Entries Tagged ‘workshop’

SMD March – Arduino Internet of things kitbuilding

There’s a lot of work that goes into putting workshops on at vhs.  In the photo below you can see some of the parts for the SMD March Internet of things board laid out ready for packing.  Many SMD components have no identifying markers – once they leave their supplier packaging it is tough to […]

SMD March – Internet of things board

For SMD March we’ll be building an Internet of things board. This is the heart of an arduino uno coupled with an ethernet interface to let you control leds, relays etc, plus read switch positions, temperature etc. all over Ethernet. Like a uno, it has a usb interface for programming with the Arduino GUI and […]

SMD January – demo video now available

Here is a demo video of the awesome vhs led badge designed by Richard Sim.  These are mostly assembled, we’re holding workshops in January to finish the build and learn about how they work. This board has a Atmega 168/328 CPU connected to a 8×16 LED Matrix with both red and green leds via a […]

SMD January – VHS 5th Anniversary LED Badge

  The VHS 5th Anniversary LED badge is a Atmel 168 based board with an Altera CPLD driving a two colour 8×16 LED matrix.  Other features include a 5 way joystick, separate button, expansion header for i2c peripherals and a microphone.  The board was designed by Richard Sim and will be partly assembled by you! We […]

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 workshop assembly video

Last night’s workshop was a great success, look for more to come. Here is the assembly video showing how to hand solder 0805 SMD components and the 8 pin SOIC component.

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 […]

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 […]

Hackers on a Train & Super Happy Hacker House 23

What: On August 18th VHS will be hosting two one fantastic events – the Hackers on a Train Workshop Tour and Super Happy Hacker House 23. Hackers on a Train Workshop Tour 2012 Mitch Altman, Jimmie Rodgers, and maybe others will be visiting Vancouver at the tail end of the North American hackerspace tour.  They are […]