Entries for the ‘Projects’ Category

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 to develop the last umbrella you will ever buy. No more bent ribs, loose springs, or […]

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 for this mask and assembling it. After Halloween we will be be installing LEDs and […]

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 a color changing LED strip. Included in the workshops fees is a full Arduino starter […]

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 see more work in progress pictures and some more explanations. Also check out my store to see […]

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 ways. Here’s how to make a dinosaur-bone necklace in under a day, by someone with […]

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 change display modes and a digital compass module.  Check out the full build log over […]

SOLD OUT Feb 12th Workshop: Soldering for Beginners

Illustration by J.L. Martin Cost: Only $3 (payable on the night) Experience level: beginner Class Size: sold out Date: Thursday feb 12th Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: VHS, 1715 Cook Street, Buzzer #104 Sign up: Workshop is now full Come down and learn to solder or to brush up on your soldering skills for future workshops. You’ll […]

SMD August – Cooking SMD Stars

For SMD August we’re breaking out the toaster oven and controller to cook some SMD stars.  Participants are likely to end up with a working product but they’re more likely to end up more knowledgable about the electronics fabrication process. Apparently real SMD hackers only use solder paste and toaster ovens so we’re here to […]

Do you like candy? I like candy.

Here’s a very brief overview of the thought process for building something to amuse and frighten your neighbours. I originally wrote this up on May 31st and posted it elsewhere, but I thought I’d give the VHS regulars time to explore it on their own before I ruined the surprise. Some of the readers may […]

SMD Soldering Beginner Workshop

This is a beginners SMD workshop. You’ll be taken through a technique for solder smd components and then get a chance to build the board shown in the photo.  The price is the cost of the parts including battery. People should have some soldering experience – the focus will be on SMD soldering, not soldering […]