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!!

This week at Denhac (July 29 – Aug 4)

This week’s going to be pretty quiet with a lot of people leaving for Defcon 21 but it’s still business as usual so come check us out! Here’s what’s going on…

Monday, July 29:  {}

Tuesday, July 30, 8pm: Weekly Open House. I’m pretty there will be someone there to open the space. We can all keep each other company while everyone else is off having fun at Defcon. See you there! RSVP to the Pity Party on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 31, 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, July 31, 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 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. At the moment I’m not sure if any members are going to be available to open the space for this event. We’ll keep you posted.

Thursday, August 1, 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 2, 8p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Come play with us, work on a project or just hang out. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 3, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. SSDD (same shenanigans, different day). Another open house for those who can’t make it during the week or just another reason to get out of the house. Food, good company, and things to take apart and put back together. What more could you ask for? Come say hello! Someone will be there to let you in this time. We promise.

Sunday, August 4, 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 (July 22 – 28)

This week is quiet compared to last week… Here’s what we’ve got going on!

Monday, July 22: Empty.

Tuesday, July 23, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. Open ended debauchery. Hang out, play games, collaborate, shoot the breeze with some fellow geeks while enjoying a beverage! Whatever you like! This is also a good time for n00bs to come get a tour of the space because there’s always a ton of members hanging around. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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, July 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. Grab your laptop and bring a lunch! It’s the weekly Work From Denhac Day! Like you need another excuse to get out of your mom’s basement. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 25, 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, July 26, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! I know what you’re thinking: ‘OMG! This is too much human interaction for one week! Are you people INSANE?!’ The answer is no, we’re not. Interaction is good. Interaction plus games is BETTER! We have games or bring a game and make some new friends! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, July 27, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. SSDD (same shenanigans, different day). Another open house for those who can’t make it during the week or just another reason to get out of the aforementioned mom’s basement. Food, good company, and things to take apart and put back together. What more could you ask for? Come say hello!

*UPDATE!* This class has been cancelled and we will let you know when/if it is rescheduled. We do not have a new date at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. :( Saturday, July 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: SFS presents: Dan Kulinski teaching Linux Virtualization with KVMLearn Linux virtualization with open source tools. During the class you will build and deploy a virtual machine using both GUI and CLI tools. Time permitting a quick introduction to OpenStack will be given.

Please Bring: Laptop with wireless access and a VNC client installed. Familiarity with an RPM based distribution; CentOS, Red Hat or OpenSuse, will be helpful. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, July 28, 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 (July 15 – 21)

Here’s what’s going on this week at Denhac!

Monday, July 15: Still vacant. Sorry. Late update. Damn Portal…

Tuesday, July 16, 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.

Tuesday, July 16, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. This is a great opportunity for newbies to come see what we’re all about! RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day.  It’s the weekly work-from-home-er’s day to get their dose of sunlight and socialization. Bring your work to the space and hang out with other nerds as you get stuff done! Or just come to hang out! RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 18, 7 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, July 19, 7 p.m.: DC303. The local defcon group for Denver. I’m not exactly what’s going on this month. Probably some drinking. If I get more details I’ll be sure to post an update.

Friday, July 19, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Come play poker or Cards Against Humanity with a bunch of fellow geeks or bring your own game for everyone to try! Open to the public. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, July 20, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. Come say hi, work on a project, eat some food. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Intro to Video Production. Learn how to produce quality motion pictures from inception to publishing your work. This class will focus on practical examples, and basic (but easily overlooked) guidelines for creating quality video content. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, July 21, 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 (July 8 – 14)

Sorry for the lack of updates! Looks like there’s a lot going on at the space in the days to come! On to the good stuff…

Monday, July 8: Open. Is there anything you’d like to see on this day? Generally Mondays are pretty empty and there’s definitely room for another class, meet-up or other activity. Any ideas?

Tuesday, July 9, 8 p.m.: LockSport. Our monthly gathering of lock enthusiasts led by the infamous Legion. Never picked a lock and afraid to try? If I can do it, you can too! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, July 9, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 10, 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, July 10, 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. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day.  Do you work from home and you’re getting tired of sitting at home talking to your cat? Then this is perfect for you! Come hang out with fellow geeks while you get stuff done. Even if you just have nothing better to do you can come just annoy the people who are working… They love it! Members should be around all day so this is also a perfect time for any non-members to come check out the space and see what we’re all about. We love n00bs. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 11, 7 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, July 12, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! This is the newest regular meeting at your favorite hackerspace! The grill is on stand-by for your solid food intake needs, there’s guaranteed to be a poker game going on all night, an array of other games available to play and a plethora of geeky, like-minded people to play them with. There’s even a rumor the space has Cards Against Humanity which I’ve been told is sick, twisted and hilarious – just like us! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, July 13, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. Come say hi, work on a project, eat some food. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.: Intro to the Universe. What’s the deal with the Universe? What do scientists know about topics from the Big Bang and Inflation to Dark Matter and Dark Energy? Ever wonder what the deal with the 4 Universal forces is and what happens when they merge? What is the Cosmic Microwave Background and why is that important? What about the Multi-verse? Why hasn’t the Large Hadron Collider destroyed Earth or why did people think that was a big deal? If you are curious about any of these awesome topics (or more), then please join us this Saturday! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, July 13, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: LPFM All Hands Meeting. This is for all members of the LPFM teams – Engineering, Content and Admin.

Sunday, July 14, 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 (June 3 – 9)

Oof! Denver Comic Con was a lot of fun but wow! I think it’s fair to say that we’re all going to be glad to get back to business as usual. Here’s the run down of the geekery galore we’ve got in store.

TC and Hoopes man the Denhac table on Friday, May 31 at the 2nd annual Denver Comic Con

TC and Hoopes man the Denhac table on Friday, May 31 at the 2nd annual Denver Comic Con

Tuesday, June 4, 8 p.mRadio Heads – Our bi-monthly group dedicated to all thing software-defined radio (SDR). All skill levels welcome. RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, June 4, 8 p.m:  Weekly Open House. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Team meeting (via Google hangout). If you are interested in the business end of the application process – FCC rules and regs particularly – send a request to join the hangout with your gmail address included to contact (at) denhac (dot) org.

Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m: LPFM Engineering Team meeting – The weekly meeting for the team behind the technical logistics of applying for and (eventually, we hope) maintaining the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.mWork from Denhac Day – Work remotely? Need a little human interaction? Grab your laptop and join us for Work from denhac days. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m: LPFM Content Team meeting – The weekly meeting for the team responsible for making content and programming decisions as well as creating content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, June 8, Noon – 5 p.m: Open House and BBQ. Everyone welcome! 

Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.mIntro to Designing with Microcontroller ICs in the Raw with Th3 D0n – While many folks are getting exposed to embedded applications using Arduino and other embedded platforms, sometimes you want to start a design by selecting and using raw microcontroller chips in order to save cost, reduce device footprints, or just to learn about the microcontrollers at the lowest level. Some topics of the class will be:

- What is a microcontroller?
– Selecting a microcontroller IC
– Hooking it up to the real world (electrical and logical considerations)
– Programming microcontrollers in C

As a real example of a microcontroller project, we will refer to the schematics, circuit, and software developed for the 303/Denhac badge created for last year’s Defcon.

This will mostly be a presentation, with demonstrations using the303/Denhac Defcon badge. As such no materials are mandatory.

However bringing a laptop etc. to access the schematics, GitHub code repository, and other resources Don will show during class can be helpful. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, June 9, 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!