March 6th, 7pm: Cincinnati Cryptoparty at Hive13
"CryptoParty is a decentralized, global initiative to introduce basic tools for protecting privacy, anonymity and overall security on the Internet to the general public" cryptoparty.in
This is a free, fun, open event for anyone interested discussing, or learning about electronic privacy, rights, and freedom -- regardless of experience or knowledge. There will be free snacks and beverages, examples and learning stations with activities, games, and plenty of people to ask and answer questions.
Planned activities / demos include, basics of VPNs, Tor, Digital Rights, Abandonware, file sharing, and more. An emphasis is placed upon empowering people to control their own identity and level of privacy online.
Anyone who is interested in digital rights and participating in digital citizenship is welcome. Or, just come and enjoy some food, find out what's going on, and maybe see something cool or new.
This event has been organized by UC students currently studying technology, privacy, and society. The cost is covered by UC Forward community collaborative.
Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and/or The Free Software Foundation. We can help you do this safely with an encrypted connection -- you could even try bitcoin if you're brave...
Monday March 6th, 7pm
2929 Spring Grove Ave
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.
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
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
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).