Next 5 Events
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:00 pm
Let's get together and work on crafts! While this night is focused on the crafting disciplines, everyone is welcome to show up and hang out. Bring whatever project you are working on, or just come and see what everyone else is working on.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:00 pm
Come recreate the glorious fail that is HEBOCON. Build a robot with as little technology, skill, or forethought as possible, and battle it against other similarly crappy robots. See the below link for inspiration.
Inspiration may be found here...
A link to current rule book with pictures as of 1/1/2015 can be found at this google drive link
BOT REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO:
• Registration for your robot opens at 13:15. and runs until 14:15.
• Your robot will need to be in the competition area at the time you put it's name on the registration list.
• This will be a double elimination tournament. Once you have lost your first battle, you will be put in the loser's bracket.
• The winging-est winner bot, will be put up against the winning-est loser bot.
• Each winner bot will gain 10 points for a win, MINUS a technology penalty. I.e. winners get (10 - N) points, where N = How much the judges disapprove of your bluetooth enabled smartphone controlled hyperbot.
• It is possible to end the match with negative points.
• The tournament winner will be points based.
Arena is 50cm x 100cm
Robots must fit within their half of arena (50cm x 50cm) at start of match
Matches are 1 minute in length
Competition is Sumo-bot style, therefore the goal is for your robot to be moving in the arena while your opponent is not.
There are some restrictions on robots in size, weight, and technological candor.
Technological restrictions to be determined by judges on case by case basis during sign in for any "technology" used as method of robots performance in match.
Robots should be as simple as possible, staying away from direct radio control or on board hardware that could be interpreted as "technologically advanced"
Don't bring your 60lb pet rock
Don't bring anything larger than your arena profile
Robots cannot have features specifically intended for causing irreversible damage to opponent robot.
Winning bots are awarded 10 points per match
Robots may be deducted points for any "technology" implemented
Points may be added by popular opinion at end of competition for unique or awesome robots and features
There will be 3 awards by points, 1 special mention awarded by judges, and an award for audience favorite.
Robot with the most points at the end of the competition wins
(Big thanks to Arclight at 23B for turning SYN Shop on to this competition.)
Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:00 pm
It's time to Hack Your Hackerspace.
This month we are going to work on the following:
- Clean up and organize under the work benches
- Decorate the display case
- And cleaning up the backyard
Come down and help make your hackerspace a shinier happier and more organized place. It's a great time to find that thing everyone forgot about which is just begging to be hacked on.
Monday, March 9, 2015 6:00 pm
I want an excuse to practice my lock picking, so what better way then to schedule a themed open night that focuses on locksport. This is a regular open night at SYN Shop so there will be no formal class. However, if you want to work on your lock picking, please bring your lock pick set/practice locks/or other physical security type things to play with. I do have some practice locks and picks which people can use if they do not have their own.
Locksport is the sport or recreation of defeating locking systems</a>. Its enthusiasts learn a variety of skills including lock picking, lock bumping, and a variety of other skills traditionally known only to locksmiths<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locksmithing"> and other security professionals. Locksport followers enjoy the challenge and excitement of learning to defeat all forms of locks, and often gather together in sport groups to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and participate in a variety of recreational activities and contests. Locksport is often practiced at computer security events such as DEFCON.
Never pick or manipulate with the aim of opening any lock that does not belong to you, unless you have been granted explicit permission by the lock's rightful owner.
Never pick a lock that is in use. The practice of lock picking can break functioning locks. Only use practice locks.