01/27/2015

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First time Visitor Info

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • Waivers of Liability - Please sign if you have not already
  • Our website / calendar is www.lvl1.org
  • Sign up for our Google Group discussion list
  • You can find all of our Meeting Minutes on our wiki: wiki.lvl1.org
  • Culture of Cleanliness
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Vertical strawberry garden hangers
  • Chris needs 12V mosfetses & power control
  • Herman needs Solidworks help
  • Cherithes needs Kinexes

Space Upgrades

  • Big laser is operational. Thanks Mark!
  • Air lines being run throughout the space.
  • Boneyard is open! Thank you Cody!
    • More large project storage being provided

Space Downgrades

  • Woodshop mess again :(
  • The quickest way to get something fixed is to let us know that it is broken! Send broken equipment reports to Broken@lvl1.org
    • This includes supplies like drill bitses and soap!

Regular Meetups

  • MONDAY
  • TUESDAY
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 2/4 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 2/19
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Host: ???
      • Movie: Howard the Duck unless someone brings another terrible movie or finish Archer Season 5
      • Group Pizza order placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
    • Louisville EAE (6pm)
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • MakerPlace Kids Group (MakerPlace @ Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana)
  • January Makership Deadline - 01/31 @ 11:59 PM
  • Snazz-Up-The-Space Hackathon - 2/6 @ 7 pm to 2/8 @ Noon
    • Make the most useless yet pretty thing to add character to the space
    • Two prizes to be awarded.
    • Contact Patrick J.
  • Touch Designer Workshop - 2/21 @ 1pm - 3pm
    • Visual node based editor, works with Oculus Rift, Kinect, etc.
    • Contact Jason or Brad
  • LVL1 Wiki Create-a-thon - 2/21 starting at Noon
    • Punch & pie provided
    • Contact Sean McPherson for more info
  • Lockpicking 101 - 2/28 @ Noon - 3 PM
  • Warm Glass Workshop - 3/28
    • Contact Pat McCarthy
  • Charles yet-to-be-scheduled surface mount soldering workshop - TV-B-Gone Edition
  • NEW Want to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Send email to learn@lvl1.org
    • Any one can be added to receive requests. Contact Nathan.

Project Roll Call

  • Jared found a broken record player and is working on fixing it
  • Jared is also working on an older / "princess" phone
  • Joseph is working on life size Angry Birds for the Kentucky Science Center.
  • Cody laser cut wood in tree shape, sprayed it with salt water, and applied 50,000V electric spark to create a nice visual effect on the wood
  • Charles made a DMX/SPI to proprietary protocol adapter to interface with Adafruit LED strips
  • Tammy has been volunteering with robotics team, looking for mentors with SolidWorks & engineering experience

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:01 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:28 PM
  • Dinner: Michael made potato soup
  • Tour Guide: Cody
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan A.
  • Upcoming Workshops & Events
    • Jose is looking for people who know how to sew every Thursday.