06/30/2015

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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!

Shout Outs

  • Thank you Joseph for fixing the lathe!
  • Thank you Cody for cleaning out laser cutter filter

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
    • How to make circuit boards with the CNC router
  • Terry - Hardwood boards: cherry, walnut, maple, oak, etc.
    • Historic wood working tools
  • Patrick - Rear bicycle wheel with gear, any adult diameter

Space Upgrades

  • Woodshop cleaned and organized
  • Jared has donated a working 8 Track player to the space
  • Chairs are being picked up tomorrow
  • Cody & Calvin are putting together a tear down bench in the boneyard

Space Downgrades

  • Clive Badger has died. Console no longer works - can't reliably level 3D printer :(
  • Cassette player from 8 Track does not work - it eats tapes
  • 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 7/6 8pm)
    • Mend It Monday (the other fortnightly Mondays, next 7/13 @ 7 PM)
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting
      • Next Week Power Drill
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 7/8 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Tiny House Meeting - Every other Thursday @ 7 PM, next 7/2
      • Help build a tiny house and teach the community home improvement skills
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 7/16
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 7/23 @ 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 often placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • June Makership Application Deadline - 6/30 @ 11:59 PM
  • LVL1's 5th Birthday Party - 7/11, 6:00 PM
  • Louisville Youth Science Summit - 7/25
    • Kentucky Science Center: hands-on programming; speed mentoring.
  • 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
  • DEFCON - 8/6-8/9 @ Las Vegas.
    • Contact Charles to arrange LVL1 presence.
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire - 8/29 & 8/30
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 9/19, 11 AM to 6 PM
  • DerbyCon - 9/23 thru 9/27
    • Hacker & computer security conference
  • Inventor Con 2015 - 10/6
    • Hosted by Central Kentucky Inventors Council in Lexington
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • 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 if working on the Tom's Vending machine and Brad's boards
  • Joseph needs help navigating McMaster and Grainger for ordering parts for Funtown Mountain's Haunted House
    • Also needs help shooting Wifi over 600 yards to a point on Funtown Mountain's Guntown attraction
  • Charles has a rope of addressable LEDs and made an adapter board that converts SPI/DMX to the LED strip protocol
  • Ben is working on a bandsaw project - is giving impromptu lesson
  • Gary has been spending too much time at LVL1 lately working on perfecting an old HP plotter
    • Has been customizing Linux drivers for the plotter
    • Got scaling working and got the plotter to print something longer than 2 ft

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:04 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:52 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made Beef Stroganoff
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan