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EVENT: Sept 15th. Surface Mount Soldering, 7 – 10 pm, $10

  VHS is offering another surface-mount soldering workshop on September 15th, 7 – 10 pm at VHS. Surface-mount components are the small components on top of circuit boards (like your computer motherboard, phone, etc.). Imagine being able to build your

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Wed. October 5th Sewing Night: Machine Repair/Servicing 6 – 10 pm

When: Wed, October 5th, 2016, 6pm – 10pm Where: VHS, 1715 Cook Street, buzzer 104 Come and join us at VHS on  and bring your sewing machine if you’d like to oil it or troubleshoot a repair problem. Lots of

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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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eWaste Pickup by The Hackery

This is a shout out to our friends at The Hackery. Recently they picked up a large quantity of ewaste from us. This helps VHS make sure our old electronics get recycled as much as as possible. This is a free

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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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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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Stand with Ahmed Arduino Binary clock Workshop #IStandWithAhmed – Sunday Sept 20th, 2015 3:30pm

In a time when government funding for sciences is dwindling, workshops that encourage youth to take an interest in science and technology are essential for the future of Canada and the world. Increased knowledge of technology helps to avoid fearful

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Blinky Badge Instructions – Maker Faire 2015

If you visited us at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this year and are looking for the blinky badge and soldering documentation we used, this is for you: 1. Blinky Badge Instructions – PDF,  the instructions for building our famous badge

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