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

Breaker Faire

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Event Calendar, Maker Faire, News | 0 comments

Breaker Faire

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 Submissions to show your work will be open until one week before the event (May 18th). Please contact ben@makerfaire.ca for more...

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DiResta Kiosk

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Video | 0 comments

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Fix your hatchet

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Video | 0 comments

How to make a tool handle

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Move In Day

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Move In Day

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....

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Touchdown

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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!

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Open House Days

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 49 comments

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 members ($100 for first month, April + $50 yearly membership + $100 key deposit) $100 – for part time members ($50 for first month, April +$50 yearly membership) A note on subletting the second floor: We are searching for a tenant for the second floor, if you represent an organization looking for a space from 1,400 sq ft – 3,500 sq ft we would love to talk to you. We’ve posted a video tour of the second floor of the space. If you know anyone who is part of an organization looking for a space, please send them our way. We can be contacted at info@vancommunitylab.com. Specifics: There are 3 options with regard to size of the space available: 1. 3,500 square feet x $1.25 sq ft/month = $4,375/mo – this is the whole space 2. 1,400 square feet x $1.25 sq ft/month = $1,750/mo (part of the space) 3. 2,100 square feet x $1.25 sq ft/month = $2,625/mo (part of the space) This includes hydro (unless super power heavy), garbage, water, a bathroom, freight elevator (500lbs max), lots of great natural light and 11 foot ceilings. Length of lease would be a minimum of 1 year.  2 years preferably.  Move in date will be April...

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CoLab is re-opening!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Progress | 2 comments

CoLab is re-opening!

CoLab is re-opening!

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CoLab searching for new spaces

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’re hard at work finding new spaces. Don’t worry…. the Vancouver Community Laboratory will return!

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Cleanup Day and Red Gate’s Indiegogo campaign

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

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 Gate Collective has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise awareness and funds for their and our potential co-location (along with VHS and Dynamo) at 281 Industrial. Please forward the link to everyone you know who has a stake in arts, DIY, hacking and making scene, or just everyone you know. ~sam...

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Maker Faire Meeting and Party

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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