KiCad Workshop

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KiCad Workshop

Have you ever wanted to design your own PCB from scratch? Are you curious about the design process and the tools and techniques used by pros and hackers alike? Maybe you have some experience with Eagle PCB and want to try out a free and open source design suite...

Now's your chance to learn KiCad!

KiCad is an electronics design suite that allows you to create schematics, printed circuit boards, and more with few limitations. It is a completely free and open source suite that runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

This workshop will cover the basic workflow of KiCad, but will not cover techniques for creating good electronic circuits. The end goal is for you to be able to start a basic project and know where to go for help if you get stuck.

When: Thursday, January 28th from 7:30pm until about 10pm

Cost: Free (but if you like KiCad consider a donation to CERN!)

What to bring: A laptop with KiCad 4 installed (a mouse is recommended, but not required)

No registration necessary. Please show up at least 10 to 15 minutes early so you can get your computer situated and set up.

Welding classes

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Update: sign up links have been added 1/13.

We are excited to announce our first ever set of progressive metal working classes! Whether you have never worked with metal, or have experience building with metal, these classes will teach you all the tips and tricks of creating structures with metal! These courses strike a balance between the practical/theoretical, and safety/fun.

Classes are limited to 5 people per class to insure that everyone has plenty of time to get hands on experience with each tool. Participants of all levels are welcome in each and every class (in fact it is highly recommended if your schedule allows for it). These classes do directly build on each other and as such priority will be given to participants that sign up for both. Warning: The advanced welding class will not focus on welding technique, that will be covered in the "Welding good practice" portion of the first class.

Class pricing and the Schedule is as follows:####

Metal Prep and Welding Good Practice (class 1)

Cost: $60
Offered: Friday 1/22/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday 1/23/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Sign up here

Advanced Welding Fabrication (class 2)

Cost: $50
Offered: Friday 1/29/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday 1/30/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Sign up here

Please join us for our first ever progressive metal techniques set of courses!

No meeting December 29th

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There will be no Tuesday meeting on December 29th so everyone can have a break during the holiday season!

The space is still open 24/7/365 for members like always.

See you Tuesday, January 5th for our first meeting of 2016!

New York Maker Faire

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We are at the New York Maker Faire this weekend with Power Tool Drag racing. Come visit us and try racing a power tool!

Introduction to Welding Class (July 18th)

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Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Kirk Wallace will be hosting an Introduction to Welding class at Hive13 this coming Saturday (July 18th, 2015). Absolutely no experience is necessary to attend this class on MIG welding.

This will be a very introductory class with the first half covering the theory of MIG welding, briefly touching on TIG and stick welding. After a short intermission, the second half of the class will be practical hands on learning, where you will get the opportunity MIG welding steel together with individual instruction from Kirk. If there is some extra time and people are feeling adventurous, you may get to quickly try out TIG welding as well.

The class will take place from 9:45am until 1pm. There will be a brief intermission between the theory and application from 11:00am-11:15am. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat while others are practicing welding.

Tickets are $40/person and will include all materials and tools to be used in the class. Class size is limited to six people. Purchase the tickets and read the FAQ at

2701 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45225