09/23/2014

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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

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • (Wilcox) 7 inch Harmonic Balancer x4 for EAE trebuchet
  • (Adam) Trailer 4' x 8', super cheap

Space Upgrades

  • Let there be light!

Space Downgrades

  • Continuing mess!
  • 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 toilet paper and soap!

Regular Meetups

  • MONDAY
  • TUESDAY
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 10/1 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 10/16/2014
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Host: ???
      • Movie: ???
      • Group Pizza order placed at 7:30 pm ($7/person)
    • Louisville EAE (6pm)
  • SUNDAY
    • Game Dev Group (9/28)
      • All game dev projects welcome! Collaborate with other teams or start your own!
      • Now meeting irregularly. Check http://gamedevlou.org/ for meeting announcements!

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • DerbyCon - September 24 - 28
    • https://www.derbycon.com/
    • The event is sold out
    • Tickets have been emailed to those helping with the LVL1 table
    • Still looking for member projects to show off
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - September 27, 10AM - 10PM
  • September Makership Deadline - 9/30 at 11:59pm
  • SumoBot Tournament and Halloween Party - 11/1/14 (Sat after Halloween) More info to come. Save the date. Start building your bot.

Project Roll Call

5 Minute Maintenance and Cleaning

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~50
  • Meeting Start: 8:05 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:45 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made waffles
  • Tour Guide: Cody
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan A.
  • First Time Visitor Info
    • Welcome all new folks!
  • Equipment & Supplies Wanted
    • Remove Adam's request for trailer
    • Chris C. need 1.5" OD pipe. Needing to add a slip ring
    • Joseph needs a slip ring this week
    • Alexis needs an IR blaster or receiver to be controlled by Raspberry Pi home automation project
  • Space Upgrades
    • Thank you Tyler and all for light installation! *insert applause here*
    • Cody destroyed stage pieces and threw away junk
    • Jared re purposed a prototyping phone switch
  • Space Downgrades
    • Please continue cleaning up your messes!!!!
    • Soldering bench in the back needs to be cleaned. Tools and junk are left out!
    • Big laser cutter is down; waiting for filter and pre-filter to vent the laser outdoors
    • Tim is going to finish cleaning stuff that was not finished during the move
    • Jared noticed all our lights were left on. Please turn off lights using the light switched by the internal door on the left.
  • Regular Meetups
    • Friday Night Movie: did not watch Howard the Duck; If everyone is over 18 then we'll watch Heavy Metal, otherwise Howard the Duck!!!!
    • Nothing new added.
  • Upcoming Workshops & Events
    • Sumobots: Bring in your own robot, any robot!
    • Nothing new added.
  • Project Roll Call
    • Charles is putting together the surface mount TV-B-Gone kits for DerbyCon
      • Will be printing enclosures for the circuit board
    • Need mentors for Manual High School robot program, meet Fridays & Saturdays (Arduino, etc.)
    • Jack Otte, leads engineering effort at Papa John's. Open position (beginner) engineering. Emphasis on robotics. R&D environment. Degree partially optional.
    • Madison with Blue Sky Foundation, built a Maker Mobile! Hackerspace on Wheels! Woot!
      • Making appearances at ReSurfaced, Mini Maker Faire, and Idea Festival!
    • Gary attached a track linear screw to the 1/3 horse power motor! Working to incorporate it into a large vacuum forming machine!
      • Worked on limit switches for his motor and track. Built it using light switches and stuff.
    • Gary also is working on automating a wheelchair by using a gimble on the joystick! Used infrared sensors to read the power bar on the chair.
    • Jared bought a coffee cup power inverter that doesn't fit in his cup holder.
    • Another win for LVL1 at Startup Weekend! Good job Nathan and Ryan!