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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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Lockpicking Friday, June 18th @ 7pm

June 15th, 2010 1 comment

We are getting together again with Sam for more lock picking.  It will be the same format as last time, a short presentation on a lockpick technique followed by hanging out and picking locks and ending with a competition of some sort.

If you missed last month, have no fear, someone can bring you up to speed.  So, grab your picks and locks and come hang out.  If you don’t have your own picks, there will be plenty present and we can show you how to make some picks of your own.

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Lockpicking Friday, May 21st @ 7p

May 19th, 2010 2 comments

Sam the Lockpick Guy and I will be hanging out at Hive13 on the 21st, picking locks and stuff.  Well, Sam will be picking, I will mostly be swearing.  This is the first of what will hopefully become a regular meeting of local lockpickers.

When we have enough people meeting regularly, we can apply to become a local chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL), but on Friday we will be mostly hanging out, meeting other lockpickers, and picking locks.

So grab your picks and locks and come join us for an evening of locksport :-)

If you don’t have locks or picks, have no fear, there will be plenty there, plus a tutorial on making your own pick from a hairpin.

You can also check out the wiki page for more details and links to info about TOOOL:
http://wiki.hive13.org/Lockpick

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Learn to Solder, Build a Mintyboost!

April 27th, 2010 6 comments

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of soldering, now’s your chance.  Hive13 is offering a basic introductory course to teach individuals who have never picked up a soldering iron how to solder, or to get people up to speed who don’t feel like they’re any good at it. This class is focused on basic through-hole soldering, not surface mount.

To that end, we’ll be building a MintyBoost!

MintyBoost

What: Introduction to Soldering Class
When: 8pm Tuesday, May 18 2010
Where: 2929 Spring Grove Ave
Cost: $20 per person
Kit: Includes MintyBoost kit, does not include soldering iron, solder, rechargeable batteries, Altoids Tin.

The class will be on Tuesday, May 18th at 8pm after the business meeting, and will last about an hour or two. If the class gets extended due to students having difficulty with their projects, it will continue the following Tuesday at 8pm, after the business meeting.

The cost is $20 per person – this is for the MintyBoost kit.  Please don’t order your own as we will be making a bulk order for the class.  We still have spots available so if you’re interested in attending please stop by Hive13 for the meeting tonight (4/27) to register!

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