03/01/2016

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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

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • 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
  • Hackersnack Funds
    • Contact Kevin
  • Divinity is looking for a space (large empty room) in which to film for 11+ hours on March 2nd.

Space Upgrades

  • Kentucky Science Center Give and Glow
  • Sean brought in a 1990's Webcam to monitor 3D prints.
  • Laser Cutter
    • Landlord approved vent pipe plan.

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.
  • Lulzbot still down.
  • Switch on the table saw is broken.
  • 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 3/14 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 3/7 @ 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 4/5 @ 7:00)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 3/22 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mendnesday @ 7 PM (next - 3/2)
      • 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 - (3/17)
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (3/30 @ 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 around 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Louisville Arcade Exposition - 3/4 - 3/6
    • Show off video game-related projects.
    • Contact Terry
  • Surviving the Shell Workshop - 3/5 @ 1:00 PM
    • How-to command line
    • Contact - Kevin
  • Build-your-own-Skateboard workshop - 3/10 & 3/14
    • Two part workshop; plan to show up both days.
    • [1]
  • Ideafest Bowling Green - 3/18
    • Ben looking for help running 20 minute workshops to ~400 attendees.
  • Startup Weekend Louisville - 3/19
    • 54 hour hack-a-thon to build a business
  • March Makership Application Deadline - 3/31 @ 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
  • 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
  • Robotics Education and Competition - 4/14
    • 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
  • LFPL How-To Festival - 5/14
    • Share in a short workshop how to do something.
    • Contact: Jared
  • 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

Vending machine has coin acceptor now. feel free to make donations. Divinity with Home of the Innocents looking for STE(A)M activities. Gary hacked an embroidery machine with a bolt.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~30
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:40 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared