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DIY Glow Bike Kits Now Available


Want a bike that glows so that you can fight for the user? Or better yet, for safety and visibility? A few members at the Vancouver Hack Space have recently put together an EL wire Glow Bike kit. What’s a kit you ask? Basically, VHS’ers purchased supplies in bulk needed to create this contraption – and are also interested in teaching people how to put the kit together – with some basic soldering knowledge. If you’re interested in the kit, and also learning how to make it, please send an email to and read this post for more details on ordering information, and how to get yours today.


If you don’t want to purchase a kit but want to learn how it’s done, we’ve made an instruction manual free of charge.







(photos: Courtesy of Blue Mollusc and a flying octopus!)






Yarn Bomb-O-Rama for Vancouver Maker Faire!

International Knit in Public Day, and the first ever International Yarn Bombing Day seem to have fallen on the same day. In commemoration of handicrafts, bike month, DIY, and to celebrate Maker Faire in Vancouver this month, a group of crochet/knitting enthusiasts got together at the Vancouver Hack Space - and later downtown Vancouver – to collaborate on a bike rack installation along the beautiful Dunsmuir bike lanes – between Granville and Richards Street.














A big thanks to Christina, Jessica, Ruth, Audrey, Ifny, Christa, Pippa, Melissa, Jenny, Nick, Claire, and everyone else that came out for help and support!


Photos via Blue Mollusc


Museum of Vancouver Youth Council Yarn Bombs

Happy International Yarn Bombing Day! In honour of International yarn bombing day, today’s feature is dedicated to the Museum of Vancouver’s Youth Council, Concrete Expression.


Museum of Vancouver Youth Council, Concrete Expression:

Combining street art, recycling, plastic bags, and the time-honoured tradition of yarnbombing, the Museum of Vancouver’s inaugural Youth Council brings their exhibit, Concrete Expressions, to Maker Faire Vancouver. An intensive group of young creative minds aged 16-18 from around Vancouver, members of the MOV Youth Council discussed ideas of sustainability, youth culture in Vancouver, and street art before coming up with the idea to ‘yarnbomb’ the iconic crab statue in front of the Museum of Vancouver. The Youth Council is excited share their exhibit, engage Vancouverites with their colourful 25-foot plastic yarn scarf, and provide demonstrations on how you can turn your own plastic bags into a recycled work of art.







Yarn Bombs away!



Open Up the Box with Mini Maker Faire Toronto

Check out this awesome video that was created at Mini Maker Faire Toronto. Looks like the event was a great success!!



Makers: Mini Maker Faire Toronto from Ryan Varga on Vimeo.