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VHS 5th anniversary + SHHH 30 + Open house, Saturday 5th October

Why The Vancouver Hackspace, locally better known as VHS, was founded in 2008. Its mission, to provide a common workspace where its members, hackers, makers, crafters and otherwise (technically) creative people could work on projects and find like-minded people, in sharing knowledge and ideas. What To celebrate its 5 year existence, on October 5th, VHS […]

Button Making – Craft Night Wednesday Sept. 18

Wednesday. Wednesday! WEDNESDAY! is Button Making night at VHS Join us this coming Wednesday for button making night. VHS has a 1.5″ button press as well as the supplies. It’s super easy and fun. Feel free to print out your own buttons to press but we’ll also be hand crafting some on blank templates as well. There […]

SMD September – I (heart) SMT workshop assembly video

Last night’s workshop was a great success, look for more to come. Here is the assembly video showing how to hand solder 0805 SMD components and the 8 pin SOIC component.

Getting started with Raspberry PI – Wednesday Sep 11th, 2013

The Blink sketch is the most basic sketch for most micro processors (Arduino, Launchpad, etc..).  Its a very simple sketch that just turns on and off an LED. You can do the same thing on the Raspberry Pi with the GPIO pins. Its a good start up tutorial for getting you started with your Raspberry PI, […]

When Surplus Electronics and Fashion Meet…

On Wednesday night the left and right brains hung out together for a while, assisted by beer, and created some highly non-functional pieces from wire and electronic parts. A variety of techniques was in evidence from the ubiquitous hot glue to weaving and soldering. Here are a few pics of the results. Who knew that […]

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 […]

Zombie Happy Hacker House, 2013-08-17

If you escape the Zombie Walk earlier in the day unscathed, come to our safe zone! Quarantine laws in effect. Necrosis slowing beverages. Bring your own cup, bug out bag, and bandages. Sat, August 17, 7pm – Sun, August 18, 6am, at VHS (270 east 1st ave). Please stay alert in casae the Alert level […]

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. […]

Stop-Motion Animation Night – Thurs, August 8th @ 7pm

When: Thursday August 8th (add to calendar) Time: 7 – 10 pm Where: 270 1st Ave E Vancouver, BC Cost: FREE for everyone  (donations gratefully accepted) Join us for a night of stop-motion animation adventure and exploration! VHS members Marcel and Matthew will share their experiences building armatures and working on animation projects. Get tips […]

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 […]