Month: September 2013

VHS LED Matrix Badge

A few months ago we were talking about the Defcon and HOPE convention badges are and how awesome it would be if we could make one for VHS. “It can’t be that hard” we said. We will just put an

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Photos from VHS Sock Knitting Night

Sock Knitting night at VHS was a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who came out, and a very big thank you to our sponsor, Three Bags Full. They donated some beautiful yarn. Please visit their store on Main street and tell

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(FREE) Sock Knitting Night – Wed Sept 25th, 7:30 – 10:30 PM

SOCK KNITTING NIGHT Sponsored by Vancouver yarn shop Three Bags Full Come and knit socks! They are not as hard as they look! Bring a sock project you’re working on, or one you’d like to start with the help of other

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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

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VHS 5th anniversary + SHHH 30 + Open house, Saturday 5th October

Why The Vancouver Hackspace, locally better known as VHS, was founded in 2008. Its mission, to provide a common workspace where its members, hackers, makers, crafters and otherwise (technically) creative people could work on projects and find like-minded people, in

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Button Making – Craft Night Wednesday Sept. 18

Wednesday. Wednesday! WEDNESDAY! is Button Making night at VHS Join us this coming Wednesday for button making night. VHS has a 1.5″ button press as well as the supplies. It’s super easy and fun. Feel free to print out your own buttons

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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.

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Getting started with Raspberry PI – Wednesday Sep 11th, 2013

The Blink sketch is the most basic sketch for most micro processors (Arduino, Launchpad, etc..).  Its a very simple sketch that just turns on and off an LED. You can do the same thing on the Raspberry Pi with the GPIO

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When Surplus Electronics and Fashion Meet…

On Wednesday night the left and right brains hung out together for a while, assisted by beer, and created some highly non-functional pieces from wire and electronic parts. A variety of techniques was in evidence from the ubiquitous hot glue

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Word clock with JavaScript and a monitor

Tonight some VHSers (Steven Smethurst,  David Galloway, and Mike Adams) were playing with doug’s word clock design. We didn’t have any LEDs so we decided to backlight the word clock with a monitor and highlight the words with JavaScript.   This hack took

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