08/18/2015

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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

  • Angry Sun Battalion
  • Jared did these notes at a minute's notice.

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
  • Josh - Outdoor projector
  • Patrick - "Electric drill motors or cordless drills with dead or no batteries for a horrible and probably dangerous idea"

Space Upgrades

Space Downgrades

  • Table Saw
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Disassembled. To be converted to Printrbot-style 3D printers
  • 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!)
      • Next: ?
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mednesday (please someone find a better name, I beg you) @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • This week's focus: 3D printers
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 9/2 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Tiny House Meeting - Random Thursdays @ 7 PM, next 8/20
      • 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

  • 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
  • GameDevLou hosts the GameJam - 8/21 thru 8/22
    • Build a game in a short amount of time in this entertaining hackathon
  • 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!
  • Beth's Women in Stem Meetup
    • Date & Time Unknown
  • 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

  • Dan's tiny house is further delayed.
  • Jared is still working on his vending machine.
  • Someone is working on disassembling a bike tire?

Gary Roll Call

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~55
  • Meeting Start: 8:06 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ?
  • Dinner: Ben and Beth made franks wrapped in bacon, corn on the cob, and something else..
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared