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Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:30 pm – An ‘Old-Hand’ Maker’s Memories

August 7th, 2015 Comments off

Do you think the “Maker Movement” is something new? Well, think again. This photo shows Henry Ford contemplating his first 1896 Quadricycle. By the 1920′s Henry had made his 10 millionth Model T, a.k.a. Tin Lizzy, shown behind him, and we now have the world-wide auto industry of today.

Contemplating growing your own maker hobby into something larger like Henry did?

Join us this Tuesday, August 11, after the 7:30pm business meeting, when not-quite-so-old ‘Old-Hand’ Clarence Stogner (father of member Will) takes us for a ride down his own memory lane.

Clarence’s story started in the US Navy working on manual-control piston-engine T28 aircraft and A6E jet aircraft with advanced hydraulic systems. Combining his early machining background with a mechanical engineering degree, he has worked on designing and improving valve/actuators and related controls for the past 39 years. He was a principal owner in two businesses that spanned 18 of those years. Presently at A-T Controls here in Cincinnati, he leads a product development team that adapts valve/actuator hydraulic products from Asia for the special demands of oil well field operations.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this interesting talk on Tuesday, August 11, after the 7:30pm business meeting. (Find Us)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 pm – Solar Power Panel Discussion

March 31st, 2015 Comments off

Join us this Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30pm when local Camp Washington organizer Mimi Rook assembles a solar panel to conduct an electrifying discussion to enlighten us all on this innovative current power source.

Mimi’s solar power panel includes:
+ Theresa and Brian Tudor, local Camp Washington residents who have installed solar in their home
+ Flecquer Vera from (Sustainergy)
+ TBD from (SolarWise)
+ Julie Johns from (Dovetail Solar)
+ TBD from (Osborne Coinage)

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

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)

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)

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)