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 ====== The HiveMind ====== ====== The HiveMind ======
 HiveMind is a wiki built by the [[https://​hive.ece.gatech.edu/​|The Hive]] and the Georgia Tech maker community as a resource for all students using equipment and making projects within the Interdisciplinary Design Commons (IDC). HiveMind is a wiki built by the [[https://​hive.ece.gatech.edu/​|The Hive]] and the Georgia Tech maker community as a resource for all students using equipment and making projects within the Interdisciplinary Design Commons (IDC).
  
-Besides containing up-to-date information on IDC equipment, the HiveMind also contains useful advice on how to make your projects come to life, as well as step-by-step guides on how to recreate the Hive's most popular workshops on your own time. +Besides containing up-to-date information on IDC equipment, the HiveMind also contains useful advice on how to make your projects come to life, as well as step-by-step guides on how to recreate the Hive's most popular workshops on your own time and standard operating procedures for all of our equipment ​
  
 ===== Resources at the IDC ===== ===== Resources at the IDC =====
 +At the IDC, you can find a plethora of equipment to assist you with your projects. Along with spare wood to help you downstairs, and a seemingly endless supply of 3D print materials, our electrical equipment lying behind the front desk can be found here at this [[https://​docs.google.com/​spreadsheets/​d/​15Sbaoj5zxmmhSIjC-CDVb_Hj0lP9KYyac2ZUaWkbhMU/​edit?​usp=sharing|link]]. ​
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 +This equipment list is a work in progress, so it may not be 100 percent up to date, but it should have just about everything we have. You're always free to ask if we have something if you don't see it on the equipment list. Additionally,​ small scale components like IC's, resistors, and LED's are very plentiful and are not on the component list, but we have them (1-1Mohm)!
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 ==== The Front Desk ==== ==== The Front Desk ====
-{{:​hive_front_desk.jpg?​nolink&​300 |}}I really think this needs to be its own section separate from the rest of the contentSome things ​to include here are +{{:​hive_front_desk.jpg?​nolink&​300 |}}When you enter the Hive through ​the main entrance on the second floor, you'll see the front desk on your leftBe sure to sign in! The front desk is a place to ask questions, find information, ​check in for workshops, and learn about the Hive. If you have a question and don't know who to ask, the front desk is a great place to start. If the PIs there can't answer your questionthey can either direct you to another resource ​or send a message ​to other PIsIf a room you need access ​to is locked, visit the front desk, and a PI can unlock and staff a room for you. 
-  - Function of the front deskplace to ask questions, find help, get information,​ learn about the Hive... basically, if you need help but don't know where to look, the front desk can help + 
-  - Resources available at the front desk: describe what is available (eventually this can just link to the public inventory)rules on checking things out or keeping things, as well as resources related ​to point #1. +You can also check out equipment ​(for free!) at the front deskincluding Raspberry Pis, motors, Beaglebones,​ solder practice kits, USB cables, and several types of ArduinosThe loan period is two weeks, and can be renewed at the end of the time periodOther supplies, including circuit components, electrical wire, and solder, can be found near the workstations.
-  - Where to actually find the front desk, and that it is where you check in to workshops+
-  - That you need to log into SUMS and how to actually do that. (Noit's not an actual test.+
-  - This would also be a good place for a lot of other miscellaneous operations notesDirect people to one place.+
  
 +There are also lockers available for checkout at the front desk. If you have a big project, or don't want to carry a project back home each day then you may want to consider getting a locker. A PI at the front desk can get you a locker and a combination lock for it. If you forget your combination,​ we can look it up for you at the front desk too.
 ==== 3D Printing ==== ==== 3D Printing ====
  
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     * These printers allow unique geometries to be printed by using dissoluble support material     * These printers allow unique geometries to be printed by using dissoluble support material
   * j55 stratasys?   * j55 stratasys?
-  * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1-XuSSHcQfh2pjb3Wgrt2g4Xu4taNBODylgcgxYdu9t8/​|Ender 5 Pro]] +  * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1-XuSSHcQfh2pjb3Wgrt2g4Xu4taNBODylgcgxYdu9t8/​|Ender 5 Pro]] 
     * The Ender 5 Printers are our low cost printers that allow for casual, low time-consuming prints to be done     * The Ender 5 Printers are our low cost printers that allow for casual, low time-consuming prints to be done
   * 2 [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1wo_SjmYISe5MhxdF3xqbR_0CxDL-sdmEaeo0QKCEbWg/​edit?​usp=sharing| Ultimaker 3s Printers]]   * 2 [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1wo_SjmYISe5MhxdF3xqbR_0CxDL-sdmEaeo0QKCEbWg/​edit?​usp=sharing| Ultimaker 3s Printers]]
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   * 1 [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1F1NWrtbFoLqjVfmC54-qojDLVxIF7CTrYLy3X1Ag-lU/​|Markforged MarkTwo]]   * 1 [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1F1NWrtbFoLqjVfmC54-qojDLVxIF7CTrYLy3X1Ag-lU/​|Markforged MarkTwo]]
     * The MarkTwo is a specialty 3D printer that prints high strength parts using nylon-based material with fiber reinforcements such as carbon fiber.     * The MarkTwo is a specialty 3D printer that prints high strength parts using nylon-based material with fiber reinforcements such as carbon fiber.
 +  * 2 [[ld-002r|Creality LD-002R SLA Resin Printer]]
 +    * These SLA printers specialize in high detail and surface finish using SLA Technology
  
 ==== Laser Cutting ===== ==== Laser Cutting =====
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 In addition we also have Youtube Demo's listed for all of these different pieces of equipment found here:​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHx4nsOkHsaOwHsnmBU3wZ4W|link]] ​ In addition we also have Youtube Demo's listed for all of these different pieces of equipment found here:​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHx4nsOkHsaOwHsnmBU3wZ4W|link]] ​
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 +[[benchtop:​equipList|A full list of equipment is available here.]]
 ==== PCB Manufacturing ==== ==== PCB Manufacturing ====
  
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   * [[pcb-help_pm|The LPKF ProtoMat S103]] - a 2.5-dimensional plotter that drills and mills (cuts) PCB substrates, plastics, and soft metals   * [[pcb-help_pm|The LPKF ProtoMat S103]] - a 2.5-dimensional plotter that drills and mills (cuts) PCB substrates, plastics, and soft metals
   * [[pcb-help_pl|The LPKF ProtoLaser U4]] - a 20um-diameter laser to etch (selectively remove) a wide variety of film/​substrate pairings   * [[pcb-help_pl|The LPKF ProtoLaser U4]] - a 20um-diameter laser to etch (selectively remove) a wide variety of film/​substrate pairings
-  * [[pcb-help_ep|The LPKF Contac S4]] - a semi-automatic electroplater for via formation and other copper/tin plating needs+  * [[pcb-help_ep|The LPKF Contac S4]] - a semi-automatic ​galvanic ​electroplater for via formation and other copper/tin plating needs 
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 +We also can [[process_stencils|cut stencils]], and assemble boards with a [[process_reflowoven|reflow oven]]. We also have a few unsupported capabilities,​ including applying [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​promask.pdf|soldermask]] and [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​prolegend.pdf|silkscreen]],​ as well as a [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​ProConduct_Specs.pdf|chemical-free electroplating]] process, but again, your mileage may vary with these. Head to our [[pcb-fab|PCB fabrication]] page for more details.
  
 The Hive provides double-sided copper on FR4 in 0.5 oz/ft^2 (18 um) and 1 oz/ft^2 (35 um) weights to our users at no cost, though many other substrates can be used.  The Hive provides double-sided copper on FR4 in 0.5 oz/ft^2 (18 um) and 1 oz/ft^2 (35 um) weights to our users at no cost, though many other substrates can be used. 
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 Our DRC file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1YITdTXkcW3ROWZprw-xxPsB8okc73yqF|DRC]]\\ Our DRC file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1YITdTXkcW3ROWZprw-xxPsB8okc73yqF|DRC]]\\
 Out CAM file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1WzzpPwXMDUg5DD4iUzenZINrzRG0kSn4|CAM]]\\ Out CAM file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1WzzpPwXMDUg5DD4iUzenZINrzRG0kSn4|CAM]]\\
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-=== Useful Links === 
  
   * No idea what a trace is? --> [[pcb-basics|What is a PCB?]]   * No idea what a trace is? --> [[pcb-basics|What is a PCB?]]
   * Designing your own PCB? --> [[pcb-design|PCB Design]]   * Designing your own PCB? --> [[pcb-design|PCB Design]]
-  * How does one get trained? --> [[pcb-training|PCB Training]] +  * Want to use the machines? --> [[pcb-training|PCB Training]] 
-  * All things fabrication --> [[pcb-fab|PCB Fabrication]] +  * Looking to schedule tool time? --> [[http://​www.sums.gatech.edu|Head to SUMS!]] ([[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​ETGfA3m7Q3tCmtG0XVgAHG0Bz3-84vabxqlTRuF5spUmQw?​e=q999Yt|What is SUMS?]]) 
-  * Looking to schedule tool time? --> [[http://​www.sums.gatech.edu|Head to SUMS!]]+  * What can we do, and how to do it --> [[pcb-fab|PCB Fabrication]]
   * Help! And Other Questions --> [[pcb-help|Knowledge Base and FAQ]]   * Help! And Other Questions --> [[pcb-help|Knowledge Base and FAQ]]
-  * Take you fabrication to the next level! --> [[pcb-tips|PCB Fab Tips and Tricks]] 
-  * Official Standard Operating Procedures --> [[pcb-sops|SOPs]] 
  
 Questions? You can reach the PCB MPIs at [[hive-pcb@ece.gatech.edu]]. Questions? You can reach the PCB MPIs at [[hive-pcb@ece.gatech.edu]].
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   * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1SUMQI8_UgVF7M0ihd8Glz9Z2m9h9XdPRv93W0NECXdY/​edit?​usp=sharing| Hand Tools]]   * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1SUMQI8_UgVF7M0ihd8Glz9Z2m9h9XdPRv93W0NECXdY/​edit?​usp=sharing| Hand Tools]]
   * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1yMeGPBlozGpkKePS0IW1K93vtVHZE9u5IyeeFU0W898/​edit?​usp=sharing| Quick Starts and Safety for other tools]]   * [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1yMeGPBlozGpkKePS0IW1K93vtVHZE9u5IyeeFU0W898/​edit?​usp=sharing| Quick Starts and Safety for other tools]]
 +  * [[shopinventory|Shop Inventory - WIP]]
 In addition to the SOP's, the Hive has also created a video series on the Machine shop that you can watch to familiarize yourselves with the tools. Here's the [[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHxXAjU6JqBEzSRYNgT7Uvle|playlist]]. Below you can sample one of these videos. In addition to the SOP's, the Hive has also created a video series on the Machine shop that you can watch to familiarize yourselves with the tools. Here's the [[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHxXAjU6JqBEzSRYNgT7Uvle|playlist]]. Below you can sample one of these videos.
  
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   * Beaglebone   * Beaglebone
   * TI launchpads   * TI launchpads
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 +There'​s no such thing as a '​best'​ microcontroller. It all depends on what you want to do. Therefore, depending on your needs, one microcontroller might be more appropriate. For example, the fastest chips tend to use more power than the slowest ones. The boards with the most I/O pins are bigger (and usually cost more) than ones with fewer features. Below is a list of aspects to consider when choosing a microcontroller. For more information,​ click [[selection-guide|Here]]
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 Items are available for checkout at the front desk. We do //not// sell electronics parts. If you need to purchase a part, please visit an online vendor. For more information on borrowing components, see [[front-desk|the front desk]]. Items are available for checkout at the front desk. We do //not// sell electronics parts. If you need to purchase a part, please visit an online vendor. For more information on borrowing components, see [[front-desk|the front desk]].
   * Add more resources and pages on getting started with embedded systems! Logistics do not go here.   * Add more resources and pages on getting started with embedded systems! Logistics do not go here.
  
 ==== Craft Area ==== ==== Craft Area ====
-Ever wanted to create your own stickers, or embroider some random material? Look no further, the hive has a vinyl cutter and embroidery/​sewing machine to help with any of your designs.+Ever wanted to create your own stickers, or embroider some random material? Look no further, the hive has a vinyl cutter and embroidery/​sewing machine to help with any of your designs. This crafting area is located by the benchtop desks right by the stair case that leads to the bottom floor
  
 Our vinyl cutter is a Silhouette Cameo 3. This machine uses the computer located right next to it, and the application to use this device is called silhouette studio which is very similar to illustrator. We have anywhere from vinyl, to cardstock, and stencils for anything you want to cut with good precision. Our vinyl cutter is a Silhouette Cameo 3. This machine uses the computer located right next to it, and the application to use this device is called silhouette studio which is very similar to illustrator. We have anywhere from vinyl, to cardstock, and stencils for anything you want to cut with good precision.
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 ===== Editing this Wiki ===== ===== Editing this Wiki =====
  
-Currently, ​anyone can edit this wiki, but that will probably be changed soon. +Currently, ​only approved authors may edit the HIVE wiki.
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-In order to edit, you have to create an account and log in first! Please use your real name for your account.+
  
 Note that we have the [[https://​www.dokuwiki.org/​plugin:​vshare|Video Share plugin]] Note that we have the [[https://​www.dokuwiki.org/​plugin:​vshare|Video Share plugin]]
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