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Woodshop update

Greetings all, just a quick exciting update: we’ve gotten enough of the drywall done to clear it out of the woodshop area (you all remember the Horror That Was), that the woodshop is now pretty functional.  We’ll be moving the major tools back in and organizing everything over the next few days.  But, it’s pretty usable as it is now!

There’s a couple of members in there now, as I’m writing this post: Jocafa is crafting a stylus out of redheart on his mini micro lathe for his wife, and SeaShadow is working on enclosures for a home theater audio system.

I’m excited to see what other projects you all have in store!


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OpenWest CTF Results

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s CTF competition!
Thank you to all those who participated.

“Attack A Box” Results:
1st place – DoctorUnicorn (16 Flags)
2nd place – wlemmon (15 flags)
3rd place – bretep (14 flags)

“OpenCTF” Results:
1st place – DoctorUnicorn (4640 points)
2nd place – gr0undZ3r0 (1500 points)
3rd place – wlemmon (1000 points)

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Amazon Affiliate Link

For those of you that would like to help support us, but aren’t ready to join; please use our Amazon Affiliate link. All you need to do is CLICK HERE before you add items to your Amazon shopping cart. No extra charges, and it helps us out. :)

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SCII: Heart of the Swarm LAN party!

sciihotslanWho 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:

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New Public Night: Learn a New Programming Language

Wharff Having a Good TimeFire 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]

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Upcoming LAN Party!

lpJoin 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
We are asking $5 to help cover Food / Snacks / Drinks / Heating / Electricity.

Don’t forget:

  • Computer or Laptop
  • Power Strip
  • Headphones
  • Up to date list of curse words
  • BYOB

We’ll Provide:

  • Special Decal or other TT LAN Swag
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Heating
  • Electricty
  • Game Servers (send us an email at least a couple days ahead of time for special requests)
    • TF2
    • Quake 3
    • UT3
    • UT2004
    • few others
  • Internet access
  • Tables / Seating (If you have a special chair you are welcome to bring your own


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February 2nd: Free, Public Classes in Orem! :)

coloringFree 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. :)

mamecabinetFree Class: MAME: Software to Hardware
2013/02/02 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Presenting: d3c4f

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.

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Darlington Merging with SLC Transistor

cncDue to “slowness” and issues beyond our control, we are temporarily merging our Darlington Chapter with our SLC Chapter. The current Darlington location will no longer be accessible to members.

This does not mean that Darlington is not viable, (as both the SLC and Orem Chapters are experiencing record growth) and we hope at some point to re-open Darlington as a full stand-alone hackerspace with a full tool-shop. For those interested, keep an eye out here for news of this.

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Darlington, The return of the class. CNC machining & home recording.

  Free (Midvale) Class: cnc and audio recording 2013/1/12 @ 7 pm – 8:30 pm Location: BastionTech Building 175W 7065 S Midvale, UT 84047 We have a giant cnc, so it’s time for a class on it. Our first class …

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Darlington is having a class!! arduino & soldering

Come learn things at the first ever Darlington public class.  On saturday, the 15th at our midvale location. We will be starting at 7:00 pm. This will be be an intro class for basic soldering and arduino.

  • Ted Goodell will be teaching an intro to arduino class. He will be covering everything you need to know to get started with arduino. Specifically the class will cover arduino programming, shields, some basic projects, helpful books, and helpful websites. Also, we would like to end the class with a brief discussion on micro-controllers for hobbyist use.


  • Isaac will cover an intro to soldering. We’ll be soldering led kits designed and built by darlington. So everyone will get a little glowy to take home. The kit will cost $3 so empty your bank account and build something cool.

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Capture The Flag Registration Open

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.

1) Ask questions here: Freenode #DC801
2) Register here:
3) Form team here:

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:

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New Years Eve Party!

Come one come all to The Transistor New Years Eve Party! (Held in Orem this year)

We will have pizza, soda, movies, and video games. We are asking $5 registration to help us cover costs. :)

Register via Eventbrite and we’ll see you there!

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November 14th Free, Public SLC Event

Free (SLC) Class: Lockpicking
2012/11/13 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Presenting: DC801
Come down and learn the age-old DEFCON tradition of lockpicking. Presented by DC801. You are welcome to bring your pick sets and locks if you have them.

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November 10th Free, Public SLC Event

Free (SLC) Event: DEFCON Talk Night
2012/11/10 @ 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Presenting: DC801
Was there a talk at Defcon that you may have missed because you were passed out in the HHV? It happens to the best of us. Well, this is the night you can make up for that. There has been a poll up on for a little while asking you what Defcon talks you would like to see. Tonight is the night where we do that. Bring some beer, popcorn, and some cookies because this will be fun!

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SLC Transistor – Last call for founding members

Last call for founding members for this space. Those of you holding out waiting for exact details now have them. We have finally signed the lease and made the initial payments on our newest location. This time in downtown SLC. That isn’t to say you can’t join later, you just won’t get the bragging rights. (And possibly some other cool things that may or may not happen.)

And yes, we know, TWO new locations opening at the same time. We are VERY excited, and VERY swamped. :P

OPEN DATE: November 1, 2012. You have until Halloween to become a founding member.
ADDRESS: 440 SOUTH 700 EAST Unit #102 – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84102
LOCATION: “Great location on 7th East in SLC, 1/2 block from the 4th South TRAX station and the 7th East Whole Foods, just steps away from the new Trader Joe’s.”
SIZE / LAYOUT: 1000 sq. ft. Divided into 3 rooms. One large meeting / general purpose room and two smaller rooms.
BATHROOMS: Shared with the rest of the building.


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