11/10/2015

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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

  • Kevin wants to thank:
    • Patrick - Thank you organizing the purge
    • Liz - Labeling the trash cans
    • Weiz - General pile cleaning
    • Tim - General pile cleaning
    • Caley - General pile cleaning
    • Bryan - General pile cleaning
    • Nathan - General pile cleaning
    • Chris - General pile cleaning
    • Cody - General pile cleaning

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Bryan (Cave Troll) - Whole working BMX bike, 20" wheels
  • Nathan - Amazon Dash Buttons (any kind) for LVL1 project

Space Upgrades

  • All trash cans emptied, cleaned, some labeled
  • Boneyard bench area cleared of clutter, usable again
  • Drying rack added near the sink
  • Sorted power supplies

Space Downgrades

  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Testing electronics, high current power supply on order
  • 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: Machine Maintenance & Calendar
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 12/2 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 11/19
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (CANCELLED) @ 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

  • Officer's & Director's Meeting - 11/17 @ 9PM
    • Watch the LVL1 sausage get made in this less-than-thrilling meeting
  • Holy Smokes Hackathon - 11/17 thru 11/24
    • Over 31,000 abandoned buildings catch fire every year and Louisville is not immune
    • Spend a whole week developing a smart smoke detector prototype that can alert Metro Govt when an abandoned building is on fire
    • Cash prizes up for grabs
    • Contact Nathan or Daniel
  • LVL1 Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/26
    • Get away from your relatives or make some new ones at LVL1 during this event.
    • Enjoy Turkey and a slew of side dishes. Please contribute dishes if you can.
  • November Makership Application Deadline - 11/30 @ 11:59 PM
    • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of membership and $100 toward your project
    • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • Robotics Education and Competition - February & April 2016
    • 20,000 people from all over the world for youth robotics (vex) competition
    • Need 800 - 1000 volunteers
    • Do NOT have to know robotics and people as young as 10 can volunteer
    • People with more knowledge can receive training and be judges or referees.
    • Sign up / learn more at http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer
    • Contact: Divinity
  • 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

  • Arduino 101 Workshop Recap
  • B&N Maker Faire went well
  • Jared fixed the broken record player in the boneyard
  • Charles plugs the Oculus camera
  • Danielle made a headband with electronics built in
  • Jason is working on a Christmas VR / 360 degree view
  • Kevin is building an app for the space - easy to mark when there are open hours
  • Jose applied for an Instructables contest by entering his Zardoz failure project
  • Vanessa needs 8 folks to interview for Louisville magazine for the December issue ("Louisville Made")
  • Jose shows off his tootsie roll pooping halloween dog - animatronic

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:03 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:43 PM
  • Dinner: None
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan