Hive13 Board Meeting, Sunday January 5th at 1PM

December 30th, 2013 No comments

We will have a board and officer meeting on Sunday, January 5th at 1PM at hive13 for those who are interested in attending.  The board and officers meet once every three months to discuss the overall state of hive13 and set goals for the future.  We will be broadcasting this meeting on Google+ Hangouts if you are unable to attend.

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Cinci2600 Friday, December 6th @ 7pm

November 18th, 2013 1 comment

much pwningzCinic2600 is Friday, December 6th 2013 (the Friday *AFTER* the Thanksgiving holiday weekend) at its usual time and place: 7pm at the Hive13 hackerspace: 2929 spring grove ave in Camp Washington (known locally as The Anchor Building).

Cameron will be demonstrating an end-to-end assault on a residential network, from compromising the wireless network to getting a shell on the PC, and all of the mischief that can be caused along the way. I will be following up with some steps you can take to prevent some of these problems and how you can hopefully spot some of these shenanigans before something bad happens.

As always, if you have something to present or to demonstrate please bring it by :-)

Maps and other details about Hive13 can be found here. See you there!

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Cinci2600 this Friday, October 4th @ 7pm

October 1st, 2013 No comments

Cinic2600 is this Friday, October 4th at its usual time and place: 7pm at the hive13 hackerspace: 2929 spring grove ave in camp washington (known locally as the anchor building).

I’ll be giving a talk on some of the technical aspects of the NSA domestic surveillance program. This is an updated version of the talk that I gave in 2011.

it's tr00!!

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Cincinnati Maker Faire – Sat. Oct. 19 – Register now to be a Volunteer!

August 29th, 2013 1 comment

OK Folks, when the publicity starts to come together, you know it is getting real!  Above is Jason Langdon’s proof graphics for the first batch of posters that will announce the Cincinnati Mini-Maker Faire to the General Public.  The event will be Saturday, October 19 at Washington Park.  Setup is that morning.  The event opens to the general public from 12:00 noon to 10:00pm and pack-out after that.  Volunteers are needed for all shifts, all day.  This means you and your buddies!  Here is the link to the live volunteer form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CNYJRKaBxGnzO7AX_zWCJglyEhiNO-ykNVUU00EaEI
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More details to follow, but don’t delay to register to help out and be part of this amazing event!

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MIG Welding 101 at HIVE13 this weekend

August 7th, 2013 2 comments

Ryan 2.0 (a.k.a. Ryan Hesse) will finish his summer co-op term at GE here in Cincinnati and will return to Montana next week.  Before he goes, he will follow through and conduct four MIG welding classes at HIVE13 this weekend.

Friday, August 9 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Saturday, August 10 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Sunday, August 11 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Classes are $15.00 each for Elite and non-members, and $5.00 for Full and Student members collected at the door.  The fees cover material costs.  Classes are limited to six hands-on participants in each session, first come first served.  An EventBrite (click here) has been created to reserve class seats.  Fees will be collected at the door.

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DERPA Event Series Begins August 21 on 3rd Wednesdays till Year End

August 4th, 2013 1 comment

Deconstruction Electronics Recycling Projects 4 All, the title, and the flyer say it all.

Join us on upcoming 3rd Wednesdays of the month between now and year end (8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20 and 12/18) starting at 7:00 pm each night.

Member Nebbie will lead this outreach to those who are circuit bending inclined to come and take over the HIVE to celebrate their unique art objects, found art and the general weirdness that is DERPA.

Weirdo extraordinaire thejunkyardcatalyst (intentionally all one word) will be the chief circuit contortionist who will guide you through toy cracking and open keyboard surgery. We encourage you to bring you current project, or candidate toy to work on. We will have solder, irons, switches and jacks to sell you at cost to help you bend your toy.

Members, guests, and interested first-time-walk-ins are welcome to come to see and learn a new maker skill.  The HIVE is the place to learn, make, and collaborate on fun projects.  (Find Us)

 

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HIVE13 Exhibits in the LVL1 Booth at the Detroit Maker Faire 2013

July 30th, 2013 1 comment

HIVE13 made its first Maker Faire appearance exhibiting at the Detroit Maker Faire 2013 on Sunday, July 28.  A special thank you goes out to our LVL1 Louisville hackerspace friends, Brad and the gang, who encouraged Jim to display some HIVE works in a corner of their booth on Sunday.

The HIVE banner, Galileo’s Finger, CinD-LOU’s eyeballs, and Jim’s kinematic sculpture ‘Life’ were prominently displayed and drew lots of attention throughout the day.  Mostly it was, “OK, what is this strange thing?”

LVL1′s fire-breathing animated and wheel chair mobile pretty pony Buttercup was still the star of the booth and LVL1 had a wide variety of other exhibits including a playschool pi computer, radiation cloud chamber, and a wack-a-shark game for the kids.  These guys are awesome and an inspiration to the rest of us.

The rain held off and a good time was had by all.  We should do this more often!

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A Magic Blue Smoke Merit Badge Award

July 14th, 2013 2 comments

Member Matt Starbuck bravely displays the “Magic Blue Smoke” merit badge awarded to him for his efforts at HIVE13 yesterday afternoon.

His promotion into the Benevolent Order of the Magic Blue Smoke (BOMBS) was made possible through the ultimate sacrifice of the ATMEGA32U4 chip on the Teensy 2.0 board in the LED persistence of vision staff he was developing.  In his own words, “VCC was not connected to anything, GND was connected, and I put 3.7V or so directly into one of the ADC pins with the Teensy powered off.  That pin is a direct short to ground in powered-down mode.  I failed to add the 4.7Mohm in line with it, which would have prevented the meltdown.”

The release of MBS was confirmed by two full-member eye witnesses at the time of the occurrence. “Yep, smells like MBS to me,” said one.  “I love the smell of MBS in the afternoon,” said the other, with a tear in her eye.

HIVE13 congratulates Matt for the new found knowledge that he has acquired.  In the trial-and-error development world, we all know there is no gain without pain.  We celebrate failures because we learn from them and they are just the stepping stones that come before the final victory.

Full disclosure and shameless plug – HIVE13 acquired a seed quantity of MBS merit badges via a grant marketing initiative by our friends at Adafruit (link), where you can also get more Teensy boards.  Imagine that.

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HIVE13 Brew Crew Brewout this Saturday, July 13 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm

July 11th, 2013 1 comment
This Saturday, July 13th, married members Michael and (recent Bock Fest Moerlein Special Release award-winning brewer) Tiffany Bell-Horwath will host an all-grain brewout at the HIVE! Plans include brewing a 10 gallon batch of a brown ale (a clone of the beer moosedrool if anyone has had it).
You are invited to join the Brew Crew at HIVE13 to learn and share brewing skills.  The event will get started around noon, and it will likely go till around 5:00pm.  Feel free to stop in at any point.
Active brewers are encouraged to bring some homebrew for folks to sample and enjoy.  So far, this will include a  bourbon barrel aged vanilla been Russian imperial stout and a cream ale.  With some interest, a root beer could be made and available on tap as well.  At some point we may all chip-in to order a pizza or something of that nature.  Bonus points will be awarded to those who bring some pot-luck munchies to share.
All who are interested in brewing are welcome.  Consider to bring your setup and equipment for the show-and-tell.  Bring your dreams and schemes and make plans to implement the makers’ beer garden show-and-tell at the upcoming Cincinnati mini-maker faire to be in Washington Park on October 19.
We are looking forward to this brewday and hope to see you there!  (Find Us)

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HIVE13 has procured a brand-new MIG welder

July 10th, 2013 4 comments

It’s like Christmas in July!  The HIVE’s new MIG welder has arrived.  DaveB trucked it over and set it up on the cart just today.

HIVE13 is the proud owner of  a brand-new Millermatic 211 Auto-Set w/MVP (link) with the M-100 Gun (link).

This is serious equipment.  Electric shock can kill.  Hot parts can burn.  Fumes and gases can be hazardous.  Arc rays can burn eyes and skin.  Welding can cause fire or explosion.  Flying metal or dirt can injure eyes.  Build-up of gas can injure or kill.  Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) can affect implanted medical devices.  Noise can damage hearing.  Cylinders can explode if damaged, etc.   Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and repair this unit.

Does this new tool sound like as much fun to you as it does to us?

Stay tuned and drop by to see developments progress as the experienced HIVE welders and prudently cautious implementers make preparations to enable eager newbies to learn to weld safely with appropriate precautions.

HIVE13 is the place to join to learn new skills and use new equipment to make things.

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