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

Bitcoin Lazer Payments

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

Do to yet another members recent issue with paypal we have enabled bitcoin payments.  Now once you login to lazer.hive13.org you have an option to pay through Mt. Gox with bitcoin.  This works similar to the paypal button but the prices are dynamically set to equal the $30/hr charge we use for paypal.  After a payment it may take a while for the laser minutes to show up, at least until we can have the callbacks fully tested.

With paypal locking accounts and Dwolla’s new crazy terms of service, we would love to offer bitcoin for membership subscriptions as well but unfortunately I don’t believe there is any good way to do this without paying an escrow upfront.  Until then we will use the laser site as our first official testbed.

Cool new power

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

We upgraded our electrical system in the hive now so we can run all of our tools without blowing a fuse!  While we were at it we ran dedicated lines to each of the AC units… all 6 brand new AC Units!!!  That’s right, this summer the Hive will actually be a nice area to work instead of a sweat box.

Our electrician was fantastic and if you are ever looking for a team to quickly do an amazing job and not gouge you, then please hit up our friend Marcus:

Causey Electric Co.INC:

Ohio License: #29092:

8964 Ebro Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231:
Phone: 513-307-2523:

marcuscausey (at) fuse.net

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.

New Pinning Tray

February 20th, 2012 Comments off

Hot off the presses!  Er, well, laser cutter!  We bring you the new pinning tray.  This tray is more portable than before.  The other one was small but the square shape often made it hard to fit into some carrying cases with your other tools.  This new design by Brian keeps the tray small but adds length to better go with the tools you normally carry.

And that’s not all!  With this new design you can use the holes on the side and a lid to secure your pins for further storage.  By placing a lid on top and using some small screws you can fasten the lid down and store the pins for later use.  This is ideal if you are working on a progressive lock and need a place to store your the extra pins until you work your way up.  It can also be used to keep some extra security pins grouped together or  potentially for storing the pins from control locks used in lock forensics.

We are still testing out the design but once we finalize it we will have some available if anybody wants one.