Les’s Electronics and Programming Blog

A new paradigm for Human Interface Device

A new paradigm for Human Interface Device

This KickStarter based product will allow us to interact with computers like never before.

Building on the success and industry acceptance of MicroSoft Kinect, this sensor is capable of detecting the position of all ten fingers simultaneously. The applications for this have yet to be realized.

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Leap Motion Human Interface Device

Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Course outline: This introductory workshop is a hands on experience, The content of this workshop will be thought in blocks of 4 hours on 4 Saturdays on following dates: Saturday May 6th   from 1pm to 5pm Saturday May 13th from 1pm to 5pm Saturday May 27th from 1pm to 5pm Saturday June 3rd  from 1pm to 5pm This workshop will cover the basic methods of blacksmithing, which include Basic mechanics, striking technique, shaping, hot punching, hot cutting, upsetting,  scrolls, bending,  twisting, decorative features. The workshop will cover short...

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Shop Apron Workshop

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Shop Apron is a great accessory for any craftsperson. (and a perfect Christmas gift)              specially popular with woodworkers, but be it a blacksmith or a shoemaker, many trades appreciate it,s protection and many pockets! For this course we prepared a Pattern, that will fit the 10th to 90th percentile on the shop bell curve, meaning average size +/-. What to bring: your curiosity, and it would be helpful to bring along a strong pair of scissors. Equipment:  We’ll be using industrial straight stitch sewing machines,  the...

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Introduction to MIG welding

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Workshops | 0 comments

  Welding Safely All students will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by Vancouver Community Laboratory safety policy which students will receive prior to the first class. This includes, but is not limited to: All-leather boots or shoes (steel-toed boots preferred) Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, or coveralls (dark-coloured, natural fibers only). Extra layers & a high neck-line is recommended for upper body Welding cap or bandana Safety goggles, or face shield if you wear glasses Respiratory...

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Drill Bit Sharpening

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

in this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to sharpen a standard metal twist drill bit on a bench grinder by hand, if there is time left we can go into more detail or other types of drill bits Structure: the basic principle of the cutting edge, which applies to any cutting tool the angles of the bit Demo Practice Please bring: your  curious inquiring mind personal safety equipment if you have some (safety googles, ear pugs or muffs) long sleeve, long leg cotton clothing, close toed shoes   About the Instructor: Markus Kirchgasser, aka...

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Wood Carving Workshop

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

In this 4 hour workshop Angel Hall will give you a introduction to the vast world of wood carving you will explore how to realize your project from a block of wood to your finished piece  the basic principles of different carving techniques tool care Please bring: a sketch of a project you are interested to work on, if you don’t have an idea yet,we can get you started on a project like a decorative bowl a block of quarter sawn Softwood if you have Instructor: Angel Hall (the picture above is a Yellow Cedar Mask of her’s)  When: ...

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Knife and Chisel Sharpening Workshop

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

In this 2 to 3 hour Workshop you will learn the basics of hand sharpening your tools, knifes and chisels to a razor edge. including: an introduction to the different techniques of sharpening correct body position Waterstone maintenance how to keep your tools sharp How to look at the knife and see what you are doing please bring: one or two of your cutting tools you are interested in sharpening. i.e. knifes, chisels, gouges A Waterstone and Strop if you own one   Instructor: Angel Hall When:  Where: Vancouver Community Laboratory, 1907...

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Workshop: Beginner’s Woodworking

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Workshops | Comments Off on Workshop: Beginner’s Woodworking

Workshop: Beginner’s Woodworking

In this brief course, students will learn how to use the table saw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press, chop saw, router and sanders in the process of making mallets. This course also includes joining techniques, wood structure and anything else woodworking related Colin can shoehorn in there. About the teacher: Colin has been woodworking for 16ish years and spends way too much time in the shop. He posts project pictures on instagram.com/cpcreations. Cost: $20 all inclusive. RSVP and/or questions to...

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Tiny House Workshop

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Workshops | Comments Off on Tiny House Workshop

Tiny House Workshop

Do you want to know more about tiny houses? Do you want to know what’s involved in building tiny houses? Do you want to learn construction skills? The Vancouver Community Laboratory is hosting a series of hands on tiny house building workshops this summer in association with Camera Buildings, a local tiny house building company. Workshops start July 5 and run until August 31 and take place 9am-12 noon Saturdays and Sundays all summer. Please note: Most workshops have a hands on elements which require a safety orientation unless...

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Member Show: Ian Powell

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Members Shows | Comments Off on Member Show: Ian Powell

Member Show: Ian Powell

Member Show: Ian Powell

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Hardware, Embedded Systems, and Legal Dimensions of 3D Printing

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Event Calendar, Events, Members Shows | Comments Off on Hardware, Embedded Systems, and Legal Dimensions of 3D Printing

Hardware, Embedded Systems, and Legal Dimensions of 3D Printing

Hardware, Embedded Systems, and Legal Dimensions of 3D Printing

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