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Do you want some more Raspberry Pi?

February 16th, 2013 No comments

In case you were one of the many new folks that attended (or missed) last week’s Raspberry Pi presentation and did not see the the follow-up post on our (GoogleGroup MailingList) or are just hungry for more, come back to HIVE13 again this coming Tuesday night (Feb. 19) for another slice of Raspberry Pi.

In the one hour (6:30pm to 7:30pm) before the usual HIVE business meeting, we will have an informal follow-up on the Raspberry Pi.  Think of it as a “Birds-of-a-Feather”, or a “Special Interest Group” gathering where folks with a shared interest can compare and contrast experiences and get energized to to press on with their individual or collaborative learning efforts.  It might even become a regular weekly event.

OK, so here’s a challenge.  The HIVE would like to show three Raspberry Pi projects at the October Maker Faire.  If the magnificent glass block display can be made portable for the day and counts as one project, what will be the other two?  How about one dirt-simple project and one that is a bit more complex?  Bring your ideas and energy for the discussion.  We’ll launch a project page for the ideas that grow legs.  You learn by doing and gaining experience.  Sure you can do it all yourself in your basement, but it is better at the HIVE.  We even have pizza to go with that pie!

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Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 at HIVE13 – Easy as Raspberry Pi a la mode!

January 20th, 2013 No comments

The Raspberry Pi is an amazingly capable $39 credit-card sized computer.  In the time since it first went on sale last February, hardware hackers have turned this little guy into everything from a game console to a mini Linux laptop to a supercomputer.  Sales have also skyrocketed, with an estimated one million PC hobbyists snatching one up.

Join us at the HIVE on Feb. 12, 2013 when member Chris Hodapp will be the featured 2nd Tuesday speaker at the 7:30pm business meeting.  He will share his experiences using a Raspberry Pi to upgrade  the latest version of the HIVE’s glass block LED matrix display.  Other Pi-makers will also be present.  It will be an informal, informative Q&A session you can use as you consider to start your own Raspberry Pi project.

Members, guests, and interested first-time-walk-ins are welcome to come to see and learn a new maker skill.  The HIVE is the place to be a maker and work on sweet collaborative projects.  (Find Us)

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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 No comments

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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Learn to Mold and Cast

January 24th, 2012 No comments

Hive13 contains a variety of exciting things to create prototypes from.  Learn to mold and cast these prototypes and more using hobby-grade resins and silicone.   The class is $40 and includes a take-home pint of slow-cure casting resin.  Due to time constraints, molding will only be demonstrate (it takes 4-6 hours for the mold to cure), but we will cast real resin things that you can take home from pre-existing molds (what things is to be determined).

The class will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 22.  Cut-off date for sign-up is February 17.

The class will cover:

  • An overview of modern mold-making and casting
  • Safety and equipment
  • Building a simple mold box
  • Preparing silicone and pouring a mold
  • Casting resin in a mold
  • Different types of resin

Register for Learn to Mold and Cast in Cincinnati, OH  on Eventbrite

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HAM Radio License course Saturday, Jan. 14th 2012

January 1st, 2012 No comments

Have you always wanted to get your Ham operators license? Well here is your chance!

On Saturday, January 14th, Hive13 hosting a HAM radio class to get your HAM license. This is an all day class plus the technical licensing test at the end. A week or two after passing your exam you will get your call sign from the FCC.

This class requires a study guide, The AARL Ham Radio License Manual, isbn# 0872590976. For the $30 signup the book is included. If you wish to purchase the book ahead of time then you can sign up for $15. You will need the book to take this class.

Click here to register.

for unnecessarily detailed directions to the space, please click here.

Oh, amateur radio dad, you are so judgemental!

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