Power Tool Drag Racing (PTDR) setup test May 6 10:00a-3:00p
By Brad Walsh on
Let's test out the PTDR stuff this Saturday!
We have the first PTDR event Friday May 19th at Building Value (just up the street) from 7:00-11:00pm.
We should check out all the gear to make sure we don't need to fix or order anything.
We will need to get the stuff down from the pallet shelving and assemble the mini track to test the electronics/lights/signs.
Might even run some racers just to make sure everything works. :)
Mill and Lathe Certification Classes - May 13th
By Brad Walsh on
Using the Mill
When: Saturday May 13, 2017 10am to 12pm.
Description: Hive member Brad Walsh will be doing an introduction to using the mill. Learn what the mill does and how it can be used. A small ($10) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials, which will go home with you (an endmill and a chunk of aluminum to continue to improve your milling skills).
Using the Lathe
When: Saturday May 13, 2017 1p to 3pm.
Description: Hive member Brad Walsh will be doing an introduction to using the metal lathe. Learn what it does and how it can be used. Maybe you can even mill threads on a bolt! A small ($5) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials (aluminum piece and carbide insert).
Both Events require basic machine safety gear
•Substantial shoes (no sandals or open toe) Hot metal chips can hurt.
•Long hair pulled back in a ponytail.
•No hand jewelry (rings, watches).
•Eye protection (safety glasses can be provided).
•Prefer no long sleeves, they can be rolled up though.
•Idea is to not have anything to catch on the spinning tool/part and pull you into the process.
Arduino Class Canceled
By ry13 on
The class mentioned below has been canceled due to lack of signups. It will be offered again in a few weeks.
A Gentle Introduction to Arduino - April 19
By ry13 on
On Wednesday, April 19 from 6-9PM, Hive 13 secretary and resident curmudgeon Ryan Hershey will provide a gentle introduction to the Arduino. This will be extremely shallow coverage of the first steps required. Those already capable of installing the Arduno software and of basic C programming will find little of interest.
If however, you've wanted to use microcontrollers in your projects but been stymied by one or more of the listed topics, this overview should prove useful.
For further detail or to sign up, please follow the Eventbrite link below.
CNC Intro Class - April 15th
By Ian Blais on
Intro to the CNC router. We will cover CAD, CAM and postprocessing as well as info on mills (router bits) and calculating "feeds and speeds" in the AM session. After a break (bring your lunch or go out on your own),
we will demonstrate the Hive 1 3 CNC router and each attendee will run a tool path.
The fee includes a mill and a piece of plywood to take along.
To qualify to use the Hive 1 3 CNC we require that you complete this seminar, then contact a Hive 1 3 CNC machinist and have them observe you running your own (simple) project.
You can contact a machinist via the Hive 13 mailing list.
Non members will need to sign a release before taking the course.
Sign up link below: