05/12/2015

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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
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Space - Outdoor seating & tables
  • Josh - Go kart or similar framing for Redbull event
  • Herman - 1/2", 3/4" conduit pipes
  • Terry - Hardwood boards: cherry, walnut, maple, oak, etc.

Space Upgrades

  • Jared added bathroom signage
  • Redbull replinished
  • Giant rocket has been brought back to the space!
  • Metal 3D printer donation on the dock
  • 300W audio amplifier donated
  • 3 month trial of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Gary fixed the plotter

Space Downgrades

  • Johnny 5 still dead
  • 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 5/25 8pm)
    • Mend It Monday (the other fortnightly Mondays, next 5/18 @ 7 PM)
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
      • Contact Nathan for more details
  • TUESDAY
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 6/3 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Hacker House Planning Meeting - Every Thursday 7 PM
      • Hopefully the next epic LVL1 project
      • Help build a tiny house (on wheels) & figure out grant/donation opportunities
      • Contact Nathan
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 5/21
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 5/28 @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
  • 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 placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
    • Louisville EAE (6pm)
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • MakerPlace Kids Group (MakerPlace @ Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana)
  • Gameology - 5/14
    • Adult event at the KSC
    • Check out James' card game Quickie among others built by the LVL1 community
  • Workshop du Jour - 5/15
    • Show up to learn a new skill at LVL1 on various Fridays
    • First theme: Laser cutter tutorial
    • Contact Danielle
  • Officers & Directors Meeting - 5/19 after regular meeting
    • Learn how the sausage of LVL1 is made
    • Completely open to the public
  • May Makership Application Deadline - 5/31 @ 11:59 PM
  • Vogt Awards - 5/31
    • Application window ending soon; sign up with your best tangible business idea!
  • NEW 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

  • Daniel is looking for the die set for a metal project prototype
  • Divinity talks about her success with her bottle tower light display
    • Will be building up another display for a high school prom for children who've had a rough upbringing and challenged life
  • Barrett fused his laptop battery to his laptop using drills and screws; DO NOT TRY AT HOME
  • Jared's record player is done! Congrats!
  • Weiz explains his geometric model of the scientific table and theoretical physics; building phone app for it
  • Patrick made an arduino based timing device that reused Jared's speaker parts for a reflector
  • Terry is making life size Han Solo carbonite model on 3D printer
    • Josh has had experience putting bodies in concrete for "casting people"...do not try at home
  • Gary reveals Franken-plotter, mash up of 2 broken scanners that have been re-stitched!
    • Prints things at a slightly smaller scale than scanned

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~60
  • Meeting Start: 8:05 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:48 PM
  • Dinner: Ben has porkchops, corn, baked beans, potatoes, & corn chips
  • Tour Guide: Danielle
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan