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Weekly meetup for “Intro to AI”

October 5th, 2011 No comments

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.

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Long overdue photos from Mu, LitterBoxFriends, & Thriftsore Boratorium

September 14th, 2011 No comments

 

 

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:

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Here is Mu (and the aforementioned Douglas Lucas):

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And here is Thriftsore Boratorium:

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Science, come get some!

August 26th, 2011 No comments

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.

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First Meeting of the Northern Kentucky Linux Users’ Group

July 22nd, 2011 1 comment

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
Duration
1 Hour
Meet and greet, share ideas, generate officers, etc…
Location
Starbucks
7905 Mall Road
Florence, KY, 41042

Be sure to check out their new website: http://nkylug.org

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Sumbot Competition This Saturday – 4/16

April 15th, 2011 No comments

Hive13 Sumobot Warmachines

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!

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cinci2600 Friday April 1st

March 30th, 2011 6 comments

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.

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Sumobot Competition Site

March 14th, 2011 No comments

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.

Site: http://sumobots.hive13.org/

Issue tracker: https://github.com/Hive13/SumoTourney/issues

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Faux Bee-A’nt Fair: Circuit Bending Workshop

March 7th, 2011 3 comments

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
12:00 CMKT4

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Sumobot Prizes

March 3rd, 2011 No comments

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

For now, check the wiki for more information: http://wiki.hive13.org/Sumo_Competition

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Another Great Lock Workshop!

February 13th, 2011 1 comment

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

Time: 6pm-10pm

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.

UPDATE: Schuyler will also be stopping by Dayton Diode on Tuesday.  So if you live in Dayton or can’t make Mondays meeting at the Hive then head to the Dayton Diode space: http://www.daytondiode.org/2011/02/lock-picking-101-workshop.html

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