Have you always wanted to get your Ham operators license? Well here is your chance!
On Saturday, January 14th, Hive13 hosting a HAM radio class to get your HAM license. This is an all day class plus the technical licensing test at the end. A week or two after passing your exam you will get your call sign from the FCC.
This class requires a study guide, The AARL Ham Radio License Manual, isbn# 0872590976. For the $30 signup the book is included. If you wish to purchase the book ahead of time then you can sign up for $15. You will need the book to take this class.
Click here to register.
for unnecessarily detailed directions to the space, please click here.
Mass Game Console Repair/Reflow event
Hive13 recently grabbed a PS3 YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) Repair kit from ifixit.com and went to work on 3 broken PS3s. The teardown was a lot of fun and we were greatly excited when we were able to recover all three PlayStations! After some G+ postings we realized the need to do this kind of event for Xbox users and any PlayStation 3 Owners out there that have YLOD. So we will be hosting a FREE event on December 11th from Noon – 3pm. The kits to fix these units are fairly cheap but you may want to consider contributing $5 for supplies. Food is not provided so consider bringing a snack.
If you are interesting in attending please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah2z1tTz_EqndFBNd21jS055LWFGTDNqR1c4d1doNUE
If you had a console die on you and you have already replaced it. Please consider bringing in the console to fix or just donating it that day. We will take any unwanted repaired game consoles and donate them for kids for Christmas this year. If you just want to drop off a broken system please fill out the form just so we know how many supplies to purchase.
Event: Sun Dec 11th 12-3pm
Try to show up as close to Noon as possible. It can take a long time to dissemble and reassemble these units.
Cinci2600 is Friday, Nov. 4th, at 7pm. Cameron will be giving a talk about attacking wifi encryption. If you have something that you would like to present, or if you have something cool to demonstrate please feel free to bring it and show it off. Also feel free to take advantage of the hive being open to hang out and work on stuff.
maps, directions, and other details for arriving at hive13 can be found here.
UPDATE: nerdydad will be giving a presentation and demo on upgrading the rom+memory+IOS on a Cisco 2600 router. i’ll do the dual boot talk if time permits.
Cinci2600 is this Friday, October 7th at 7pm. I’ll be giving an improved version of my hipster linux dual booting talk from last week’s NKYLUG. If you have something that you would like to present, or if you have something cool to demonstrate please feel free to bring it and show it off. Also feel free to take advantage of the hive being open to hang out and work on stuff.
maps, directions, and other details for arriving at hive13 can be found here.
The free online version of the “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course (http://www.ai-class.com/) based on Stanford CS221 starts next week. As several members signed up for this course, we are going to be meeting up at the Hive on a weekly basis to watch the lectures and work through some of the homework. We’ll meet first on Wednesday, October 12th, at 6:30 PM, and the intention is to keep meeting each Wednesday at the same time for the 10 weeks that the course lasts (course schedule is here – it runs through the week of December 12th).
Lectures are supposed to appear online each week, and I’m told they’ll also be downloadable. I will try to download the videos ahead of time and have copies of them locally. Other than that, we’re just going to play things by ear – I’ve never done a course like this before, perhaps because no course I’m aware of has been done like this before. Something you can program on (i.e. a computer) might be helpful to have. Quoth their website, “Programming is not required, however we believe it will be very helpful for some of the homework assignments. You may write code in any language you would like to (we recommend Python if you are new to programming) and your code will not be graded.” A textbook is not required but is supposedly helpful, and I think some people said they had older editions they could bring in.
If you’re taking the course, or you want to take it, please join us. You don’t need to be a Hive13 member. You don’t even need to be enrolled in the online course, for that matter – but it’s free and enrollment is open until October 9th, so you may as well.
I took forever to post this item, but here it finally is. The Hive had an experimental music show (the post about it is here) months back, and Douglas Lucas kindly shared his photos from the event.
Here is LitterBoxFriends:
Here is Mu (and the aforementioned Douglas Lucas):
And here is Thriftsore Boratorium:
Hello! We are proud to announce that Hive 13 will be hosting the two day SCinciHacks on the weekend of October 22 – 23! SCinciHacks is a two day event consisting of project building with like minded teams. Saturday and Sunday will consist of project building, culminating with a result demonstration session on Sunday evening from 8pm – 9pm.
The event is designed for high school and college students who are interested in science, technology and math, but anyone is welcome to work on an applicable project during these two days.
There will be an information session on Friday, October 21st, at 7pm at the Hive. If you are interested in participating, presenting or volunteering for the event it would be a great opportunity to meet up and organize!
We are also looking for sponsors for this event, if you are interested in donating anything from tools to time, please contact us.
I have been talking with Josh Jones about starting a LUG in Northern Kentucky. Here are the details:
July 27, 2011
19:00 – 20:00
Meet and greet, share ideas, generate officers, etc…
7905 Mall Road
Florence, KY, 41042
Be sure to check out their new website: http://nkylug.org
It’s here! This Saturday is the sumobot competition! We have a lot of great contenders registered for the event and it is shaping up to be an awesome time!
The event starts at 6pm and is scheduled to run until 9pm. This is a free family friendly event. We will have snacks available but you may want to stop to grab a real meal before the event. If you want to bring some snacks you can. Setup will start at 4pm for those who are volunteering to get the event ready. The door to Hive13 and Cincinnati Fitness Boxing are on the side of the Anchor Building under the glass blocks. There is a sign on the door for both. If it is nice we may have the door open as well as the large gym door on the south of the building. You can park along the street, at the parking lot on the south of the building or in the lot across the street but please don’t park behind the building because that is for other tenants.
When tweeting about the event be sure to include @hive13 and @roboweek. Roboweek is for the National Robotics Week that we are taking part in. You can also use the hash tag #roboweek. They will RT and promote any messages with those tags. For flickr tag your pics with both ‘sumo13′ and ‘roboweek2011′.
The actual sumobot site is: http://sumobots.hive13.org/
The wiki for the event is: http://wiki.hive13.org/Sumo_Competition
Can’t wait to see everybody there!
cinic2600 is this friday, at its usual time and place: 7pm at hive13.
i’ll be giving a talk on some of the technical aspects of the NSA domestic surveillance program.
of all of the talks i have given, this one has broken my personal record for number internet memes included in a presentation, so come for the memes, stay for the memes.