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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Hive13 aims to create a place where a diverse community of makers can collaborate and pursue creative projects. Hive13 promotes science & technology education, open source values, and skill sharing amongst it’s members and the community.