I apologize for postponing my involvement in Sudo Hack. I've been suffering
from severe asthma and needed to time in an allergen free environment to
recover. I'm feeling a bit better and I should ok within the next few weeks.
Last Sudo Hack, I didn't do too good of job getting people's individual
contact information so when I sent emails to Sudo-Discuss, I didn't get a
These are some dates that are available taking into account the holidays:
Please email me with contact info and which date you're available if you'd
like to come help clean the space. :)
Stop by sudo this Thursday at 8pm and meet Musti, inventor of the open
hardware optical wireless system KORUZA <http://koruza.net>. KORUZA is a
1Gbps wireless optical system for locations up to 100m apart, using an
eye-safe infrared light beam. A low cost, open source and open hardware,
wireless optical system, making the free space optical (FSO) technology
available to masses and providing an alternative to Wi-Fi networks for RF
spectrum congested urban areas.
*Design for imperfect manufacturing and challenges of making wireless
optical system KORUZA*
Complicated and precise systems can be designed more smartly with imperfect
tools and machines, demonstrated by the example of KORUZA, a low-cost
wireless optical and open source open-hardware system for gigabit 100m
wireless communication in urban areas. Motivation for developing this
project comes from Wi-Fi, which is the most popular choice for creating
low-cost networks these days. However, a large number of such networks fail
to co-exist in urban environments due to RF spectrum congestion. KORUZA
solves this problem by using a highly collimated optical beam for
bi-directional communication. In this talk I will discuss the use of 3D
printing for development of precise optical setup with imperfect parts, how
to design a system using and re-purposing mass-produced off-the-shelf
components, discuss impacts of setting up a global distributed experiment
World Wide Koruza l experiment and observing the developed product in
real-life. I will also demonstrate the latest KORUZA 1.0 prototype now
suitable to make wireless optical gigabit links between buildings.
Luka Mustafa is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and working full-time on
developing the wireless optical system, KORUZA, at Institute IRNAS Rače in
Slovenia, which he founded in 2014. He is also working on his PhD at
University College London. For the past year he has led a keen young team
at IRNAS to develop open hardware manufacturing solutions ranging from
precise 3D printing of plastics and other more unusual materials to
large-scale CNC and plasma cutters for heavier metalwork, innovating on the
use of optical fibres for these applications. He promotes and deploys open
wireless networks with the "wlan slovenia" project, manages national and
international wireless backbones and contributes to several open-hardware
and electronics projects worldwide. He has wide experience interning on
projects from sound-systems to particle accelerator control systems. (
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427453017463929/
Can't make it this Thursday? You can also attend KORUZA event at
Noisebridge on the 16th:
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From: Rachel Sadd <crafty.avenger(a)acemonstertoys.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:32 PM
Subject: [sudo-info] Ace Monster Toys Hackerspace Holiday Party! December 12th
Dear Sudo Room,
Ace Monster Toys loves that you are using the maker movement to strive
for social justice, and we want to invite you and your members to join
us for a night of music, making, and monster refreshments, all while
exploring hands-on activities in our space.
Our first-ever holiday party will include maker labs geared toward
grown-ups, such as laser-cutting your own snowflakes and 3D printing
lacy ornaments. 'Tis also an excuse for us to do what we
love...Experimental Science Time! We'll create instant ice cream using
liquid nitrogen and find out if cookie cutters can be made on a CNC
mill. A jolly good time is sure to be had.
Please join us, and let you members know about our party.
Saturday, December 12 — 6 - 9:30pm
Ace Monster Toys | 6050 Lowell Street. Ste. 214. |
Oakland, CA 94608
Click here to RSVP:
Learn more about Ace Monster Toys here: http://acemonstertoys.org/
San Francisco's Techno-Activism Third Mondays shifts 24 hours into the
(hopefully not too dystopian) future next week.
We're teaming up with colleagues in Washington DC for a special on the
Trans-Pacific Partnership with the:
>> FLUSH THE TPP HACKATHON
Join us for an evening of hacking, building, and meme-making as part of
a week of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement!
The TPP, a trade agreement whose text was released just this month:
https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp . Its e-commerce and intellectual
property chapters would extend copyright terms in many countries, limit
governments' ability to require source code, place bans on circumventing
DRM, increase ISP liability, and strip away privacy for domain owners.
At this Tuesday hackathon, we'll be working on making new online tools,
resources, and graphics for people to use and spread the word about the
threats of the TPP.
IN WASHINGTON D.C:
WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 5:00pm ~ late
WHERE: First Trinity Lutheran Church, 4th and E Sts., NW and worldwide*
WHO: Activists, hackers, artists, and tinkerers. Some technical
background encouraged but not required.
IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA:
WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 3PM-7PM
WHERE: Noisebridge Hackerspace, 2629 Mission St, San Francisco
WHO: Techno-activist regulars, and anyone else with an interest in
learning more about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
affects the Internet and innovation.
This will be a hands-on session, where you can participate in projects being
developed in both spaces.
Here are some sample project ideas:
* TPP Quiz: A way for people to become acquainted with the problems of
these deals and help them become better at conveying the threats to
their friends and family.
* Inspect the Text: A tool to highlight portions of the text and how
they would affect the public interest, so that people can see what
language in the actual text translates to specific regulatory concerns.
It could also reveal which industries may have lobbied for or would
benefit from this language.
* Media/Graphic Repository: A platform where all shareable images,
videos, and other media can be put in one place for ease of reference
and use. Ideally, this would also have share buttons and also have a way
to specify usage via Creative Commons licenses.
Hope to see you there!
Want to receive these TA3M-SF updates regularly? Join our mailing list at:
This last Monday the first Sort & Snack event went really well and we'd
like to have another before the holidays! Your help is invaluable. Bring
snacks, a laptop, or just yourself!
Monday, November 16, 19:00: Sort & Snack - Help organize the electrical
components at Noisebridge, Two hours of sorting and snacking! Bring drinks,
snacks or just yourself. No experience necessary! Together we will organize
the electronics components and input them into our swanky database.
Enthusiasm and curiosity encouraged. Please RSVP to our Hardware
your name and whether you can sort (no xp needed) or input (xp encouraged).
Link to the Noisebridge Hardware Mailinglist follows:
On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Torrie Fischer
> I guess my next question then is: what concrete goals, objectives, and
> roadblocks have been identified as far as an actual strategy goes?
Finance wg is working on getting our previous records in order, which
is the next big hurdle to applying for 501c3. Building wg is working
on fire safety, which is the first step to getting our permits
settled. Commons wg is working on making it easier to intake
volunteers, so we can hold more events.
someone was asking a while ago if we would sell this sewing machine.
it's the Juki, and it's an industrial machine that normally gets mounted
on a big motor table, and uses an oilpan under it, etc...
I think we should accept an offer of money for it and send it onto its new
home, we have too many sewing machines and this one would be a lot of
work, whereas the normal home sewing machines (the plastic kind with
internal motors) seem to be good enough for what people do with them.
As for the embroidery machine, it works great as a sewing machine and as
an embroidery machine so I think it's worth having around, but if we
decide to get rid of it I can get back onto that mission.
We mailed the wrong DSL modem back to Sonic, so we haven't got our deposit
back. Does anyone know where the Pace 5168 modem is?
it looks like this:
someone just told me that we never had that modem. Does that mean that
Sonic is mistaken about the hardware we were using?
If you know of a modem like this please tell me where it is, it's worth
$150 to sudoroom to get our equipment deposit back.
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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:31:22 -0800
From: Sonic.net Tech Support
Subject: Re: [Sonic #3519117] [BILLING] Re: Sonic.net Invoice #7734422
Upon review of your account, the equipment that was returned was not the
correct equipment in which we requested. The item in which was returned
was a Zyxel modem, which at the time we were selling those to our
customers and did not require the return for them.
However the return label that was issued was for a Pace 5168 which was
issued for the service in which was on your account.
We are more then happy to return the charge to the account once we receive
the correct equipment.
"Most events that we do in the
ballroom are educational, and collecting door money could fit into a
donations framework pretty easily."
unfortunately, unless a group that rents the ballroom is ok with making the
event appear as though the omni is hosting/organizing the event, i'm afraid
the group would have to be fiscally sponsored by the omni in order for the
$ to be "from a charitable source"...even if the event is educational.