Christmas Market 2013

It has already become a tradition that syn2cat is present at the annual Strassen Christmas Market. This year it was on 13th and 14th december. Trying to be innovative and present every year something new, we had the ultimaker at our booth. After the last year’s success, there were also glowpins on sale, which gained ...

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

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

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

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 ...