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Cincinnati Makerfaire 2015!

August 30th, 2015 Comments off

I'm a Soldering my LED!

Hiya folks,

We had a great day during day one of the Cincinnati Makerfaire! Sunday the door opens at 11am, so stop on down to learn how to solder a flashing rainbow coloured led, check out a few projects from the hive, and get a rush with MORE POWER with the power tool drag racing! I hope everyone will have a blast with the events we are running this year!

 

 

Power Racing Series, The Write-up Part 1 (Framing the Experience)

August 18th, 2015 Comments off

For all you who’ve been wondering what’s been going on with the power series racing, it’s been a long road, but we’re finally getting close to finishing this year’s kart! Will, Kevin and I (as well as so many others!) have been learning a lot with this project, but before I go into a breakdown of what we’ve learned, here’s some photos (you may need to go to flickr for all of them to show up) and a video showing a snippet of the ~25min endurance run performed over the weekend to test battery life!

 

This is going to be a post of my personal perspective (Jim Shealy) as the leader of Power Racing Series at the hive, where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we’re doing now.

 

So what is Power Racing Series at the Hive?

-A learning experience to get to touch every part of the Hive

-An Introduction to Electric Vehicles and show that, hey, it’s not exactly rocket science

-A chance to collaborate, and produce something as a collective that the Hive gets to show off

(click picture for the whole photo album)

Power Racing Series

 

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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)

Hive 13 Collaboration! CAC Makerspace: Noise Hack

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Hello everyone!

We are working with the Contemporary Arts Center for their Makerspace event: Noise hacking.  The event will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Join us for an evening of sound experiments, create your own crystal radio and learn how you can turn a sticky note into a speaker.

This event is open to the community and all ages are welcome with parental observation. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver before using any tools.

This event also gives you access to check out the art displayed at the contemporary arts center, so if you haven’t checked out their space, now’s the time to do it!

Collaboration

Wood Shop Open House – Tuesday, May 5, 2015: 4pm to 7pm

May 4th, 2015 Comments off

Hello everyone!  This is Elly, wood shop area warden.  I will be hosting an open house for our wood shop on Tuesday, May 5 from 4pm to 7pm.

This is open to the public and members alike.   You can stop in at any point during the open house or stay for all of the open shop hours.

Come down to visit the hive for the first time, see what our wood shop has to offer, learn how to operate some of the basic tools in the shop, learn about some tool maintenance and science, or start/finish a project of your own along side me.   I personally will be building a small outdoor table using both power and hand tools.

This open house is conveniently before our general weekly meetings which start at 7:30pm (with pizza), so feel free to attend that as well.

Happy woodworking,

Elly