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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.

CLICK ON THIS LINE TO SEE THE LATEST MAP AND SCHEDULE OF MAKER FAIRE ACTIVITIES

FabLab night at the Contemporary Arts Center

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

Come join us at the Contemporary Arts Center this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Celebrate Cincinnati Design Week by making something cool and experiment with some of the Hive’s rapid prototyping machines such as 3d printers and a desktop cnc router.

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.

Free with admission or membership, donations appreciated.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:30pm – 3D Printing Past/Present/Future

July 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Join us at HIVE13 this Tuesday, July 8, when member Bill Steele will pontificate on the past, present, and future of 3D printing.

The founding members of HIVE13 had an original Bre Pettis “Cupcake” 3D printer five years ago.

For those that have been following Bill’s progress in the time since, he successfully launched a KickStarter for his own 3D printer and is now introducing the innovative Polar3D printer. Bill has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this hot market and it will be a most interesting talk, starting at 7:30pm. A brief version of the HIVE13 business meeting will follow Bill’s talk.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in learning Bill’s perspective are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)