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HIVE13 Semi-Annual Open House!

June 22nd, 2012 No comments

Back by popular demand, we are hosting another open house!  We are fixing the HIVE up right now so it should be extra nice and clean for this event!  Some of the things that will be going on during the day will be soldering classes (with a special surface mount demonstration as well), resin casting, 3d printing, laser cutting, and lock picking.  You can also come down and check out some of the cool projects that our members have done and just check out the space and see what we have to offer.

The event will run at our space (2929 Spring Grove Ave.) on Saturday, July 21 from approximately 1pm to 5pm.  It will be kid and family friendly*.   (* = It isn’t the best place for very young kids, probably best if they are over 8.  There are lots of sharp objects laying about and dangerous tools).  The event is free of charge and we will have some snacks and drinks for everyone!

If you’ve been wanting to come check out the space this is a great event to look around and chat with other people. There will be lots of events going on and hopefully lots of people so clear your calendar and bring the family!

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Bitcoin Lazer Payments

June 14th, 2012 2 comments

Do to yet another members recent issue with paypal we have enabled bitcoin payments.  Now once you login to lazer.hive13.org you have an option to pay through Mt. Gox with bitcoin.  This works similar to the paypal button but the prices are dynamically set to equal the $30/hr charge we use for paypal.  After a payment it may take a while for the laser minutes to show up, at least until we can have the callbacks fully tested.

With paypal locking accounts and Dwolla’s new crazy terms of service, we would love to offer bitcoin for membership subscriptions as well but unfortunately I don’t believe there is any good way to do this without paying an escrow upfront.  Until then we will use the laser site as our first official testbed.

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Cool new power

June 14th, 2012 No comments

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:
Phone: 513-307-2523:

marcuscausey (at) fuse.net

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