Class: Intro to the Hive 13 CNC router. Sat. Aug 26, 10AM-4PM
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This intro course to the Hive 13 CNC router is open to all.
Sat. Aug 26, 10AM-4 PM at Hive13
We will cover CAD, CAM and post-processing as well as info on mills (router bits) and calculating "feeds and speeds" in the AM session.
After a break (bring your lunch or go out on your own),
we will demonstrate the Hive 1 3 CNC router and each attendee will run a tool path.
The fee includes a high quality mill (router bit) and a piece of plywood to take along.
To qualify to use the Hive 1 3 CNC we require that you, complete this seminar, then contact a Hive13 CNC machinist and have them observe you running your own (simple) project.
You can contact a machinist via the Hive13 mailing list.
Non members will need to sign a release before taking the course.
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).