Entries for the ‘Courses’ Category

KiCad Summer Nights

Interested in KiCad? Join us for any or all of our four weekly KiCad nights and we’ll all work together on designing schematics, picking part footprints and laying out boards! This will be a cooperative workgroup experience, not an instructor led workshop. Who: Anyone with an interest in KiCad and a computer it might run […]

2015 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire Workshops!

The workshops are up on the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire page! Among others, I’m going to be doing another molding & casting workshop. Sign up soon, before seats run out!

Workshop: Silicon Molds & Resin Casting

What: Ever wanted to make a copy of something you’ve got? Got some props you’d like to make some durable copies for when you go to the San Diego Comic Con? Or maybe you’ve got a sculpture you’d like to sell some copies of. I’m going to be putting on a workshop at the Vancouver […]

SOLD OUT Feb 12th Workshop: Soldering for Beginners

Illustration by J.L. Martin Cost: Only $3 (payable on the night) Experience level: beginner Class Size: sold out Date: Thursday feb 12th Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: VHS, 1715 Cook Street, Buzzer #104 Sign up: Workshop is now full Come down and learn to solder or to brush up on your soldering skills for future workshops. You’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

SMD August – Cooking SMD Stars

For SMD August we’re breaking out the toaster oven and controller to cook some SMD stars.  Participants are likely to end up with a working product but they’re more likely to end up more knowledgable about the electronics fabrication process. Apparently real SMD hackers only use solder paste and toaster ovens so we’re here to […]

MakeyMakey Bootloader programming over ICSP

I’ve been asked about how I programmed the bootloader so I’m putting the doco here. For all my AVR work I use a bus pirate v3 with the stk500 firmware. I have a cable I made that adapts the bus pirate to the 6 pin AVR ICSP connector. For MakeyMakey I made an adapter cable […]