05/03/2016

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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 - Shop at smile.amazon.com; pick us as your nonprofit, and some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • S/O to Tyler and Nathan for the HVAC install

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Metal 55 Gallon Drum
    • Woodshop Upgrade
    • Contact: Paul G.

Space Upgrades

  • New Work-benches
  • HVAC is being installed this week!
  • Outlet on pole has been rewired! hopefully it is safe!

Space Downgrades

  • 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 5/9 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 5/16 @ 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 6/7 @ 7:00)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 5/24 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2st Wed of the Month, 5/11 @ 7pm)
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 5/29)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
  • THURSDAY
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (fortnightly Thursdays, next 5/12 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 5/26 @ 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

  • Earthtainer Plant Build Workshop - Tomorrow, 5/4 @ 6:00 PM
  • Dollar Store Hack-a-thon - Friday 5/13 @ 7:00 PM
    • Make something out of stuff purchased only at dollar store
  • LFPL How-To Festival - Saturday, 5/14
    • Contact: Jared
  • Flea Off Market - Friday, 5/15
    • offer a project, or show up yourself!
    • Contact Ali
  • Capture the Flag Computer Security Day ( Workshop - 5/28 10:00 AM; Competition - 5/28 2:00 PM)
    • $20 per person, for food and flash drive with kali linux.
    • No knowledge needed for workshop, bring a laptop.
    • Contact: Matt Lichtenberger
  • May Makership Application Deadline - 5/31 @ 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
  • 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

  • Jared is putting a light in his sun visor
  • Charles made circuit boards that were generated in python
  • Gary Roll-Call:
    • Gary Printed a Radius-size poster on the large-format printer
    • Gary made a telescope focus module that focuses in and out.
    • Gary made a telescope level module also


Help the Space get A/C!

  • Certain items in the space need to be moved so the HVAC people can do their thing.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~30
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~9:45
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared