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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Like to BREAK things? Visit the Vancouver Community Laboratory for your chance to smash a car! For just a few dollars, you can take part in a scrumptious pancake BREAK-fast, WRECK a car, have your mind BLOWN by local art / creations, and PLAY a giant claw game! Wreckage form the car will be used by local artists for materials, and all proceeds benefit the Vancouver CoLab and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. All ages. Entrance by donation. Saturday, May 25, 10 am – 5 pm 1907 Triumph St. Click here for information & updates via Facebook...read more
Move in day was a huge success. Everyone pitched in and the container was empty before noon. We got a few goodies left over from the previous tenants, some shelving and a very fine table for the metalshop, as well as lots of good metal scrap. Here is a picture of the woodshop....read more
The container carrying 8,000 lbs of tools from the old space has arrived. Move in day is tomorrow starting at 10 am at 1907 Triumph. Let’s get moved in people!read more
Saturdays Member signup at the new space had great turnout. We got to meet a bunch of new people interested in the Lab, and see a few old faces we’d been missing from the old space. And for those of you who couldn’t make it this weekend, we are having another open house this next week. Even if you are not interested in being a member, feel free to come out and check out the new space. When: Tuesday, March 12 – 6pm to 7pm Where: 1907 Triumph St (map) What We Need From You: Cash or cheque. $250 – for full time key holder...read more
We’re hard at work finding new spaces. Don’t worry…. the Vancouver Community Laboratory will return!read more
Today we had our first cleanup party at the Co-lab and all the familiar faces turned up. We hauled many loads of scrap metal and lumber away (big thanks to Mike for bringing his truck, without him we would have got less than half as much done). Although it was sad to see so many months of accumulated bits and pieces going out the door, it also left me feeling lighter, and looking forward to the new place we’re going to occupy in a few months. As Kim said ‘maybe we’ll even have plumbing!’ On a similar topic, the Red...read more
Two quick things to mention… First, there will be another Maker Faire meeting on April 11 down at EatART. Please feel free to join us. Secondly, EatART will also be hosting a fundraising party for Maker Faire on April 30. It will be a costume party, so wear something CRAZY! Tickets are available online, and like most EatART events, it’s likely to sell out, so get yours...read more