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VHS Members at Eastside Culture Crawl

  The Vancouver East Side Culture Crawl is coming up from Nov 15 – 18th. This event features all kinds of artists, designers, artisans, and other creators who work in the Vancouver East Side. Check out these VHSers during the

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West Coast Wood Slabs Walnut Projects

Many thanks to West Coast Wood Slabs for donating beautiful walnut wood scraps to VHS. Thank you! Thanks also to Mike for setting up a Walnut Materials Challenge with those scraps! Here are just some of the beautiful things VHS members

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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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