Entries for the ‘Kits’ Category

VHS LED Matrix Badge

A few months ago we were talking about the Defcon and HOPE convention badges are and how awesome it would be if we could make one for VHS. “It can’t be that hard” we said. We will just put an Arduino on a board and put a LED matrix on it. It won’t take longer […]

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 […]

Hackers on a Train & Super Happy Hacker House 23

What: On August 18th VHS will be hosting two one fantastic events – the Hackers on a Train Workshop Tour and Super Happy Hacker House 23. Hackers on a Train Workshop Tour 2012 Mitch Altman, Jimmie Rodgers, and maybe others will be visiting Vancouver at the tail end of the North American hackerspace tour.  They are […]

CanDo Robot Day, Saturday July 7

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkowh9we6VM] CanDo is a line following robot developed by yours truly for anyone looking to get started with Arduino and robotics. It requires no soldering, no cutting, and only a small amount of tape. The VHS will be hosting a CanDo day Saturday, July 7, from 13:00 to 16:00. If you picked up a […]

DrawBot Night @ VHS

Hosted by VHS and run by West Coast Kits, Drawbot is a gentle introduction to arduino, sheilds, stepper motors, mechanics, machining, and more.  There will be a short talk about its development and then we will assemble a drawbot or two and turn some vector art into a mural on the white board.  Order in […]

EL night @ VHS

What: A short talk about using EL wire and how it works, and then we can play and make glow bikes and glow outfits! West Coast Kits (a kit company birthed by VHS members) just brought in lots of new EL kits in 4 colours (dark blue, aqua blue, hot pink, neon green) as well […]

Ladies Hacking Night – Thursday, December 8th

Thursday, December 8th marks the first-ever lady’s build night at VHS. Come by, learn to solder, and make a super cool Fuzz Pedal that you can show off to your friends. The workshop’s for beginners, so if you’re new to soldering or don’t even know what a fuzzbox is, don’t be shy, There will be friendly […]