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Help us buy a gigantic laser cutter!

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

We have been planning so we can buy a giant laser cutter in the next few months and we want help!

The laser we are looking to get is a g.weike 100w laser cutter with a cutting area of 1.5m x 1.2m (~5ft x ~4ft) (big enough to cut the outline of someone 6ft tall). We will also be getting a rotary attachment so we can etch cylindrical objects like drinking glasses.

It will be a significant upgrade from our current laser cutter allowing us to do far more than our current laser.


Our goal for fundraising is at least $4,000 with Hive13 matching donated funds. With your help we can reach that goal and even beyond it easily! When you donate you will be receiving minutes at half of our normal price. That means for every $1 you donate you get 4 minutes to use on our lasers.

Please note that you don’t need to be a member to purchase, use, or sell laser minutes. You can have a trained member operate our lasers for you!

 

 

We have a pledgie campain set up at https://pledgie.com/campaigns/28927 right now. Go donate!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Hive13 leadership at leadership@hive13.org.

Click here to lend your support to: Huge laser cutter for Hive13 and make a donation at pledgie.com !

Gigabot Back Online!

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

Yes, Thanks to Ivan, Coy, Ryan, the Gigabot has started printing again! What turned out to be a goosechase of inverted min and max homing pins (thanks RE3D…) and screwed up setting in repetier host, we got it all ironed out and back online. It’s leveled and should be ready to print.

Oh, and did I mention, the heated print bed also works! Nice!

Enjoy!

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

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 17, 2015, 7:30 pm – Introduction to the Shapeoko CNC

March 13th, 2015 Comments off

Folks may remember the blog post from back in June (here); Hive13 was the only hackerspace in Ohio to win a free Shapeoko2 CNC machine kit in the Inventables 50 States 3D Carving Machine Giveaway contest.

Well, it didn’t really take this long; but the kit is assembled, customized, debugged, and ready for use, thanks to the lead efforts of member Julien Morand and several assistants along the way.

AFTER the Hive13 meeting this Tuesday, March 17, Julien will present an introduction to this working machine. The introduction will be in two parts. The first part will present the specifications of the machine, its different usages, and the steps required to get a proper milled part. The second part will demo the CAD to CAM workflow using a given shape (the hive logo) and then cutting the part on the machine. Interested folks should follow this (link).

Julien has offered to follow-up and supervise one or more TBD Saturday workshop(s) in upcoming months for those wanting to create and cut their own similar shapes.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested in hearing Julien’s cool French accent are welcome to come for this introduction on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)