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.
It was unpowered due to issues with the drive train, We just finished a new one though!
For those of you who’ve been at the hive any time recently, you may recall the Power Series Racing project that we’ve been working on since October last year. It’s basically a $500 mini electric go-kart designed to derp around a track at makerfaires competing for both style points and racing time. We’ve ripped apart hybrid car batteries for their cells, practiced CAD, and made some prototypes. If you’re still not interested, here’s the promo video for Power Series Racing:
Our first race will be at the end of June, and as such we’re ramping up the effort to get this kart finished and on the road. We learned a lot from the first iteration, and this weekend we’ll be working on cutting and welding the frame. If you’re curious to see what’s going on, come on down this Saturday and help out or watch!
Also, stay tuned, we’ll want a crew when we head out to Kansas City for the first race! We’ll need a pit crew and drivers!
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)
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)
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)