Entries for the ‘Events’ Category

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 […]

SMD May – programming jig

  This week we’re building Logic Pirate open hardware logic analysers at VHS in our SMD workshops.  The ICSP header is 0.05″ pitch so I came up with a top and bottom programming jig to load the initial firmware.  Tickets are closed, if there is demand we’ll re-run the workshop later this year. The LP […]

SMD May PCBs arrive just in time

The circuit boards from dirty pcbs for SMD May are here just in time. The Logic Pirate is a nice cheap compact logic analyser design by Markus Gritsch. More at Dirty PCBs and Dangerous Prototypes.  

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014 Workshops

VHS and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire are closely associated.  The 2014 Maker Faire will be at the PNE like last year, it is only 3 weeks away.  This year, for the first time, a selection of excellent workshops are running.  You can find more details on the web site.  Some of the workshops are run […]

SMD May – Logic Pirate

      The dangerous prototypes logic pirate is a new 8 channel logic analyser design from the home of the bus pirate.  It uses the open SUMP protocol supported by the ols java client software (Mac, Windows, Linux). This project is of similar difficulty to the internet of things arduino, except none of the chips are […]

Alternative Spring Cleanup

In light of the cancellation of the VTL workshop, we’re going to do an alternative spring cleanup! Things to be done: Setup a filing system for the laser cutter wood in the workshop. Thank you, mystery people! Create a breaker separation for the kitchen area. Run (extra/temporary) network cables from the ceiling to the worktables. […]

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 […]

SMD March – Arduino Internet of things kitbuilding

There’s a lot of work that goes into putting workshops on at vhs.  In the photo below you can see some of the parts for the SMD March Internet of things board laid out ready for packing.  Many SMD components have no identifying markers – once they leave their supplier packaging it is tough to […]