Entries for the ‘Courses’ Category

Introduction to Soldering

Are you worried your wiring fixes might not be the safest?  Come to the VHS and learn about soldering, flux, helping hands, heat shrink, and how to tell good soldering from bad.  If there’s enough interest we’ll run a second class right after the first.  Remember: keep your tip clean! Please RSVP to aggrav8d chez […]

Introduction to Arduino

Back by popular demand! Who: YOU!  If you can climb two flights of stairs, you’re welcome.  For the rest of you, we’ll find a way to accomodate. What: We bring everything.  You bring a cup!  Learn about Arduino, circuits, and programming through hands-on learning at your own speed.  Maximum 20 people, so please RSVP to […]

How to file a patent @ 7:00 pm 17 Aug 2012

Introduction: Why write a patent? Offence, Defence and Prestige. Preparation: Knowing the field, When patent searching it is important to remember only the claims and drawings mater. Beginning: Writing the prior art section and the first draft of the claims. Write the body of the patent with drawings. Remember every thing in the claims must […]

Introduction to Arduino, Sunday July 15th 2012

As I write these words 2011 seats are still available. Come to the VHS and find out what these things are all about and what you can do with them. Together we’ll learn the fundamentals of these powerful little boards and expand your creative possibilities. We’ll also have some local teachers on hand and lots […]

Shop Intro Night – Tuesday, 27 March, 2012

What: I’ve had an idea in my brain for a while that I should schedule an evening where I introduce people on how to use some of the more …intimidating shop equipment safely, effectively, and confidently. This intro night will be with a focus on hands-on skill development, while keeping the talking relatively brief. Lecture […]

Introduction to WordPress workshop, Tuesday 13th, 2012

WordPress is one of the most popular,simple blogging platforms on the web today. It has made it easy for anyone to create a blog and share their ideas with the world. In this workshop we plan to show everyone how to do the basic functions of wordpress and get started on their own. How to […]

Practical intro to computer security – Thursday, 22nd, March, 2012

What: We are going to have a intro to practical computer security forced on “How to use it and why” instead of “How it works and why it is good”. These talks will be directed a people with good computer experience that want to learn more about how to securely communicates and protect there data. […]

Intro to puppet making workshop – Monday, March 26th, 2012

We are planning on running a Intro to puppet making workshop on Monday, March 26th, 2012 (craft night) I am by no means an expert in the art of puppet making but with experience I would like to get good at it. Last week we made some simple puppets that I think turned out well. Bring […]

Introduction and tutorial to non-euclidean geometry and riemann manifolds – 13th Dec, 2011 Tuesday

What:  A quick introduction and tutorial to non-euclidean geometry and Riemannian manifold, as implemented with paper and tape, and then a bold adventure into the kind of mind-bending geometry where parallel lines can diverge, angles can sum to more than tau (2*pi), and circumferences can grow exponentially. Where: VHS When: 7:30-10:30 pm  13th Dec, 2011 […]

Workshop: How to assemble a 64 watt panel of solar cells, enclosure and all.

The class will take place August 7th (Sunday) and the class will be from 10am to 4pm. The Vancouver Hack Space is located at 45 W Hastings, very close to the downtown core, and is in an amazing space for tinkerers and science geeks. We’ll start with an intro to basic electrical theory for the […]