On May 4th Hive13 together with 2600 will take part in International Day Against DRM. On May 4th you are encouraged to spread word about the harms of DRM. On Friday we will discuss how harmful DRM is as well as give demonstrations on how to liberate some of your digital goods from the DRM shackles. We plan to focus primarily on ebooks just to keep the demos reasonably small. If you have any experience with removing certain types of ebook protections please bring any tools or techniques with you for open discussion. At this time we already have some volunteers that will demonstrate the remove of DRM for Adobe’s DRM plus I personally have a collection of scripts for: Mobipocket (.prc/.mobi), Kindle Mobipocket (.azw), Kindle Topaz (.tpz/.azw1), Kindle Print Replica (.azw4), Adobe ePub (.epub), Adobe PDF (.pdf), B&N ePub (.epub), B&N/Fictionwise eReader (.pdb).
Cinci 2600 starts at 7pm on May 4th
Free and open to the public!
More info: Day against DRM
If you want to volunteer for demos you can use the mailing list or our g+ page.
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.
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.
Issue tracker: https://github.com/Hive13/SumoTourney/issues
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
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.
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