How to use the Mill and Lathe
By Tiffany Bell-Horwath on
Using the Mill
When: Saturday October 22, 2016 10am to 12pm.
Get Tickets: Register here!
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 ($20) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials, which will go home with you (an endmill and a chunk of aluminum to continue to improve your milling skills).
Using the Lathe
When: Saturday October 22, 2016 1am to 12pm.
Description: Hive member Brad Walsh will be doing an introduction to using the metal lathe. Learn what it does and how it can be used. Maybe you can even mill threads on a bolt! A small (10$) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials (aluminum chunk).
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.
My project for the past month or two at Hive13 has been a pan-tilt mount for a Raspberry Pi and the ArduCam, with almost everything either laser-cut from plywood or done with off-the-shelf parts. I just put up a few posts on my own blog about it:
- Pi pan-tilt for huge images, part 1: Introduction
- Pi pan-tilt for huge images, part 2: Hugin & PanoTools integration
This week, I had things working well enough to do a test run inside Hive13, and the result of that was a 91.5 megapixel panorama inside the space. Click below for a zoomable version of the whole thing (or here for a full-resolution JPEG):
Some more panoramas inside the space - perhaps much wider-area ones - should follow soon!
Folks, I'm setting up a game night on Friday September 30th, starting at 7PM down at the Hive.
I'm planning on bringing a game I'm working on that is a board game version of Mario Kart, I'll also bring Ultimate Werewolf, a deception based party game, and a few others.
Feel free to bring any other games you might want to play as well when you come down.
-Will B, Lounge Warden
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - 3D design for 3D printing
By jim on
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
By jim on
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.