We had a great day during day one of the Cincinnati Makerfaire! Sunday the door opens at 11am, so stop on down to learn how to solder a flashing rainbow coloured led, check out a few projects from the hive, and get a rush with MORE POWER with the power tool drag racing! I hope everyone will have a blast with the events we are running this year!
For all you who’ve been wondering what’s been going on with the power series racing, it’s been a long road, but we’re finally getting close to finishing this year’s kart! Will, Kevin and I (as well as so many others!) have been learning a lot with this project, but before I go into a breakdown of what we’ve learned, here’s some photos (you may need to go to flickr for all of them to show up) and a video showing a snippet of the ~25min endurance run performed over the weekend to test battery life!
This is going to be a post of my personal perspective (Jim Shealy) as the leader of Power Racing Series at the hive, where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we’re doing now.
So what is Power Racing Series at the Hive?
-A learning experience to get to touch every part of the Hive
-An Introduction to Electric Vehicles and show that, hey, it’s not exactly rocket science
-A chance to collaborate, and produce something as a collective that the Hive gets to show off
Welcome to the Hive13 hackerspace. A community space for technology enthusiasts to gather and collaborate on projects. Basically if you want to build anything digital or physical you can do it here. We will be going on a tour exploring everything from programming, lasers, 3D printing to CNC milling machines.
Do you think the “Maker Movement” is something new? Well, think again. This photo shows Henry Ford contemplating his first 1896 Quadricycle. By the 1920′s Henry had made his 10 millionth Model T, a.k.a. Tin Lizzy, shown behind him, and we now have the world-wide auto industry of today.
Contemplating growing your own maker hobby into something larger like Henry did?
Join us this Tuesday, August 11, after the 7:30pm business meeting, when not-quite-so-old ‘Old-Hand’ Clarence Stogner (father of member Will) takes us for a ride down his own memory lane.
Clarence’s story started in the US Navy working on manual-control piston-engine T28 aircraft and A6E jet aircraft with advanced hydraulic systems. Combining his early machining background with a mechanical engineering degree, he has worked on designing and improving valve/actuators and related controls for the past 39 years. He was a principal owner in two businesses that spanned 18 of those years. Presently at A-T Controls here in Cincinnati, he leads a product development team that adapts valve/actuator hydraulic products from Asia for the special demands of oil well field operations.
Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this interesting talk on Tuesday, August 11, after the 7:30pm business meeting. (Find Us)
Hive13 aims to create a place where a diverse community of makers can collaborate and pursue creative projects. Hive13 promotes science & technology education, open source values, and skill sharing amongst it’s members and the community.