03/15/2016

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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

Shout out to Ben Shout out to Divinity; Gold Star!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • The Space - PCIexpress video card, minimum specs G-force 600 or Radon 7000 series, for Oculus Rift Workstation
    • Contact Kevin
  • Ben wants pictures of people's projects

Space Upgrades

  • TIG welder has gas now.
    • Don't leave it open!
  • Gary has donated a computer for the large format printer.
    • It works-ish now.

Space Downgrades

  • 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!

Officer's and Director's Meeting Tonight

Regular Meetups

  • MONDAY
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 3/21 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 3/28 @ 8pm)
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-thing (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 (Last Wednesday of the month, next 3/30)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, 4/6 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (Thursday 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 3/30 @ 8 PM)
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
      • Meetup
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (Friday @ 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

  • Ideafest Bowling Green - 3/18
    • Ben looking for help running 20 minute workshops to ~400 attendees.
  • 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 hosting 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
  • Grow your own Produce Workshop - 4/16 @ 10:30am
  • 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

  • Joe Fixed Jared's router!
  • Ben has through-hole soldering kits for Bowling Green Idea Festival

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~25
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:50
  • Tour Guide: Brian
  • Notes Taken by: Jared