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

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...

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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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MakerFaire info meeting

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s going to be a pretty informal meeting, but we’d love to hear from you! This event is shaped by Makers so bring any ideas/suggestions as well! please RSVP to vancouver (at)makerfaire.ca if you’re planning on attending!!!! THANK YOU!...

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Moving in the woodworking tools

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Moving in Norms tools. Big thank you to the Rosen family.

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We Are Moving In

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

After a few attempts to find space we have ascertained the perfect space for us to gain our walking legs. Check it out on October 30th at our cleaning party. Events for more info. For more pictures Can´t...

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Look some posters to look at

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


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We are Born

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

We have exited the womb of Ad-hock and enter the big wide world as an incorporated non-profit society….(wow man there sure lot paper work out here)…… and after  a bit of  negotiation we have been granted the legal name Community Laboratory Society. Soon after being born it looks as if we have found our first home for us play and grow in!

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Open Data Rocks, City owned properties on Gmaps

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have never checked out the COV Open Data Catalogue, it’s time to go take a look (link). While it may be just a boring set of lists of location and scheduling data, the things that it can be made to do are very useful. Take Vantrash.ca for example (link), a service assembled in spare time by a couple of VHS guys. Another excellent example, the Google maps which was assembled using the city’s database of their own properties. (map) Every property shown is owned by the city. Super useful if you ever want to ask the city for a...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | 142 comments

It may have been a month since our last update, but the time has not been idly spent. Not a weekly meeting has been missed, and a solid nucleus of active members seems to be coming together. As our goals solidify and the immensity of the undertaking becomes increasingly more clear, volunteers continue to appear with amazingly timely contributions of skills and resources; a confirmation of our hopes that the VCL is going to embraced by many facets of Vancouver’s creative community. The most significant progress to report is that we are...

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First Meeting, and Mailing List

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

So the first meeting of VCL went extremely well, with a turnout of 12-14 people (with a few people coming late and a couple leaving early). Discussion was excited, and naturally hit the important topics. A big decision that was made was to switch to a mailing list, rather than using the forums on the website. That has been successfully set up, and everyone at the meeting should be signed up. If you haven’t gotten an e-mail about it yet you can e-mail me at the address posted on the main page and I’ll correct the e-mail address, or...

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