Biweekly make-a-thon: 3d Print-a-thon! Saturday, 1/30 2016 Noon-8pm

By lparker on Under 3D Printing, Making, Make-a-Thon, Education, Free

Biweekly make-a-thon: 3d Print-a-thon! Saturday, 1/30 2016 Noon-8pm

Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Curious about what this technology is, does? Want to figure out the software? Need some insights from friends and community to get you started? Just want to stare listlessly at the magic of gooey plastic oozing into a creation?

Come on down to this open, free event. This is an informal workshop day where anything goes. If you're interested in 3D printing (or just being a nerd in general), just bring yourself, your brain, and any snacks or accessories you might like.

Lorin will facilitate, but emphasis is on everyone learning from each other (Lorin is a professional educator, which means that he's smart, and good at rhetoric, but not necessarily the font of all wisdom on any topic).

We'll start up the printers and set up some movies in the lounge including the new documentary, “Print The Legend”.

Lorin will bring 2 printers he uses to teach and do workshops with:

Ultimaker 2 (provided by Schoff Foundation,and UCForward, and co-owned by UC, Hive13, and community education partners)
Printrbot simple metal (Lorin's personal teaching machine)
Copy of Simplify3D if you'd like to try Lorin's or use Cura or whatever open source tool you prefer!

Other Hive13 printers / resources based on availability.

Open and free to all. Drop on by. Experts and novices alike! If you're really ambitious, we'll have some new PETG and Nylon filaments from Taulman to try in the Ulltimaker2.

When: Saturday, 1/30 2016 Noon-8pm
Who: Anyone!
Cost: Free!

Optional Donation: 3D printer filament to support further community outreach courses and eNable prosthetic printing, or small monetary donation for purchase of filament (not required).

KiCad Workshop

By reportingsjr on

KiCad Workshop

Have you ever wanted to design your own PCB from scratch? Are you curious about the design process and the tools and techniques used by pros and hackers alike? Maybe you have some experience with Eagle PCB and want to try out a free and open source design suite...

Now's your chance to learn KiCad!

KiCad is an electronics design suite that allows you to create schematics, printed circuit boards, and more with few limitations. It is a completely free and open source suite that runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

This workshop will cover the basic workflow of KiCad, but will not cover techniques for creating good electronic circuits. The end goal is for you to be able to start a basic project and know where to go for help if you get stuck.

When: Thursday, January 28th from 7:30pm until about 10pm
Cost: Free (but if you like KiCad consider a donation to CERN!)
What to bring: A laptop with KiCad 4 installed (a mouse is recommended, but not required)

No registration necessary. Please show up at least 10 to 15 minutes early so you can get your computer situated and set up.

Welding classes

By reportingsjr on

Update: sign up links have been added 1/13.

We are excited to announce our first ever set of progressive metal working classes! Whether you have never worked with metal, or have experience building with metal, these classes will teach you all the tips and tricks of creating structures with metal! These courses strike a balance between the practical/theoretical, and safety/fun.

Classes are limited to 5 people per class to insure that everyone has plenty of time to get hands on experience with each tool. Participants of all levels are welcome in each and every class (in fact it is highly recommended if your schedule allows for it). These classes do directly build on each other and as such priority will be given to participants that sign up for both. Warning: The advanced welding class will not focus on welding technique, that will be covered in the "Welding good practice" portion of the first class.

Class pricing and the Schedule is as follows:

Metal Prep and Welding Good Practice (class 1)
Cost: $60
Offered: Friday 1/22/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday 1/23/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Sign up here

Advanced Welding Fabrication (class 2)
Cost: $50
Offered: Friday 1/29/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday 1/30/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sign up here

Please join us for our first ever progressive metal techniques set of courses!

Introduction to the BFR 9000

By dustin on Under Lorin Parker, BFR 9000, CNC, Electronics Warden, Introduction, CAM, Gcode, Mach3, fusion360, Shapeoko

Introduction to the BFR 9000

It seems that folks really want to get familiar with our CNC equipment. So Lorin Parker, our electronics warden, will also be offering an introductory course on the same day with Brad to familiarize people with the basics of our CNC. This to help familiarize you with the CNC and demystify things about it, not an certification class. The date and time will be Saturday January 9th from 10am to 12pm. Please RSVP here.

Things that Lorin will cover:

  • Safety Safety Safety! Lorin will show you how to not kill yourself or lose a hand
  • What the CNC is and is not
  • What CAM and GCode do
  • What Mach3 is and isn't
  • Information about the machines themselves
  • We'll use auto desk fusion360 to make some gcode and do some cuts with Shapeoko and the big CNC. Emphasis on best practices and how to get started with CAM.

Introduction to the Enco RF-30 Mill

By dustin on Under enco, mill, Introduction, Brad Walsh, Class

Introduction to the Enco RF-30 Mill

Brad Walsh, our new CNC warden, recently fixed up the mill and offered to run a class on Saturday January 9th from 1 to 3pm. Please RSVP here.

"This would be basic safe operation and a walk through of how to load a tool and make some chips." -Brad

You can check the wiki page for the mill for information regarding the repair process it went through, manuals, and other mill related information.

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225