February was another great meeting. It started with me and ngharo running late then doing the introductions, which there was a lot of. Its always good to see new faces at meetings. Then I broke the sad news that I will be leaving Wisconsin and so dc414 as well, appointed ngharo as new prez and stepped down. Then ngharo said a few words and gave us a glimpse of some of the changes he will be making. Everyone be sure to congratulate ngharo, I can’t wait to see what he does with the place.
Rob started the demos off with hacking a used disposable flash camera and a halogen light bulb to make a handy improvised flash light. I perfect zombie apocalypse type hack. Then he busted out materials for everyone to make their own zombie caution light. It did’t take long for people to start hacking it up even more and did all kinds of crazy things. Vlad was the first to turn things up to 10 by doing something to the transformer in the camera to pump out more voltage and get a brighter light. Then dw5304 and others did their best to blow the capacitors and other things up! Then using the flash bulb that came with the camera and capacitors over 9000 we tried to do some UV tattooing. Next up was Klaiviel doing a key impressioning demo for the newbies in the crowd. Here are some photos of the meeting.
So here it is, my last post on dc414. It has been a fun ride and I will miss everyone. You can still find me on the dc414 irc chan and I will be at meetings via G+ or what ever ngharo sets up for the group. See you out there.
Running dc414 is a big job and we need help! We have a few openings in the ranks if anyone is up to the challenge. There is no pay but there is a few perks.
Web Master. – This person is responsible for all things website. Making posts, replying to people that comment on posts and notify the rest of the crew of things that pop up that requires their attention. We also want to move away from our current CMS to something else and you will be in charge of most of that transfer.
Graphics ninja. – Many parts of dc414 could use a good face lift and this person will be responsible for that, as well as many other projects.
Tech monkey. – Someone that holds, maintains and sets up all dc414 donated hardware at events.
Booty keeper. – Someone to collect and manage donations.
If you think you have what it takes to fill these spots please let me know, anarchy at dc414 dot org
Have a fun and safe Christmas from dc414 🙂 Lets hope Santa don’t know all the things you did and you got lots of good gifts.
Hey everyone, I need some help getting the word out for the know your rights event. If anyone in MKE can spare some time to pin up a few flyers please let me know. Anyone who helps out will get a free dc414 shirt. Some places I would like to see hit up are FUEL Cafe and Brewing Grounds For Change and any place like them. As well as other cafes and colleges and just anywhere you think is a good place to put flyers. So if you can help out drop me a line at email@example.com Thank you.
dc414 is proud to produce the “Know your rights event” on January 11th 2014 at The Meetupery. The goal of this event is to educate the people and teach them how they can preserve their civil liberties during police encounters with confidence. The event will start with a viewing of the 40 minute film “10 Rules for Dealing with Police” from FlexYourRights.org followed by a few words from Stephen Govin attorney at law. After which there will be time for any questions the audience might have.
More information here.
We hope you have a fun and safe Thanksgiving with your loves ones.
I recently got a radio that I have been playing around with but there isn’t much for traffic in my area and while I can receive a few repeaters I can not transmit to them so I quickly got board and started looking for other things I can do with it.
Thats when I remembered some 2 way radios my brother got me a while back for hunting and such. I knew it had 3 channels but I had no idea what frequency they used or if it fell in the range of my new toy. Not knowing much about the 2 ways I did find a FCC ID on the back of each hand held.
After doing a quick search on the FCC ID I was delighted to see the 2 way radios operated in my toys range 🙂 So I punched the frequency in my ham radio as fast as I could, turned on the 2 way and started transmitting on my ham. I was over joyed to here my sexy voice loud and clear on the 2 way 😀
Now this is nothing new. Its not even hacking, but it sure feels like it. It was fun going from not knowing anything about it to making it work. So that was my first little adventure with radio, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
First, many thanks to The Meetupery for hosting our meeting. You guys rock! Klaiviel got things going with his thingy that he plans on trying to make more of “I hope to get one!”. Then we went around the room and found out what everyone is up to. I made a few announcements that will be repeated here on a later date and Ngharo talked about his big plans for the new and improved dc414 PBX! I can’t wait for that to get done 🙂 Then dc5304 attempted to show us a super sweet SDR but ended up showing us how to brick one 😛 Then we talked about a old ass UHF/VHF scanner that you programmed with crystals I found at a yard sale. The one I got had 8 ports but only 5 crystals 4 of which had been identified with the fifth one unknown. We attempted to find the frequency of it but did not have all the right equipment. Anyway I thought it was a cool little piece of radio history so we gave it away along with a few other things. Here are a few pictures from the meeting. Congrats to the big winner college boy!
Happy Halloween from dc414!!
Its time for Steph, Alex, and dc414’s annual Halloween party! 🙂 As usual, costumes are recommended but not required. Trick or treat runs 6-8pm – Watch for kids if you come during that time.
We will have chili and other food (and I promise, more dairy free options this time around!). Feel free to bring drinks or a dish to share.
Contact Anarchy Angel for directions – anarchy at dc414 dot org