This July marks the one year anniversary of Hive13′s existence and we’re planning a big party to celebrate!
The party will be held on July 24th, 2010 at our space in Camp Washington: 2929 Spring Grove Ave.
We’re planning on having the usual fun: laser graffiti, drinks, music, games, and more. Also: Hive13 member, hacker extraordinaire, and nationwide nerdcore rap-star int80 of Dualcore will be performing live at Hive13.
You can RSVP on Facebook.
This Saturday Hive13 is collaborating with River City Works on an event called Saturday Night Blowz. This is part of their regularly occurring series that normally takes place on Friday Nights.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s RCW presents a free evening of adventure, science, fire, and fun to benefit HIVE13. We will begin with a demo from HIVE13 at 6:30pm and the Glass demo will start promptly after. Catering graciously provided by “theconsummatechef.com“.
Join us Saturday Mar 27th,
532 E. 12th st, Cinci 45202. (513)421-5202. www.artacademy.edu
visit the Hive @ www.hive13.org
Here is a video slideshow about a blow they did for Bockfest: http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-17241-the-bockfest-blow.html
There will be glass-blowing and makerbotting and who knows what else! Stop by!
One of the plastics that Makerbots and other 3D printers use is called ABS. ABS comes in many colors but most people have been using Black and “Natural” up until now because they are the most commonly available. We want to order some ABS plastic in Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow too so that we can make more fun and happy objects. The plastic is kind of expensive and it has to be bought in somewhat large minimum quantities. We want to fund a group purchase of all the colors and then divvy up the colors in portions to our backers so that each person can get a smaller amount of all the colors. We also want to be able to make fun colored objects that we can send to backers.
Here’s the plan:
Once we get the money, we will place an order with Village Plastics. We are going to be looking to gather at least $2000 to start off with so we can get a 30 lb. spool of each color.
Once we get the plastic, we will spool out the 1 lb. quantities and mail the Rainbow Packs out.
Help spread the word by linking to the Kickstarter project page so we can help out as many people as possible. Thanks!
This coming Saturday, February 13th, 2010, Hive13 is hosting an open house / party starting at 1pm. Many of our members will be there throughout the day and on through the evening. It’s the perfect time for new folks to stop by and check out what we’ve been up to and promises to be a fun time for all.
Update: This party is BYO snacks and drinks! (We will likely be ordering some pizzas around dinner time and have a pop machine with various drinks in it, but that’s it for now.)
Hive13 has come a long way since April of 2009.
Our first and foremost accomplishment has been coming into existence. In a very short time a motivated group of hackers was able to get organized and acquire a space. Our very first hackerspace meeting when we were all strangers was on April 25, 2009 at the Panera in Clifton. We signed a lease for our space in the Anchor Building as the Hive13 corporation starting on July 1, 2009.
Right away upon getting our space we started making improvements and have been continually improving the space since that time. We installed insulation / sound-proofing all around the outside of the apartment that is directly above Hive13.
We finally got our own internet connection to the space and set up a wireless network. We ran networking cables to key areas all around the space and set up our switches in a nice server rack in the “server room”.
We also installed new door locks with keypads so we can allow our members access to the space without endless key copying.
We brought a pop machine and a snack machine in so we can buy snacks and drinks while we’re hacking the night away.
We set up a webcam so we can see what’s going on at the space while we’re away.
We’ve also improved the spaces facilities in terms of tools. We’ve acquired through purchase and donation a very decent set of tools. We have an array of soldering irons including a nice digital soldering iron. We have an oscilloscope on loan. We have a few power tools, including a nice drill press.
In addition to making the space awesome, our members have been involved in many many awesome projects ranging from several autonomous vehicles to laser graffiti to distributed computing clusters.
We built a Makerbot and are using it to make all kinds of objects including more RepRap machines.
We’re building a big grid of LED’s to light up a glass block wall in our bathroom.
We’ve got several MAME cabinet projects ongoing.
We helped out a local theater group with some electronic props for the play Equus.
One of our members designed and had manufactured a new and improved RepRap-compatible stepper motor driver board.
We went on a fun field trip to Mendelson’s in Dayton and Entertrainment Junction in Mason.
We’ve had several different classes including ones on Blender, Python, and Basic Electronics.
We’ve designed a number of logos and art and made t-shirts and business cards.
We’ve hosted several meetings of our local 2600 club.
We’ve had a music video filmed at our space.
We’ve had several fund-raising and just-for fun parties at the hackerspace.
When I look back, I’m really impressed. This post just scratches the surface of all the awesome stuff going on at Hive13. I don’t know if any of us thought we could get this much done in only about 6 months. That makes me really excited to see how far we can go in 2010.