theTransistor http://thetransistor.com Utah's Hackerspace Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:41:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Planning meeting for new Hackerspace. :) http://thetransistor.com/2015/01/planning-meeting-for-new-hackerspace/ http://thetransistor.com/2015/01/planning-meeting-for-new-hackerspace/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:41:48 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024197 It's time to start talking about getting our (Utah Co.) hackerspace running again. We need everyone that is interested to attend the meeting this Saturday. Details are below:       Location: UVU BRC (Thanks Victor!) Date/Time: 2015/01/17 19:00 MT (GMT -7:00) Topics up for discussion: - Possible Locations - Leadership Structure - Other things directly relating to TheTransistor - BSidesSLC / OpenWest 2015 - Upcoming LAN Parties / Events / etc. See you there! -0x0d3c4f P.S. Several of us will be going to Hot Pot afterwards, everyone that wishes to attend is invited. For those that haven't been, it's about $15/person (+Tip) and WELL worth it.

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IMG_0045It’s time to start talking about getting our (Utah Co.) hackerspace running again. We need everyone that is interested to attend the meeting this Saturday. Details are below:

 

 

 
Location: UVU BRC (Thanks Victor!)
Date/Time: 2015/01/17 19:00 MT (GMT -7:00)

Topics up for discussion:
– Possible Locations
– Leadership Structure
– Other things directly relating to TheTransistor
BSidesSLC / OpenWest 2015
– Upcoming LAN Parties / Events / etc.

See you there!
-0x0d3c4f

P.S. Several of us will be going to Hot Pot afterwards, everyone that wishes to attend is invited. For those that haven’t been, it’s about $15/person (+Tip) and WELL worth it.

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Meetup this Saturday in Orem http://thetransistor.com/2014/10/meetup-this-saturday-in-orem/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/10/meetup-this-saturday-in-orem/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:35:23 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024193 It's a long overdue meetup with very little notice. (Did you expect any less?). :P Join us for an awesome night of Projects and Presentations. This is a public event. Bring your friends, family, etc. We'll bring down a couple Soldering Irons for people to use. You bring your project to work on (or just yourself if you want). We will also be holding very short (5-10 minute) impromptu talks for anyone that has something hacker-related they would like to present on (InfoSec, *nix, Lock Picking, Electronics, Software Dev., etc). We'll have power and internet available. Hot Pot run may also happen. Date/Time: Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Location: UVU Business Resource Center 815 West 1250 South, Orem, UT See Also: http://www.meetup.com/theTransistor/events/212262492/

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IMG_0938_wIt’s a long overdue meetup with very little notice. (Did you expect any less?). :P

Join us for an awesome night of Projects and Presentations. This is a public event. Bring your friends, family, etc. We’ll bring down a couple Soldering Irons for people to use. You bring your project to work on (or just yourself if you want).

We will also be holding very short (5-10 minute) impromptu talks for anyone that has something hacker-related they would like to present on (InfoSec, *nix, Lock Picking, Electronics, Software Dev., etc). We’ll have power and internet available. Hot Pot run may also happen.

Date/Time:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location:
UVU Business Resource Center
815 West 1250 South, Orem, UT

See Also: http://www.meetup.com/theTransistor/events/212262492/

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LAN Party http://thetransistor.com/2014/07/lan-party/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/07/lan-party/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:27:27 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024188 We still don't have a dedicated hackerspace, but that won't keep us from having some fun. This LAN party is open to anyone and everyone. Here are the details that we have so far: DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 26th Noon-Midnight LOCATION: We have a couple possible locations right now, as well as one possible confirmed. We'll keep you posted, but wanted to get the word out first. GAMES: As always, it's whatever you want to play, but we will try to have servers for TF2, Quake3, and UT3/2004. FOOD/DRINKS: BYOSnacks and some $$$ for food. We are talking about a possible Pizza Order or Hot Pot run. Keep your eye here, or sign up on our mailing list for updates.

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lpWe still don’t have a dedicated hackerspace, but that won’t keep us from having some fun. This LAN party is open to anyone and everyone. Here are the details that we have so far:

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, July 26th Noon-Midnight
LOCATION:
We have a couple possible locations right now, as well as one possible confirmed. We’ll keep you posted, but wanted to get the word out first.
GAMES:
As always, it’s whatever you want to play, but we will try to have servers for TF2, Quake3, and UT3/2004.
FOOD/DRINKS:
BYOSnacks and some $$$ for food. We are talking about a possible Pizza Order or Hot Pot run.

Keep your eye here, or sign up on our mailing list for updates.

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Shutting down for a while. :( http://thetransistor.com/2014/06/shutting-down-for-a-while/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/06/shutting-down-for-a-while/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:44:19 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024185 https://groups.google.com/d/forum/thetransistor Thanks again to everyone that has put effort into this. We hope to see you around, d3c4f

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Hackers,

Firstly, I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who put an effort into trying to make our new hackerspace happen.

That said, I am sad to say that I have bad news. TheTransistor is going to have to keep it’s door closed for another year or two.

The main space we had arranged fell through. We came close to raising the amount needed and several people stepped up (THANK YOU!), but the landlords (a very old couple) just didn’t want “hackers with soldering irons” as tenants. They had given us a counter offer last year, which we raised our offer to meet, but they had just decided that we weren’t fit for their space.

At this point (about a week ago) we started frantically looking for a new space that would work and also meet our financial goals. We looked at a lot of places, but most didn’t fit our needs or were too expensive.

Today, we revisited a building that had three possible suites in it that were for lease. We were told that all three were available. We picked out two options (as the third didn’t have 24×7 access, which was a must). We were told we would be able to move into one of them for sure (both have been vacant for over two years), and that we could move in by July 1st.

Then, literally AS I was writing the email to inform everyone of the good news, we heard back from the Realtor. BOTH spaces were leased out in the last few weeks, and the owner hadn’t notified the Realtor.

At this point, we’re taking it as a sign that this isn’t going to work out this year. The timing is really bad as the core group has several security-related conventions and other commitments we need to attend to in the next month or two. After that the holidays hit. We are afraid we will need to wait until at least February to give this another attempt.

All commitments / prepayments will be refunded tonight. If you would like to stay informed on future going-ons (we do plan on doing some meetings / LAN parties between now and whenever we finally get another space), please sign up for our (newly public) mailing list: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/thetransistor

Thanks again to everyone that has put effort into this. We hope to see you around,
d3c4f

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Damn the man, save the empire! http://thetransistor.com/2014/06/joinus/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/06/joinus/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:16:04 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024170 Hackers, If you've been on the fence about joining; If you want to be a part of an awesome hackerspace; If you want to help support an awesome community; If you want to learn or teach Electonics, Penetration Testing, Information Security, Programming, Robotics, etc; We need your help now! For the next 3 weeks, we are collecting commitments for members to join our next iteration of theTransistor hackerspace. We are looking for members that can commit at least $50/mo for 12 months. Most of the details are included in our previous post: http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/un-hiatusing-meeting-on-the-31st/ If you are ready to join, you can make your commitment at the following link: https://members.thetransistor.com/ In the event that we reach our goal, we should be setting up July 1st; and your commitment will apply to your LAST months payment. This means that on July 1, members that have committed will be required to make their first months payment. If for some horrible reason we don't make our goal in the next 3 weeks, we will refund all commitments to the hackerspace. If you know anyone that is interested, please share this information any way you feel appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact me at d3c4f -at- [thisdomain] We'll keep this post updated as new questions come in. Thanks again! We hope to see everyone involved. UPDATE 0: A couple people have asked for some pictures of the interior as well as the address of the new location. I am attaching a brochure to this post that includes all the details as well as a few pictures of the inside of one of the suites. The suite we are working on is Suite E. PDF BROCHURE : CLICK HERE. UPDATE 1: Here's a list of some of the building amenities:
  • RFID access control : 24x7x365 Access
  • Common Kitchen, Bathrooms (aka building maintained)
  • Large parking lot, that is mostly empty after 5pm and on weekends
  • Good Environmental Controls. No more warehouse hot/cold.
  • Full service. Everything but internet
UPDATE 2: Some things that theTransistor will have:
  • Internet! We are looking into a few options, but it should be something pretty good.
  • Networking to major areas, wifi for the rest.
  • Electronics Gear : Soldering Stations, Hot Air Rework Station, Misc. Spare Components
  • Electronics Diagnostic Gear : Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, etc
  • Hand tools. Screw drivers, pliers, diagonal cutters, etc.
  • 3d printer(s). Available to those that take some basic training
  • MAME Cabinet(s). We will be bringing in the 4 Player MAME cabinet to the public area
  • Lounge Stuff. Flat-Panel TV(s), Projectors, etc will be brought in again.
  • Classroom : Free to schedule. Will have desks, chairs, power, projector, etc.
  • Game Servers. We'll be bringing back the games. :P
  • Library. The Transistor Physical Tech-Book Library.
  • Storage. ALL members will receive a small storage cube.
  • LAN Parties. Regularly scheduled LAN Parties.
  • Tech Meetings / Talks. Talks from the Open Source User Groups Communities.
  • VPS : We are working to get some of our server hardware reconfigured to provide each member with a VPS to do testing / etc on.
  • Private Desk areas will include a separate, locked room for each 6-8 Private Desk Members.
  • Security Cameras. We will have our security cameras up again. They should cover the entire space. This helps us provide a more secure environment for all members.
  • Group Projects. Those that have worked on these in the past, can confirm these are super fun.
  • Electronics / Hardware / Security talks : DC801 and theTransistor will be working on providing public talks / classes again. We can't do this without a space. Help us, and we'll try to help anyone interested.
  • COMMUNITY : The most important thing on this list! This space will allow us to help cross-interact with the Utah Open Source Community by providing a dedicated space for User Group Meetings. Plus it's a great way to meet all kinds of interesting people. :)
  • Pranks! Always kind-hearted. And always funny.
  • Community Parties : We generally throw a Halloween and New Years Party.
  • Quiet Work Space* : Home offices can be a little too distracting sometimes. This is a great place to get away and get some work done! (*typically, before 9pm.)
  • HackerSpace Decor : BYO Posters, LED Lighting, etc. We'll keep the space awesome!
  • Possible Small CNC Machines. d3c4f may bring his small CNC Mill/Lathe in for members to use.
  • Possible Laser Cutter. d3c4f may bring his in after we get going, or we may buy a new one.
  • Possible Vinyl Cutter. Again, this will be if there is space / time available.
  • Possibly the drill press and a few of the safer tools, as insurance will allow.

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IMG_2980Hackers,
If you’ve been on the fence about joining; If you want to be a part of an awesome hackerspace; If you want to help support an awesome community; If you want to learn or teach Electonics, Penetration Testing, Information Security, Programming, Robotics, etc; We need your help now!

For the next 3 weeks, we are collecting commitments for members to join our next iteration of theTransistor hackerspace. We are looking for members that can commit at least $50/mo for 12 months.

Most of the details are included in our previous post:
http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/un-hiatusing-meeting-on-the-31st/

If you are ready to join, you can make your commitment at the following link:
https://members.thetransistor.com/

In the event that we reach our goal, we should be setting up July 1st; and your commitment will apply to your LAST months payment. This means that on July 1, members that have committed will be required to make their first months payment.

If for some horrible reason we don’t make our goal in the next 3 weeks, we will refund all commitments to the hackerspace. If you know anyone that is interested, please share this information any way you feel appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact me at d3c4f -at- [thisdomain] We’ll keep this post updated as new questions come in.

Thanks again! We hope to see everyone involved.

UPDATE 0: A couple people have asked for some pictures of the interior as well as the address of the new location. I am attaching a brochure to this post that includes all the details as well as a few pictures of the inside of one of the suites. The suite we are working on is Suite E.
PDF BROCHURE : CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 1: Here’s a list of some of the building amenities:

  • RFID access control : 24x7x365 Access
  • Common Kitchen, Bathrooms (aka building maintained)
  • Large parking lot, that is mostly empty after 5pm and on weekends
  • Good Environmental Controls. No more warehouse hot/cold.
  • Full service. Everything but internet

UPDATE 2: Some things that theTransistor will have:

  • Internet! We are looking into a few options, but it should be something pretty good.
  • Networking to major areas, wifi for the rest.
  • Electronics Gear : Soldering Stations, Hot Air Rework Station, Misc. Spare Components
  • Electronics Diagnostic Gear : Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, etc
  • Hand tools. Screw drivers, pliers, diagonal cutters, etc.
  • 3d printer(s). Available to those that take some basic training
  • MAME Cabinet(s). We will be bringing in the 4 Player MAME cabinet to the public area
  • Lounge Stuff. Flat-Panel TV(s), Projectors, etc will be brought in again.
  • Classroom : Free to schedule. Will have desks, chairs, power, projector, etc.
  • Game Servers. We’ll be bringing back the games. :P
  • Library. The Transistor Physical Tech-Book Library.
  • Storage. ALL members will receive a small storage cube.
  • LAN Parties. Regularly scheduled LAN Parties.
  • Tech Meetings / Talks. Talks from the Open Source User Groups Communities.
  • VPS : We are working to get some of our server hardware reconfigured to provide each member with a VPS to do testing / etc on.
  • Private Desk areas will include a separate, locked room for each 6-8 Private Desk Members.
  • Security Cameras. We will have our security cameras up again. They should cover the entire space. This helps us provide a more secure environment for all members.
  • Group Projects. Those that have worked on these in the past, can confirm these are super fun.
  • Electronics / Hardware / Security talks : DC801 and theTransistor will be working on providing public talks / classes again. We can’t do this without a space. Help us, and we’ll try to help anyone interested.
  • COMMUNITY : The most important thing on this list! This space will allow us to help cross-interact with the Utah Open Source Community by providing a dedicated space for User Group Meetings. Plus it’s a great way to meet all kinds of interesting people. :)
  • Pranks! Always kind-hearted. And always funny.
  • Community Parties : We generally throw a Halloween and New Years Party.
  • Quiet Work Space* : Home offices can be a little too distracting sometimes. This is a great place to get away and get some work done! (*typically, before 9pm.)
  • HackerSpace Decor : BYO Posters, LED Lighting, etc. We’ll keep the space awesome!
  • Possible Small CNC Machines. d3c4f may bring his small CNC Mill/Lathe in for members to use.
  • Possible Laser Cutter. d3c4f may bring his in after we get going, or we may buy a new one.
  • Possible Vinyl Cutter. Again, this will be if there is space / time available.
  • Possibly the drill press and a few of the safer tools, as insurance will allow.
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DEFCON 22 Electronic Device / Party Entry http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/defcon-22-electronic-device-party-entry-2/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/defcon-22-electronic-device-party-entry-2/#comments Sat, 24 May 2014 17:21:00 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024168

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Ahhhh yissss! It’s FINALLY ready!

Time to purchase your DEFCON22 DC801/theTransistor “Party Badge”.

This year’s VIP device will be even cooler than before. Just as last year, the VIP device gets you immediate access into the party and express lane to the bar. Each purchase will also come with a +1 paper bracelet. We’ll have live music, lots of “31337” people to hang out with, a massive open bar, and more.

Most of the specifications for this years device are below in the graphic, and the purchase link is at the VERY bottom.

dc22 electronic device quick specs

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Un-Hiatusing! Meeting on the 31st! http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/un-hiatusing-meeting-on-the-31st/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/un-hiatusing-meeting-on-the-31st/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 00:06:30 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024130 Parker had a hatGood news everybody! We think we may have found a new space. We will be having a meeting in Orem at the BRC for anyone and everyone interested in being a part of this new iteration of our hackerspace. If you are interested, please make sure to be at this meeting! We need aprox. 30-40 members to get this space up and running. Please see some of the details below, we'll go into further details at the meeting.
autocadMeeting Place: UVU BRC [directions] Date/Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:00pm Topic(s): theTransistor, UTOS, HotPot, the new Transistor video game   (This meetup is for these topics only. Please no bringing up other hacker/makerspaces/organizations this time.)
Gordon Working on ZombiesWe are currently working on a new location in American Fork. We have a very awesome co-partner in this venture: Utah Open Source. This is a very exciting possibility, and we really would love for everyone to come out and show your support for this cause. To make this happen, we will need a lot of members.
The potential location is in American Fork, just off the freeway. It's a great office building with good environmental controls, access control, building maintained bathrooms, kitchen, and more.
IMG_0045We are proposing 2 levels of membership. The standard $50 level which will give you 24x7x365 access to the hackerspace, as well as a small space to store your project(s). The upper level will be at a higher rate and include a dedicated desk area in a separate (locked) rooms which will house 6-7 members. As there will be a limited number of dedicated desk spaces, these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and will require a 12 month commitment. Automatic withdrawal will be setup and required for membership. Accommodations for manual payments may be made in special cases.
d3caf and JocafaWe would also like to provide a good internet connection, and possibly a small VPS for each member. We will be bringing in electronics and software gear, as well as the MAME cabinet and a lot of the old gear. We won't be providing a Metal Shop or a Wood Shop as the liability / insurance is just too high. At this point we don't believe that we can SAFELY make these work.
mamecabinetOur suite will include 3 large office rooms (with lots of windows), a medium sized-classroom (600 sq.ft), another large office (with no windows), a huge main room, and a private bathroom (with a shower). I don't know why we are mentioning the shower, but it will probably come in handy at some point. Come to the meeting if this is something that you are interested in. We'd love to hear from everyone.
P.S. Yes, we are taking a group to Hot Pot afterwards, everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is about $15+tip. Please decide ahead of time if you are going. There is limited seating and we will be calling in a head-count at the first of the meeting.

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Parker had a hatGood news everybody! We think we may have found a new space. We will be having a meeting in Orem at the BRC for anyone and everyone interested in being a part of this new iteration of our hackerspace.

If you are interested, please make sure to be at this meeting! We need aprox. 30-40 members to get this space up and running. Please see some of the details below, we’ll go into further details at the meeting.



autocadMeeting Place: UVU BRC [directions]
Date/Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:00pm
Topic(s): theTransistor, UTOS, HotPot, the new Transistor video game
  (This meetup is for these topics only. Please no bringing up other hacker/makerspaces/organizations this time.)



Gordon Working on ZombiesWe are currently working on a new location in American Fork. We have a very awesome co-partner in this venture: Utah Open Source. This is a very exciting possibility, and we really would love for everyone to come out and show your support for this cause. To make this happen, we will need a lot of members.



The potential location is in American Fork, just off the freeway. It’s a great office building with good environmental controls, access control, building maintained bathrooms, kitchen, and more.



IMG_0045We are proposing 2 levels of membership. The standard $50 level which will give you 24x7x365 access to the hackerspace, as well as a small space to store your project(s). The upper level will be at a higher rate and include a dedicated desk area in a separate (locked) rooms which will house 6-7 members. As there will be a limited number of dedicated desk spaces, these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and will require a 12 month commitment. Automatic withdrawal will be setup and required for membership. Accommodations for manual payments may be made in special cases.



d3caf and JocafaWe would also like to provide a good internet connection, and possibly a small VPS for each member. We will be bringing in electronics and software gear, as well as the MAME cabinet and a lot of the old gear. We won’t be providing a Metal Shop or a Wood Shop as the liability / insurance is just too high. At this point we don’t believe that we can SAFELY make these work.



mamecabinetOur suite will include 3 large office rooms (with lots of windows), a medium sized-classroom (600 sq.ft), another large office (with no windows), a huge main room, and a private bathroom (with a shower). I don’t know why we are mentioning the shower, but it will probably come in handy at some point.

Come to the meeting if this is something that you are interested in. We’d love to hear from everyone.

P.S. Yes, we are taking a group to Hot Pot afterwards, everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is about $15+tip. Please decide ahead of time if you are going. There is limited seating and we will be calling in a head-count at the first of the meeting.

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Protected: DEFCON 22 Electronic Device / Party Entry http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/defcon-22-electronic-device-party-entry/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/05/defcon-22-electronic-device-party-entry/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 23:12:08 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024155

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Meetup http://thetransistor.com/2014/04/meetup/ http://thetransistor.com/2014/04/meetup/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:01:52 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024127 Read more »

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Hackers,

Thanks to Mindjuju, we have a meeting location in Orem! Here are the details:

Who: Anyone who is interested (public meeting)
Date/Time: Saturday, April 26th : 4pm-6pm
Place: UVU Business Resource Center
Address: 815 West 1250 South, Orem, UT 84057
Map: See http://plug.org/uvu

Topics: The future of theTransistor. Are we ready for a new physical location. What needs to be done, etc.
After 6pm: Dinner at Four Seasons Hot Pot in Provo for anyone that wants to come down. Cost is around $15 + tip.

Hope to see everyone there!
-d3c4f

P.S. If you haven’t signed up for OpenWest conference yet, head over to http://openwest.org and register! We’ll be there again this year with DC801 / 801Labs with some fun stuff to do.

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Black Friday LAN Party – Everyone is invited! http://thetransistor.com/2013/11/black-friday-lan-party-everyone-is-invited/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/11/black-friday-lan-party-everyone-is-invited/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:12:53 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024116 Don't fight the crowds for terrible deals you can find online anyway. Grab your laptop (or desktop) and join us this Black Friday (Nov. 29th) for our final event in Orem. Games start at 2pm and go until we are done. Bring your friends, family, etc. Everyone is welcome. We have room for about 50. We'll also be making a HotPot run around 6-7pm for those interested. EDIT: Forgot some people might need an address: 1187 s 1480 w Orem, UT 84058
Things you will want to bring:
  • Computer or Laptop
  • Power Strip
  • Headphones
  • Food, or money for food. (Bring $15 + tip for Hot Pot if you want to go).
  • Up to date list of curse words
  • BYOB(ooze)
We'll Provide:
  • Heating
  • Electricty
  • Game Servers
    • TF2
    • Quake 3
    • UT3
    • Maybe a few others also
  • Internet access
  • Tables / Seating (If you have a special chair you are welcome to bring your own
  • Your mom jokes and admin-abuse
  • Good company
SEE YOU THERE!

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lpDon’t fight the crowds for terrible deals you can find online anyway. Grab your laptop (or desktop) and join us this Black Friday (Nov. 29th) for our final event in Orem. Games start at 2pm and go until we are done. Bring your friends, family, etc. Everyone is welcome. We have room for about 50. We’ll also be making a HotPot run around 6-7pm for those interested.
EDIT: Forgot some people might need an address:
1187 s 1480 w
Orem, UT 84058



Things you will want to bring:

  • Computer or Laptop
  • Power Strip
  • Headphones
  • Food, or money for food. (Bring $15 + tip for Hot Pot if you want to go).
  • Up to date list of curse words
  • BYOB(ooze)

We’ll Provide:

  • Heating
  • Electricty
  • Game Servers
    • TF2
    • Quake 3
    • UT3
    • Maybe a few others also
  • Internet access
  • Tables / Seating (If you have a special chair you are welcome to bring your own
  • Your mom jokes and admin-abuse
  • Good company

SEE YOU THERE!

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Shutting Down http://thetransistor.com/2013/11/shutting-down/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/11/shutting-down/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:29:35 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024105 Read more »

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We are shutting down. At least for a while.

The SLC Location will become a new hackerspace; keep your eyes out here for updates if you are interested.

The Orem space will be closed entirely for at least 3-6 months if not longer. If we choose to re-open it will likely be a much smaller location and will probably be in the American Fork / Lehi Area; we’ll post updates here.

Thanks again to everyone that helped make the last 5 years a total blast! We’ll keep the IRC channels and member-VM(s) active, and we’ll see you after the break! :)

-d3c4f

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Instructables Build “Night” with Lumi! http://thetransistor.com/2013/09/instructables-build-night-with-lumi/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/09/instructables-build-night-with-lumi/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:13:30 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024059 lumi screen shot What to bring: a cotton t-shirt or other article of clothing you'd like to "screen" print with Lumi paint According to Lumi.co, Inkodye binds to any absorbent natural fiber such as cotton, linen, raw silk, jute, hemp, burlap, wool and even raw leather, suede, untreated wood and unglazed ceramics. For photographic applications we recommend materials that can be rinsed and washed in hot water and textile detergent. This allows the light areas of the print to remain undeveloped. Inkodye can also be used on cellulosic semi-synthetics such as modal, viscose or rayon. We do not recommend Inkodye for use on synthetic fibers such as polyester or nylon, however blends (e.g. 95% cotton and 5% polyester) may yield good results. Inkodye will not work on materials that aren't natural and also materials that can't absorb the dye; ie. glass, metal, plexiglass, acrylic. I'll print out some cool art on the transparencies that came with our kit from Instructables. If you want a specific image, please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure to print the negative - otherwise, you won't be able to make the image on your fabric. The kit we received came with a large bottle of orange and a small bottle of red Inkodye. We'll publish at least two instructables after our build night as part of the agreement (hence the free kit). Let me know if you'd like to help take pictures or type instructions for anything we do. If you're new to the transistor, please remember that there's dangerous equipment for woodworking, metalworking, and other purposes in the building. It's not a child safe environment, and guests may not use the equipment unless they've become members/signed a waiver/received training in the equipment for liability reasons. We won't need to use any equipment for screen printing. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing a few of you on Saturday!

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My daughter Abigail has been sick this week, so I’ve postponed our build night for one week. I’ll hold it Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 pm.

Anyone is free to come – just email me to let me know if you plan on attending (I need to make sure we’ll have enough Inkodye for everyone). My email is rachel dot faul at gmail (written out this way here to avoid spambots). So… what’s Lumi?
lumi screen shot
What to bring:

a cotton t-shirt or other article of clothing you’d like to “screen” print with Lumi paint

According to Lumi.co, Inkodye binds to any absorbent natural fiber such as cotton, linen, raw silk, jute, hemp, burlap, wool and even raw leather, suede, untreated wood and unglazed ceramics.

For photographic applications we recommend materials that can be rinsed and washed in hot water and textile detergent. This allows the light areas of the print to remain undeveloped.

Inkodye can also be used on cellulosic semi-synthetics such as modal, viscose or rayon. We do not recommend Inkodye for use on synthetic fibers such as polyester or nylon, however blends (e.g. 95% cotton and 5% polyester) may yield good results.

Inkodye will not work on materials that aren’t natural and also materials that can’t absorb the dye; ie. glass, metal, plexiglass, acrylic.

I’ll print out some cool art on the transparencies that came with our kit from Instructables. If you want a specific image, please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure to print the negative – otherwise, you won’t be able to make the image on your fabric.

The kit we received came with a large bottle of orange and a small bottle of red Inkodye. We’ll publish at least two instructables after our build night as part of the agreement (hence the free kit). Let me know if you’d like to help take pictures or type instructions for anything we do.

If you’re new to the transistor, please remember that there’s dangerous equipment for woodworking, metalworking, and other purposes in the building. It’s not a child safe environment, and guests may not use the equipment unless they’ve become members/signed a waiver/received training in the equipment for liability reasons. We won’t need to use any equipment for screen printing. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing a few of you on Saturday!

Afterward:

Here’s the first instructable posted for our hackerspace:

I’ll use the photos I took on Saturday for another instructable with tips and techniques for using Inkodye. If you want our instructables login info so you can help type up any instructables (I’d rather not be in charge of all of them), let me know. Just don’t delete previously posted instructables under our account.

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Learn a new programming language night: Node.JS http://thetransistor.com/2013/09/learn-a-new-programming-language-night-node-js/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/09/learn-a-new-programming-language-night-node-js/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:20:01 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=1024052 Free Class: node.js 2013/09/12 @ 7:00 pm Come join us for "Learn a New Programming Language Night". This month AJ will be presenting 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 (highly) encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along. WiFi will be available.

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Free Class: node.js
2013/09/12 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us for “Learn a New Programming Language Night”. This month AJ will be presenting 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.”

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Lua : Public, Learn a new programming Language Night http://thetransistor.com/2013/06/lua-public-learn-a-new-programming-language-night/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/06/lua-public-learn-a-new-programming-language-night/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:10:33 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=743686 Where: Orem Transistor When: Thursday, June 13th 7:00pm-10:00pm This Month: Lua Presented By: Levi (and possible co-presenter) “A hands-on introduction to the Lua language, and we’ll be using it in the context of writing a simple 2d graphical game. Although it’s the most common scripting language in the game industry, it’s also the scripting language of nmap, wireshark, and MANY more.”

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When: Thursday, June 13th 7:00pm-10:00pm
This Month: Lua
Presented By: Levi (and possible co-presenter)

“A hands-on introduction to the Lua language, and we’ll be using it in the context of writing a simple 2d graphical game. Although it’s the most common scripting language in the game industry, it’s also the scripting language of nmap, wireshark, and MANY more.”

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Etsy Craft Party at the Transistor! http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/etsy-craft-party-at-the-transistor/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/etsy-craft-party-at-the-transistor/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 22:23:48 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=627702   The transistor is hosting an Etsy Craft Party!  Member Rachel Faul is organizing this event. When:  Thursday, June 20, 2013 6pm-10pm Where:  Orem Transistor RSVP:  http://oremcraftparty.eventbrite.com/  We need at least 25 RSVPs by May 30 if we want Etsy to send a free box of supplies for us to use at the party!  Space is limited to 50 attendees, so respond early! What will we make? *wool dryer balls *flower finger puppets *fairy egg in a glass vial pendant *recycled construction toys   Project details from Rachel: The dryer balls will be more than just that; I'd like to show how to select wool thrift store sweaters for various making purposes, how to unravel them into yarn, how to turn some of the yarn into roving with cheap wire slicker brushes ($4.50 at the grocery store, rather than $25-50 for a wool carder), and how to use felted wool, wool yarn, and wool roving to make a sturdy dryer ball that won't unravel. Hopefully people will come away with a thorough knowledge of how to recycle a wool sweater for lots of different uses. I'll have to pre-cut and pre-drill the wood for the construction toys, but I'll explain how people can make their own wood parts, and how to cut the plastic hangers and notch them with a simple, inexpensive coping saw to make the beams for the toys. Plastic hangers are notoriously difficult to recycle because of the different kind of plastic in them; they can release harmful chemicals when they're melted down to be reused, and they take a lot of energy to be melted. It's much more efficient to recycle a broken plastic hanger with a small saw and some sandpaper to smooth the edges. If not enough are interested in the homemade tinker toys or if drilling that many wooden parts is problematic, we'll probably switch to painting sets of wooden blocks. In that case, I'll show a few color palettes for wooden blocks that evoke different moods in kids. I'll have acrylic paint at the craft party for simplicity, but we'll still talk about other non acrylic options for coloring/sealing wood using natural materials - plant based dyes, waxes, and oils, and nontoxic bug secretions (shellac). If enough people are interested in other project options, there are lots we could do. Some I'm considering offering (depending on interest) are: bent wood rings homemade ipad stylus LED jewelry, possibly with a lemon juice flower battery (depending on interest and time) sensory toys for autistic kids (and other kids with sensory challenges), especially those made from recycled wool, cashmere, linen, and silk - if anyone wants, we can discuss weighted toys for proprioceptive reinforcement, pocket calming items, communication books/cards, etc.

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The transistor is hosting an Etsy Craft Party!  Member Rachel Faul is organizing this event.

When:  Thursday, June 20, 2013 6pm-10pm

Where:  Orem Transistor

RSVP:  http://oremcraftparty.eventbrite.com/  We’ve hit 50 RSVPs and are full!  If I’ve asked you personally if you would come, don’t worry about whether or not you need an RSVP.  I’ll make sure there’s room.

What will we make?

*wool dryer balls

*fairy egg in a glass vial pendant

*mini embroideries

Project details from Rachel:

The dryer balls will be more than just that; I’d like to show how to select wool thrift store sweaters for various making purposes, how to unravel them into yarn, how to turn some of the yarn into roving with cheap wire slicker brushes ($4.50 at the grocery store, rather than $25-50 for a wool carder), and how to use felted wool, wool yarn, and wool roving to make a sturdy dryer ball that won’t unravel. Hopefully people will come away with a thorough knowledge of how to recycle a wool sweater for lots of different uses.

 

making an upcycled wool dryer ball

 

If enough people are interested in other projects for a class at a later date, there are lots we could do. Some I’m considering offering (depending on interest) in the future are:

bent wood rings
homemade ipad stylus
LED jewelry, possibly with a lemon juice flower battery (depending on interest and time)
sensory toys for autistic kids (and other kids with sensory challenges), especially those made from recycled wool, cashmere, linen, and silk – if anyone wants, we can discuss weighted toys for proprioceptive reinforcement, pocket calming items, communication books/cards, etc.

 

So… what is recycled wool good for?  Here are some of wool’s properties that make it great for so many different purposes.  This is why I’m so passionate about recycling it and keeping it from being wasted in landfills.

 

  • strong, flexible fibers resist breaking far better than other fibers like cotton, rayon, and even silk
  • resists tearing (see above)
  • naturally antimicrobial and resistant to mildew
  • resistant to body odors (and other kinds of stink)
  • resists dust mites, making homes less prone to causing allergy-induced respiratory distress and asthma
  • wicks away moisture effectively without becoming waterlogged (due to the layers on the shaft of the fiber)
  • can absorb 30% of its weight in water without feeling damp – cotton feels damp after absorbing just 15%
  • regulates body temperature
  • naturally insulating – good for home insulation, as well
  • protein based, making it easy to dye with nontoxic food coloring and natural acids – which doesn’t bleed color
  • felting ability makes it much more versatile for different kinds of shapes and density
  • can be left with the natural lanolin to be extremely water resistant
  • different types of wool have different thicknesses of fiber, increasing their range of applications
  • wool batting doesn’t shift, unlike down and other materials
  • extremely fire resistant and self extinguishing
  • wrinkle resistant
  • easy to sew, non slippery
  • breathable, soft, and comfortable
  • resists dirt, easy to clean (due to the scales on the wool fibers)
  • deters static (by retaining very small amounts of water in the fibers)
  • mostly non-allergenic (allergies more likely when wool is processed with harsh chemicals)
  • alpaca wool contains no lanolin and is hypo-allergenic
  • “itchy” wool usually has more than 3% of its fibers thicker than 28 microns
  • merino wool, which has very fine fibers, is resistant to pilling
  • helps prevent bedsores and skin ulcers
  • eco-friendly and renewable

I’ve put together a pinterest board with a bunch of different, beautifully inspiring, recycled wool projects on Pinterest. A couple weren’t made with recycled wool but can easily be done with it. The board is here: http://pinterest.com/rachelfaul/recycled-wool/

I’ve also compiled a bunch of my own pictures of recycled wool projects from the past few years into a flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jocafa/sets/72157634124230009/

 

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Woodshop update http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/woodshop-update/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/woodshop-update/#comments Sun, 19 May 2013 07:09:40 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=642288 Read more »

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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!

-asiago

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OpenWest CTF Results http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/openwest-ctf-results/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/openwest-ctf-results/#comments Sun, 05 May 2013 18:42:23 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=583614 owctf 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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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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OpenWest CTF Information http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/openwest-ctf-information/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/05/openwest-ctf-information/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 17:16:12 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=574554 OpenWest conference. These are ran and organized by theTransistor and DC801. You absolutely do NOT need to have previous experience to participate. Everyone starts somewhere, and these are great skills to learn. We are running 2 games: Attack-A-Box and OpenCTF The Attack-A-Box is a live exploitable server environment, and the OpenCTF is a jeopardy-style challenge-based game board. We will be running BOTH of these games the entirety of the OpenWest conference; from Thursday through the end of Saturday. Prizes 1st Prize: Laser cut plaque, bragging rights, and One Month free membership at theTransistor. 2nd Prize: Laser cut plaque, bragging rights, and a gift card 3rd Prize: Laser cut plaque, and bragging rights Prizes are PER game. (So there are 2 first-place winners, 2 second-place winners, and so on) Attacking Environment If you aren't familiar with CTF, you may not have the tools that you need to participate. Don't worry, we should have you covered. We have a stack of live-boot CDs with Kali Linux on them. Please ask us if you need one, or if you have any further questions on the CTF. Registration and leader-boards OpenCTF Registration is located at: http://10.108.10.11 Attack-A-Box Registration is located at: http://10.108.10.15 These will be the servers that you register on, submit flags to, and check the leader-boards on. Flags and Scoring To capture a flag (how you get points) you will need to find the flag on the servers that you exploit. There may also be flag hidden in other places of the game. We'll leave that up to you to figure out what that means. Each flag is a SHA1 hash or a PNG file containing a QR code. To capture a SHA1 hash flag, you simply copy the hash and paste it into the scoring server under your login (which you will create). To capture a QR type flag, you will need to first decode the flag (typically via cell phone or linux library), and then paste the result into the scoring server to claim. Network Structure and Etiquette 10.108.10.1/24 Scoring and Game Board: Do NOT attempt to hack this network. This is used by all players to register for the games, capture flags, and view the leaderboards. Your email is required only for us to get any potential prizes to you. 10.108.42.1/24 Public Network: Do NOT attempt to hack this network please. This includes ARP spoofing / etc. This is the network that you will plug your machines into. This is also the network that all the other players connect on. 10.108.69.1/24 Malicious Network: ATTACK! This is the network that contains the servers that you will be attacking for glory, prizes, and maybe even a pat on the back. See Instructions below for each games information: OpenCTF Specific Information Scoring, Gameboard, and Registration at: http://10.108.10.11 The OpenCTF game is a jeopardy-style gameboard located at http://10.108.10.11. To play you will need to: 1) Register (email is ONLY so that we can contact you if you win a prize) 2) Visit the gameboard, and solve some challenges! 3) Once you solve a challenge, you will need to submit the answers to the questions. 4) ??? 5) Profit. Attack-A-Box Specific Information Scoring, Leader-Boards, and Registration at: http://10.108.10.15 The Attack-A-Box is a network of servers located on the 10.108.10.69/24 network. The goal is to break into the servers (totally legal, we give you permission!), and find the flags. Flag are either SHA1 style keys in files, packets, etc or QR codes (as PNG files) that you will need to scan (or run through a QR decoder) and then submit the result to get your points. It usually goes something like this: 1) Boot into Kali Linux (we have live-boot DVDs, if you need one), or your choice of Security-Based OS. 2) Use NMAP to scan the 10.108.69.1/24 network for servers with open ports. 2.1) Use Wireshark to capture data to and from your computer if you wish. 3) With your server / port list in hand you can now attempt to exploit services that may be vulnerable. Network share on a server? Connect to it and see what's there. VNC port open? Try to connect with default settings. Maybe you have discovered a password somewhere. If you know metasploit, there may be an exploit you can run against it (or any other services). 4) Once you have found a flag, submit it! 5) Profit. Get in the top 3 on either (or both!) leader-boards to win cool stuff!

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This post is here to provide some information on our CTF Games currently running at OpenWest conference. These are ran and organized by theTransistor and DC801.

You absolutely do NOT need to have previous experience to participate. Everyone starts somewhere, and these are great skills to learn.

We are running 2 games:
Attack-A-Box and OpenCTF
The Attack-A-Box is a live exploitable server environment, and the OpenCTF is a jeopardy-style challenge-based game board. We will be running BOTH of these games the entirety of the OpenWest conference; from Thursday through the end of Saturday.

Prizes
1st Prize: Laser cut plaque, bragging rights, and One Month free membership at theTransistor.
2nd Prize: Laser cut plaque, bragging rights, and a gift card
3rd Prize: Laser cut plaque, and bragging rights
Prizes are PER game. (So there are 2 first-place winners, 2 second-place winners, and so on)

Attacking Environment
If you aren’t familiar with CTF, you may not have the tools that you need to participate. Don’t worry, we should have you covered. We have a stack of live-boot CDs with Kali Linux on them. Please ask us if you need one, or if you have any further questions on the CTF.

Registration and leader-boards
OpenCTF Registration is located at: http://10.108.10.11
Attack-A-Box Registration is located at: http://10.108.10.15

These will be the servers that you register on, submit flags to, and check the leader-boards on.

Flags and Scoring
To capture a flag (how you get points) you will need to find the flag on the servers that you exploit. There may also be flag hidden in other places of the game. We’ll leave that up to you to figure out what that means.

Each flag is a SHA1 hash or a PNG file containing a QR code. To capture a SHA1 hash flag, you simply copy the hash and paste it into the scoring server under your login (which you will create). To capture a QR type flag, you will need to first decode the flag (typically via cell phone or linux library), and then paste the result into the scoring server to claim.

Network Structure and Etiquette
10.108.10.1/24 Scoring and Game Board: Do NOT attempt to hack this network. This is used by all players to register for the games, capture flags, and view the leaderboards. Your email is required only for us to get any potential prizes to you.

10.108.42.1/24 Public Network: Do NOT attempt to hack this network please. This includes ARP spoofing / etc. This is the network that you will plug your machines into. This is also the network that all the other players connect on.

10.108.69.1/24 Malicious Network: ATTACK! This is the network that contains the servers that you will be attacking for glory, prizes, and maybe even a pat on the back. See Instructions below for each games information:

OpenCTF Specific Information
Scoring, Gameboard, and Registration at: http://10.108.10.11
The OpenCTF game is a jeopardy-style gameboard located at http://10.108.10.11. To play you will need to:
1) Register (email is ONLY so that we can contact you if you win a prize)
2) Visit the gameboard, and solve some challenges!
3) Once you solve a challenge, you will need to submit the answers to the questions.
4) ???
5) Profit.

Attack-A-Box Specific Information
Scoring, Leader-Boards, and Registration at: http://10.108.10.15
The Attack-A-Box is a network of servers located on the 10.108.10.69/24 network. The goal is to break into the servers (totally legal, we give you permission!), and find the flags. Flag are either SHA1 style keys in files, packets, etc or QR codes (as PNG files) that you will need to scan (or run through a QR decoder) and then submit the result to get your points. It usually goes something like this:
1) Boot into Kali Linux (we have live-boot DVDs, if you need one), or your choice of Security-Based OS.
2) Use NMAP to scan the 10.108.69.1/24 network for servers with open ports.
2.1) Use Wireshark to capture data to and from your computer if you wish.
3) With your server / port list in hand you can now attempt to exploit services that may be vulnerable. Network share on a server? Connect to it and see what’s there. VNC port open? Try to connect with default settings. Maybe you have discovered a password somewhere. If you know metasploit, there may be an exploit you can run against it (or any other services).
4) Once you have found a flag, submit it!
5) Profit. Get in the top 3 on either (or both!) leader-boards to win cool stuff!

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Amazon Affiliate Link http://thetransistor.com/2013/04/amazon-affiliate-link/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/04/amazon-affiliate-link/#comments Sun, 07 Apr 2013 07:12:55 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=462393 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! http://thetransistor.com/2013/03/scii-heart-of-the-swarm-lan-party/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/03/scii-heart-of-the-swarm-lan-party/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:49:46 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=324073 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/.

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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: http://ttoremlan00000010.eventbrite.com/.

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New Public Night: Learn a New Programming Language http://thetransistor.com/2013/02/new-public-night-learn-a-new-programming-language/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/02/new-public-night-learn-a-new-programming-language/#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:54:48 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=233134 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

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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]thetransistor.com

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Upcoming LAN Party! http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/upcoming-lan-party/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/upcoming-lan-party/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:35:59 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=227195 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.
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
SEE YOU THERE!

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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 http://ttoremlan00000001.eventbrite.com/
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

SEE YOU THERE!

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February 2nd: Free, Public Classes in Orem! :) http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/february-2nd-free-public-classes-in-orem/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/february-2nd-free-public-classes-in-orem/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:47:51 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=227331 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. :)
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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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 http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/darlington-merging/ http://thetransistor.com/2013/01/darlington-merging/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:21:39 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=183744 Due 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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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. http://thetransistor.com/2012/12/darlington-the-return-of-the-class-cnc-machining-home-recording/ http://thetransistor.com/2012/12/darlington-the-return-of-the-class-cnc-machining-home-recording/#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2012 07:30:04 +0000 http://thetransistor.com/?p=100570 Read more »

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cnc

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 of the night will be an overview of things relating to running a Multicam 1000 series cnc using Artcam as your cam software. We will be running some sort of demonstration on the cnc, for the class. Secondly our masterful ted will teach us about setting up a home recording studio. Covering all aspects between setting up your space, equipment to buy, best practices, and basics of available software.

Any questions can be directed to isaac.doubek@gmail.com.

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