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

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

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

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 ...

Not at Not my Department

It happens again, the well-known annual Chaos Communication Congress, all about technology, society and utopia. For 29 years already, hackers are encouraged to contribute by volunteering, setting up and hosting hands-on events with the other components of their assembly or presenting their own projects to fellow hackers. During four days from December 27th to 30th ...