Vacuum Former is Alive!
By Brad Walsh on
Just in time for Halloween, the vacuum former created its first parts today for member Bill.
Bill was making a case for an old TI computer. It turned out awesome and Bill showed us some of the tricks for making a good vacuum formed part.
We survived CinMaker Faire 2017
By Brad Walsh on
Thanks to everyone that helped at the Cincinnati MiniMaker Faire 2017.
We tossed some basketballs on Saturday and did many Learn to Solder lessons Saturday and Sunday.
Because of the rain on Sunday we did not setup the Trebuchets outside, we setup one to be balanced with a watermelon by the LTS booth. :)
The teardown was interesting but we were able to disassemble both Trebuchets and fit them (and the LTS stuff) in our minivan. Since it was raining we elected to do the unload on Tuesday before the meeting.
Thanks again to everyone that helped out! I think it was a good time and we made some kids day a bit more special. (Especially the one that we made cry). ;)
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire 2017
By Brad Walsh on
Hive13 will be part of the upcoming Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire October 7th and 8th at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
We will be demonstrating Will's Trebuchet (currently launching basketballs over 80ft) and a Learn to Solder station to make blinky badges.
It would be nice to have some touchy projects that we can show off at the LTR booth. Maybe some cool 3D prints.
Feel free to come down and volunteer to man the basketball chucker or the LTS booth (you can get free admission). :)
Class: Intro to the Hive 13 CNC router. Sat. Aug 26, 10AM-4PM
By lparker on
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.
The Hive's new VacuForm machine has arrived!
By jim on
The Hive's very own Carol Merrill (a.k.a. Bill) is showing our new VacuForm machine. It shipped from California in two boxes and it was quickly unboxed and assembled earlier tonight. It is a CentroForm EZForm LV 1827. There are two 1500 watt (3000 watt total) fused 110VAC 15A heaters built into the top. The two power cords should be plugged into separate 15A circuits. The plastic sheet size is 20-14" x 30-1/4" and the forming area is 18" x 27" with 9-11" depth of draw based on mold geometry. Typical forming plastics include styrene and ABS in .020" to .040" and even .090" thicknesses. It came with a formed test sheet example. A starter tool project page has been created on the Wiki [link]. Show up at an upcoming meeting and join the team that will complete the installation and determine the start-up and certification procedures for this new tool.