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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, 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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Transistor Halloween 2012

Come one come all to The Transistor Halloween Party / Fundraiser.

We will have delicious foods, candies, movies, and video games. We are asking $10 registration to help us cover costs and to raise money for our new hackerspace!

Register via Eventbrite and we’ll see you there!

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October 13th: Free, Public Classes in Provo

Free (Provo) Class: OpenVPN
2012/10/13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presenting: Nemus

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
Presenting: IntChanter

“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 – ?
Presenting: Asiago

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”.

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tT:SLC Interest Meeting

We can’t seem to stop growing! (And we LOVE that.)
Recently, we have filled BOTH our Provo AND Midvale locations! And while we are looking into options to find larger spaces for both, we have decided to add ANOTHER expansion to our list!

There have been a couple people asking if this is a public meeting. This is a Public Meeting, please show up if you are interested. Please bring any friends, family, acquaintances, etc that are interested as well. :)

If you are interested in joining a downtown SLC hackerspace with focus on Information Security (InfoSec), computers, and electronics then you NEED to come to our PUBLIC meeting to gauge interest and start the hunt for a suitable location.

Here are the details on this upcoming meeting:
WHEN: Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm
WHERE: Darlington Extension of theTransistor in Midvale

Some of the requirements and hopes for this space include:
Working directly with the Salt Lake DEFCON group DC801
24x7x365 Access
24x7x365 Access to our Provo Location, and all the tooling available there.
Good internet connection
Dedicated Rack for servers, network gear, etc.
Infosec Library (books, equipment)
Demo Equipment (servers, routers, switches, firewalls, etc)
Public Classes (with streaming capabilities)
CTF Games! (hosted and ran by DC801)
Office-Type Space (no warehouse) with an open layout.
Kitchen, Rest Room, Conference rooms
Close to the freeway. Easy, fast access.

Email: contact [at] thetransistor [dot] com
IRC: Freenode, #dc801 or #utahmakers

There are a lot of great ideas, and a lot of people involved in making this happen. (We estimate 10-30 founding members.)

If you are even remotely interested, come to this meeting and lets get this group off on the right foot. Don’t forget to bring any questions you might have. As with everything we do, this will be ruled by popular opinion.

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September 1st: Free, Public Classes

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.

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Craft Lake City 2012

Hackers, Makers, Curious folk. Old, young and in-between. Craft Lake City is back again, and this year with a whole new category of presenters.

If you are interested in crafty / diy / electronics / robots / live music and more you should stop by Craft Lake City this year.

As a bonus, we will also be there in a booth that will probably be ignored. ;) For those not crippled with a fear of other human beings (or even if you are) ask us for a free decal. :)

August 11, 2012 (SOON!) 12pm-10pm at XMission’s Science and Technology Building
Admission is FREE, and there are over 200 Exhibitors this year!

Additional Details:

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August 4th: Free, Public Classes

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:

– Flavors
– The different *nix histories
– Basic file system structure
– What the f*** is a kernel?
– Basic commands
– What else can I do with *nix?
– Scripting?
– 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.

“Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.”

You are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along.

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July 7: Public, Free Classes

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
– Materials
– Rendering

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.

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