Archive for August, 2010

OpenSCAD Class This Wednesday at Hive13

August 23rd, 2010 Comments off

OpenSCAD is a powerful CAD tool for designing 3D objects. It is very intuitive for anyone with a little bit of programming experience.

This Wednesday, August 25th Hive13 will host an Introduction to OpenSCAD class from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. If you’ve ever struggled with 3D modelling applications, OpenSCAD may be the tool you need to realize your 3D designs. The class will cover the basics of creating and exporting models using the unique features of OpenSCAD. If time allows, we’ll also explore some of the more advanced features available. Bring a computer with OpenSCAD already installed if you can.

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Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rodgers Coming To Hive13

August 9th, 2010 Comments off

Mitch at Noisebridge

Mitch Altman and Jimmie P. Rodgers are coming to Cincinnati and HIVE13 this August 17 and 18. We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting one of their famous “learn to solder” workshops!

They will be the featured guest speakers at our regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 17 and their solder workshop is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 18. Both events are at Cincinnati’s Hive13 at 2929 Spring Grove Ave.

Register for the soldering class at the eventbrite page:

Best of all, the meeting and workshop are FREE! You just pay the cost of any workshop materials, $10-30 depending on which kit you choose! Mitch and Jimmie have taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things at their workshops all around the world. They can teach you, too!

If you have ever had any curiosity about making something with electronics, then please join us. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. It’s fun and easy! You can learn to make something and take it home with you!

There will be plenty of cool kits available to build, including:
* TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!)
* Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
* LEDcube (cool cube of blinky lights!)
* Mignonette Game (play fun games!)
* Trippy RGB Waves (interactive colored blinky lights!)
* MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!)
* MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)

And for the more advanced:
* Microcontroller programmers (program all your AVR family chips!), Arduino clones (make just about anything!), and more.

Mitch Altman is the San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for co-founding 3ware, his pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research and inventing TV-B-Gone. He is also President and CTO of Cornfield Electronics.

Jimmie Rodgers is a full time hacker, maker and circuit bender, from the Boston area. He designs open source hardware kits, teaches a variety of workshops, and gives talks on related topics that
interest. He currently sells three kits. The Open Heart v2.0 is a LED array that you can easily create animations for. The Atari Punk Console is a simple and fun sound generator. The LoL Shield is an
Arduino shield with lots of LEDs on it. Check out the kits section for more information.

UPDATE: If you can bring your own tools that would be very helpful since Hive13 can only provide so many. Participants will need a soldering iron, a wire snippers, a wire stripper, some solder and a helping hands. Hive13 will have a few of each of those, but the more people that bring their own means the fewer people that have to share tools. The class is free but if you’d like to make a donation we would appreciate it. We would like to be able to invest in a few more tools so we can have workshops like this again and again.

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Hacker Movie Night with Cinci2600

August 6th, 2010 Comments off

A shortage of speakers and presentations has caused a great many cinci2600 meetings to drift by, so tonight we are going to watch a movie instead.  Come on by Friday, August 6th at 7PM and watch a hacker themed film.  It has been suggested that we watch “Sneakers” but there are other films available as well as some defcon and HOPE presentations if you want the night to be more academic.

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