04/05/2016

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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 - FIVE MINUTE TASKS -
  • Check the board for post its -
    • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!
  • We have a smile.amazon.com account - You can shop at smile.amazon.com and pick us as your nonprofit and some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Aaron for CNC workshop

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Great Day Live Project tomorrow ( 4/6)
    • Divinity
  • Metal 55 Gallon Drum
    • Woodshop Upgrade
    • Paul G.
  • Someone [who?] is looking for information about and access to different kinds of plastics.

Space Upgrades

  • Sewing Area
  • Cleaning Closet is clean
  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop

Space Downgrades

  • The Hat's giant slide-rule space decoration is missing!
  • 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 4/11 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 4/18 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-thing (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use many tools 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 5/3 @ 7:00)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 4/26 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 4/27)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, 5/6 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (Thursday 7:30pm - CANCELLED 4/7!)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 4/28 @ 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

  • 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
  • April Makership Application Deadline - 4/30 @ 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
  • LFPL How-To Festival - 5/14
    • Share in a short workshop how to do something.
    • Let me know TODAY if you would like a spot!
      • Contact: Jared
  • Capture the Flag Computer Security Workshop/Contest - 5/28 @ 10; 2 (respectively)
    • $20 per person, for food and flash drive with kali linux.
    • No knowledge needed for workshop, bring a laptop.
    • Contact: Matt Lichtenberger
  • 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

  • Pete assembled a solder-it-yourself oscilloscope kit.
  • Alex (Marwood) is making a skateboard
  • Jared is making a bootable USB
  • Project Clean Up - "This place is a dump" - Task list - can anyone give me 10 minutes tonight?
    • DIvinity

Gary Roll Call

  • Gary made a ladder storage solution for his garage/workshop with a pulley and some rope.

Security Camera Log-In

  • Contact Bill

Meeting Notes

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