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Hark! The webcam returneth!

September 23rd, 2009 2 comments

Hodapp repositioned the signal generator box to the bar area and then with some help from ChrisA and I connected a network cable to the bar area.  Then through various hackish methods we used a crossover cable and a spare network card to hook the webcam directly to the computer.  In any case our webcam has returned from the dead.

Direct link to the webcam image here.

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Python Learning Night – 7 pm 9/23/2009

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Since I am horrible at trying to talk thinks up, I will just copy in ChrisA’s description from the mailing list:

“This is outright theft of the hacklab.to “Python Newbie Night” event. One night a week (Wed. @7pm) we get together with electronic copies of “think python”, talk about a chapter, then write some code. We may skip around depending on the skill levels of those who are present. If the class format takes off we can do other languages as well (say java and C++). I would like to invite non-coders and non-members to the class, so tell your friends and relatives!” -ChrisA

So this Wednesday, September 9, 2009, we are having our first Python learning night at the Hive.  Bring yourself, a laptop and a friend.

More details on the wiki page: Here

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EnterTRAINment Junction Day Trip – September 12

September 9th, 2009 No comments

Jim, our resident CNC guy, has been talking about EnterTRAINment for a couple weeks now and has set down a date for us to go up to check the place out.

EnterTRAINment is a massive model train installation and work group.  It is like a hackerspace for train enthusiasts.  This weekend they are holding a kind of open house event where you can take tours behind the scenes and see their workshop area.

Check out the event’s wiki page for extended details and also make a reply on the mailing list if you wish to attend.

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Weekly Status Meeting and Blender Tutorial

September 7th, 2009 1 comment

This week we will be reviewing the status of our insurance, the 1023 form, the status of the internet for the space, various events, and more.

After the meeting Craig will be giving a quick tutorial on how to use Blender to make objects we can print with the makerbot.  Bring your laptop with Blender installed if you wish to participate.

Weekly Meeting Link

Blender Tutorial Session Link

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Weekly Status Meeting – August 25, 2009

August 23rd, 2009 1 comment

We will be hammering out details for planning the upcoming party, discussing insurance, and space organization at this weeks status meeting.

Those that went to Mendelsons will also undoubtedly be boasting about their discoveries.

August 25, 2009 Wiki Page

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Mendelson Pilgrimage – Saturday August 22

August 19th, 2009 5 comments

Many of our members, including myself, have not been to Mendelsons before.  Mendelsons is a surplus store that concentrates on electronic parts.

The apparently have everything from brass gears to industrial machinery to the inserts for cash registers.

Mendelsons however is located up in Dayton so we decided to put together a group trip.  We will be meeting at the hackerspace building at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2009.

There is talk about possibly stopping at the IKEA store to pick up people that live north of Cincinnati.  If we do so we will be stopping there at 10:00 am.

*Update* We will be stopping at the Ikea parking lot to pick up people.  If you want to meet there, please be there by 10:00 am.

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Weekly Status Meeting Tonight @ 7:00 pm

August 18th, 2009 No comments

This week we will be finalizing plans for our trip to Mendelson this coming weekend, and hearing status updates on various projects, including Dave’s progress with the MakerBot.

The space will be open for people to come on down and hang out with us for the meeting.  If you want to stop on by, please park out on the street.  If there is nobody out front then walk around back to the loading dock, the door should be open.  Walk in the back door, take the first door on your right and we are the double doors on the end.

As always the meeting will be happening at the Anchor Building and the meeting agenda is on our wiki: August 18, 2009 feel free to update the agenda.

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Network Cabling Party: August 15th – After 12:00 pm

August 14th, 2009 2 comments

Lots of stuff happening this Saturday down at the space.  We will be working on running network cable around the space, Dave will be coordinating the construction of our new MakerBot, Craig is going to be working on the MAME cabinets, Kris is delivering a soda vending machine, Erik is dropping off a stove, and we have an international visitor from Germany stopping by to hang out with us.

Pizza will be supplied (Adriattico’s) however you are encouraged to bring your own beverages.

People will begin showing up at 10:00 am to either hang out or get stuff ready for networking the space, the actual running of the cables will start at 5:30 pm.  If you can bring tools, here is what we think we will need:

  • Screwdrivers.
  • Electrical tape, couple of rolls.
  • Punch-down tools.
  • Snips for cutting wire with.

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