Vancouver Maker Faire 2012

The Vancouver Hackspace (VHS) will be at this years Vancouver Maker Faire in full force this year.

VHS will also be doing workshops though out the event on how to solder and intro to Arduino

You can still get tickets from Vancouver Maker Faire’s website 


Vancouver Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.


PNE forum 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC


June 23-24, 2012


Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect, and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

Some of the VHS memebers that will be at Vancouver Maker Faire this year 


JF Brandon is a co-Founder of DShape 3D Printing. He’s a lover of things that go whrrrrr-click-BANG. He’s a big fan of art that looks like it moves, even while it sits still. The Rygo is an example of this. It is the largest 3D print in North America, designed by famed sculptor Bathsheba Grossman, and was printed in Italy by the DShape, the largest 3D printer in the world. JF raised $3,300 for the Rygo via crowdfunding website Indiegogo. He also designed the Coral-li


Vincent van Haaff (flyingoctopus) is a multi-disciplinary media artist working with computer code to explore virtual and real spaces defined by rule-based systems. Originally from Southern California, he went from a record label co-founder and audio hacker in Los Angeles to a environmental club founder in Santa Barbara before moving to Vancouver to become a software developer and media artist. His expertise spans from data and music visualization to computer vision, event and community installation, and user centred design.

Army of Evil Robots

Army of Evil Robots is a collaborative effort between designer/multi-media artist Helen Highwater and über nerd Derek Anderson. They build robots that build robots that turn evil and build awesome things.
They currently own 2 CNC Machines, and a 3D printer. These tools have allowed them to build several projects over the past year, such as: signage, furniture, strange creatures, horological devices, and more.
A CNC is a Computer Numeric Controlled machine that cuts out whatever shape you program it to. A 3D printer is a device that builds a shape up in layers. Occasionally these machines malfunction, reset to the default evil robot BIOS and develop self awarenes; hence our Army of Evil Robots.
We love experimenting with new materials and styles, and we love being makers.
Being a maker means that you’ll never be satisfied with buying off the shelf, shrink wrapped, disposable things. We’ll void our warranties, improve our tools, be inspired by others and expand our knowledge. We won’t be discouraged when we fail, we’ll just learn from our experiments and from others experience, hoping in turn to inspire other Makers.

Steven Smethurst, VHS

Steven Smethurst (aka Funvill) is a Maker, Hacker, Geek, Code Monkey and Seeker of knowledge. He has been a member of theVancouver Hackspace (VHS) since 2009, where he works on various projects including; puppets, origami, Leds, microchips, lock picking etc. This year, Steven is a member on Vancouver Maker Faire’s board of directors. He dreams of one day of building a device to control the weather so he can change his business cards title to “Weather manipulation engineer”.
Steven is planning on bring a coffee table with a glass surface that encases 500 mini compasses. When a magnet passes over the surface of the coffee table, all the north poles of the compasses point at the magne

Ryan Smith, Vancouver Hack Space

Ryan Smith aka Goldfish. Vancouver Hack Space co-founder and lifelong hacker, maker and taker aparter. Ryan will be bringing his video projection work to this year’s faire: a Multi camera, and semi-automated video processing setup written in puredata .

Joe Bowser

Joe Bowser is a software and hardware hacker and is one of the founders of the Vancouver Hack Space. Instead of a standard Arduino or mobile setup, Joe wanted to work on a simple kit-based project that uses a relatively simple circuit. Unfortunately, this project is not it. However, it does illustrate some of what is possible without a microcontroller. The current piece is demonstrating the Evil Mad Science Interactive LED Boards embedded in a hacked IKEA LIATORP table. This setup currently features 320 LEDs soldered by hand, which turn on and off using Infrared Light.


Hope to see you there.

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2 comments on “Vancouver Maker Faire 2012
  1. Saw-mon says:

    Double description for Joe Bowser.

  2. funvill says:

    @saw-man Fixed, thanks for the update