01/28/2014

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First time Visitor Info

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • PARK ONLY IN THE ORI LOT OR ON THE STREET
    • If you park in our neighbors private lot, they will block you in for fun.
  • 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
  • 5 Minute Maintenance and Cleaning

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • (Muddy Tech) - Computers P4 or higher and LCD Monitors
    • Posted 11/13/12
  • (Tim) - 1/4" copper fittings
    • 5 x 100 lb. Propane Tanks
    • 1/4" copper tubing at least 2' long.
    • posted 6/11/2013
  • (Josh) - Red Bull Cans
    • Posted 10/22
  • (Josh) - Golf Cart or forklift motor Controller (Any condition)
    • Posted 11/12
  • (Divinity) - Pipes, gauges, spikes -items to be used for steampunk props for photoshoot for graphic novel - pre-made steampunk items for borrow also ok and appreciated + Lots of candles

Space Upgrades

Space Downgrades

  • 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 toilet paper and soap!

Regular Meetups

  • MONDAY
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 2/3 8pm)
    • Rope Work and Vertical Caving (1st Monday of the Month next 2/3 @ 6pm)
    • Caving Special topics Meetup (3rd Monday of the Month next 2/17 @ 6pm)
  • TUESDAY
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 2/5 @ 7pm)
    • KYOSS Monthly Meeting (2nd Wed of the Month 2/12@ 6:30pm) http://kyoss.org/
    • Muddytech SIG (3rd Wed of the Month 2/19)
    • JSLou Meetup (3rd Wed of the Month 2/19) http://jslou.org/
    • Java Workshop (4th Wed of the Month 2/26 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Muddytech Computer training (6pm upstairs)
      • Looking for students
    • Sewing Workshop (3rd Thurs. of the Month @ 7pm, 2/20)
      • Bring in an unfinished project, start something new, learn and sew it up!
    • Drone Meetup (4th Thurs. of the Month @ 8pm, 2/27)
      • QUACC tickle your interest in Multirotors, UAVs, RC, or any other type of drone? Show up on the 4th Thursday!
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (~7pm)
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Patrick's Ongoing Welding Workshops
  • January Makership Deadline - 1/31 at 11:59pm
  • Sumobot Open Office Hours - 2/4 and 2/18 6-8 pm
    • Brian has graciously agreed to host 2 sumobot meetings to support GE's internal sumobot competition for engineers week. Anyone interested in discussing sumobots and helping a group of sumo newbies is welcome.
  • How to vectorize images and do cool things with them - Feb 7th at 6pm
    • This will be a quick workshop on taking arbitrary images, turning them into vectors, and then using them on machines like the vinyl cutter and laser cutter.
  • GE / LVL1 Appliance Hackathon 2/8 10am - 2/9
    • Free Raspberry Pi and schwag, Prizes of $500, $250, $100
    • Email Myles Caley at GE: myles.caley@gmail.com to register and sign NDA
    • Registration deadline 1/31
  • WEP Cracking workshop - Feb 15th, 3pm
  • Engineer's Week @ Kentucky Science Center - Feb 20-22 (Mostly Sat the 22nd)
    • Looking for folks to bring projects, contraptions, feats of engineering, etc. to show off.
    • Contact Joseph - jclagg@gmail.com
  • Chicken Husbandry - Feb 22nd, 6pm - 8pm
    • Details to hatch soon.

Project Roll Call

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:03
  • Meeting Stop: 8:35
  • Dinner: Ben made spaghetti!
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan A.
  • Equipment & Supplies Wanted
    • Nothing added.
  • Space Upgrades
    • Bill donated more knives. Thank you!
  • Space Downgrades
    • Makerbots: left extruder on both is down. Repair in progress.
    • Breaking things happen all the time. PLEASE INFORM US!
  • Regular Meetups
    • Sound builders working on dodecahedron speakers. Subwoofer system is being put together.
    • Maker Ed. is continuing to work on JCPS School of Innovation proposal. Help make school better!
    • Brad is still trying to shirt
    • Drone Meetup is happening on Feb 27th, not Feb 21st!
    • Irregular movie night is irregular. May or may not happen this week. People will probably be around though!
  • Upcoming Workshops & Events
    • Past weekend, the Global Game Jam occurred. Building is cleared of cadavers. Three games were made over 48 hours!
    • If you're interested in welding, contact Patrick J.
    • GE Hackathon will have prizes involved! Get registered!
      • You can do hardware hacks to it (e.g. beer tap, but no alcohol allowed)
    • Bring all your cool projects and help LVL1 show up the other vendors at Engineer's Week.
      • Someone needs to figure out how to keep the "interrupt the pendulum" tradition and continue terrorizing the LSC!
    • We need more folks to run workshops! If you know ANYTHING please teach that ANYTHING!
  • Project Roll Call
    • Jason has a visual puppet for the LSC Engineer's week. Will demo the control software for folks (Touch Designer).
    • Gary has finished the Raspberry Pi station located at the workbench! Any one can use this station to do Pi development!
    • Gerrit: Please vote on FAP to upgrade (+1 or -1) to decrease costs and increase functionality. New hardware includes computers, servers, and routers. Will include video editing software.
    • Kyle H and Daniel P. are using dollar tree foam to make 2 fighter jets. Bode costs $2.50 and electronics cost $30.
  • Closing
    • Please everyone contribute 5 minutes to clean the space before leaving!