Entries for the ‘Events’ Category

Membership rates are going up in 2015 – Get in before then!

As some of the more astute among you have already noticed, VHS’s membership rates are going up. This was decided (unanimously) after taking a look at our budget. Simply put, in January 2015, our rent will go up by about 10%, and at our current rate and membership numbers, we can’t afford this. Accordingly, our […]

AGM/QGM, Vancouver Hack Space Society: Sunday, Aug 17 2014

Time again for our Annual General Meeting (AGM)! As with last year, we’re splitting off a separate Quarterly General Meeting (QGM) so that anyone who is very time-limited will hopefully be able to attend the entire AGM. Who: All members of the Vancouver Hack Space Society Where: VHS, 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver When: 11 AM, […]

DevboardAholics Anonymous Night

It’s that time again. Time to admit that you have no power over devboards.  Time to dig them out of your sock drawer, your closet, your hollowed-out books.  Time to collect them all together and bring them down to VHS.  And if you’re lucky, time to say, “whew, at least my stash isn’t as bad […]

GROW Hackathon in Whistler!

* This event is not hosted by VHS, Some VHS members are attending *  Come Hack in Whistler! The GROW Hackathon presented by Wavefront will be 2 days of Internet of Things innovation and networking at North America’s top resort. The Goal Make Whistler the smartest, most connected resort destination in the world. The work […]

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 […]

SMD July – Build MakeyMakey on July 24th at VHS

When Kickstarter came to VHS to talk about launching campaigns they showed MaKeyMaKey as an example. They chose well. This has to be close to the most fun you can find in a circuit. You can find out lots about it online, it is even more fun than it looks! MaKeyMaKey is open hardware, all the […]

LED Wall of awesome nearly funded!

by Dan Royer Several weeks ago our wonderful wall of LEDs returned to it’s Burning Man owners. It was 10×42 pixels and loved by all. To replace it I’m running my third VHS funding drive. (The first was an 3D printer filament group buy, the second was the group quadcopter buy with Jon G.) Every […]

MakerLabs Grand Opening

Our good friends at MakerLabs are having their Grand Opening party (in collaboration with Aurora Digitalis) this Friday to introduce the world to their brand new makerspace, and the VHS horde is invited! “After 9pm on Friday the 4th, we’ll be turning on many projectors, a whole bunch of sound and transforming the MakerLabs into a […]

Arduino Open Night – July 10th @ 7PM

  On Thursday 10th we’re having a Arduino Open night at VHS, 7pm ish.  Bring your Arduino(s) down and talk to fellow hackers about the projects you’re making with them.  Struggling with a sketch, bring it down and lets see what we can do for you.  Don’t have an Arduino?  No problem, Lees Electronics or […]

SMD Soldering Beginner Workshop

This is a beginners SMD workshop. You’ll be taken through a technique for solder smd components and then get a chance to build the board shown in the photo.  The price is the cost of the parts including battery. People should have some soldering experience – the focus will be on SMD soldering, not soldering […]