A Gentle Introduction to Arduino - April 19

By ry13 on

A Gentle Introduction to Arduino - April 19

On Wednesday, April 19 from 6-9PM, Hive 13 secretary and resident curmudgeon Ryan Hershey will provide a gentle introduction to the Arduino. This will be extremely shallow coverage of the first steps required. Those already capable of installing the Arduno software and of basic C programming will find little of interest.

If however, you've wanted to use microcontrollers in your projects but been stymied by one or more of the listed topics, this overview should prove useful.

For further detail or to sign up, please follow the Eventbrite link below.

Eventbrite - A Gentle Introduction to Arduino

CNC Intro Class - April 15th

By Ian Blais on


Intro to the CNC router. We will cover CAD, CAM and postprocessing 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 mill 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 Hive 1 3 CNC machinist and have them observe you running your own (simple) project.
You can contact a machinist via the Hive 13 mailing list.
Non members will need to sign a release before taking the course.

Sign up link below:

Meet out newest electronic tools April 1 2017 12:00-2:00

By Brad Walsh on

Meet out newest electronic tools April 1 2017 12:00-2:00

Brad Walsh will be giving a "hands on" talk to introduce our newest additions to the electronics area; Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope and a Rigol DG1022 function generator. These new purchases bring us into the modern age. (If the logic analyzer arrives we may even talk about that also).

Eventbrite link:

No charge for this talk, but you get what you pay for. This will just be basic oscilloscope operation and we will examine some simple circuits.

Big and small laser training class

By dustin on Under Classes, laser, Hive13, Class

Big and small laser training class

Date: Saturday, March 4th. 12pm class, 4pm class

Class Size Limit: 6 per class
Cost: $0, minus laser minutes
General Description:

This class is designed to train you on how to operate both the small and large laser safely and effectively. I will also show how to use the laser cutting software (Easycut 5.3) and a design program (Inkscape), as well as share some tricks i've learned about them through my experience. After completing this class, you should know how to:
* Activate the ventilation system * Prep the laser * Prep your material * Navigate the software like a champ * Fire the "laser" * How to log your laser minutes Members may bring their own wood material to be used, or they can use scrap materials found in the fablab. Bring in your designs, and I will show how to cut them out.

Registration here:
12pm class https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-certification-tickets-27860186568?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

4pm class https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-certification-tickets-27860186568?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

March 6th, 7pm: Cincinnati Cryptoparty at Hive13

By lparker on Under electronics, digital, privacy, internet, hacking

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...

Join us!

Monday March 6th, 7pm

2929 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati OH

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225