community.
- Name: Vancouver Disruptive Tech Startup Weekend
- Time: Friday (6:30pm) – Sunday (9pm)
- Location Name: BCIT Downtown Campus
- Location Addr: 555 Seymour Street
Use the “HackSpace” promo code for a discount.
Come be hacky with VHS and thousands of our neighbours for Main Street Car Free Day. Find us at our booth between 21st and 22nd Avenues between 12 noon and 7 pm on Father’s Day, June 16th. Bring a project, check out the tall bikes, or just come say hi!
Where: 21st and 22nd Avenues on Main st
When: Noon and 7 pm, June 16th (Father’s Day)
2013 is here! Come celebrate with us for what is shaping up to be the biggest street party ever held on Main. We expanded our footprint to 21 blocks and are currently in the process of filling those blocks with as many awesome things as we possibly can. Several mini-festivals, over a dozen community supported stages with dozens of bands, a full kids zone and other kids activities throughout the site. Things like kids’ yoga, button making, art zones, bike lessons, and chalk art. Three full artisan markets, a fashion show, roller derby, dance zones, as well as hundreds of non-profits, local artisans and businesses.
- Date: Sunday, June 16th, 2013 (Father’s Day)
- Time: Noon to 7pm
A lot of VHSer are going to be at this years Bike Rave.
You should join us too and buy some EL wire to light up your bike.
Where: Crab Park at 8:00PM
When: June 29th, 2013
Who: Bunch of VHSers and other people
What: Bike ride with LEDs
Why hello there all you sexy bike ravers. We here at Bike Rave would like to share with you our plans for this super mega awesome DIY bike party. There’s some important info in here. Please take a few minutes to read through!
We are not responsible for your safety; YOU ARE!
We have done our best to ensure that the route is well lit and wide, but it does involve a little riding on the road. We should attempt to obey all traffic laws. If we get split up, we can rejoin at one of the several stopping points along the ride, so please stop at red lights and stop signs.
When riding on bike paths, watch out for oncoming riders and give other bike ravers room, since most of us will probably be swerving a little. In previous years, a few people have gotten hurt due to being intoxicated. While we can’t tell you what to do, we ask that you try to avoid getting so wasted that you smash into people and cause them to get hurt. If you’re riding with someone super drunk, try to encourage them to ride at the back of the pack.
It would be wise to expect to interact with the police at some point in the night. They showed up last year and rode along quite peacefully. If you choose to drink while riding, you should try to avoid being incredibly obvious about it because they’ll make you pour it out. If you are one of those folks who likes to yell obscenities at the police whenever you see them, please stifle that urge for the duration of the ride to avoid drawing negative attention. Try smiling and waving instead. Wear a helmet and all that other safety/legal junk too!
Finally, if you feel like helping, we welcome folks to bring bike tools or first aid equipment just in case. Bikes For All bike shop will be at Crab Park to provide some last minute repairs. Given the size of this years ride, we’ll be very excited if you have current first aid and bring some first aid supplies along!
Remember, this is a DIY event. If you aren’t comfortable taking responsibility for your own safety, or you feel it is acceptable to put others at risk for your own amusement, this would be a good event to sit out.
Lastly, pick up after yourself. Your Mom probably won’t be around to clean up after you (although if you can get her to do that we’d be stoked). There will be garbage and recycling bags at the gathering area, and there are public waste bins all along the route.
Now, on to the good stuff!
As usual we’ll have a 5 hour long DJ mix for the event, and it will be available for download from a variety of sources a week before the ride. Put the mix on your MP3 player of choice and make sure it’s charged up. Strap some battery powered speakers to your bike. Just before we start the ride, we’ll make an announcement via megaphone to get everyone with a sound system to gather in one spot. Then, we’ll do a countdown and all hit ‘Play’ at the same time. Voila, synchronized rolling rave!
If you aren’t sure where to find speakers for your bike, here’s a few options:
Pretty much any electronics or music store will have something that you can bungee to your bike, ranging from $15 to $500. Part of what makes this ride awesome is that no matter how spread out we get, if we have enough sound systems, everyone still gets to hear the music! As an added bonus you can now rock music on your bike for the rest of the summer!
Part of the fun is getting your bike decked out like a late 90’s candy kid. Corner the market on glow sticks, EL wire, bike lights and anything else shiny or blinky. Let’s light up the entire city!
Most dollar stores have glow sticks, and some party supply places sell them by the case. Almost every bike shop in town has cool lights. Places like Lee’s Electronics can help you build awesome LED lighting rigs for your bike if you’re so inclined.
We’ll be meeting at Crab Park at 8:00PM and starting the ride at 9:00PM sharp. The map of the route can be found at: http://i.imgur.com/
We’ve planned a few stops along the way to do some dancing:
- The underpass at Devonian Park
- Second Beach in Stanley Park
- The band shell at the Plaza of Nations
- Under the Terminal Avenue viaduct
- The black-top oval at Strathcona park
If you’re going to be late, we’ll be easy to find. Ride the route backwards, or even in the right direction if you like. We’ll be incredibly slow, loud, well lit and silly. By the second stop the ride just becomes a big mess of bikes arriving and leaving. Dance for a while at a given spot, then move on to the next.
If its nice out, we ride. If it’s iffy, we ride. If its raining a little and likely to clear up, we ride. If it’s pouring, we don’t ride. If you aren’t sure, show up anyways. Someone will be at Crab Park from 730pm til 930pm to let people know if the ride is cancelled. Fingers crossed! If the ride does end up being cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 27th.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
Rubber side down, Rave side up!
Note to all media outlets: We kindly request that you do not publicize this event unless you are willing to emphasize all the key points of this message. Contact us at the email address above for further details.