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Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:30 pm – Sound Synthesis 101

March 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 pm when Hive Secretary Brandon Wooldridge (a.k.a. Shadoxx) pontificates upon the technology of waveform synthesis and sound design.

The talk will include a brief history on synthesis, a live demo on modifying basic waveforms, and how an ASDR envelope works.

Participants that want to follow along will get links to the software that can be downloaded.  Windows is required for the live demo portion, or participants can use Audacity.

There is even a facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/events/894042210618507

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30pm – The Science of Blade Design

January 27th, 2015 Comments off

The 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month presentations continues at Hive13 this Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm when Hive Wood Shop Area Warden Elly provides a review of the science of blade design.

This cutting edge talk (with never a dull moment) will slice into blade tech like a hot knife in butter.

Blades (and the tools that drive them) are what they are for a reason. There is a right (and wrong) tool and blade for every job. It is all about precision and productivity.

Gain a deeper insight into the mechanics how a first tool material is prepared and shaped to best impart controlled mayhem upon a second work piece material. Why are blades for circular saws, band saws, planers, jointers, and routers as they are? What is the best blade for making a straight cut in wood? Why is different if you are cutting with-the-grain or across-the-grain? What is the best blade for hard woods, soft woods, and laminates? What is the best blade for making a curved cut; both thick and thin? Why don’t these blades work for most plastics or any metals? What are the limits and how do blades fail? Learn the vocabulary of terms like kerf, rake angle, chip load, TPI, and RPM. Know before you use for best results, blade health, and personal safety.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

Save the date and attend the Oxford Kinetics Festival on April 19, 2015

January 27th, 2015 Comments off

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/)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:30pm – Introduction to KiCad PCB Design

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

Yes, it is short notice, but the 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month speaker series kicks off at HIVE13 this Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30pm when Hive COO Jon Neal will provide an electrifying introduction to KICAD printed circuit board (PCB) design.

You’ve wanted it. You’ve asked for it. Now, here it is.

Resolve to use these cold winter months to learn how to design and make your own PCB designs at Hive13!

KICAD is a leading open-source Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. (KiCad link)

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested in hearing Jon rag on something besides keeping the Hive clean and neat are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

Cincinnati Mini-Maker Faire is this Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 13-14

September 6th, 2014 Comments off

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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