Entries for March, 2014

VR night at VHS

Links from the night David Clement – custom VR headset Verold Studio – Ross & Ian – 3D Editing and Oculus Rift support on WebGL Gorgon – Heather & Brad Snow Drift – Jesse Mega Binaural – Richard Zhang

SMD April – USB Isolator overview

You can see from looking at the block diagram above that the isolation is transformer based, it’s quite remarkable that they can fit 5 transformers in such a small package.  If you can’t attend the workshop the pcb files can be found on github and all the parts at Newark/Element14. Newark/Element14 have an excellent video […]

VHS Members pay it forward

As part of the recent pi protoplate/connector group buy we included funds for Adafruit, the authors of the open hardware PCB design we chose. We ordered 25 boards and aimed to include $1 per board kickback for Adafruit. The final numbers are $169.54 paid after paypal fees, the pcbs were $80.55 inc shipping and the […]

SMD April – USB Isolator

In one of the earlier SMD workshops I managed to temporarily kill my new macbook pro when I plugged in a prototype.  I revived it by removing the battery all the time chanting to myself, must get a usb isolator, must get a usb isolator, must get a usb isolator….. This is a nice simple […]

Lets get Touchey-Feely – Intro to Capacitve Sense Interfaces

What: Adding Capacitive Sense buttons or sliders to anything Where:  VHS (270 east 1st http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/about/ ) When: Saturday March 8th at 4:30pm Why: If you can make an art project, awesome; If you can make an art project that people can get intimate with, even better. Who: Anyone with some microcontroller and/or fpga experience. Basics […]

Identified Flying Objects Meetup II at VHS

Are you into things that fly, and are small enough for a person to carry? Quadcopters, Helicopters, Fixed Wing, Multirotors, or anything else? Participate in our quadcopter build workshop, and want to continue to learn? Wanted to get into multirotors, and not sure how to get started? come on down! VHS will be hosting our […]