January 5, 2016

Previous Meeting: December 22, 2015 Meeting Procedure Next Meeting: January 12, 2016


Time: 7:30 PM

Space: Anchor Building, 2929 Spring Grove Ave.


Old business

  • Housekeeping
    • Leave work surfaces clear!
    • Noise Curfew
    • Liability waiver legibility
  • Hive tool tour
    • Mill update
    • CNC update
    • Laser update
  • Space next door
    • Lease sent to Grant. He initially said OK, sent it to the building owners for final review.


Old Business

  • Welcome back from the holiday break!
  • General housekeeping
    • The back area by the CAD computer is getting bad (this is Jon's bad, is part of a process to make the area cleaner)
    • Clean the woodworking area! Including shopvacing/sweeping. It only takes one or two people to make it look like a disaster.
    • Noise curfew midnight to 8am.
  • Tool tour
    • General update: tools that need certification now have signs indicating who is certified and who to contact for certification. Contact Jon, Elly, or Ryan for info.
    • Mill - Swarf guard added, Brad is looking for cable anchors to make cabling nicer. Brad is doing a class this Saturday 1pm to 3pm "intro to the mill".
    • CNC router - Lorin is doing a similar intro class for the CNC router directly before Brad's class from 10am to 12pm.
    • Laser update - Nothing much
  • Space next door
    • Grant said his initial look at our lease revisions were good, waiting to hear back from the building owners. Vote will restart this week assuming the lease is OKed.

New Business

  • Board meeting this coming Monday
  • Potluck next week before the meeting
    • Respond to the email if you are bringing something.
  • Major tools purchases for this year?
    • TIG welder
    • Lathe
    • Vacuum forming table
    • Maybe a wood lathe
    • Spray booth
    • Knife makers sander
    • Surface grinder
    • Industrial sewing machine
    • Spot welder
  • CNC software discussion
    • Vectric
      • Many other spaces use it for cnc routers
      • Fairly easy to get started using
      • $700 option only does 2.5D, 3D requires $2000
    • Fusion 360
      • A lot more people have used fusion 360, but mostly for other types of tools
      • Supports a lot other types of tools (cnc lathes, mills, 3d printers, etc)
      • Completely free for people making less than $100k/yr with it
      • Much steeper learning curve
    • cambam
      • A lot of people use this as well
      • Much cheaper so easier for people to buy to use at home, also has a demo version that would let you set up things at home
      • cambam gave us 10 licenses to use for the space
      • Supports 3d routing
  • Welding class
    • Kirk will be doing a series of welding classes later this month, look for the blog post and email to the mailing list.
  • The Library approached us about doing a summer series. Lorin is taking point on this.
  • Gregg Dennison's house was one of the ones that got hit by the recent tornado.
    • If anyone wants to help in any way talk to Kevin
  • Daniel wants help hosting a costuming build night and wants help to make sure tools don't get damaged.
  • Cincy IoT meetup coming up.


  • Ryan
  • Jim D
  • Lorin
  • Daniel
  • Brad
  • Karl Wilbur (new) - On an advisory council at UC working with IT students.
  • Dustin
  • Dave Lear
  • Hodapp
  • Elly
  • Kevin
  • Ken
  • John M
  • Mike H
  • Tiffany
  • Andrew
  • Greg
  • BradOH
  • Jon
  • Coy
  • Michael Krause
  • Andrew (new) - designer, does lots of prototyping
  • Edward (new) - interested in 2600 meetings