Entries for January, 2014

YuKonstruct – hackspace up north

On a new years eve we have been visited by small group of people from Whitehorse, YT. They said they are opening a hack space and they wanted to take look at ours so they will have better idea of what can be done, what are the possibilities. At first I have to admit that […]

Boardgames development night – Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014

Have you ever wanted to build your own board game? Do you have an idea or would like to help others build their games? VHS will be running the another another Boardgame development night at VHS. We are going to be developing our own card and board-games. These are going to be quick and dirty […]

Raspberry Pi protoboard/connector group buy – $US7 each

This is closed now. I’ve chosen the adafruit design as it is open hardware (https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Prototyping-Pi-Plate). The board manufacturer (iteadstudio.com) I use charges $US19.90 for 10 boards (will be green).   Shipping is about $US0.50-1 each (varies a lot with the weight).  I would like to kick at least $US1 per board to Adafruit for the […]

Fun with lasers!

Although, I guess “fun” is always implied when lasers are involved. I shouldn’t have even bothered.   Here are some things lasers are good for:   1) Organizing your kitchen.   2.) Clamping stuff   3) Holding worm gears   4) Showing up 16th century engravers   Anyway. I hope you’ve found this post informative, […]

Making Quadcopters at Vancouver Hackspace

Published on Jan 19, 2014 Spent an afternoon at the Vancouver Hackspace to make a quadcopter using the instructions from:http://learn.marginallyclever.com/index.php/Betamax_Quadcopter I’ll post the step by step video of how to make this quadcopter. It was a fantastic session put on by the VHS to help Maker enthusiasts get started on a beginner kit for multi […]

Craft Night: Wed January 29th, 7:30-10:30 pm

Wednesday. Wednesday! WEDNESDAY (the 29th)! is craft night at VHS Feel free to work on your crafty project, ask questions and for assistance, or just come to hang out with other crafty-minded people. Doors open to the public from 19:30 to 22:30. We’ll be knitting, sewing, and all other manner of fresh hands-on makery goodness. What: Craft […]

VHS Group picture 2014

Calling all members, guests, and friends of VHS. It is time for our yearly group picture. We will be taking a group picture of as many VHSers as we can at the space before the QGM meeting. This picture will be posted on the VHS blog, if you do not want your face shown in […]

Repair Night: Wed January 15th, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

WHAT: Repair Night Drop-in WHEN: Wed, Jan 15th, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM WHERE: 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC V5T 1A6  Join us for a night of hacking and fixing just about anything. Come on down to the space with your broken computers, lamps, small appliances, buggy software, etc. Use our tools, get help, have fun. […]

Introduction To Computer Networking Workshop Series – Mondays Starting January 20th

DATE: Mondays, January 20th – March 10 (excluding February 17) TIME: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (new folks, please come at least 15 minutes early to get a quick safety tour) COST:  Suggested minimum donation of 5$ per class to VHS for non-members WHERE: Our new building (The Bunker) 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC V5T […]

Some Photos From Learn To Solder Night