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

July 2nd, 2014 No comments

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 June 10, 2014 – 2D CAD for Lasering Tutorial (Week 1 of 2)

June 3rd, 2014 No comments

Sure, 3D printing of STL models is all the rage. We can do that. But if you are laser cutting flats, you want to go OLD SCHOOL. Not quite as old as this 1930′s vintage drafting board, but as old as 1980′s era 2D DWG files. Join us at HIVE13 on Tuesday, June 10, for Week 1 of a two-week beginner’s tutorial on classic 2D CAD for laser work. Member Jim Dallam will take on this topic as our June “Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month” guest speaker. We will start after the brief 7:30pm business meeting. The actual tutorial will begin at 8:00pm and end at 9:00pm.

For this tutorial, we will be using the free DraftSight(R) CAD software from Dassault Systems. Here is the (download link) for the free version of this standalone, professional-grade product. Come with the software already loaded on your laptop and you can click along during this fast paced session. We will demo creating a simple geometry, then download the DXF file and cut it on the HIVE13 laser. Week 1 (6/10) will focus on the CAD work and touch on the laser. Week 2 (6/17) will touch on any lingering 2D CAD questions and have more laser focus. (<- PUNishment!)

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in starting to climb the 2D CAD learning curve are welcome to come to our meeting and this Week 1 tutorial, Tuesday, June 10, at 8:00pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday May 13, 2014, 7:30pm at Hive13 is Ham Radio Night!

April 19th, 2014 No comments

Join us at Hive13 on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30pm for Ham Radio Night. We will be welcoming Gary Coffey, Jerry Shipp, and perhaps others from the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society as our May “Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month” guest speakers.

Amateur Radio is a valuable volunteer emergency communications service and public resource. Hear about the latest kit building and DIY developments in the field of radio art. Learn about upcoming events within the local amateur radio community; including ARRL certification and licensing opportunities. After the big one, these Ham Radio enthusiasts with access to a 12V car battery may be the only ones still on the air and communicating.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in learning more about the world of ham radio are welcome to come to our meeting and this presentation, Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Hive13 – DIY as a way of life – Just Do It!

March 26th, 2014 No comments

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30pm for an enlightened look into hardcore DIY as way of life. We will be welcoming Robert Inhuman from local electronic punk group Decide Today and Divtech as our “Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month” guest speaker for April.

Do-It-Yourself can be more than just a resourceful activity. DIY can be a life philosophy that affects every aspect of your survival and all of the accessories in your existence. Hear and discuss Robert’s challenging views on the importance of asserting authority over one’s own existence.

Robert is plugged into several local projects, such as the Cincinnati DIY calendar, Soapbox infoshop, etc. These media promote a gathering of all local events and resources focused on “Do-It-Yourself”. These events include arts and music, social activism, politics, food, clothing, transportation, homes, technology, and any kind of how-to’s that are available without exclusivity in our community.

Here are some links for further reading:
* cincydiy https://www.facebook.com/groups/cincydiy/
* DecideToday https://www.facebook.com/decidetoday
* Realicide http://realicide.com/

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in learning more about this way of life are welcome to come to our meeting and this presentation, Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Hive13 – PhantomX Hexapod Robot Hacking

February 23rd, 2014 No comments

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30pm for a ROBOT TAKEOVER!  We will be welcoming local software developer and robot hacker Carin Meier as our March 2nd-Tuesday guest speaker.

Carin will be showing off her PhantomX Hexapod, a frightening / awesome 6-legged walker from Trossen Robotics.  Hear the first-hand experiences of a new-comer to robotics on  building the kit from just plates, boards, and screws.  Carin will talk about the software to control it, and if everything goes well, she will also demonstrate running it via a laptop with Clojure.

Here is a teaser link to the first steps (towards world domination) taken by Carin’s hexapod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUrZeJ39xjs

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in learning more about this type of robot hacking are welcome to come to the meeting and this presentation, Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30pm.   (Find Us)

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