11/17/2015

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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 Wiez and Cody for removing e-waste in the boneyard
  • Thank you Patrick for kickstarting the initiative
  • Thank you Charles, Ben, and Cave Troll for representing LVL1 in Indianapolis

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Bryan (Cave Troll) - Whole working BMX bike, 20" wheels
  • Nathan - Amazon Dash Buttons (any kind) for LVL1 project
  • Jared - Having a problem with Linux computer setup

Space Upgrades

  • Arduino Classroom Set
    • 20 Unos, SD cards, SD breakouts, prototyping supplies, OLED displays (soon)
  • Maintenance Google Calendar
    • Email broken@lvl1.org to be added

Space Downgrades

  • Makerbot Replicators
    • IT'S ALIVE! Needs calibrating and probably a new frame...
  • 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
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 11/23 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays @ 8 PM)
      • Hang out and contribute to space projects
  • 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: Shapeoko CNC Mill
    • 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
  • Arduino 101 Workshop - 12/17 12PM - 5PM
    • Back by popular demand, learn from ground floor up how to leverage the Arduino platform for your next electronics project
    • Eventbrite up soon
    • Contact Nathan
  • 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

  • Jared is working on vintage music project
  • Charles is working on a large number of projects including
    • LED communication driver board
  • Divinity is working on augmented reality crossed with projection mapping crossed with story telling
  • Hunter plugs the Free Thinker/Secular society - they need house materials for the club and others
  • Nathan shows off his solar panel battery charging circuit
  • Gary started early on the Holy Smokes Hackathon
    • Made a switch connected smoke detector

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~50
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:52 PM
  • Dinner: 5 Alarm Chili
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan