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 ...

Game evening 1

Game evening
So hackers are computer nerds? Think again. We like to socialize, do creative things and build stuff. So what about games? Computer games do not always give that social aspect as with the classic board and card games. So some fellow syn2catters met last Thursday for a game night. The chosen game was Munchkin. An ...

Quadrocopter factory 1

Quadrocopter factory
This Sunday we got serious about putting it all together: building our own mini quadcopters. Kenn gave some insights into the mathematics behind keeping an unstable system dynamically at rest. Same thing as balancing a broom on a fingertip, just that your head does not need to do a mathematical development over 27 pages to ...

UAV workshop

UAV workshop
Our American member Kenn has spent the last months fascinating everyone with his projects on unmanned autonomous vehicles, be they quadcopters or airplanes. So his offer to run a workshop on building your own little quadcopter was extremely well recieved. 12 hackers jumped at the chance and after a few trials and travails, hardware for ...