March 6th, 7pm: Cincinnati Cryptoparty at Hive13
"CryptoParty is a decentralized, global initiative to introduce basic tools for protecting privacy, anonymity and overall security on the Internet to the general public" cryptoparty.in
This is a free, fun, open event for anyone interested discussing, or learning about electronic privacy, rights, and freedom -- regardless of experience or knowledge. There will be free snacks and beverages, examples and learning stations with activities, games, and plenty of people to ask and answer questions.
Planned activities / demos include, basics of VPNs, Tor, Digital Rights, Abandonware, file sharing, and more. An emphasis is placed upon empowering people to control their own identity and level of privacy online.
Anyone who is interested in digital rights and participating in digital citizenship is welcome. Or, just come and enjoy some food, find out what's going on, and maybe see something cool or new.
This event has been organized by UC students currently studying technology, privacy, and society. The cost is covered by UC Forward community collaborative.
Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and/or The Free Software Foundation. We can help you do this safely with an encrypted connection -- you could even try bitcoin if you're brave...
Monday March 6th, 7pm
2929 Spring Grove Ave
When: Saturday February 18, 2016 12pm to 4pm.
In preparation for Mardi Gras or any other event that deserves a mask, we will go over the basics of wetmolding to take a flat piece of leather and turn it into a 3 dimensional leather mask. This is an introduction to a technique of shaping leather to create a hardened shape that is used for not only masks, but cases, holsters, bags, and anything else that should maintain its shape.
No previous experience with leather is needed as we will go over all the cutting and forming.
How to use the Mill and Lathe
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Using the Mill
When: Saturday February 4, 2016 10am to 12pm.
Description: Hive member Brad Walsh will be doing an introduction to using the mill. Learn what the mill does and how it can be used. A small ($10) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials, which will go home with you (an endmill and a chunk of aluminum to continue to improve your milling skills).
Using the Lathe
When: Saturday February 4, 2016 1p to 3pm.
Description: Hive member Brad Walsh will be doing an introduction to using the metal lathe. Learn what it does and how it can be used. Maybe you can even mill threads on a bolt! A small ($5) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials (aluminum piece and carbide insert).
Both Events require basic machine safety gear
•Substantial shoes (no sandals or open toe) Hot metal chips can hurt.
•Long hair pulled back in a ponytail.
•No hand jewelry (rings, watches).
•Eye protection (safety glasses can be provided).
•Prefer no long sleeves, they can be rolled up though.
•Idea is to not have anything to catch on the spinning tool/part and pull you into the process.
Folks, I'm setting up a game night on Friday January 27th, starting at 7PM down at the Hive.
I'm planning on bringing a few lighter games and a few more involved games. I'll have something for 3 players and I believe Ultimate Werewolf can have up to 63 players.
Feel free to bring any other games you might want to play as well when you come down.
- Will B, Lounge Warden
Meet our newest electronic tools - April 1 12:00-2:00
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Brad Walsh will be giving a "hands on" talk to introduce our newest additions to the electronics area; Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope and a Rigol DG1022 function generator. These new purchases bring us into the modern age. (If the logic analyzer arrives we may even talk about that also).
No charge for this talk, but you get what you pay for. This will just be basic oscilloscope operation and we will examine some simple circuits.