Entries for November, 2012

Open Data and Lasers at VHS! Thursday Dec 13th

Hello sentient hacker beings! On December 13th around 8pm we’re going to have 2 short presentations on mashing up open geo-data with LASERS. We’ll have a guest Tylor Sherman give a short talk about using Tilemill to style open data (based on his talk at Polyglot Conf, and then VHS co-discoverer Luke Closs will talk […]

Treads featured on Thingiverse Created by LoialOtter

One of VHS’s members, LoialOtter created a 3d model for some tank treads on his massive 3d printer (700mm x 350mm x 350mm) and uploaded the designed to thingiverse. The tank treads have just been featured on the front page of thingiverse.   Congrats LoialOtter for being featured on Thingiverse!

What’s being made on the laser cutter this week?

Just made this afternoon: 1. A small acrylic X-mas tree (a hackable variation of which is soon to be scaled up and hung upside down from the ceiling at VHS) 2.  Acrylic dice created using a parametric box generator that Funvill found. Both of these creations were solvent welded using methylene chloride that Loial sourced […]

International Maker Meetup for 3d Printer Users – Pictures

VHS hosted the Vancouver area Maker Meetup for 3d Printer Users on Thursday Nov 15 . At 6pm there was a Google HOA which we had up on the screen. http://blog.makezine.com/2012/11/06/first-international-maker-meetup-on-3d-printing-nov-15/   

Maker Music on November 16th

MAKER MUSIC An event dedicated to showcase Vancouver’s talent of experimental musicians in a night you don’t want to miss. Whether it’s making new instruments or making new sounds out of pre-existing instruments, Maker Music is for all those who want to see what else can be done! Line-up: goldfish (VHS) a flyingoctopus  (VHS) Holzkpf The […]

SHHH 24 – SUNDAY 11th, 2012 – AI Programming Challenge and Challenge Coins for lighting talks

Hello Hackers, The next SHHH is this Sunday Nov11th, 2012. Thats Sunday! not Saturday, (Note: Monday is a holiday) Remember to BRING YOUR OWN CUP ! More info about this SHHH 24 http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/2012/10/23/super-happy-hacker-house-24-nov-11-2012-730-late/ We have two special things planned. AI Programming Challenge We will be having VHS’s first AI Programming Challenge. The challenge will be […]

Raspberry Pi intro night – Nov 6, 7:30pm

This upcoming Tuesday evening will be raspberry flavoured! After receiving dozens of heroic responses to my plea for help on the mailing list, I decided to make this event official.  Like all Tuesday nights, VHS will be open to the public for this event.  Even if you don’t have a Raspberry Pi, there might be […]