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Hacking the Future at Hive13 with futurist Marvin Dejean

August 9th, 2015 Comments off

Step into the time machine. We're going to the future.

 

Welcome to the Hive13 hackerspace. A community space for technology enthusiasts to gather and collaborate on projects. Basically if you want to build anything digital or physical you can do it here. We will be going on a tour exploring everything from programming, lasers, 3D printing to CNC milling machines.

We are especially excited to invite futurist Marvin Dejean, author of “The DNA of Reinvention” to give us a glimpse into the future. Check out some of his writing here.

 

The event will be held on August 12th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Here’s the agenda:
6:30pm – 6:45pm Arrival
6:45pm – 7:15pm Tour Hive 13
7:15pm – 7:45pm Marvin Dejean talk
7:45pm – 8:30pm Q&A with Marvin and discussion
This event is open to the public and hive members alike, so feel free to join us for some stimulating conversations and discussions!

 

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)

Introduction to the Haskell programming language – Saturday July 18 at 2:00 PM

July 17th, 2015 Comments off

This Saturday July 18 at 2:00 PM, Hive13 will recieve a visit from Shae Erisson of Makers Local 256 in Huntsville Alabama. Shae is touring U.S. makerspaces, comparing differences and learning about their structure.

Shae will provide an introductory talk covering the Haskell programming language.

Haskell is a programming language that is different because it is pure, lazy, and has a powerful and friendly type system. The presentation will focus on those differences and additionally discuss libraries, community, and commercial use.

Afterward, there may be informal discussion of hackerspaces Shae has visited, and of Hive13′s organization (or lack thereof). Please make plans to attend if any of these topics are of interest.

Introduction to Welding Class (July 18th)

July 13th, 2015 Comments off

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Kirk Wallace will be hosting an Introduction to Welding class at Hive13 this coming Saturday (July 18th, 2015). Absolutely no experience is necessary to attend this class on MIG welding.

This will be a very introductory class with the first half covering the theory of MIG welding, briefly touching on TIG and stick welding. After a short intermission, the second half of the class will be practical hands on learning, where you will get the opportunity MIG welding steel together with individual instruction from Kirk. If there is some extra time and people are feeling adventurous, you may get to quickly try out TIG welding as well.

The class will take place from 9:45am until 1pm. There will be a brief intermission between the theory and application from 11:00am-11:15am. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat while others are practicing welding.

Tickets are $40/person and will include all materials and tools to be used in the class. Class size is limited to six people. Purchase the tickets and read the FAQ at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-welding-hive13-tickets-17756000676

Electronics Open House – Thursday, June 25, 2015: 5:30pm to 8pm

June 25th, 2015 Comments off

mini meme!

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the late post, but Lorin will be having an electronics open house

on Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm to 8pm.

 

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.

 

So stop on down with a project and Lorin will be happy to help you, or drop by to re-familiarize yourself with our electronics area. He will be there to help people with projects, introduce folks to the space, and answer questions!

Anything from:
  •  Assembly and soldering.
  • How to use an oscilloscope (digital or analog) and other test gear.
  • Electronics theory.
  • Analog and Digital.
  • Old school electronics.
  • PCB etching (Unless time crunch doesn’t permit this. Regardless, he said he will probably be doing some workshops on such things in the future)
He will also be bringing his EEG project, and probably the analog Vocoder as examples.

 

Thanks Lorin for your outstanding efforts here at the hive! Bravo!