Save the date and be sure to attend the Oxford Kinetics Festival, held on the grounds at Miami University’s Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.
Started in 2010 and inspired by the kinetic sculpture races of Arcata CA, Baltimore, and Burning Man, this annual festival is a participatory event with theme camps, hands-on activities, and eclectic food offerings.
Attendees are encouraged to “bring the festivities” to the festival. Main events include “The Dog’s Breakfast” alleycat monster contraption bike race through Oxford and a kids’ scramble monster bike contraption race.
The theme this year is “flight of the flier.” There will be trapeze lessons, a Wright-B Flyer will fly overhead, and many hovercrafts, drones, and projectiles are expected in the Oxford air space.
Details at (http://www.oxfordkineticsfestival.org/)
FINALIZE YOUR PLANS NOW AS A VOLUNTEER!
Hive13 wants you to volunteer to help at the region’s biggest Show and Tell. This year’s second annual event expands to two days (11:00am to 6:00pm) and will be held at a most-excellent new venue, the Cincinnati Museum Center (Union Terminal).
Come early and stay late. Help with setups, staff the Hive13 booth, mentor in our Learn-to-Solder activity, crew the Power Tool Drag Race, and help with tear-downs and pack-outs. Many hands make light work and you can be part of the fun! You might even end up with a nifty souvenir T-shirt.
Come to this Tuesday’s meeting at 7:30pm at Hive13 to get the details and schedule your sign-up times.
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Everyone knows it is fast approaching, and we have not reminded folks enough, but tomorrow (June 30, 2014) is the deadline to apply as a maker to display your creation(s) for the upcoming two-day Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire at Union Terminal (September 13-14, 2014).
The website (image shown to the left) is at http://cincinnatimakerfaire.com/.
It has an APPLY NOW button to take you to the Exhibitor/Vendor application page.
You know you want to finish your project and show it off. Register now!
It is official. HIVE13 has won a Shapeoko2 CNC machine kit in the Inventables 50 States 3D Carving Machine Giveaway contest! Yes, it is for real!
The gang at Inventables (the hardware store for designers) is igniting the digital manufacturing revolution by launching this outreach program to get open-source CNC milling into (almost) every makerspace in the US. HIVE13 responded and is one of the 50 winners (and the only one in Ohio).
Shapeoko is an Open Hardware project started by Edward Ford in Dixon, IL. The name comes from a combination of the Shapeways and Ponoko laser cutting service names. The initial design (pre-kickstarter) was based around services provided by both companies. On July 26, 2011, 125 backers pledged $11,078 toward Project Shapeoko, far exceeding the funding goal of $1,500.
The ShapeOko is a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine which in its default configuration uses a light-duty rotary tool as the spindle. It is a 3-axis machine; able to move the mounted tool up/down, left/right, and forward/backward under computer control with some measure of repeatable precision. The giveaway includes beta access to Inventable’s Easel free cloud based app for design and fabrication, which goes full public later this summer.
Stay tuned for further announcements and visit the HIVE13 wiki ShapeOko project page for further details on the (to be scheduled) upcoming build nights and ongoing related developments.
At the last Hive13 Lock Forensic Meetup (Aug 11th) we practiced and experimented with different techniques using bump keys as well as built our own custom pinning tray. We have a LAB pinning mat but we feel that most of the space on that mat is wasted and unnecessary. So we set out to make a cool plexiglass version that would be portable and get the job done equally as well. The image on the right is the first pining tray off the laser cutter. It is two sheets of plexiglass fused together (top and bottom) so the tray can be moved around. We really liked the way it came out and decided we would give these out at the next Lock Forensic class we host (date to be determined still). We also thought it would be great to put a logo on he backside of the bottom layer of plexiglass. Then we realized we don’t have a logo!
Being that the Hive13 Lock Forensic group is the first public lock forensic group in the country (maybe the world) we feel it is important that we have a logo. And for the sake of setting an arbitrary deadline, the contest will end next Friday (Aug 19th). The rules for the logo are simple. We are looking for a black and white logo. One that could easily be a vinyl sticker or etched into plexiglass or other tools. The entries will be passed around the regular members of the lock forensics group and the winner will get a free pinning tray with their logo on it.
Meeting info: http://wiki.hive13.org/Lockpick
Contest submission email here: craig at hive13