Curious about Bitcoin? This is the perfect chance to learn, no experience required! We will cover the basics in a brief, but comprehensive presentation and spend the rest of the evening in a Q&A session. Help will also be provided if you’d like to set up your own bitcoin wallet after the Q & A.
Where: VHS, Vancouver hackspace, 1715 Cook street, Unit 104. When: Monday, March, 23rd, 7 – 9 pm. Who: everyone welcome including the public
What we’ll cover:
The history of Bitcoin
What is decentralized technology?
What is a cryptocurrency?
The potential social and economic impact of bitcoin.
Again, no experience required! Everyone is welcome.
I will describe where and how to get open data archives, what you can do with these archives, what kind of data is available, and how to convert the data into useful formats that are not provided. I will also be going through the basics of mapbox while converting shapefiles to svg files. We will then use inkscape to clean up the output from mapbox and prepare the files for a laser cutter.
We will NOT be cutting the maps on VHS’s laser cutter. We will be generating the files needed for the laser cutter. These files can be use to make your own wooden map on VHS’s laser cutter or from a 3rd party like http://www.ponoko.com/laser-cutting or makerlabs
Please install the following software before the workshop.
We at Coast Precision CNC Ltd are a small family run CNC Machine shop handling requirements from prototypes to production runs that require Milling or Turning(Lathe). We have worked on projects from aircraft tooling to custom pharmaceutical dispensing equipment.
I (Bernie – big_mak) became a member of VHS when I was interested in 3D printing. I came to a few open houses and dropped in on 3D printer Saturday’s and learned that the VHS community is an immense resource or technical information. This resource is far more valuable than the tools they have available for the membership to use. The very least we could do was contribute to an event such as SHHH, to help increase the members in the community so the resource only grows.
I enjoy the community, and we want to see the types of innovation that takes place here continue.
When you do a lightning talk, you are given a challenge coin (Social credit personified). These coins are made by a different member each time, using different materials or techniques. The coins can be metal, wood, plastic, varnished cookies, grown cookies, anything. This post has some of the past challenge coins.
VHS has moved into its new home on 1715 Cook street, and is mostly unpacked. Its time for an open house and party to show off the new space to everyone.
Open House (Noon – 5pm)
Never been to a hack space before? Dying to see VHS’ new space? This is the perfect time to visit! VHS members will give you a tour around the space, show off some cool projects, and answer any questions you have.
Many of our members share an interest in 3D printers, laser cutting, machining, crafting, electronics, robotics, programming, electronic music, and art. We welcome enthusiastic amateurs, or anyone with something interesting to share!
A BBQ will available on VHS’ roof patio, so you can bring your own grillables.
Super Happy Hacker House (7:30pm – Late)
Super Happy Hacker House (SHHH) is a social night where members, friends and guests gather for a social night of conversation, adult beverages, lightning talks, and super happy hacker games.
Show and Tell (All day)
Have you made something amazing? Are you in the process of building something that will become amazing? Are you just starting out and want to talk to people about your amazing idea? Come down to VHS and tell us about it. Bring your projects!
Lightning talks – (11PM).
A lightning talk is VHS’ version of an un-conference, where people do short presentation on any subject that they want. Unlike other presentations at conferences, lightning talks last only a few minutes (2 min or less) and friendly heckling is encouraged. Challenge coins will given out to the people doing talks.
Feb 21st (Saturday) from 12:00 Noon till late (2-3 am)
Everyone! Hackers, Makers, Crafters, Kids, Guests, Members, Friends of VHS, Anyone and Everyone.
If you are under the age of majority (19) then you should bring your parent or guardian with you as well. For those of legal drinking age (19), VHS will have donated beer for the adult-only event that will be available after 7:30pm.
Cost: Only $3 (payable on the night) Experience level: beginner Class Size: sold out Date: Thursday feb 12th Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: VHS, 1715 Cook Street, Buzzer #104 Sign up: Workshop is now full
Come down and learn to solder or to brush up on your soldering skills for future workshops. You’ll learn the basics of through-hole soldering with the Soldering is Easy comic book and build your very own flashing LED VHS badge. No previous soldering experience required!
We have a truck booked for Tuesday the 23rd of Decermber.
Who can drive a 16 foot box truck?
We probably need at least 3 drivers, because this is going to be a long day.
Everyone willing to drive, we need you at Penske1 in Burnaby at 7 am to sign some forms.
Currently we have 2 out of the 4 drivers we need.
Email me (Jarrett) or PM me on Talk to volunteer yourself.
Show up at VHS any time after 7am until late at night. We need all of the hands we can get! Somewhere in the range of 4-6 people at pickup location (VHS), and 4-6 people at drop-off location (the storage warehouse).