05/19/2015

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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.
  • Josh - Locked shadow box / glass display case
  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (10 ft square and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
  • Terry - 2" thick styrofoam sheet

Space Upgrades

  • Woodworking Jigs
  • Jared is making a space intercom

Space Downgrades

  • BSOD on CAD computer
  • 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 6/1 @ 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)
  • 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!
  • National Maker Faire - 6/12 & 6/13, 11 AM - 7 PM each day
    • Join LVL1 in being the sole representative of Kentucky makers on a national level
    • Need projects and people for a tent/booth to show off
    • Contact Nathan/Danielle
  • Skills USA Contest/Convention - 6/22
    • Looking for volunteers for people to judge high school business ideas Shark Tank style
  • Maker Faire Detroit - 7/25 & 7/26, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM each day
    • A Detroit Maker Faire is not complete without LVL1's (in)famous presence!
    • Show off your wares and earn hacker street cred
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire - 8/29 & 8/30
    • Application deadline is June 12
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 9/19, 11 AM to 6 PM
  • 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

  • Jared fixed his custom record player!
  • Gary implemented an intercom system made out of POTS phones
  • Gary turned an old phone rotary into a keyboard; #completelyuselessprojects
    • Made with a teensy using its native keyboard support
  • Glenn Long & Quinny (blind seeing eye dog): in need of printed circuit board designers for iKeyless
  • Tech resource teacher of JCPS is wanting to bring the makerspace into public schools
  • Sean plugs the humblebundle Make books bundle
  • Raymond, visiting in town, looking to help folks with projects especially in RF

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~50
  • Meeting Start: 8:05 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:52 PM
  • Dinner: Pizza provided by iKeyless. Jared & Terry made BBQ chicken and baked beans
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan