Who else here is ready for HotS? Grab your gear and head down!
$10 Registration includes drinks and entry into our raffle of a 500gb 2.5″ usb 3.0 Hard Disk.
More details and signup at: http://ttoremlan00000010.eventbrite.com/.
Fire up your laptops, grab your Mt.Dews, and prepare your IDEs and Debuggers: we will now be hosting another Free, Public event every 2nd Thursday of the month from 7pm -10pm. This will be our new series in which you will Learn a New Programming Language each month.
The plan is to have a presenter for the first 30-60 minutes explain the language, IDEs, history, etc. From there you will have a couple hours to play around with the language, ask questions, etc.
Though everyone of all ages are welcome, these classes assume that those attending already have some general programming knowledge in any language.
Our first event will be February 14th (valentines day, oops) and PYTHON will be the topic. Hope to see you there. Keep an eye on our front page and calendar for updates each month.
P.S. We are also looking for presenters for this series. ANY programming / scripting language is fair game. If you would like to be a presenter please email: programmingnight[at]thetransistor.com
Join us Saturday, February 9th, 2013 for a night of LAN gaming. Games start at 3pm and go until 8am Sunday morning.
Those interested can register at http://ttoremlan00000001.eventbrite.com/
We are asking $5 to help cover Food / Snacks / Drinks / Heating / Electricity.
SEE YOU THERE!
Free Class: Adult Coloring (Kids Welcome)
2013/02/02 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presenting: Parker the Magnificent
Learn how to use crayons. Stay within the lines.
Brought to you by Parker and Crayola (not really, but there’s a good chance we will have crayons)
We aren’t even sure what to expect, but if Parker is presenting it will be interesting. :)
Free Class: MAME: Software to Hardware
2013/02/02 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This presentation will cover many high-level aspects of MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator), the popular gaming software. Software will cover what MAME is and isn’t; to installation, configuration, and
front-ends. The presentation will finish with an in-depth walk-through covering how to build a dedicated Arcade Machine of your own.
It’s time for another DC801 CTF! We’re doing something special this time: Thanks to Sobit and DC801, we’re bringing the CTF to Utah County.
Date: Saturday, December 8th 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Orem Chapter
Join us for another titillating round of capture the flag goodness. Teams will square off in this attack/defense scenario with the goal of exploiting their opponents while protecting their team assets.
Laptops required, Backtrack is recommended as the attack platform but any open source tools will do.
The game play runs for four hours (ending at 10pm) with a tech briefing summarizing successes and failures at the end of the session.
You are free to organize your team as you see fit. We will accommodate up to 4 separate teams and we encourage team sizes of 5 or less.
Ticket sales proceeds will be used to provide food and drink at the event as well as to help fund our hacker-space.
The slides from the 2nd half of the Intro to CTF presentation (the part where Metacortex covers Netcat and Metasploit basics) can be found here: http://metacortexsecurity.com/?page_id=218.
Those of you that have been waiting, and those of you that just found out; we have a LOT more space available! If you are interested or know anyone else that is, PLEASE contact us.
We have finally signed the lease on a HUGE warehouse. 5000 sq.ft., and another 760 sq.ft. of loft space for a total of 5760 sq.ft. of usable space. To put that in perspective, our current location is about 1500 sq.ft. This new space will provide all the hacking needs for up to 60 members. The new location is amazing as well, just off University Parkway and Geneva Road in Orem. Easily within walking distance of Front Runner and UVU. There will be an open house around the first of the year.
The exact address is:
1187 s. 1480 w.
Orem, UT 84058
EDIT: This location will open November 1st, 2012.
Basic plans below, but here’s a quick list of what will be available at this new location:
MEMBERS DESKS / STORAGE:
Your very own dedicated desk space & Storage Space
Larger desk space / storage at an increased price (TBD, talk to us if you are interested)
Electronics workstations with good lighting
Nice soldering irons (and a bunch of crappy ones)
100Mhz Dual Channel Digital Oscilloscopes
*PCB Exposure / Etching Station
PCB Shear, Drills, etc
Fully stocked electronics components selection
Internets! (Not sure on the provider yet, we are working on Fiber)
Full gigabit switches. Everyone will get a physical connection
Wireless access points
Large VM / Storage Servers
CTF / Hacking Server / Network
Misc Firewalls / Switches / Routers
VPN connections to our other locations
CLEAN CNC AREA:
*RepRap Prusa 3d Printer
*Other small, clean CNC machines.
*Bosch Metal Chop Saw
Large Jet Drill Press
Misc. Metal working tools
*CNC Router (Fireball v90)
*Dewalt Miter Saw
Large Porter-Cable Band Saw
Hand Routers / Router Table
Small Table Saw
Bosch Scroll Saw
Lots of Clamps
*Lots of misc. hand tools; cordless drills, dremels, etc
Vacuum Forming Table
CLASS / COMMON AREA:
Public Event Area
LAN Party Area
*YOUR EVENT HERE
4 Player MAME Cabinet
Chillout Area w/Projectors, TV’s, Media Center PC, etc
SNES, NES, Atari, Sega, XBox 360, PS2, etc
2 Large ADA compliant bathrooms
Front Reception Area (not sure what to do with this yet)
Soda Vending Machine (try the Troll Soda, it’s great!)
OTHER MEMBERS (maybe the most important thing on this list!)
(* Please note that some equipment may require additional training / authorization to use.)
Members are welcome to request anything they would like. We have many pending upgrades/projects for the space.
We had the opportunity to participate in our first CTF competition in Salt Lake this last Saturday. It was a lot of fun, we learned quite a bit about employing and defending against exploits through actual application.
Things have been busy at the Transistor lately, but many fun and cool updates are on the way! We are currently trying to restructure the space by rearranging the desks in order to create more space. Hopefully this will clear …
Free (Provo) Class: OpenVPN
2012/10/13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come on down and learn the secrets behind OpenVPN.
This class will assume that you know how to access a linux server via ssh and run simple bash commands.
You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along. If you would like to set up a VPN, you will need to either have access to an external Linux Box, or be prepared to spend $10 to order a VPS. Note: The VPS is NOT through The Transistor, you will need to bring a credit card.
The goal of this class is to have everyone leave with a VPN connection of their own.
Free (Provo) Class: NetHack
2012/10/13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987.” Grab your laptops and get ready for a sweet “learning night” as we get a good in-depth instruction on how to use this valuable IT tool. ;)
Please bring a laptop to follow along if possible.
Free (Provo) Class: Dwarf Fortress
2012/10/13 @ 9:30 pm – ?
Done “learning” NetHack for a minute? Good, we have another valuable IT pastime. Dwarf Fortress. That’s right, bring your laptops down for a night of “valuable learning”.
Free Class: Using and Customizing Vi (aka Vim or V-Improved)
2012/09/01 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us with the ever popular and technically awesome Josh as we all learn how to better use this awesome editor.
In this class we expect to cover:
- The basics of Vi
- Different Modes
- Customizing Vi for programming and advanced editing
Please bring a laptop with Vi installed to follow along if possible.
Free Class: Who left the WPA2 backdoor open!?
2012/09/01 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
In a world where people always forget to secure their protocols, we find that nearly all home Wifi routers are vulnerable to a brute force attack agains the Wifi Protected Setup *feature*. This talk will discuss how WPS works and why its vulnerable. We will also walk through a demonstration of how to attack your neighbors for fun, no profit, and possibly jail time. Oh, and we’ll show you how to protect yourself, because that is whole point of this topic isn’t it?
**Bring your promiscuous wifi adapters and laptops**
Free Class: Bluetooth Sniffing, Very Possible and Cheap!
2012/09/01 @ 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Bluetooth packet sniffing is getting a makeover in the VERY near future. In the past, Bluetooth sniffing has never been an easy task for anyone who doesn’t have thousands of dollars to spend on equipment. However, these days, there is a project in the works that will likely put the power of bluetooth sniffing in the hands of those with just a couple hundred dollars.
It’s called the Ubertooth One. This presentation will discuss the current development of the Ubertooth One as well as how it can be used to sniff Bluetooth packets.
Free Class: Introduction to *nix
2012/08/04 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to *nix.
Brought to you by d3c4f, yukaia, and a whole lot of caffeine.
In this class we will cover:
- The different *nix histories
- Basic file system structure
- What the f*** is a kernel?
- Basic commands
- What else can I do with *nix?
- Compiling from source?
- We may also walk through the setting up a basic web server, time permitting.
You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along. We will provide live-boot cd’s for people without linux installed.
Free Class: node.js
2012/08/04 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come join as as Josh describes the Dark Art of node.js
Stop on by, bring a friend, and see why node.js is gaining such a rapid following.
You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along.
Free Class: Blender 101
2012/07/07 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Free Class on Blender, taught by our very own Josh.
This will be a basics class covering (but not limited to the following):
- Using the Blender Interface
- Basic Mesh Modeling
You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along. Please have the latest version of Blender installed and make sure that you have a good mouse (you will have a bad time with your trackpad).
Free Class: Building your own Arduino Libraries
2012/07/07 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ted will be teaching this Free Class on creating your own Libraries for the ever popular Arduino platform.
Join us and bask in his glory.
You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along.
Free Class: Introduction to Arduino: Hosted by The Transistor
2012/06/02 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
If you haven’t used Arduino before (or even if you have) this class should be fun. We will go over; What exactly is Arduino?, The Basics of Arduino Programming, and Basic Electronics for Arduino.
You are welcome to sit-in, but if you would like to participate, you will want to bring the following:
- An Arduino board: We recommend an Arduino UNO, however if you want to attend the Awesome-Button Class, you will want to get a Teensy.
- A laptop (we have power and WiFi) with the Arduino IDE loaded.
- A breadboard: Sparkfun offers a few, but you can get them from almost any vendor.
We will provide leds, pushbuttons, etc. for free!
Free Class: Build an Awesome Button: Hosted by Gordon Cooper
2012/06/02 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come on down and build an Awesome Button using Arduino, and a Staples Easy Button! Don’t worry if you have little or no experience with Arduino, the 6:30-8:00 class just before this one has you covered.
You will need to bring the following to participate in this class (you can still sit-in if you want):
- Teensy ($16)
- Staples Easy Button ($6)
- You will also want to bring a laptop (we have power / wifi) to program the teensy.
Email questions to deven [at] thetransistor.com or gordon [at] thetransistor.com