08/25/2015

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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 Aaron who cleaned the workbenches
  • Thank you Ben & Liz for the smell of bacon
  • Thank you Gerard for showing our guests how to use the laser cutter

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)

Space Upgrades

  • Patrick used line converters to make the sound system sound good while turned down low
  • Thank you Bill for installing the new tub sink!
    • Please everyone keep the sink empty

Space Downgrades

  • Table Saw
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Printrbot files being edited
  • 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!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Mednesday @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • This week's focus: 3D printers
      • CANCELLED THIS WEEK
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 9/2 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Tiny House Meeting - Random Thursdays @ 7 PM
      • Help build a tiny house and teach the community home improvement skills
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 9/17
      • 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

  • 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

  • Charles' has upgraded his LVL1 blinky badge. V2 success.
  • David recaps Game Jam. Check out David's game.
  • Jared now has Tom's Vending Machine working wirelessly using Raspberry Pi
  • Danielle went to TechFest with the Maker Mobile, 3D printed some jewelery for the occasion
  • Ben made some props for a Star Trek production, actually on film!
  • Gary built an "Ant Farm" coin acceptor for Tom's Vending Machine

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~30
  • Meeting Start: 8:03 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:33 PM
  • Dinner: Ben, Beth, and Weiz made grilled cheese with bacon and other pieces
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan