Electronics Open House – Thursday, June 25, 2015: 5:30pm to 8pm

June 25th, 2015 Comments off

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Hello Everyone! Sorry for the late post, but Lorin will be having an electronics open house

on Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm to 8pm.


This is open to the public and members alike.   You can stop in at any point during the open house or stay for all of the open shop hours.


So stop on down with a project and Lorin will be happy to help you, or drop by to re-familiarize yourself with our electronics area. He will be there to help people with projects, introduce folks to the space, and answer questions!

Anything from:
  •  Assembly and soldering.
  • How to use an oscilloscope (digital or analog) and other test gear.
  • Electronics theory.
  • Analog and Digital.
  • Old school electronics.
  • PCB etching (Unless time crunch doesn’t permit this. Regardless, he said he will probably be doing some workshops on such things in the future)
He will also be bringing his EEG project, and probably the analog Vocoder as examples.


Thanks Lorin for your outstanding efforts here at the hive! Bravo!

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Night!

June 3rd, 2015 Comments off


Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.


Software Defined Radio night will be this Friday at 7pm during the regularly scheduled cinci2600 meeting.  Dave B has a HackRF blue that was generously donated to the space along with several other HackRF blue units.  Come on down and play with this fun technology!

Open Hours

May 25th, 2015 Comments off

Greetings everyone! My name is Dustin, and I’ll be working as a volunteer this summer at Hive13. So until September, we will have open hours to give people the opportunity to tour our space, see what a makerspace looks like, or just to come down to work on a fun and exciting project! Starting this week our hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 11pm. You can also find these hours posted on our Google Calendar on the right side of the main page. If you don’t have any plans this memorial day, why not stop by and build something fun? I will be here to give people tours, access to the space, and can help with projects to the best of my ability.

Thanks for your time, and remember to stay awesome!

Help us buy a gigantic laser cutter!

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

We have been planning so we can buy a giant laser cutter in the next few months and we want help!

The laser we are looking to get is a g.weike 100w laser cutter with a cutting area of 1.5m x 1.2m (~5ft x ~4ft) (big enough to cut the outline of someone 6ft tall). We will also be getting a rotary attachment so we can etch cylindrical objects like drinking glasses.

It will be a significant upgrade from our current laser cutter allowing us to do far more than our current laser.

Our goal for fundraising is at least $4,000 with Hive13 matching donated funds. With your help we can reach that goal and even beyond it easily! When you donate you will be receiving minutes at half of our normal price. That means for every $1 you donate you get 4 minutes to use on our lasers.

Please note that you don’t need to be a member to purchase, use, or sell laser minutes. You can have a trained member operate our lasers for you!



We have a pledgie campain set up at https://pledgie.com/campaigns/28927 right now. Go donate!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Hive13 leadership at leadership@hive13.org.

Click here to lend your support to: Huge laser cutter for Hive13 and make a donation at pledgie.com !

Gigabot Back Online!

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

Yes, Thanks to Ivan, Coy, Ryan, the Gigabot has started printing again! What turned out to be a goosechase of inverted min and max homing pins (thanks RE3D…) and screwed up setting in repetier host, we got it all ironed out and back online. It’s leveled and should be ready to print.

Oh, and did I mention, the heated print bed also works! Nice!