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Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Hive13 – DIY CSI Forensics

April 28th, 2013 Comments off

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, May 14, at the 7:30 pm meeting for an informative look into Do-It-Yourself Crime-Scene-Investigation Forensics.

Member Brian Cochran (who is a Detective in the Boone County Sheriff’s Department assigned to crime scene investigation) will use material from the 40-hour course he teaches at the University of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy.  Brian will perform live demonstrations of some of the coolest latent print development techniques; making finger prints appear on paper,  making them glow, and fun stuff like that.  The presentation will include a brief overview with slides showing real CSI jobs and case studies.  The case studies focus on the processes that are used and where the “maker” attitude was applied to bring the case to a successful conclusion.  The two case studies that will be presented are homicides.  Real crime scene photography and a limited number of postmortem examination photos will be shown.  It will not be anything different from what you would see on an episode of CSI or Dexter but these ARE real.  Both of these case study presentations have been shown to high school groups before, but this is an UP FRONT WARNING for those inclined to be squeamish.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in law enforcement and criminal investigations are welcome to come to hear this presentation.  Come to learn about this different kind of  (“making” the case) skill.  (Find Us)

Urban Survival: Zombie Outbreak Cincinnati

September 25th, 2012 Comments off

Is it better to be unprepared for the expected, or prepared for the unexpected? As cities around the world brace for the end of times, perhaps they should just be making plans. Urban survival is as much about knowing your terrain as it is knowing your enemy. Where will you run when hordes of the undead attack? How will you communicate when smart phones become as dead as your antagonist? More importantly, what IS Cincinnati chili made of exactly, and is it enough to help sustain life?


All of these questions and more will be address in Urban Survival: Zombie Outbreak Cincinnati, where we explore the design of a city with extreme prejudice.

When: Oct. 9th 7:30pm

Where: Hive13 (2929 SpringGrove Ave)

Speaker: Giacomo Ciminello

International Day Against DRM — May 4, 2012

April 27th, 2012 Comments off

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.

Bring out your Dead!

November 21st, 2011 2 comments

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

Cost: FREE

Try to show up as close to Noon as possible.  It can take a long time to dissemble and reassemble these units.

Sumobot Competition Site

March 14th, 2011 Comments off

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