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Introduction to Arduinos

What is an arduino? “Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output...

One Year later…

So much progress and growth has occurred since our first article one year ago. We have held monthly meetings, garnered support from the community and navigated the process of acquiring the Old Firehall as a space. We now have a very good working relationship with the...

The Spark: Next Steps

While we continue to work behind the scenes navigating the bureaucratic process of trying to obtain the old Firehall for use as a Community Workshop/Hackerspace/Makerspace, we are keen to get going with some hands on doing. We have the back end of a tool library set...

Will Sparks Fly?

The last month has been a rollercoaster of navigating the logistics of taking over the old Firehall as a potential community workspace. We have had 2 meetings with members of the CVRD and one with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (Crown...

Introducing: The Spark

This month the Hornby Hackerspace community has chosen a new name for our collective, calling it The Spark. We have also registered a domain name and a website will be coming soon… We have had an informal meeting with an engineer regarding the current condition...