Cinci2600 tonight, Friday Nov. 2nd, 2012 7PM @Hive13

November 2nd, 2012 No comments

Sorry for the short notice, but Cinci2600 is on for tonight.

I’ll be presenting some non-obvious uses for 3 Google Voice apps: the Obihai 110, ObiON, and Talkatone for iOS and Android.

As always, the Hive will be open to the public, so feel free to come by and check it out!

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Annual Pumpkin Chuck Nov. 3 Stanbery Park

October 27th, 2012 No comments

Get ready to hurl at the annual Pumpkin Chuck

The annual Pumpkin Chuck at Stanbery Park will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3.

Stanbery Park is on the east side in Mount Washington at 2221 Oxford Ave.

This kid-friendly event is an eight year tradition.  There will be at least two trebuchets, vendors with food choices, bands providing entertainment, and carnival games.  Proceeds go toward park improvements.  Radio station WNKU will broadcast live from the event.

Cost to chuck a pumpkin is $3 or $5 to buy a pumpkin and have it chucked.

Disclaimer: This is a community event, not organized by HIVE13.  Here is the  link to the Cincinnati Enquirer story.

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Cinci2600 this Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012 @ 7pm.

October 4th, 2012 No comments

This Friday for Cinci2600 we are hosting our first CryptoParty, where the theme for the night is encryption. The event is free and open to the public (even the feds!) so feel free to stop by. I will be giving a short presentation on TrueCrypt, followed by a couple of short demonstrations. If you have a crypto tool that you would like to demonstrate, please bring it by.

The event is at 7pm, Friday Oct. 5th, at the Hive13 Hackerspace located at 2929 Spring Grove Ave. in Camp Washington. If the door is locked, please ring the bell.

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Urban Survival: Zombie Outbreak Cincinnati

September 25th, 2012 No comments

Is it better to be unprepared for the expected, or prepared for the unexpected? As cities around the world brace for the end of times, perhaps they should just be making plans. Urban survival is as much about knowing your terrain as it is knowing your enemy. Where will you run when hordes of the undead attack? How will you communicate when smart phones become as dead as your antagonist? More importantly, what IS Cincinnati chili made of exactly, and is it enough to help sustain life?


All of these questions and more will be address in Urban Survival: Zombie Outbreak Cincinnati, where we explore the design of a city with extreme prejudice.

When: Oct. 9th 7:30pm

Where: Hive13 (2929 SpringGrove Ave)

Speaker: Giacomo Ciminello

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Cinci2600 tonight, Friday Sept. 7th, 2012 7PM @Hive13

September 7th, 2012 No comments

Sorry for the short notice, but Cinci2600 is on for tonight.

Craig will be demoing some of his navigation system hax as a preview to the launch of the Open Vehicle Research Lab at Hive13.

We will also be discussing how to better organize Cinci2600 so there are fewer months that go by without meetings.

As always, the Hive will be open to the public, so feel free to come by and check it out!

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Star Wars R2D2 droid replicators Chris Reiff and Daren Murrer speak at HIVE13 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

August 30th, 2012 3 comments

The galaxy’s most famous robot, R2-D2, will visit HIVE13 on 9/11 !

An incredible replica of R2 and other cool Star Wars props will be at the HIVE when serial R2 replicators Chris Reiff and Daren Murrer are the featured guest speakers at the Tuesday night meeting on September 11 at 7:30pm.

Daren Murrer is an inventor and lifelong entrepreneur.  Besides being the founder of five successful companies, he has been awarded multiple United States Patents for his innovations.  In his spare time Daren is active in the R2 Builders Club, an online group for people who are interested in building their own R2-D2.  The Club website is www.astromech.net. Daren completed his personal R2D2 in 2006.

Chris Reiff is a toy designer and illustrator who has been working on official Star Wars projects for over 15 years.  Some of his illustration work includes the Millennium Falcon Owners Workshop Manual from Haynes, Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids and two editions of Star Wars Blueprints from DK publishing, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas from DelRey, as well as becker&mayer!’s Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owners Guide, Darth Vader: A 3-D Surgical Log, Jedi Path, and Book of Sith.  He lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio with his dog named Dog and is currently building a full-size R2-D2 replica between illustration projects.

Get your free ticket here.  Hurry, as space is limited.

http://hive13secondtuesday20120911.eventbrite.com/

The event is open to both HIVE13 members and the general public.  HIVE13 is a member-supported, federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization and charitable donations are welcome.  Feed the HIVE!

 

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Upcoming Craft Class Series at HIVE13 this Fall – Learn easy techniques and make personalized holiday gifts this year!

August 26th, 2012 1 comment

This fall, HIVE13 is hosting a six-class series on crafting tie-dye, beaded jewelry, paper flower bouquets, decoupage picture frames, and domino tile magnets. Classes are presented by Rebecca Irwin, a local jewelry maker, workshop presenter, and wife of member Kevin. No experience required. All materials will be provided or specified in the specific class descriptions.

Follow links below for details and to register for individual classes or all six. One week advance registration is required and space is limited.

Tie-DyeBring Your Own T-shirt to Tie-Dye, Groovy Man!
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members

Bring your old t-shirts or other cotton item (apron, bag, socks and more) and transform them into beautiful tie-dye creations. No experience required, just bring yourself and your items to tie-dye and get ready to get messy. Please wear old or dark clothing. For ages five and up.

Jewelry IBasic beading for earrings and pendant
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

In Jewelry I you will be introduced to the basics of beading and supplies. We will create your own individual pair of earrings and a matching pendant. You will learn about the tools and supplies used in jewelry making and will gain the knowledge to be able to create jewelry on your own. No experience required. For ages 12 and up.

Jewelry IIIntermediate beading for necklaces and bracelets
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

In Jewelry II you will be introduced to intermediate beading including beaded necklaces and bracelets. We will create your own individual necklace. You will learn about the tools and supplies used in jewelry making and will gain the knowledge to be able to create jewelry on your own. Jewelry I is a prerequisite. For ages 12 and up.

Paper Flower BouquetsFun and quick tissue paper creations!
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members

Relax and enjoy learning how to make these beautiful bouquets. A simple technique that is both fun and quick. Experiment with different shapes, and colors to create your own flower bouquet from tissue paper. No experience required. For ages 12 and up.

Domino Tile MagnetsYou know someone whose refrigerator needs one!
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members

Learn a simple technique that will allow you to create amazing items out of old domino pieces. You will create three domino tile magnets using dominoes, magnets, paint, and scrapbook paper. No experience required. For ages 12 and up.

Decoupage Picture FramesRe-Do, 2nd Chance!
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-4 pm, at HIVE13 (go to registration)
Cost for class and materials is $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Come learn this simple technique that will make you crazy over decoupage. We will create one decoupage picture frame using paper and decoupage glue. No experience required. For ages 12 and up.  This class was originally scheduled on Nov. 3 but is now offered again on Dec. 1 as a Re-Do 2nd Chance!

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OPEN HOUSE TODAY!

July 21st, 2012 No comments

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!

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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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