08/04/2015

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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

  • Daniel & other contributors to SBA grant!
    • Thanks Terry for video shoot

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • The Space - Batch scanner
  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
  • Terry - Historic/Antique/Hand wood working tools
  • Josh - Outdoor projector
  • Space - Bushing for 5/8" to 1.25" grinder
  • Patrick - "Electric drill motors or cordless drills with dead or no batteries for a horrible and probably dangerous idea"

Space Upgrades

  • Bad idea robot has been upgraded! Can carry it around and leave it at different places.
  • Terry has been working on the jointer

Space Downgrades

  • Table Saw
    • Please don't move parts
    • Parts on order
  • Mill parts are missing
  • 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
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
      • This Week: No Attendees.
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mend It Wednesday @ 7 PM
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 8/5 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Tiny House Meeting - Random Thursdays @ 7 PM, next 8/6
      • Help build a tiny house and teach the community home improvement skills
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 8/20
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 8/27 @ 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

  • DEFCON - 8/6-8/9 @ Las Vegas.
    • Contact Charles to arrange LVL1 presence.
  • Angry Winter Battle! - 8/15 @ Noon
    • Help LVL1 install insulation and work on a plan for winterization
  • Tech Fest Louisville 8/21-22, http://www.techfestlou.com at Henry Clay- Speakers, Meals, Entertainment, Networking
    • Opportunity for LVL1 folks to show off cool stuff or drones in tech gallery, to show off or discount code for tickets, contact divinityrose@gmail.com
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire - 8/29 & 8/30
  • Make-vention in Bloomington, IN - 8/29
  • 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.
  • Stupid Sh!t No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon - 10/10 thru 10/11
    • Show corporate how it's done by building useless things for fun!
  • 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 is making progress on Tom's Vending Machine
    • Looking for input on what should be inside the machine (potentiometers or maybe snacks)
  • Nathan plugs his new helping hands version
  • MuddyTech is closing its doors. Best wishes to the team at MuddyTech!
  • Brian is working on building a mesh network in the West End
  • Weiz is showing off his new period table layout in 3D. Symmetry improves readability and enabled scientists to find more patterns in natural phenomenon.
  • Lauren needs help with the Zoo's petting zoo. The goats need mental enrichment (e.g. removable obstacle course)

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:02 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:47 PM
  • Dinner: Southern Indian soup & rice by Ben & James
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan