Kickin’ Up Some Dust!

Looks like some of the members have been quite the busy beavers making sure our visitors are safe by building a new hand rail for the upstairs area. It’s even more important now that we have more little hackers attending the space with the Kids Science and Coder Dojo classes. Here’s the progress so far and they’re hard at work today too…

The flag collection has been relocated!

The flag collection has been relocated!

The Sicilian and Tek. Tek looks very zen.

The Sicilian and Tek. Tek looks very zen.

The Sicilian, Robert and Mr. Cook. Hard at work or hardly working?

The Sicilian, Robert and Mr. Cook. Hard at work or hardly working?

The Sicilian. The one that made this happen.

The Sicilian. The one that made this happen.

Mr. Cook knows how to handle wood.

Mr. Cook knows how to handle wood.

Special thanks to everyone who has contributed so far: Tek, Robert P., Jimmy P, The Sicilian, Lordspeed and Mr. Cook. Thanks guys!

This week at denhac Sept 9 – Sept 15

Monday, September 9th:

Tuesday, September 10th, 8 p.m.: Locksport! Have you always wanted to know how to pick locks but never knew where to start? Have you never wanted to know how to pick a lock until right now as you’re reading this? Do you already know how to pick locks and want to hang out with other people who also like to pick locks? Well you’re in luck! The local Locksport chapter is meeting Tuesday night at Denhac! The fun starts around 8 p.m. We have locks and picks on hand and it’s free to participate! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, September 10th, 8 p.m.: Open House! For those of you not interested in lock picking you can still come hang out because Tuesday is also OPEN HOUSE! Get a tour of the space and come see what we’re all about. We love meeting new people! RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, September 11th:

Thursday, September 12th, 9 a.m.: Work From Denhac Day! Do you work remotely and need a little social interaction? Well get your fix at Work From Denhac Day! Every Thursday, members and non-members who normally work from home get together and work from Denhac instead! RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, September 13th, 8 p.m.: Game Night! GAMES! GAMES! GAMES! Bring your games, play our games, or we can make up some games! This night has no structure, just fun! RSVP on Meet Up.

Caturday, September 14th, 12 p.m.: Open House Part Deux! Think of this as a continuation of the Tuesday Open House because there’s so much awesome you need a second day to take it all in. Tours, projects, shenanigans, and geeky debauchery. We hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 15th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Kids SCIENCE Dojo! Kids Science Dojo at Denhac is a weekly science class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will be learning science topics through cooperative projects, lectures, and safe experiments. Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian.

To help make a good class for both kids and their guardians as well as determining a good day and time for the class, our wonderful member and host Ashleigh has set up a couple of surveys. I encourage everyone who is considering the class at least read the description at the top of the Parents survey to give you information about Ashleigh and the class.

Topic: THE SOLAR SYSTEM!

We will work together to learn more about gravity and encompass Universe Sandbox to run simulations that may be able to help everyone get an idea of how gravity works and why we continue to orbit the sun (and maybe just learn that to begin with)!

RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, September 15th, 12 p.m.: Young Marines Coder Dojo! Details coming soon.

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues.  As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

We’re doing a little changing, rearranging and shuffling to our Sunday schedule so we have more room for activities! I don’t have all of the details yet but here’s what I can tell you for now:

  • This Sunday’s Kids Coder Dojo (9/8/13) has been cancelled. :(
  • Next Sunday (9/15/13) will be the Young Marines Coder Dojo. Details on this class are coming soon, I promise!
  • The following Sunday (9/22/13) will be the regular Kids Coder Dojo.
  • Starting this Sunday (9/8/13) we are adding the Kids SCIENCE Dojo at 11 a.m. This week’s topic is GEOLOGY with a field trip to the Gem, Mineral and Fossil show at the Denver Coliseum! :D
  • The Coder Dojos (Young Marines and regular) will continue to alternate Sundays until further notice. We’ll try to get the Google Calendar updated as soon as possible to avoid any confusion.

To make up for the cancelled class, here’s a picture of a kitty to make it all better:

hugs

This week at denhac (Sept 2 – Sept 8)

Holy smokes! Can you believe it’s September already?! That means cooler weather is on the horizon which means a more comfortable space and happier hackers! :-D A lot has changed on the calendar and there are more changes to come so check for updates often! Here’s a look at what’s going on this week:

Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3, 8 p.m.: Open House. Come take a tour, work on a project or just hang out and meet some new people. Everyone is welcome! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, September 3, 8 p.m.: Radio Heads. This is a group created to explore different aspects of software defined radio. Topics to be addressed include both the reception and transmission of RF signals, the processing of data captured from the ether, cell phone networks, and ham radio. This is a group, not a class. There is no instructor. Just a handful of similarly minded people trying to learn something at roughly the same time. If you have a pet project you think might apply to this group feel free to propose it. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, September 4: 

Thursday, September 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. For those of you who work remotely, members and non members alike, this is an opportunity to change up your surroundings! Get out of the house and come work from Denhac. We love seeing new victims faces. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, September 6, 8 p.m.: Game Night!!! Card games, board games POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, September 7, 12 p.m.: Open House Part Deux. This is pretty much the same thing as Tuesday Open House except it’s better because it’s on Saturday!

Saturday, September 7, 2 p.m.: LPFM All-Hands Meeting! This meeting is for the entire LPFM team to discuss current status, next steps, and pending tasks remaining in order to complete the application for an LPFM License. If you want to be a part of this project it is very important you attend this meeting so we can gauge the overall interest. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: *NEW* Kids SCIENCE Dojo. Kids Science Dojo at Denhac is a weekly science class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will be learning science topics through cooperative projects, lectures, and safe experiments. Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian.

To help make a good class for both kids and their guardians as well as determining a good day and time for the class, our wonderful member and host Ashleigh has set up a couple of surveys. I encourage everyone who is considering the class at least read the description at the top of the Parents survey to give you information about Ashleigh and the class.

For Parents: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CrhmfZyWWm-xq8ZY7JC2L9Q7LC4UNeFi3tpQc5TetTU/viewform

For Kids: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19BkK13sCKHThrAnumlw-ge7fSkW5sCWOuOipxPQN8vs/viewform

Topic: With the Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show at the Denver Coliseum this weekend this week’s topic is Geology! There will be a guest speaker and some specimen on display at Denhac followed by a ‘field trip’ if you will, to the Coliseum for the show. Parking and admission to the show is free. All children must be accompanied by a guardian for the show.

Sunday, September 8 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). RSVP on Meet Up.

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues.  As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 26 – Sept 1)

Monday, August 5: …

Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m.: BOARD MEETING!!!!! This is very very super duper extra important! Do you have suggestions to make the space better/geekier/awesomer?! Are there some changes you’d like to see? Do you have an interest in being on the board? COME TO THIS MEETING! It’s the best opportunity for all of those things! It starts at 7 p.m. sharp -ish!

Tuesday, August 27, 8 p.m. to ???: Weekly Open House. Come hang out with geeky like minded people, see what we’re all about and get a tour of the space. We never know what kind of trouble we’ll get into. ;-) Open to the public. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, August 28:

Thursday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. If you work remotely and are tired of sitting at home alone, come work from Denhac! You can talk to real people instead of your cat who never answers you! RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 30, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Card games, board games, POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 31, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part Deux. The same awesomeness of Tuesday night made even better by being on Saturday!

 

Sunday, September 1, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). RSVP on Meet Up.

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues.  As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 12 – Aug 18)

Monday, August 5: …

Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m. to ???: Weekly Open House. Come hang out with geeky like minded people. Open to the public. 

Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m. to ???: LockSport. Learn physical security, lock picking, and other interesting stuff. Open to people of all skill levels, n00b to advanced.

Wednesday, August 14, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, August 14, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. With everything returning to normal following the conclusion of Defcon, come to Work From Denhac day to help ease back into the grind of regular life. Hang out with some awesome people while you get stuff done! RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 16, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Card games, board games, POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 17, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part Deux.

Saturday, August 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Laser cutter operation, safety, and global domination. One of our members, Matt, will be demonstrating how to safely use the laser cutter he has so generously loaned to us and is now sitting upstairs. This is going to be similar to the crash course he did about a month ago when the laser cutter first arrived at Denhac with a little more time for Q&A and/or demonstration. The videos of the crash course can be found here. RSVP on Meet up.

Saturday, August 17, 3 p.m. to 4:30: Soldering, skill level n00b to intermediate. Another class from our fantastic member Matt! Please bring something to solder, preferably through-hole. Matt suggests the Evil Mad Science Diavolino kit (A barebones clone of the Arduino Duemilanove, $15 at MicroCenter). At the very least bring something that will work afterwards to make sure your solder made a good connection, etc. Radio Shack has some cheap soldering projects geared towards younger geeks that would work for this class. Personally, I’ve done two of them and they’re great but their usefulness after completion is low. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). RSVP on Meet Up.

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues.  As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 5 – Aug 11)

Defcon is over and we all have to return to our normal lives… :( Here are some things to help get you through the work week!

Monday, August 5: —–

Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. You can guarantee members will be hanging around so come see what we’re about. With this crowd you never know what might happen! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.: Radio Heads. “Radio Heads” is a group created to explore different aspects of software defined radio. Examples include both the reception and transmission of RF signals, the processing of data captured from the ether, cell phone networks, and ham radio. This is a group, not a class. There is no instructor. Just a handful of similarly minded people trying to learn something at roughly the same time. If you have a pet project you think might apply to this group feel free to propose it. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, August 7, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, August 7, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. With everything returning to normal following the conclusion of Defcon, come to Work From Denhac day to help ease back into the grind of regular life. Hang out with some awesome people while you get stuff done! RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 9, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! So, the two dominating games at Game Night are currently Poker and Cards Against Humanity. Both are awesome of course but feel free to bring another game for everyone to try. We’re open to (almost) anything. The tom foolery usually runs into the wee hours of the morning! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 10, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part DeuxThis is your second weekly opportunity to come check out the space. Whether you’re just looking for a reason to get out of the house or need some help with a project, this is your chance. Members are always hanging around on Saturdays and you can even bring some grub to cook on the grill. We look forward to meeting you! 

Sunday, August 11, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). RSVP on Meet Up.

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues.  As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!