By Greg Arnold on
We're getting back into the swing of holding classes and open shop hours here at the Hive. Each warden is going to set aside some recurring hours to be down at the Hive and available to members.
The warden will be in the Hive and available to help out with questions on all questions related to the ward. Do you have a project that you are stuck on and want a second opinion? Do you just want to come down talk shop? This in an opportunity to do any or all of those. This isn't a formal class, but more an open forum for the ward.
Hours for each ward are still being finalized, but here's what's scheduled so far:
- 5:00-7:00 PM, second and last Thursday of each month
Metalworking and CNC
- Sunday, August 26th from 1:00-4:00 PM - special one-time hours due to Labor Day
- 1:00-4:00 PM on the first Sunday of each month starting in October
- 5:00-7:00 PM on the third Monday of each month
- 6:30-9:00 PM on Tuesdays, before and after the Weekly Meeting
- 8:30-9:30 PM on Tuesdays, after the Weekly Meeting
- 2:00-3:00 PM on the second Saturday of each month
We'll also be posting these hours on our calendar, which is on the right side of the page. As times are changed, look for more posts here.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the wardens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Annual Meeting
By Greg Arnold on
Our 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members is a week from tomorrow, July 24th, at 7:30 PM. We'll be electing Officers and Directors, as well as voting on proposed amendments to our Bylaws. Members should be receiving an electronic ballot after nominations close tomorrow.
We're hosting a potluck beforehand, so bring a dish to share (we'll have the grill going, too!). We'll likely eat somewhere around 6:45. There's a thread on the mailing list for who's bringing what.
Show up, catch up with your fellow Hive members, and see the progress we've made renovating and expanding the Lounge and moving and expanding the Fab Lab. During the meeting, I'm going to give a short talk about all the things we've added and improved around the Hive during the past year.
By Greg Arnold on
In preparation for our Annual Meeting on July 24th, we'll be having a Hive Cleanup this Saturday, July 14th, starting at 3:00. As usual, afterwards, we'll have a potluck and game night. Please show up and help get the Hive ready for our Annual Meeting.
New Laser tubes and optics rebuild parts are finally on their way from China. It will still be a few days before they arrive; they may arrive as early as Wednesday next week.
In preparation, the old mirrors have been removed from the Big Laser. The small laser is easier to disassemble.
Now it's time to clean the machines to get ready for the rebuild. This activity will definitely speed up the rebuild.
If you use the Lasers or want to learn more about them, this is a good opportunity to get deep into the machines.
Join in on Saturday the 7th as we vacuum out dust and don rubber gloves to scrub the smoke out of the machine interiors. We will probably need 3 to 4 several hours of work to take apart, clean and reassemble the lasers.
No experience required. Stay as long as you are able. All efforts are appreciated.
Space Renovation Progress (part 1?)
By Chris Hodapp on
We're currently in the process of probably the biggest renovation in Hive13's space since moving in in 2009, and have made some good progress. The electronics lab and Fab Lab have been moved into the annex, and the old Fab Lab and lounge have been torn up in preparation to merge them into a single room (whose purpose is still to be determined).
Here are a few photos of the old Fab Lab & lounge:
and of the progress in the annex (still a work-in-progress with the laser cutter and ducting):
A lot of work remains to do, but we'll keep updates coming as we progress.