DANHOC here, bringing you more spacey goodness. I love finding things in the space that are one night hacks – things that can be fixed in about an hour or less that make the space better for everyone. Thursday night was just such a case. Normally members lower a key on a string to people […]
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Robert, a skillsaw, and I added a new shelf, designated EL-E. That’s (theoretically) room for ~20 more shoe boxes full o stuff. Special thanks to Tim and everyone who came out to the “How to Patent II” night for their patience with our noisy equipment. Notice how much room there is on the electronics bench? […]
Amazing VHS Member & Bag of Mostly Water Simon wrote a great expose on lithium ion batteries to the members list. It was so insanely amazingsauce that we just had to share it with you. You can also find this permanently on our wiki here. Enjoy! Thanks to the support of His Excellency, the […]
Come one come all tonight to our 23rd open house. At SHHH we open the doors to the public and share knowledge, experience, and good times to all who trespass. No, but seriously, it’s going to be awesome. Take part of our soldering competition, ask Lukec to teach you how to juggle, see some of […]
Are you the fastest solder in the west? Come on down to SHHH August 18 at the VHS (45 Hastings, alley entrance) and find out. We provide the gear, you provide the skills. First place and second place winners get a Seeeduino. The rest get to flail and gnash in misery and despair. The Drawbots […]
Tonight we had quite a few different projects going on, with a solar garden light being repaired, a CNC machine starting to take shape, EL wire kits being assembled, our new lab power supplies being tested, and wait for it… TANTILLUS BEING ASSEMBLED! Jonah’s CNC machine starting to take shape: Lab power supplies being tested […]
Right! There are a lot of new members in the space, and there are a lot of tools that get picked up, used, and put back somewhere… else. It’s confusing and discourages people from using all the great stuff we have available. To fix this I put a sticker on every major shelf naming the […]
We’re making good progress on the laser cutter, with the first cuts being very successful. There’s still a few issues to resolve, and lots of testing yet to do to figure out optimal settings for cutting various materials – but we’re getting very close to being able to start the material library and begin training!
Great news on the laser cutter front – tonight marked the first ever test firing of the laser! It not only was successful, but nobody was harmed AND VHS is still standing. Can’t complain about that; 3 for 3!
Brent Lang sends us this article he wrote about VHS and the Maker Movement: Maker Movement; Don’t know what it is?