4/26/11

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Agenda

  1. Please Sign in on the meeting attendance roster.
  2. Waivers of Liability - Please sign if you have not already
  3. n00bs! Check out the LVL1 Quickstart info sheet next to the liability waivers. Feel free to ask questions.
  4. Space Upgrades
    1. Oculus Script
    2. House Sumobot pair (thanks Jose!)
    3. Angle grinder
    4. Oculus Lens
  5. Equipment Wanted
    1. Toolboxes for specific types of repair jobs
    2. SD adapter thingy (budget item)
  6. Open to Volunteers / Projects
    1. Bardstown Rd. Info Kiosk (Lack of interest remove 5/10)
    2. Louisville Public Library Teens Summer Program (Many volunteers already)
    3. Bernheim CONNECT (Good ideas 'floating' around)
    4. Maker Faire hackerspace areas & panels (Brian on Bay Area Hackerspace Ed panel)
  7. LVL1 Laser Cutter plan
    1. http://wiki.lvl1.org/Laser_Cutter
  8. Upcoming Workshops & Events
    1. Masquerade Meeting (5/3)
    2. OpenSCAD Workshop (5/4)
    3. Pegasus Parade on Broadway (5/5 5pm)
    4. Hot & Spicy Fest (5/21)
    5. LVL1 Anniversary (Saturday 7/2? or Tuesday 7/5?)
    6. Makerfaire Detroit (7/30-7/31)
    7. Bernheim CONNECT (8/27) http://www.bernheim.org/connect.html
    8. Derbycon (9/30-10/2)
  9. Meeting Financial Report
  10. New members
  11. Project Rollcall

Minutes

  • Began at 8:10
  • 18 hackers present
  • Recap of Oculus LVL1 camera with Python script on web host to interface with flickr
  • New angle grinder in basement
  • Brian brought in a new lens for future Oculus camera
  • No news on the proposed bus to Maker Faire Detroit.
    • Perhaps Hive13 has some extra seats?
    • Reminder: people going need to schedule hotel stay
    • Nobody present in charge of bus scheduling
  • Proposal to invest in laser cutter from China to have at the space
    • Payment by the minute? Up-front?
    • Committee to discuss the proposal online
    • Think of the possibilities! Gifts! Balloon projects! Synthesizer panels!
    • Dan may have a cutter: lasing tube intact but CNC controllers broken...
    • 501(c)3 is still pending; to accept donation we would need to write a receipt to the donor and back-file.
    • Maybe we could re-purpose a pick-and-place machine from a closing machine shop nearby?
  • This April was the first month LVL1 didn't have a workshop :(
    • Workshops raise money and share knowledge
  • Bot arena is in the works. Need demonstrated interest to continue.
    • Radio control is probably more fun and compatible with other arenas than autonomous
  • Meeting adjourned at 9:00