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 sumobot site for the April 16th competition is now up and running. This is still considered alpha but it stable enough (hopefully) to have contenders start logging in and creating accounts for their hackerspace and sumobots. Suggestions are welcome and the full source code to the website is available via github.
Please keep in mind there are still lots more features planned for the site and a lot of the style-sheet stuff is not done yet. There is a flickr feed on the main page. If you are working on anything sumobot releated for this competition please upload your pictures to a flickr account and tag it with “sumo13″. They will then automatically appear on the home screen of the site.
Saturday March 12
1:00-3:00pm CMKT 4 Workshop
A Circuit bending workshop will be hosted by the infamous CMKT 4! The Class is $20 which includes the price of a kit called “The Bending Buddy” that CMKT 4 will help you build http://www.facebook.com/cmkt4
3:00-6:00pm OPEN BENDING!
Experienced circuit benders will be on site with toys and the electronics components you need to create authentic circuit bends. Come join us in the process of circuit bending and discover the ability to create your own sonic universe.
Alex Deepa, founder of Getlofi.com will be selling many of his kits Such as>> The Atari Punk Console, 4017 Sequencer, the Doomsday kit, and the Lofi Fuzz kit! http://www.getlofi.com
After the workshops, join us for a night of circuit bent music and installations at the Mockbee 2660 Central Parkway. 8:00pm
SHOWS @ The Mockbee $5
Doors open at 8:00
8:00 Talking Computron
9:00 Reed Ghazala Film Screening & Odor Box Instllation
9:45 Hearts of Palm
10:30 Pelzwik & Dinger
11:00 Thriftsore Boratorium’s Drone Dome
11:30 Hardon Collider
Our sumobot competition is scheduled for April 16th and the time is getting closer. If you haven’t bought parts for your bot yet you should definitely stop slacking and get to it! I would like to announce two prizes for the competition. One is from parallax and is a complete sumobot kit. It comes with two sumobots, a ring and a bunch of other great stuff! Next we have a VIP ticket for Daycon Security Summit on Oct 7th & 8th.
Stay tuned for more updates. We have a custom website where you will be able to register as a contender, submit your bot and also check the scores of the competition :D
Schuyler Towne is coming back to Hive13!! Last time when Schuyler came we had a fantastic class on lockpicking. Schyler showed some great cut-aways on some very fancy locks and then gave the whole class locks to take apart and pick. This time we are going to change it up a bit. We are doing TWO topics!
Lock Forensics & The Great Lock Controversy of 1851
The Hive has been planning on kicking off a forensic workshop on lockpicking and what better way to do that than when Schuyler is in town :D Lock forensics is dedicated to the science and study of forensic locksmithing:
Determine method of entry
Identify tool marks and techniques
Determine skill level of attacker(s)
Preserve, collect, and protect evidence
Maintain a clean forensic workspace
Organize and write investigative reports
We have all this AND the story of 1851. You don’t want to miss this!
Date: Feb. 21st
Cost: Free and open to the public!
The schedule will probably be fairly relaxed. At 6-ish we will start organizing for the forensic workshop and between 7-7:30 Schuyler will present The Great Lock Controversy of 1851. Then we will hang out and geek out to locks.
We are having an open workshop on February 16th from 7-9 (or later). Open workshops are just times where somebody has decided to open the hive for open projects to be worked on. Whoever hosts an open workshop gets to also set a theme. You don’t have to work on a project with the theme but if you are interested in said theme, then feel free to come on down and participate!
This workshop is hosted by Craig Smith and the theme is the upcoming sumobot competition. We will be working on all the agenda items for the event. Things like: logistics, party planning, poster artwork, building sumo rings, building sumobots, kinect sumobot hacking, whatever you can think of.
There will be many other sumobot meetings. This is just the kick off meeting for the event.
Do you want to crack software? Do you want to violate the DMCA? Do you want to break the law? Well, you’ll have to wait for some other time to learn how to do these things. The Reverse Engineering 102 class has filled up.
“But Billy, what about…” TOO BAD.
Actually if you want to take the class, post a comment in this thread and include your availability, especially enumerating days which you are not available. If there is enough interest, we can offer the class again. Also we totally will not use the information of days you are busy to plan a burglary of your residence. Like definitely will not. Probably.
Hive13 is having a Sumobot Competition on April 16th from 6pm-9pm! Everyone is welcome to either compete or just show up to watch. We will be teaming up with our friends at Cincinnati Fitness Boxing so we can bring you the sumobot tournament from inside a real boxing ring!! (Cincy was out of spare sumo rings, sue me)
For more information visit the wiki page. We want to give all the competitors plenty of notice so they can have plenty of time to test out their crazy ideas. If you want to compete use the signup form at http://s.hive13.org/sumobot
We are still looking for donations that we can use for prizes for this competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your company has something they can contribute.
Come join us as we start up our (hopefully) regular Locksport workshops. Locksport is competitive lockpicking. From the Locksport International website:
“Locksport features a need for knowledge and understanding of how the things around us work. When you consider a lock mechanism, you will need snap judgment when considering the lock’s difficulty, the best tool, and the most viable approach. When it comes time to explore the innerworkings of the mechanism, it is only the slightest of touches and the most deft moves that will guide you.”
As a special honor we will have Schuyler Towne of Open Locksport fame kick off our first Locksport workshop! At The Next HOPE conference in NYC, NY in 2010, Towne won the Locksport Wizard contest. He also had the now famous kickstarter project when trying to raise $6,000 to create a set of custom open lockpicks he ended up raising over $87,000.
When: December 14th, starting around 7pm
If you have a set of lockpicks you will need to bring them. There will be some to share. We will not have any lockpicks available for sale either.
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