Tuesday, February 12, 7:30pm - Learn NEON at the Hive!

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Get ready to get your NEON on!  The Hive’s 2nd Tuesday guest speaker program (for February) is proud to bring you Kevin Wallace from our amazing Camp Washington neighbor, the American Sign Museum.  If you don’t already know, these folks run the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States!  Their collection covers more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space.  The museum is a walk through the ages of sign technologies and designs.  It is a SHINING example of the best in Cincinnati and it is just down the street here in beautiful Camp Washington.  Join us as Kevin ENLIGHTENS attendees on NEON, the making of NEON signs, and related processes.  Are you excited to learn NEON?  We are too!

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested to learn more are welcome to come Tuesday, February 12, to hear his talk at our 7:30pm business meeting,  Come early to see our space, meet folks, and check things out.  Find Us.

Power Tool Drag Racing rolls into 2019

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Hive13's national award winning Power Tool Drag Race just keeps rolling along.   Member JimD will be dusting off the track setup and carting it to Greenville,SC for the inaugural race of the 2019 season.  Greenville's makerspace Synergy Mill is collaborating with Hive13 to sponsor the race day at Greenville's STEMfest 2019.  The short track setup will be indoors at the Roper Mountain Science Center on Saturday, February 9.  The track setup will return to the Hive after this race to await the next event.  This year will be our seventh season of racing, and it keeps getting better.

Some will know JimD has  dual membership and shares his time between Hive13 and Synergy Mill.  Members who may want to help with the before and after in Cincinnati, and anyone who might be interested to also be in Greenville on race day, should contact JimD.

Glass Lampworking coming to the Hive!

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Member Kevin M. is on FIRE!  Well, maybe not literally, but at least figuratively.  Back in November on the mailing list, he expressed his BURNING desire to do glass lampwork.  Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch (or lamp) is the primary source of heat used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.  Also known as flameworking or torchworking, the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps.  Instead, bench mounted oxy/propane torches are used for bead, figurine, marble, and other small work.

Kevin has provided a torch, small annealer, and collection of shaping tools to Hive13 on long-term loan.  He has provided a introductory stock of clear and color glass rod (Soft glass, 104 COE) and has sources for additional group bulk orders of glass if others would like to chip in.  The full kit of tools is set up at Hive13 and getting tuned-up.  He has lit the torch and is preparing demos and certification classes for other members to be able to use the setup.  Donations for gas and additional glass stock are welcome.

If you would like to be certified to use the glass tools, post in the mailing list thread to schedule a certification class.

Want to learn a HOT new maker skill during these COLD winter months? Come to the Hive to see this new activity GLOW and GROW.

Quad Racing Presentation and Weekly Meeting on Jan 8th at 7:30pm

By Will B on

Are you interested in building or racing a drone? Brad Whitmore has been building and racing FPV drones or quadcopters for the past 3 years. He will cover the basics of how to get started and share stories from regional and national competitions. We can discuss the rules and regulations of the hobby. He can also help you get connected with some of the local and regional racing groups and where to buy drone racing components locally and online.

Monthly Lockpicking Meetup - Jan 5th

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**Cincinati Locksport Meeting **
Saturday, January 5, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

We'll have lockpicking tutorials as well as general discussion.
All skill levels are welcome.
Bring your own tools and locks if you have them, though I'll also have a few extra picks and tensioners for those who don't have their own.

An additional topic may be added as this meetup gets closer. Feel free to ask or recommend one.

While it is not a requirement, RSVPing to the meetup if you are attending does help me plan ahead more easily, so if you can it would be much appreciated.


2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225