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Introduction to Welding Class (July 18th)

July 13th, 2015 Comments off

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Kirk Wallace will be hosting an Introduction to Welding class at Hive13 this coming Saturday (July 18th, 2015). Absolutely no experience is necessary to attend this class on MIG welding.

This will be a very introductory class with the first half covering the theory of MIG welding, briefly touching on TIG and stick welding. After a short intermission, the second half of the class will be practical hands on learning, where you will get the opportunity MIG welding steel together with individual instruction from Kirk. If there is some extra time and people are feeling adventurous, you may get to quickly try out TIG welding as well.

The class will take place from 9:45am until 1pm. There will be a brief intermission between the theory and application from 11:00am-11:15am. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat while others are practicing welding.

Tickets are $40/person and will include all materials and tools to be used in the class. Class size is limited to six people. Purchase the tickets and read the FAQ at

Help us buy a gigantic laser cutter!

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

We have been planning so we can buy a giant laser cutter in the next few months and we want help!

The laser we are looking to get is a g.weike 100w laser cutter with a cutting area of 1.5m x 1.2m (~5ft x ~4ft) (big enough to cut the outline of someone 6ft tall). We will also be getting a rotary attachment so we can etch cylindrical objects like drinking glasses.

It will be a significant upgrade from our current laser cutter allowing us to do far more than our current laser.

Our goal for fundraising is at least $4,000 with Hive13 matching donated funds. With your help we can reach that goal and even beyond it easily! When you donate you will be receiving minutes at half of our normal price. That means for every $1 you donate you get 4 minutes to use on our lasers.

Please note that you don’t need to be a member to purchase, use, or sell laser minutes. You can have a trained member operate our lasers for you!



We have a pledgie campain set up at right now. Go donate!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Hive13 leadership at

Click here to lend your support to: Huge laser cutter for Hive13 and make a donation at !

FabLab night at the Contemporary Arts Center

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

Come join us at the Contemporary Arts Center this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Celebrate Cincinnati Design Week by making something cool and experiment with some of the Hive’s rapid prototyping machines such as 3d printers and a desktop cnc router.

This event is open to the community and all ages are welcome with parental observation. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver before using any tools.

Free with admission or membership, donations appreciated.