Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:30 pm - I'm Fine, No Really...

By jim on

How can folks (even creative heros like, Aaron Swartz, Jonathan James, Robin Williams and others that seem to have-it-all) fall into the depths of depression? What makes makers especially prone to self-doubt? Why can't we just be happy all the time? When the crushing self-inflicted waves of doom-and-gloom come, where can we go to to get back on an even keel?

Join us this Tuesday, July 12, after the 7:30 pm business meeting, when member Chris Anderson repeats his important presentation on overcoming depression.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested to hear these important words are welcome this Tuesday, July 12, after the 7:30pm business meeting. (Find Us).

Hive13 Kitchen Chemistry for kids at the Cincinnati Public Library this summer

By jim on

Hive13 member volunteers are busy this summer providing "DIY Polymers with Hive13" events for the Cincinnati Public Library Summer Learning Program.

A series of ten Kitchen Chemistry events are already underway per a schedule at different library branch locations between June 9 and July 26. The series was instigated by member LorinP, and receives financial support from the Friends of the Public Library. Member MikeH has provided Kitchen Chemistry protocols (written instructions) on how to mix up polymer bouncy balls and extract DNA from strawberries as hands-on activities and summer fun for kids and their parents.

Further details are on the wiki (link). It is not too late to join the fun and help lead remaining sessions in the series.

Power Tool Drag Racing

By dustin on Under PTDR, Power Tool Drag Racing, 2016, Tool Racing

Power Tool Drag Racing

Heya folks, our Power Tool Drag Racing Season for 2016 is a few months away, so you might as well get a jump start on building a racer! Check out our official PTDR website for more details: http://toolracing.hive13.org/

We hope to see some amazing power tools this season, so lets get to work!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30 pm - Disruptive Technology, Consider the Typewriter...

By jim on

Join us at Hive13 this Tuesday, March 8, after our quick 7:30 pm business meeting, when Richard Polt, local Xavier philosophy professor and creator/webmaser for The Classic Typewriter Page website shares his passion for the humble typewriter; noting its birth, evolution, and rebirth, with examples from his extensive collection of machines.

Think disruptive technologies are a just a recent phenom? What hardware did you first use for text editing and word processing way back when? Well, in the 19th century, the must-have, high-tech, new-thing was the typewriter. Appreciate the technology of entrepreneurial makers from over 100 years ago and consider the path that got us to the QWERTY keyboard. Richard's book The Typewriter Revolution shows how old is new and documents how these magical mechanical contraptions are enjoying a surprising second life today.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to Richard's talk at Hive13 on Tuesday, March 8, after our 7:30pm business meeting. Find Us

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).

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225