05/31/2016

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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

  • Cody et al. cleaned the metalshop.
  • Daniel read Danielle's mind.
  • Ben King ran the Vinyl Cutter Workshop, Gold Star!
  • Shout out to Matt, Chris et al. for CTF workshop

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Bathroom Towel Rods or spare PVC, something to make a handle out of for a space upgrade.
    • Contact Nathan
  • (Working) Air Conditioning Window Unit
    • Bunker Upgrade
    • Contact James

Space Upgrades

  • Hammers in woodshop have holes in handles to stay on wall better, thanks Alex!
  • Paper indicator in air conditioning to indicate status

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 6/6 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 6/13 @ 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 6/28 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, next 6/1 @ 7pm)
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 6/29)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
  • THURSDAY
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (Thursdays, next 6/2 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 6/23 @ 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 sometimes placed around 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • 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
  • Next E-Cycle Pick Up - 6/1 @ 10:00 AM
    • Please take a moment after meeting to clean up all E-waste or individuals can drop off into our big cardboard box in back room against far wall - do not just drop off and leave at lvl1 outside of that box as it just makes work for someone else - NO CRT MONITORS OR TUBE TVs ALLOWED
  • RAD Science Skateboard Build two day Workshop OFFSITE - 6/13 & 6/14 Call Marwood for time.
    • Build your own skateboard from scratch Fee: $220 plus - varies by design of board
    • Open to individuals, parent and child (Suggested age 13+). Teachers can learn in order to teach in their class or schools can book in school workshops as part of curriculum
    • More info or register Phone Jim Martin or Cece Lindsey at 812.288.8344, or you can email Cece at Cece@MarwoodVeneer.com.
      • Contact: Divinity or Alex
  • The Internet of Things and Your Enterprise - 6/15 @ 5:00 PM OFFSITE
  • Built-your-own-arduino-clone Workshop - 6/18 @ 1:00 PM
    • $45, arduino-like device included
      • Contact Charles 'The Hat'
  • MakerFaire Detroit, July 30-31
  • 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

  • Divinity 3D-scanned her face in Lexington.
  • Jared is making a laser lissajous.
  • Someone [who?] is making a bicycle project with a hybrid-electric battery.
  • Aaron has made a server-computer out of a box of parts!

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: 25
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:53 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared