Greetings everyone! My name is Dustin, and I’ll be working as a volunteer this summer at Hive13. So until September, we will have open hours to give people the opportunity to tour our space, see what a makerspace looks like, or just to come down to work on a fun and exciting project! Starting this week our hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 11pm. You can also find these hours posted on our Google Calendar on the right side of the main page. If you don’t have any plans this memorial day, why not stop by and build something fun? I will be here to give people tours, access to the space, and can help with projects to the best of my ability.
Thanks for your time, and remember to stay awesome!
We have been planning so we can buy a giant laser cutter in the next few months and we want help!
The laser we are looking to get is a g.weike 100w laser cutter with a cutting area of 1.5m x 1.2m (~5ft x ~4ft) (big enough to cut the outline of someone 6ft tall). We will also be getting a rotary attachment so we can etch cylindrical objects like drinking glasses.
It will be a significant upgrade from our current laser cutter allowing us to do far more than our current laser.
Our goal for fundraising is at least $4,000 with Hive13 matching donated funds. With your help we can reach that goal and even beyond it easily! When you donate you will be receiving minutes at half of our normal price. That means for every $1 you donate you get 4 minutes to use on our lasers.
Please note that you don’t need to be a member to purchase, use, or sell laser minutes. You can have a trained member operate our lasers for you!
We have a pledgie campain set up at https://pledgie.com/campaigns/28927 right now. Go donate!
If you have any questions feel free to contact Hive13 leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, Thanks to Ivan, Coy, Ryan, the Gigabot has started printing again! What turned out to be a goosechase of inverted min and max homing pins (thanks RE3D…) and screwed up setting in repetier host, we got it all ironed out and back online. It’s leveled and should be ready to print.
Oh, and did I mention, the heated print bed also works! Nice!
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!