Congratulations, you’ve designed a better mousetrap! Now how do you protect your new Intellectual Property as your start-up company takes your new product to the market?
Join us at the HIVE on Nov. 13, starting at 7:30pm, when local IP lawyer, Vance VanDrake of Ulmer & Berne LLP, will be the featured guest speaker at our November 2nd Tuesday program. Guests and first-time visitors are welcome to attend!
There has been a lot of (well deserved) attention given to the “lean start-up” model for early stage businesses. This model encourages start-up companies to create a minimum viable product (MVP); then iterate as the technology develops and customer feedback is received. At its core, this model recognizes the risks of trying to guess what the customer wants and where the technology will head.
Vance will present his “lean” patent model that emerging businesses should consider. This patent strategy introduces the Minimum Viable Patent (MVP), which mirrors the lean start-up model and shares the same benefits of flexibility, low initial cost, and optimization.
Come on down and enjoy the hospitality of the Hive! From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Hive will be open and demonstrating all our cool toys!
We upgraded our electrical system in the hive now so we can run all of our tools without blowing a fuse! While we were at it we ran dedicated lines to each of the AC units… all 6 brand new AC Units!!! That’s right, this summer the Hive will actually be a nice area to work instead of a sweat box.
Our electrician was fantastic and if you are ever looking for a team to quickly do an amazing job and not gouge you, then please hit up our friend Marcus:
Causey Electric Co.INC:
Ohio License: #29092:
8964 Ebro Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231:
marcuscausey (at) fuse.net
This Friday, Cameron will be presenting on using Metasploit to do pivot attacks. If you have something that you would like to present, or a demo you would like to give, please feel free to come by.
We will be meeting at the Hive13 hacker space in Camp Washington, 2929 Spring Grove Ave at 7pm. Maps and other details about the location can be found here. See you there!
The Galileo project is progressing, and the next step is a board to drive its many many LEDs.
Center column of Galileo display
Dave B. put together a schematic and board in EAGLE for this purpose, based around the TI TLC5940, a 16-channel LED driver, and had the boards made at DorkbotPDX. Schematic is here, board layout here.
(Sorry for the light fogging. I really should just get a real macro lens instead of putting an old Series E 50mm on extension tubes.)
Paul and Jim then used the laser cutter to make a solder mask out of acetate film (i.e. garden-variety transparencies). The cream layer in EAGLE provided the mask to cut, and here’s the stencil created from that:
Here are two of the attempts to laser-cut this stencil from acetate sheets. The imperfection on the top one (see the right of the two holes on the bottom left) came from etching the edges of the hole rather than rastering it, supposedly; the bottom one came out a bit better.
More successful cut
Here’s one finished board, having had solder paste applied through the stencil and reflowed on a cheap electric skillet. It looks good aside from a solder bridge at the chip’s 2nd- and 3rd-to-last pins:
Keep following the Wiki page - the project progresses pretty regularly and Jim updates the page.
Last night Jon and a visitor to the hackerspace, Al, spent a good amount of time working on getting this set up. It is now securely mounted to the wall and thanks to Jon we have an assortment of chalk waiting to be used for your drawing and diagramming pleasure. The chalkboard came from a member of Ars Clan who offered the chalkboard to us over a year ago. Pickup coordination fell through several times, however a month or two ago the chalkboard arrived in all its glory.
*Note* While we have plenty of chalk, we appear to be missing erasers… We should probably rectify this situation.
2600 is on for this friday night. shadoxx will be presenting on and demonstrating how to reverse router firmware. afterwards, shadoxx will DJ a set.
the meeting and musical performance are open to the public so please stop by.
Hive13 will be hosting an experimental music show this Thursday night, July 14th.
Mu and LitterBoxFriends will be performing starting at 9:00pm.
Cinci2600 is this Friday, May 6th at 7pm. For those of you who could not make it to Notacon this year, I will be giving my talk on corporate evil. If you have something that you would like to present, or if you have something cool to demonstrate please feel free to bring it and show it off. Also feel free to take advantage of the hive being open to hang out and work on stuff.
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!