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Member Projects: Sewing Tea Towels with Mitered Corners

Did you know we have sewing machines at VHS? You too could make this tea towel with fancy pants mitered corners. Here are the instructions for sewing those corners and here is another full tutorial on making a tea towel with

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Soldering Is Easy – Here’s How

We taught lots of people how to solder today at Maker Faire 2016, including kids as young as 4 years old! Here’s the how to solder comic we use as well as the guide to our VHS Blinky Badge kit.

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VHS Talks to CBC News About the New Pi Zero: A $5 Computer

  CBC news recently interviewed some of our members about all the cool things you can do with a Raspberry Pi from setting up a computer to building your own photo booth, pinball machine, and loads more. And now, with

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Photos from: Soldering 101/Learn to Build a Radio

Recently VHS member Logan lead a very successful workshop teaching the basics of soldering and how to build a radio! Attendees had a great time learning the ins and outs of using a soldering station, making good solder joints, the

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Cypress Umbrella – Now live on Kickstarter

The Cypress Umbrella, designed and developed entirely at VHS is now live on Kickstarter!   Who? Team Hedgehog aka (Cahay Ho and Kevin Truong) members of VHS since December 2014. What? The mission statement behind the Cypress Umbrella Project, is

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Giant fox head build night, Thursday Oct 15th, 2015

What: Giant fox head build night at VHS. Come down and help us build a giant low polygon fox head for the space. (and secretly my Halloween costume). We will be using the laser cutter to cut the largest possible parts

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Workshop: Lighting With Arduino, Sunday, October 25th, Noon – 5 PM

Have you been interested in Arduino microcontrollers? Don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you all the basics while you build a small project. At the end of this workshop you will go home with an Arduino controlling

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Molding and casting resin Steven Universe gems

So here are my final gems. They’ve been selling really well on Etsy, which is awesome because I’m funneling that money into more projects. I’ve got my process after the jump but you can also check out my RPF thread to

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Making Jewellery At the Vancouver Hack Space

The laser cutter at VHS is totally free for members to use, once they go through a quick training course, and is an amazing tool. It’s unintimidating and easy-to-use, fast, and versatile. It can be used in so many different

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Laser Crown Project

April is my wife’s birthday, our Anniversary and a roadtrip down to Disney so I had to do something special.   I loved the Instructable by P3nguin and decided to take it a bit further by adding a reed switch to

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