Entries for the ‘Courses’ Category

SMD November – Build your own Bus Pirate v3 LTS

SMD November is all about building our own Bus Pirate v3.  The bus pirate v3 is a like a leatherman for electronics protocols.  “Talk to 1-wire, I2C, UART (async serial), SPI, JTAG, MIDI, LCDs, PC keyboards, and a ton of generic serial devices from a terminal.”  In SMD October workshop we showed you can program AVR processors […]

SMD October – Build your own minimal Arduino Leonardo Compatible, October 24th

This workshop uses a readily available prototype board to construct a bare bones Arduino Leonardo compatible microcontroller using off the shelf components. The soldering will be more complex than the September workshop. The microcontroller has 32 pins but the pin spacing is the same as the 555 timer used in the I (heart) SMT board. […]

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 […]

Sunday September 15th, 13:00-19:00: C/C++ on Raspberry PI @VHS

WHO: Anyone, member or no who would like to learn how to program in C/C++ on a raspberry pi. Experienced programmers are welcome to join and chat or help out. Note!  This is now full, send me a note if you would like to be added to a waiting list in case any spots open. […]

15 Aug – Chainmaille Workshop at VHS

WHO: Anyone, member or not, who has done chain in the past or would like to learn the basics. Experienced maillers are of course invited down to chat and show off. WHAT: Come hang out with us and make some chainmail. Don’t know how? No problem! We’ll show you the basics, which are applicable to […]

SMT/SMD (Surface Mount Technology and Devices) Night this Wednesday

Wednesday. Wednesday! WEDNESDAY! Is SMT night at VHS! Beeeee theeeeerrre! VHS has just received a large donation of SMT components, with some amazing parts in the mix. In order for our community to take advantage of these parts though, we have to break down the perceived barriers to entry that many people have for working […]

Raspberry Pi Night with Pete Lomas of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

What: Pete Lomas of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and hardware designer of the Raspberry Pi will be visiting VHS for a special Raspberry Pi Night! Where: VHS (45 west hastings alley entrance http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/about/ ) When: Tuesday April 2nd @ 7:30pm Why: We have a rare opportunity to learn from THE expert on the Raspberry Pi’s hardware! Who: […]

“Beyond Arduino” Workshop, Thursday March 28th

Ever wished you could duplicate that successful Arduino project without shelling out for another Arduino? Well you can, and it’s not too difficult. VHS regular Simon is running a workshop next Thursday that will show you how to take your Arduino code and install it on a standalone ATmega328 microcontroller (the same type that is […]

TV-B-Gone soldering class

Sick of TV? Want to learn to solder? Want to make a great stocking stuffer? TV-B-Gone is a universal remote that will turn off any TV within 150 feet. I’ve got twenty kits for sale and I’m offering free soldering training for anyone who orders one. To streamline things in time for the holidays I’m […]

Raspberry Pi intro night – Nov 6, 7:30pm

This upcoming Tuesday evening will be raspberry flavoured! After receiving dozens of heroic responses to my plea for help on the mailing list, I decided to make this event official.  Like all Tuesday nights, VHS will be open to the public for this event.  Even if you don’t have a Raspberry Pi, there might be […]