05/26/2015

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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 (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
  • Terry - 2" thick styrofoam sheet
  • Herman - Cable Modem
  • Charles - How to make circuit boards with the CNC router

Space Upgrades

  • Cuddle Clones donates full color 3D printer
  • New shop vac for woodshop
  • Ben made the wood lathe more functional
  • Ben also sharpened the kitchen knives

Space Downgrades

  • Reel above table saw needs to be replaced
  • Clamping knob on cut off saw needs to be more permanently fixed
  • Ben broke a wood turning tools on the wood lathe
  • 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 6/8 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 - 6/18
      • 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)
  • 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 to show off!
    • Contact Nathan or Danielle
  • Skills USA Contest/Convention - 6/22 thru 6/26
    • Looking for volunteers to judge high school business ideas Shark Tank style
    • Contact Ben H.
  • 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
  • DerbyCon - 9/23 thru 9/27
    • Hacker & computer security conference
    • Contact Tim
  • 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 improved his phone with light up buttons
  • Jared also donated his record player and the records he does not want
  • Jared also sewed an eyeball onto his bag
  • Someone is working on statistical math software / javascript webapp
    • "If you can't be a good example, be a horrible example" - James
  • Someone is working on a nin-toaster
  • Ben restored a 150 year old knife & is also restoring a grill
  • Danielle is making stamps using laser-grade rubber
  • Gary put his rotary dial project on hackaday.io and have improved it
  • Gary made a jig for IUS Observatory to attach a guide scope to a full blown telescope with less fuss
  • James finally got 2000 copies of his card game Quickie! Congrats!!!

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~40
  • Meeting Start: 8:04 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:49 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made beanie weenies, goldfish & cheesy crackers
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan