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Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Hive13 – DIY CSI Forensics

April 28th, 2013 Comments off

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, May 14, at the 7:30 pm meeting for an informative look into Do-It-Yourself Crime-Scene-Investigation Forensics.

Member Brian Cochran (who is a Detective in the Boone County Sheriff’s Department assigned to crime scene investigation) will use material from the 40-hour course he teaches at the University of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy.  Brian will perform live demonstrations of some of the coolest latent print development techniques; making finger prints appear on paper,  making them glow, and fun stuff like that.  The presentation will include a brief overview with slides showing real CSI jobs and case studies.  The case studies focus on the processes that are used and where the “maker” attitude was applied to bring the case to a successful conclusion.  The two case studies that will be presented are homicides.  Real crime scene photography and a limited number of postmortem examination photos will be shown.  It will not be anything different from what you would see on an episode of CSI or Dexter but these ARE real.  Both of these case study presentations have been shown to high school groups before, but this is an UP FRONT WARNING for those inclined to be squeamish.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and those interested in law enforcement and criminal investigations are welcome to come to hear this presentation.  Come to learn about this different kind of  (“making” the case) skill.  (Find Us)

Cool new power

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

We upgraded our electrical system in the hive now so we can run all of our tools without blowing a fuse!  While we were at it we ran dedicated lines to each of the AC units… all 6 brand new AC Units!!!  That’s right, this summer the Hive will actually be a nice area to work instead of a sweat box.

Our electrician was fantastic and if you are ever looking for a team to quickly do an amazing job and not gouge you, then please hit up our friend Marcus:

Causey Electric Co.INC:

Ohio License: #29092:

8964 Ebro Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231:
Phone: 513-307-2523:

marcuscausey (at)

Creative Coding Kinect

December 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Visit the project page

The creative coding movement has existed for several years in the form of programming APIs such as openFrameworks, Processing, and Cinder.  However, since the Xbox Kinect was released last month, there has been an explosion of activity in this arena.

Because ZombieCraig recently purchased an Kinect for the space, we have the chance to participate in this revolutionary movement.  Dozens of digital artists are cutting their teeth in the creative coding movement, making a name for themselves in the intersection of art and technology.

Therefore, this is a call for projects.  The Hive is a wonderful place for coders and artists to collaborate.  We have a chance for coders to express themselves and artists to enter an emerging market.  This is an especially great opportunity for art students, since our student membership fee is only $13.37.

Please send all questions to

Visit the project page

Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

Hive13 Training Program

November 19th, 2009 Comments off

The Hive now has a Training Program! You can sign up for a full year of self paced training classes and unlimited use of the workshop and labs. This can be an easy training decisions for companies who want to provide extra high value perks for their employees!

See Hive13 Training Program for more information!

Equus Horse Heads

October 8th, 2009 1 comment

Several weeks ago Hive13 volunteered to help out a local theater company known as New Edgecliff Theatre.  They were preparing for the Equus play.  They built several horse heads.  A 3-dimensional and 5 2-dimensional ones.  Our task was to make it so the horse head eyes would glow red via a switch.  Fairly simple except we had approximately 24 hours to do it and radio shack only had a few coin battery holders.  We also needed to make our own defuzers for the eyes.  We made the 3D defuzer with extra vending bubbles and we used a $4 air filter for the rest.  Once we ran out of battery coin holders we hacked a paperclip version which worked great :D

Paperclip holder frontPaperclip holder side

Here are some pics of the finished horse heads

3D Horse head on PaulAll heads lit

This play has been selling out and has recieved many acculades: [1], [2], [3].  This play is still going on so be sure to catch it!

For more info on the project see the wiki