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Science Festival 2013

Science Festival 2013
Science Festival 2013′s main theme was water, so syn2cat researched how we could hack something as common as H2O. We found that non-newtonian fluids were a great subject, especially corn starch mixed with water (called oobleck). The planning consisted of preparing several essential experiments and some accompanying optional bonus items. We would like to thank the ...

makerbot thingomatic build-up

makerbot thingomatic build-up
At hack.lu we got a great present from kd85: a brand new Thing-o-matic Makerbot, complete with heated, automated build platform. As soon as the conference was over, we rushed to our beloved space to start putting it all together. Here are some pictures taken during the construction. Most of them from unpacking, after that, hands ...

syn2cat at hack.lu

syn2cat at hack.lu
Last week we had our booth at the annual hack.lu conference. We showed the ultimaker printing various items. Also shapeoko and some quadrocopters completed the setup. The fog screen was rebuild and displayed the current time in mid air while distributing moisture throughout the big room. A fridge full of Club Mate waited for the ...

Decrypting network traffic at the hackerspace

Decrypting network traffic at the hackerspace
You know the VU meter showing the network traffic on our Internet connection. The needle also bounces when the hackerspace is empty. Looking a bit more closely shows that it’s mostly encrypted traffic. What is going on here? To store our members credentials and information for our WiFi network and our Openduino lock system, we ...

Flying workshop

Flying workshop
What’s that in the air? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a hacker! That’s right, thanks to the wonders of modern transportation, we all loaded up in cars and found ourselves a grassy field in southern Luxembourg, where we could spend a bit of time learning to fly airplanes. With a trusty trainer transmitter ...