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Experimental Music Night at Hive13 – July 14th

July 12th, 2011 No comments

Hive13 will be hosting an experimental music show this Thursday night, July 14th.

Mu and LitterBoxFriends will be performing starting at 9:00pm.

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Sumbot Competition This Saturday – 4/16

April 15th, 2011 No comments

Hive13 Sumobot Warmachines

It’s here! This Saturday is the sumobot competition! We have a lot of great contenders registered for the event and it is shaping up to be an awesome time!

The event starts at 6pm and is scheduled to run until 9pm. This is a free family friendly event. We will have snacks available but you may want to stop to grab a real meal before the event. If you want to bring some snacks you can. Setup will start at 4pm for those who are volunteering to get the event ready. The door to Hive13 and Cincinnati Fitness Boxing are on the side of the Anchor Building under the glass blocks. There is a sign on the door for both. If it is nice we may have the door open as well as the large gym door on the south of the building. You can park along the street, at the parking lot on the south of the building or in the lot across the street but please don’t park behind the building because that is for other tenants.

When tweeting about the event be sure to include @hive13 and @roboweek. Roboweek is for the National Robotics Week that we are taking part in. You can also use the hash tag #roboweek. They will RT and promote any messages with those tags. For flickr tag your pics with both ‘sumo13′ and ‘roboweek2011′.

The actual sumobot site is: http://sumobots.hive13.org/
The wiki for the event is: http://wiki.hive13.org/Sumo_Competition

Can’t wait to see everybody there!

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Hive13′s Tools – Nifty Bandsaw

January 19th, 2011 No comments

A new acquisition from cragslist:

Hive13 Bandsaw

This is 14″ Delta bandsaw arrived Tuesday night.  Stay tuned for updates on more tools and an announcement on upcoming Shop 101 classes to become a certified user.

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CityBeat: If You Build It, They Will Come

December 1st, 2010 No comments

Wow, we made the cover of CityBeat! Check it out in newsstands this week or online.

Thanks to Stephen Carter-Novotni and Cameron Knight for coming to check us out!

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Tim Kaiser Experimental Musician & Maker

October 18th, 2010 2 comments

Come and see the amazing Tim Kaiser and his one of a kind experimental musical instruments. Tim Kaiser spins an acoustic web of sound that will sweep you away into a reverie of memories and dreams.

http://timkaiser.org/

Opening the show, local circuit bender, and sound sculptor Mike Hancock.

A donation of $5 is requested to support the Hive and Tim. There is no smoking in the hive.

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Papermaking Workshop

October 11th, 2010 2 comments

Did you know Hive13 is hosting a papermaking workshop this week? We almost forgot about it too! Here are the details:

We’ll start at 7:00pm Wednesday, October 13th.

You don’t need to bring anything and the class is free of charge. (Donations to Hive13 are always welcome.)

We’ll be following this tutorial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bzedan/sets/967347/

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Microphone Building Workshop with CMKT4

September 14th, 2010 No comments

Circuit-bending rock band CMKT4 will be in Cincinnati September 26th and will be stopping by Hive13 to lead a workshop on building bottle cap contact microphones.  The workshop will start at 2:00pm and last about three hours.  The last hour or so will include a performance by the band while the handmade microphones dry.

Participants will be able to purchase contact microphone kits from CMKT4 and build them for $15.  Additional kits of parts can be purchased for $10 for those that want to build more than one microphone.  Hive13 will provide the soldering tools needed. Note: You must pay the $15 directly to CMKT4 in person to participate in the workshop.

Please RSVP at our eventbrite page here.

For more about CMKT4 and circuit-bending, check out these links:
* http://vimeo.com/cremedementia/videos
* http://www.youtube.com/user/CremeDeMentia
* http://www.getlofi.com/

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Recycled Bin Demo with Jenny K

September 7th, 2010 No comments

This Wednesday, September 8, Hive13 is happy to host Jenny Kessler for a demo on making bins out of recycled plastic shopping bags. We’ll get started at 7pm. Bring a few plastic shopping bags, an old iron, and some parchment paper if you have them. Don’t worry if you don’t have the supplies – we’ll have some of each of the above for those that want to participate.

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OpenSCAD Class This Wednesday at Hive13

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

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 No comments

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: http://mitchhive13.eventbrite.com/

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman

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. http://jimmieprodgers.com/

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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