December 10, 2013

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Previous Meeting: December 3, 2013 Meeting Procedure Next Meeting: December 17, 2013


Time: 7:30 PM

Space: Anchor Building, 2929 Spring Grove Ave.


Old Business

  • Snow was lame and caused game day cancellation
  • Space Rehab
    • Security camera setup postponed--It will start 5-ish tomorrow night. 4 cables need to be run.
    • Roof leak
  • T-shirts--design was sent out to list

New Business

  • New acquisitions/donations for kitchen
  • Shop tool turnover
  • Mike--interest in DIY-bio workshop with Genomikon?
  • Power tool drag racing in columbus in feb.


  • Mike--Router
  • Rob-visitor (welcome!)
  • Ian (president)--bought kitchen stuff and putt it on wiki
  • Dave-replaced Router
  • Nancy-gave someone a sewing lesson
  • Jordan
  • Jon-space wrangler (COO)--working on CNC mill this week!
  • Dave(m)--did Xmas shopping
  • Jim--buying stuff for holiday making, grandfather clock and cindy-lou
  • Chris-scraped off car
  • Hutch--shield for CNC arduino
  • Shadoxx AKA Brandon--aruduino stuff, and tire changing
  • Ryan--played with home network,
  • Tiffany (remote attendee)--passed closed defense
  • Dave B(remote attendee)
  • Emily


  • Cameras--running wires tomorrow night! Please help!


  • Tshirts:
    • Ian sent out the design to the mailing list, it's the same design as last time.
    • If we order enough we get a price-break... $13 per T-shirt if we buy $50.
    • Ian will be sending out order form. Hive will be buying some extras for future swag too.
    • They will be printed by Custom Ink.
    • Jon asked about quality, Ian provided reassurance.
    • Ian--we should also possibly look at business cards/stickers.
    • Jon--vinyl stickers are nice. Dave--will follow up with the guy we got them from last time. Stickermule?


  • Tools--Jim opened up the discussion, which lasted ~15 min with many people contributing.
    • Table saw, which was owned by Ed, has been taken back.
    • Jon: Price range for table saw is wide: from $200 to $2000.
    • What other woodworking/metalworking tools do people want?
      • Jon--Belt sander for ~$200.
      • Sheet metal roller
      • Sheet metal break
      • Shaddox--kiln? Jon--we have one but its broken. Probably something with wiring.
      • Ryan--Router table (we used to have one as part of the table saw)
    • Hive has about $21K right now.
    • Plan going forward: start looking for a table saw, max price $1000. This will be up for online vote.
    • Next step: survey the membership
    • Jim will spearhead a committee. Jon and John are helping, contact Jim if you want to help too.


  • Suggestion of basic safety course for tools.
    • This has been suggested before--it has been slow going
    • Jim, + John2.0 can do a monthly training course for table saw
      • Bureau of workers comp will train people on shop safety for free.


  • Mike: DIY bio
    • MIke's been looking at DIYbio projects
    • There is a new kit called "Genomikon" that allows DNA hacking of bacteria with minimial equipment
    • Kit is $395, plus we would need an incubator, a fridge, and pipetters
    • Are people excited about this idea? Objections?...attendees seemed supportive.
    • what do you think is a good price point for a workshop where you would "hack" a fluorescent gene into bacteria?
    • Jon--$30?
    • Some discussion about finding lab equipment--ebay, LabX?
    • Mike may do a "2nd Tuesday" talk about DIYbio
    • Dave B, from webcam: may be doing a circuits talk soon.

' Jim--Power tool drag racing

    • Maker faire at museum center next year
    • February 2nd tool show in Columbus--invitation to take the track there
    • If the show will pay for truck/gas etc, interested Hive members will likely have the opportunity to do some tool racing in Feb.


  • Ian wants a hive-shaped cookie cutter.
    • Will probably do a stencil to decorate cookies.


  • Ian will not be around this weekend. If you need him to do something, find him before Thursday. or do it yourself.


  • Emily--has some stuff to donate if anyone wants it: broken paint sprayer and "chandelier" portion of a ceiling fan