Tuesday, June 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - Pumpking Chucking!!!

By jim on


Where can you turn after four seasons of Power Tool Drag Racing burn out? How about a new take on an old classic and taking Pumpkin Chucking to a new level? A group of Hive members has been considering to ROCK this October's Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire with a new and different version of an old school, large-scale activity. Who wouldn't want to be a trebuchet owner-operator? We have been researching all available YOU-TUBE technology and had even gone one-up by begging THE local experts from our fair city to share their hard earned trade secrets with us.

Yeah, it is way-too-short, last-minute notice, but if you snooze you loose and righteous persistence always pays off. So we are now proud to announce that tonight, Tuesday, June 13, at the 7:30 pm business meeting, Mark Lorenz, from the World Famous Mount Washington Stanbery Park Pumpkin Chuckers will hold a public talk on his team's prior prolific experience in lobbing large vegetables during general public community events.

By the way, the above stock image is of the Warwick Castle Siege Engine, a somewhat lesser (but still interesting) effort that can be seen on YouTube at this link.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested to learn more are welcome tonight, June 13, at the 7:30pm business meeting. Find Us.

Power Tool Drag Racing (PTDR) setup test May 6 10:00a-3:00p

By Brad Walsh on

Let's test out the PTDR stuff this Saturday!

We have the first PTDR event Friday May 19th at Building Value (just up the street) from 7:00-11:00pm.
We should check out all the gear to make sure we don't need to fix or order anything.
We will need to get the stuff down from the pallet shelving and assemble the mini track to test the electronics/lights/signs.

Might even run some racers just to make sure everything works. :)

Mill and Lathe Certification Classes - May 13th

By Brad Walsh on

Using the Mill

When: Saturday May 13, 2017 10am to 12pm.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-the-mill-may-certification-class-tickets-34222081166

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 ($10) 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 May 13, 2017 1p to 3pm.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-the-metal-lathe-may-certification-class-tickets-34222145358

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 ($5) donation is requested to cover the cost of materials (aluminum piece and carbide insert).

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.

Arduino Class Canceled

By ry13 on

The class mentioned below has been canceled due to lack of signups. It will be offered again in a few weeks.

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

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225