Metal Lathe Introduction

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3D Design for 3D Printing

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - 3D design for 3D printing

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Is your world of 3D printing projects limited to just downloading someone else's designs from Thingaverse? Are you itching to design your own awesome 3D printed creation (like this gyrovoronoid) but don't know where to start? This introductory talk and discussion is for YOU!

Join us this Tuesday, September 12, after the 7:30 pm business meeting, when member Mike Horwath leads an introductory talk and discussion on 3D design for 3D printing. He'll cover topics such as which 3D software is best for what kinds of designs and how to stage your design for best printing. He may even explain what a gyrovoronoid is.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested to learn more are welcome on Tuesday, September 12, after the 7:30pm business meeting. (Find Us).

Hive13 runs Learn 2 Solder at the Clermont Public Library Maker Festival on June 18

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A team from Hive13 ran our Learn 2 Solder activity at the Clermont County Public Library's Maker Festival this past June 18. Several hundred area kids and their parents soldered up their own Hive13 battery-powered, blinky LED, magnetic circuit board badges. With all the molten metal excitement, it was hard to tell what lit up brighter, the blinky LEDs or the kids' or the parents' eyes. We planted some seeds, all had a good time, and no one got hurt.

Volunteer members from Hive13 have been running this program as one of our community outreach activities since forever. The activity project page is on our wiki.

DIY Polymers with The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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Above: Dustin Bruce instructs kids at the Blue Ash Branch Library making bouncy-balls with safe household ingredients.

Volunteers from Hive13 successfully led eight workshops with local Cincinnati Libraries, teaching kids the basics of chemistry and biology. The program, DIY Polymers, was presented at Cincinnati Public Library branches as part of their Summer Learning 2016 education series. The hands-on course taught young scientists and makers about polymers through exciting activities. Children made colorful bouncy-balls and extracted DNA from strawberries using common, safe household chemicals and reagents like school glue, dish soap, and borax laundry booster.

As many as 40 to 60 kids attended each of the eight events, and each left with their own DIY bouncy-ball and a sample jar of strawberry DNA they extracted. This course is just one of many educational programs Hive13 offers the community to engage interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) and making.

Special thanks to The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Friends of Public Library, and the sponsors of Summer Learning 2016.

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