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New Kickstarter from a VHS member: Safety lights for wheeled commuters!

There’s an exciting new Kickstarter up, with contributions by VHS member Doug Chan: TetraGear – Innovative Safety Lights for Wheeled Commuters TetraGear lights are a line of innovative safety lights that drastically improve visibility while riding wheelchairs or other mobile outdoors.

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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

Posted in Courses, Events, Kits, Projects, Things People Made, tools

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

Posted in Projects, Things People Made

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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Challenge coins for lighting talks at VHS’s SHHH #35

At Super Happy Hacker House (SHHH) we do lighting talks of 2 mins or less. These are fun talks about anything you want. You could talk about how laser disks work, the story of the farest earth “thing” to die

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The Conductive Ink Challange

Recently Newark Canada organised a competition where contestants needed to create a project using Conductive Ink. Our very own Robert Butterworth had a crack at it and this is what he came up with. You can check out the full

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MakeyMakey Bootloader programming over ICSP

I’ve been asked about how I programmed the bootloader so I’m putting the doco here. For all my AVR work I use a bus pirate v3 with the stk500 firmware. I have a cable I made that adapts the bus

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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

Posted in Hacks, Projects, Things People Made