02/03/2015

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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

  • Alexis's friend - Strawberry garden hangers
  • Chris - 12V mosfets & power control
  • Herman - Solidworks help
  • Cherith - K'nex
  • Chris no longer needs 12V mostfets
  • Cherith is looking for k'nex, not kinects
  • Justin - Solid state relay, 25A for reflow oven

Space Upgrades

  • Cody replenished hacker snack
  • Brad brought in a donation of junk tablets for the boneyard
    • Please use for space glorification projects! Do not squirrel them away and never use them :(
  • Mini fridge for leaded solder paste on the soldering bench
  • Brad replenished LVL1 stickers

Space Downgrades

  • Woodshop mess again :(
  • NEVER TAKE THE SAFETIES OFF THE EQUIPMENT! (But if you need to, please put the safety back on.)
    • If you don't know how to put the safety on, send an email to broken@lvl1.org!
  • Metal shop left in a mess. Grinders broken. Welding gas was left on and leaked out & money wasted.
    • Regulars: when you're here throughout the week and notice someone new working in the shops, introduce yourself & encourage cleanliness
  • 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)
    • Danielle will be demo-ing kits
  • THURSDAY
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 2/19
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 2/26 @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Host: Probably Jose
      • Last week: Nazi Zombies in Swedish
      • This week: Logan's Run, Better Off Ted, & any other bad/distracting movie
      • Group Pizza order placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
    • Louisville EAE (6pm)
      • Compete in Engineering, Arts, & Extreme Sports events & contests!
      • Contact Josh for more info!
      • EEXPO @ Speed School, paper airplane contest by Redbull, win a trip to Austria
      • https://www.facebook.com/groups/LouEAE/
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • MakerPlace Kids Group (MakerPlace @ Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana)
  • Hack-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
    • Help LVL1 update our wiki!
    • Punch & pie provided
    • Contact Sean McPherson for more info
  • Lockpicking 101 - 2/28 @ Noon - 3 PM
  • February Makership Deadline - 2/28 @ 11:59 PM
  • Warm Glass Workshop - 3/28
    • Contact Pat McCarthy
  • Surface Mount Soldering Workshop - 3/4 @ 8 PM
    • Solder your own TV-B-Gone!
    • No previous experience required!
    • Contact Charles the Hat for more info
  • 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.
  • Startup Weekend March 6 - 8.

Project Roll Call

  • Barrett is working on Plan B 3D printer as part of his research
  • Barrett is also working on an air curtain as well (?)
  • Sean put together a bluetooth multimeter. Has onboard data logging, etc. Dragon Innovations on Kickstarter
  • Sean looking for a bulk importer of generic insta-morph for space usage
  • Charles made a breakout board for the Atmel Xmega series microcontrollers leveraging the series' footprint consistency
    • Comes with onboard regulator micro USB connection
  • Gary brought in poly-morph samples to play with
  • Gary modified 4 AA battery pack to 3 AA with room to store circuit boards in the empty slot. Handy little box
  • Gary made a frequency generator, trying to make a sub-aural sound to make people feeling a little unsettled
  • Jose is working towards building a character for an anime convention. Goal: make the person standing next to the character feel uncomfortable
    • Meeting every Thursday @ 7:30. Code name project Junior.
    • If costume is complete, Jose will face his fears of attending an anime convention.
  • Charles plugs the red oculus camera at LVL1. Please use it to take photos of your projects that upload to Flickr & youtube.
    • WARNING: Don't take pictures you'd regret later...

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:49 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made spaghetti
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan