By Katherine J Cook on
After much deliberation and elbow grease, we have moved down the road to a bigger, better and brighter new address. Google maps has been updated, so you can find us by looking up Hive13, or just head out to 2701 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225.
Our new space has all of the tools, equipment and people that you know and love. Along with our core workspaces (including 3D printing, a big laser cutter, large CNC router, electronics stations and a vinyl cutter), we are proud to now offer: generous off street parking, no more “quiet hours”, massive woodworking and metalworking shops, a metal machining shop, paint booth, slop sinks, a huge crafts and sewing area, ceramics (coming soon), the space to make the mess of your dreams (and clean it back up), and TONS of room to grow into! We look forward to all of the amazing things that will be created in this space, and continuing to grow our maker community.
Wear a mask, stay socially distant, be excellent to each other and when in doubt ask questions. If you want more information, e-mailing leadership at hive13 dot org is a good way to reach us.
HIVE13 - Limited COVID-19 Re-Opening
By jim on
Members have been asking: when will Hive13 reopen and what is Hive13 doing to protect its members in the face of COVID-19?
Following State of Ohio directives and recommendations, and per yesterday's post on the member mailing list, Hive13 is reopening in a limited fashion with COVID-19 precautions. Members and their guests may begin returning to Hive13 any time you wish so long as you adhere to Hive13’s guidelines including those stated below and and any subsequent updates. Remember, Hive13 is a community. We need to help keep each other safe as well as ourselves.
Each person entering either Hive13 premises, whether member or guest, will:
- Follow the 5 Protocols for All Business from The State of Ohio
- Wear a face mask at all times - Even when alone!
- Stay home if you have symptoms or have been exposed to Covid19; particularly if you have a persistent cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, or are experiencing two or more of fever, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache or sore throat
- Use Good Hygiene and Social Distance (6 feet or more) - Wash hands (for 20 seconds)
- Clean and Sanitize - This means you wipe down work surfaces you have touched
- Limit Hive13 occupancy to meet social distancing (That means 10 or fewer total)
- Sign in and out on the log at the Hive13 door in case future contact tracing of COVID-19 exposures is needed
The risks from COVID-19 are serious. While some of our members may feel they are at low risk, others in our community have a very high risk from the virus. It is particularly vexing that some people infected with COVID-19 may not show symptoms for days or weeks or ever, but yet they are sick and spreading the virus. Others may go from feeling well to needing intensive care in a matter of hours. Please do your part to help keep everyone safe. Keep flattening the curve.
Know we've been receiving tremendous interest from PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS during these past weeks of "Shelter-at-Home". Leadership is starting to take steps to be available on Tuesday nights and odd times for limited tours and new member sign-ups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange contact.
Hive13 quiet for a while....
By Will B on
In light of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic Hive13 leadership is taking action to help protect its members and ensure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the disease.
Effective immediately Hive13 Tuesday evening public meetings will cancelled. These changes/cancellations will be in effect until the virus situation is under control.
Members are currently free to continue to use the space with the understanding that, as always, they assume the risks of being there including contracting the COVID-19 virus from others. We also wish to remind members of our stance on "Being Excellent To Each Other" which ALWAYS implies staying away from Hive13 when you pose a health risk to others. While at Hive13 please take all recommended precautions including washing hands, cleaning surfaces, and limiting direct contact with each other. For those of us that do wish for social interactions during this time, all members are encouraged to discuss all things making related on Slack and the mailing list.
As always, take care of yourselves and one another. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
What are We Making at Hive13?
By Tara Keller on
Here at Hive13, you'll always find a variety of creations being worked on. Here's a few of our members' in progress and finished projects!
Dave S. made a model of the SpaceX Falcon 9! He 3D printed the white body of the rocket, while Kevin M. resin printed the black landing gear and “rudders, I think, I’m going to call them rudders.” He plans to hang the rocket in our new Hive space!
Gautam S. used the Ultimaker 2 to make a very unique version of the beloved Pokemon Pikachu
Kevin M. made a trophy for a horse show association, it's to be a perpetual trophy, used every year. It's inspired by her recently passed horse, Bug (Program Error), and the art is by K. Alexandra Soler, Kevin did the manufacturing of it.
Record growth and we are moving!
By jim on
Old-timers will remember Hive13 started way back in June of 2009 when 12 members started renting 3,5oo sq.ft. of space at 2929 Spring Grove Ave. By February 2017 we'd grown to 64 members and added an adjacent 600 sq.ft. of annex space. Today we are at 97 members and are busting at the seams!
We've been looking into ways to expand, and have reached a decision. We are "Getting Down" and "Moving Up". A nearby property (down the street) at 2701 Spring Grove Ave. has come on the market and we are moving in (up on the 3rd floor) to a newer, bigger, and better space.
We are starting a five-year lease with 7,000 sq.ft. and options to expand to 11,500 sq.ft. or a mind-boggling 17,500 sq.ft. of continuous space overlooking the beautiful CSX Queensgate freight yard in our lovely Camp Washington neighborhood.
This link [ Hive13 is moving to 2701 Spring Grove Ave! ] points to an on-line, 14-slide, virtual tour and introduction to the new space, at this early point. Pay attention to the last slide #14. We need everyone's participation to help make it happen and be out of 2929 Spring Grove on May 31, 2020.