Hot off the presses! Er, well, laser cutter! We bring you the new pinning tray. This tray is more portable than before. The other one was small but the square shape often made it hard to fit into some carrying cases with your other tools. This new design by Brian keeps the tray small but adds length to better go with the tools you normally carry.
And that’s not all! With this new design you can use the holes on the side and a lid to secure your pins for further storage. By placing a lid on top and using some small screws you can fasten the lid down and store the pins for later use. This is ideal if you are working on a progressive lock and need a place to store your the extra pins until you work your way up. It can also be used to keep some extra security pins grouped together or potentially for storing the pins from control locks used in lock forensics.
We are still testing out the design but once we finalize it we will have some available if anybody wants one.
Who wants to fire the lazer?
We are officially opening up the laser cutter for use. For those who don’t know we have a 60W laser cutter at the space now that can cut up to 3/4″ thick wood and plexiglass (among a few other things). If you are a member of the Hive you will want to take a laser cutting class in order to operate the laser on your own. If you are not a member but want to use the laser cutter for a project that s fine as well but you need to have a certified member operate it for you.
Members will soon receive free minutes per month to use the laser cutter. Additional minutes will cost $.50 and you can buy your minutes in one hour chunks. This price is the same for non-members but your operator may request a free before hand for time and setup.
To keep track of all your minutes, buy minutes and transfer purchased minutes there is a new site!
Lazer Manager: http://lazer.hive13.org/
For more information about the laser see: http://wiki.hive13.org/Laser
Note: It may take a few hours for new purchased minutes to show up until the paypal functionality is 100% tied in. Free minutes are not finalized yet but student/full members will have the same amount and if you are a cornerstone member you will most likely get double those minutes.