Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 pm – Solar Power Panel Discussion

March 31st, 2015 Comments off

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)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30 pm – Introduction to the Shapeoko CNC

March 13th, 2015 Comments off

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)

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/)