Entries for the ‘Events’ Category

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 […]

SHHH 2^6 – Super Happy Hacker House 32 – 2014-June-21

Hello Hackers, Tinkerers, Builders, Crafters and Makers The Vancouver HackSpace is opening its doors to the general public for an open house and a Super Happy Hacker House #32.  Open house –  (2PM till 6 PM) Never been to a hack space before? This is the perfect time to visit! We will give you the grand tour of […]

DevboardAholics Anonymous Night

Do you have more devboards than you have projects? Is the teetering pile of boards threatening to topple and crush a household pet? Do you have a google alert for “arduino compatible” on kickstarter? Can you use boards running “blink” instead of christmas lights? Are the sketchy radio dev boards heating your house, and cooking […]