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Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:30 pm – Sound Synthesis 101

March 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 pm when Hive Secretary Brandon Wooldridge (a.k.a. Shadoxx) pontificates upon the technology of waveform synthesis and sound design.

The talk will include a brief history on synthesis, a live demo on modifying basic waveforms, and how an ASDR envelope works.

Participants that want to follow along will get links to the software that can be downloaded.  Windows is required for the live demo portion, or participants can use Audacity.

There is even a facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/events/894042210618507

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30pm – The Science of Blade Design

January 27th, 2015 Comments off

The 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month presentations continues at Hive13 this Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm when Hive Wood Shop Area Warden Elly provides a review of the science of blade design.

This cutting edge talk (with never a dull moment) will slice into blade tech like a hot knife in butter.

Blades (and the tools that drive them) are what they are for a reason. There is a right (and wrong) tool and blade for every job. It is all about precision and productivity.

Gain a deeper insight into the mechanics how a first tool material is prepared and shaped to best impart controlled mayhem upon a second work piece material. Why are blades for circular saws, band saws, planers, jointers, and routers as they are? What is the best blade for making a straight cut in wood? Why is different if you are cutting with-the-grain or across-the-grain? What is the best blade for hard woods, soft woods, and laminates? What is the best blade for making a curved cut; both thick and thin? Why don’t these blades work for most plastics or any metals? What are the limits and how do blades fail? Learn the vocabulary of terms like kerf, rake angle, chip load, TPI, and RPM. Know before you use for best results, blade health, and personal safety.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:30pm – Introduction to KiCad PCB Design

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

Yes, it is short notice, but the 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month speaker series kicks off at HIVE13 this Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30pm when Hive COO Jon Neal will provide an electrifying introduction to KICAD printed circuit board (PCB) design.

You’ve wanted it. You’ve asked for it. Now, here it is.

Resolve to use these cold winter months to learn how to design and make your own PCB designs at Hive13!

KICAD is a leading open-source Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. (KiCad link)

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested in hearing Jon rag on something besides keeping the Hive clean and neat are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:30pm – 3D Printing Past/Present/Future

July 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Join us at HIVE13 this Tuesday, July 8, when member Bill Steele will pontificate on the past, present, and future of 3D printing.

The founding members of HIVE13 had an original Bre Pettis “Cupcake” 3D printer five years ago.

For those that have been following Bill’s progress in the time since, he successfully launched a KickStarter for his own 3D printer and is now introducing the innovative Polar3D printer. Bill has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this hot market and it will be a most interesting talk, starting at 7:30pm. A brief version of the HIVE13 business meeting will follow Bill’s talk.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in learning Bill’s perspective are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Hive13 – DIY CSI Forensics

April 28th, 2013 Comments off

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, May 14, at the 7:30 pm meeting for an informative look into Do-It-Yourself Crime-Scene-Investigation Forensics.

Member Brian Cochran (who is a Detective in the Boone County Sheriff’s Department assigned to crime scene investigation) will use material from the 40-hour course he teaches at the University of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy.  Brian will perform live demonstrations of some of the coolest latent print development techniques; making finger prints appear on paper,  making them glow, and fun stuff like that.  The presentation will include a brief overview with slides showing real CSI jobs and case studies.  The case studies focus on the processes that are used and where the “maker” attitude was applied to bring the case to a successful conclusion.  The two case studies that will be presented are homicides.  Real crime scene photography and a limited number of postmortem examination photos will be shown.  It will not be anything different from what you would see on an episode of CSI or Dexter but these ARE real.  Both of these case study presentations have been shown to high school groups before, but this is an UP FRONT WARNING for those inclined to be squeamish.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in law enforcement and criminal investigations are welcome to come to hear this presentation.  Come to learn about this different kind of  (“making” the case) skill.  (Find Us)

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