Identified Flying Objects Meetup II at VHS

Quadcopter in flight

VHS Betamax Quadcopter in flight

Are you into things that fly, and are small enough for a person to carry?

Quadcopters, Helicopters, Fixed Wing, Multirotors, or anything else? Participate in our quadcopter build workshop, and want to continue to learn? Wanted to get into multirotors, and not sure how to get started? come on down!

VHS will be hosting our second afternoon meetup on March 15th. Bring down your flying objects of all descriptions, check out others gear, share your knowledge , and learn from each other.

Meet at 1:00 PM at VHS ‘the bunker’ – 270 E 1st Ave. We’ll spend some time in the shop ‘bench flying’, then if the weather co-operates we’ll head down to near Science World for a bit of flying.

Don’t forget – crashing is an opportunity to do more building :-)

VHS membership is not required (but encouraged!), and it’s a great opportunity to check out the space.

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 identify them.  Here they’re all colour coded, cut into strips and then bagged.  Each kit comes with a colour coded photo that helps you match the components to the PCB.  I’m assembling 20 kits to start with, these are almost all sold but I will buy more as needed – you can find out more at https://vhs-smd-march.eventbrite.ca

You can also see tweets from my test board at https://twitter.com/vhsthings – I’m hoping we can add these boards to stuff like the laser cutter and furnace, this will let them tweet when they’re in use!  The random number on the end is there to avoid tweets being marked as duplicates.

See you next month perhaps?

SMD March Kit building

Vancouver Maker Faire – Call for makers – Poster

Dan Royer

 

Dan Royer from VHS featured in a Vancouver Maker Faire poster

Maker Faire – Maker Town Hall – Saturday, 1 March, 7:30 PM at One Thousand Rivers

Hello Hackers

We are having the Maker Faire, Maker Town Hall this Saturday at

One Thousand Rivers
54 4th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E8
Saturday, 1 March 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)

Are you thinking about being a Maker at this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire? Not sure if your project is interesting enough, or which category you should apply? Then come to the Maker Town Hall to find out more about being a Maker and get your questions answered. Listen to VMMF organizers talk about this year’s event. Hear the stories of veteran Makers as they talk about their experiences at VMMF. Socialize, have a drink, and meet other makers. All led by our Master Crafter of Ceremonies, Kim Werker. Doors at 7:30, event starts at 8 pm.

Master Crafter of Ceremonies, Kim Werker.

Confirmed Speakers:

Free entry, but pre-registration recommended due to limited capacity.
Cash bar.
For more information on being a Maker at this year’s faire, check out the Call for Makers on our website.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maker-town-hall-tickets-10681309083

Vancouver Hack Space – Amateur Radio Club (VHS-ARC) – Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Weekly VHS Amateur Radio Club (VHS-ARC) meeting.

Where:
Vancouver Hack Space
270 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

When:
Wednesday Feb 26th, 2014 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

Who:
Meeting is open to all, members and non-members alike . All are welcome
whether you hold an Amateur Radio license from Industry Canada or wish
to acquire your Amateur Radio Certification.

Who:
Paul Gill

Vancouver Hack Space – Amateur Radio Club (VHS-ARC) – Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Weekly VHS Amateur Radio Club (VHS-ARC) meeting.

Where:
Vancouver Hack Space
270 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

When:
Wednesday Feb 19th, 2014 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

Who:
Meeting is open to all, members and non-members alike . All are welcome
whether you hold an Amateur Radio license from Industry Canada or wish
to acquire your Amateur Radio Certification.

Who:
Paul Gill

VTL presents Wooden Jewellery Workshop: Handmade Earrings and Pendants at VHS

VTL presents:

Wooden Jewellery Workshop: Handmade Earrings and Pendants

Show someone special in your life appreciation and gratitude with a beautiful handmade pendant or pair of earrings. Participants will be guided through the process of selecting a piece of wood, cutting, carving, shaping, sanding, and finishing to create a custom made piece of elegant wooden jewellery. You’ll complete your project just in time for Mother’s Day!

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinson

When: Saturday, April 26, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $18 | Non-Members: $25

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button at VTL website. 

VTL presents Tools 101: Make Your Own Slingback Chair at VHS

[Postponed

We have been holding our workshops at the Vancouver Hack Space for the first time. And while our host organization has been an absolute dream to work with, we are finding that workshops which require the transport of a large number of large tools are not sustainable for us. As such, we have opted to postpone the slingback chair workshop until we are able to hold it on-site at the Vancouver Tool Library, within a few paces of our own tool inventory.

We would like to reschedule the workshop for either May 24 2014 OR May 31st 2014. Alternatively, if you are not amenable to either of these dates, we can transfer your payment to a future workshop or refund your payment if you wish.

Please email me with confirmation you received this email, and whether you would like to remain registered (in which case, please indicate your preferred date), forward your payment to a future workshop, or acquire a refund.

Our sincere apologies for this change in schedule. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Lauren Warbeck
General Manager, Vancouver Tool Library

 

 

VTL presents:

Tools 101: Make Your Own Slingback Chair

In this introductory workshop, participants will become familiar with some of the most common and widely applicable tools in the VTL inventory in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will learn proper tool handling, application, and safety. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the confidence to name and use basic tools necessary for everyday projects AND walk away with a slingback chair they built themselves!

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinson

When: Saturday, April 5, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $20 | Non-Members: $27

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button on VTL website.

VTL presents Routers 101: Make Your Own Cutting Board at VHS

VTL presents:

Routers 101: Make Your Own Cutting Board

From the simple task of adding profiles to woodworking projects, to cutting traditional joinery and following templates with great precision, Tobias Atkinson will introduce some of the many uses for routers, plunge routers and router tables in this hands-on workshop. Routers are often regarded with a certain degree of wariness, but when handled correctly, routers can be used in a seemingly endless range of applications. As Fine Woodworking magazine says, “The router is truly the Swiss Army Knife of woodworking tools” (2005). Participants will leave with a custom made cutting board and the confidence to safely use routers in many applications.

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinson

When: Saturday, March 29, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $20 | Non-Members: $27

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal on VTL website. 

Bottom liner: Adam Barlev

VTL presents Tools 101: Make Your Own Planter Box at VHS

The Vancouver Tool Libary (VTL) presents

Tools 101: Make Your Own Planter Box

In this introductory workshop, participants will become familiar with some of the most common and widely applicable tools in the VTL inventory in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will learn proper tool handling, application, and safety. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the confidence to name and use basic tools necessary for everyday projects AND walk away with a planter box they built themselves!

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinson

When: Saturday, March 8, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E, Vancouver BC

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $20 | Non-Members: $27

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal on VTL website. 

Bottom liner: Paul S. Gill  (aka SignGuy)