05/17/2016

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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 boards 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

  • Shout out to people who were at the How-To festival at the library!
    • Ben, Danielle, Jared, Charles, et al.
  • Shout out to Tim V. for updating vinyl cutter wiki
  • Shout out to Ali, Ben, Charles, et al, for Flea-off Market
  • Shout out to José for Macgyver-themed hack-a-thon.
  • Shout out to Nathan for re-hanging WOPR.

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Metal 55 Gallon Drum
    • Woodshop Upgrade
    • Contact: Paul G.
  • Bathroom Towel Rods or spare PVC, something to make a handle out of for a space upgrade.
    • Contact Nathan
  • Air Conditioning Window Unit
    • Bunker Upgrade
    • Contact James

Space Upgrades

  • A plethora of decorations(?) from the hack-a-thon
  • Space's offsite Canopy tent has been replaced.

Space Downgrades

  • Space's old (white) offsite canopy tent has a broken leg.
  • 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 5/23 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 5/30 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
    • MERF (Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund) Board Meeting; first Monday of the month, next 6/5 @ 6 PM)
      • Contact: Divinity
  • 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)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 5/24 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • New Member Orientation (1st Tuesday of the Month, next 6/7 @ 7:00)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 5/25)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, next 6/8 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (fortnightly Thursdays, next 5/26 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

  • Arduino 101 Workshop - 5/21 @ 12:00 Noon.
    • Contact Nathan
  • Capture the Flag Computer Security Day ( Workshop - 5/28 10:00 AM; Competition - 5/28 12:00 Noon)
  • 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
    • 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

O/D Meeting Today: 5/17

Project Roll Call

  • Charles and Ben have more bling.
  • Jason is making some buttons for a traveling amusement park in china.


Gary Roll Call

  • Gary's Telescope focus module now has a motor that spins around and moves.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance:
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:37 PM
  • Tour Guide: Cody
  • Notes Taken by: Jared