02/16/2016

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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
    • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

Shout Outs

Nathan and Tyler re-arranged the space to make room for the big laser. Gold star!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Jared - 3.5" floppy drives (needs 4+) for making music
  • Danielle - Micro SD cards for a class (for keeps)
  • The Space - PCIexpress video card, minimum specs G-force 600 or Radon 7000 series, for Oculus Rift Workstation
    • Contact Kevin

Space Upgrades

  • Gunner and Kevin are still working to reapair the Lulzbot 3d printer
    • It is extruding!
  • Laser Cutter
    • Waiting on Landlord approval of vent pipe plan.
  • Bill is running wire for the security cameras.
  • James made a monitor-your-print-remotely device out of a rPi for the lulzbot

Space Downgrades

  • Large-format Printer/Plotter is broken.
    • Contact: Gary
  • Laser Cutter
    • Not plugged in. Need to install vent pipe.
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • On hold til laser is available.
  • 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
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 2/29 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 2/22 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • New Member Orientation (1st Tuesday of the Month, next 3/11 @ 7:00)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 2/23 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mendnesday @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, 3/2 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - (2/18)
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (02/25 @ 8 PM)
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
      • Meetup
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Watch a terrible movie and ignore your project! Or maybe work on your project and ignore a terrible movie... The choice is yours.
      • Group Pizza order often placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Officers and Director's Meeting TONIGHT
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop - Saturday February 20th @ 1:00 (12:30 for beginners)
    • Contact - Jared
    • Make a Jukebox! SOLD OUT!
    • Eventbrite
  • Robotics Education and Competition - February & April 2016
    • 20,000 people from all over the world for youth robotics (vex) competition
    • Need 800 - 1000 volunteers
    • Do NOT have to know robotics and people as young as 10 can volunteer
    • People with more knowledge can receive training and be judges or referees.
    • Sign up / learn more at http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer
    • Contact: Divinity
  • February Makership Application Deadline - 2/29 @ 11:59 PM
    • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of membership and $100 toward your project
    • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • Ideafest Bowling Green - 3/18
    • Ben looking for help running 20 minute workshops to ~400 attendees.
  • Startup Weekend Louisville - 3/9
    • 54 hour hack-a-thon to build a business
  • Build-your-own-Skateboard workshop - 3/10 & 3/14
    • Two part workshop; plan to show up both days.
    • [1]
  • U of L is hosting a Hack-a-thon - 4/9
    • asking LVL1 for mentors to offer advice to hackers at the -a-thon.
    • [www.derbyhacks.io Website]
      • Contact: James Gissendaner
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
    • Contact: Charles 'The Hat'
  • 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, just send email to learn@lvl1.org

Project Roll Call

  • Matt and Chris are Probing for Hacker-Capture-the-Flag
  • Jared has a cheap coin counter for the vending machine
  • Divinity has a project she's made for Falls City Beer

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~32
  • Meeting Start: 8:02 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:40
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared