Entries for the ‘Courses’ Category

EL Project Workday

WHO:  Anyone who knows or wants to know anything about EL Wire/Tape WHAT:   A Geektastic Version of the ol’ Show-and-Shine WHEN: Sunday, 22 Decemer 15:00-19:00 WHERE:  The Bunker [270 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada] WHY:     ….   … …   cuz it’s shiny? BOTTOMLINER:   Miststlkr A chaotic and disorganized afternoon of working, planning, teaching, showing off, […]

Want to Build a Quadcopter At VHS?

Give the gift of making this winter and build a Quadcopter at VHS. EIGHTEEN have signed up! Project News 2013-11-13: The time to get in on the group order has now closed. We are placing the order today. We will have more news as soon as we have a tracking number. 2013-11-10: The Neuchatetl, Switzerland […]

SMD November – Build your own Bus Pirate v3 LTS

SMD November is all about building our own Bus Pirate v3.  The bus pirate v3 is a like a leatherman for electronics protocols.  “Talk to 1-wire, I2C, UART (async serial), SPI, JTAG, MIDI, LCDs, PC keyboards, and a ton of generic serial devices from a terminal.”  In SMD October workshop we showed you can program AVR processors […]

SMD October – Build your own minimal Arduino Leonardo Compatible, October 24th

This workshop uses a readily available prototype board to construct a bare bones Arduino Leonardo compatible microcontroller using off the shelf components. The soldering will be more complex than the September workshop. The microcontroller has 32 pins but the pin spacing is the same as the 555 timer used in the I (heart) SMT board. […]

SMD September – I (heart) SMT September 12 7:00pm

SMT is the way of the future and the future is at VHS.  As a follow on to our SMT talk in August, this September we’re hosting a number of SMT build nights. Surface mount soldering is easier than through hole soldering, come along and see how easy it is. Join us on September 12th […]

Sunday September 15th, 13:00-19:00: C/C++ on Raspberry PI @VHS

WHO: Anyone, member or no who would like to learn how to program in C/C++ on a raspberry pi. Experienced programmers are welcome to join and chat or help out. Note!  This is now full, send me a note if you would like to be added to a waiting list in case any spots open. […]

15 Aug – Chainmaille Workshop at VHS

WHO: Anyone, member or not, who has done chain in the past or would like to learn the basics. Experienced maillers are of course invited down to chat and show off. WHAT: Come hang out with us and make some chainmail. Don’t know how? No problem! We’ll show you the basics, which are applicable to […]

SMT/SMD (Surface Mount Technology and Devices) Night this Wednesday

Wednesday. Wednesday! WEDNESDAY! Is SMT night at VHS! Beeeee theeeeerrre! VHS has just received a large donation of SMT components, with some amazing parts in the mix. In order for our community to take advantage of these parts though, we have to break down the perceived barriers to entry that many people have for working […]

Raspberry Pi Night with Pete Lomas of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

What: Pete Lomas of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and hardware designer of the Raspberry Pi will be visiting VHS for a special Raspberry Pi Night! Where: VHS (45 west hastings alley entrance http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/about/ ) When: Tuesday April 2nd @ 7:30pm Why: We have a rare opportunity to learn from THE expert on the Raspberry Pi’s hardware! Who: […]

“Beyond Arduino” Workshop, Thursday March 28th

Ever wished you could duplicate that successful Arduino project without shelling out for another Arduino? Well you can, and it’s not too difficult. VHS regular Simon is running a workshop next Thursday that will show you how to take your Arduino code and install it on a standalone ATmega328 microcontroller (the same type that is […]