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First Time Visitor Info

  • Are there any 1st time visitors
  • 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 - FIVE MINUTE TASKS -
  • Check the boards for post its -
    • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!
  • We have an Amazon Smile account
    • Shop at smile.amazon.com: pick us as your nonprofit; some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Michael, David, Terry, and Cody for cleaning up the boneyard
  • Shout out to Kai for helping andy fix up a laptop

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • The Space (Jim) looking for more fluorescent ballasts or LED lighting to hang in the metal shop and wood shop.
  • Mike Revel looking for: '18-650' from inside Laptop Batteries, broken or working; any status.

Equipment Report

  • Need a new filter for the fridge in order for the Water and Ice maker on the fridge
  • Band-saw Blade is broken.
  • Look out for a FAP for a mortise joint machine on the member board.
  • 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 bits and soap!

Regular Meetups

    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 01/16 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (Fortnightly Mondays, next 01/09 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", Kittens, and open making.
    • LVL1 2600 Meeting (First Monday of the month, next 02/06 @ 7:30)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm)
    • Learn-a-thing (1st Tuesday of the month, next 02/07 @ 6:00)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • Derby Py Meetup (Typically: 4th Tuesday of the month, next 01/24 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wednesday, next 1/11 @ 7 pm)
    • LVL1 Eco Meetup - (Thursdays @ 7:30)
      • Talk shop and work on environmentally friendly projects!
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, next 1/26 @ 8 PM)
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
      • Meetup
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (Friday @ 8pm)
      • Watch a terrible movie and ignore your project! Or maybe work on your project and ignore a terrible movie... The choice is yours.
      • Introducing "Fixit Friday" This will happen every Friday!
        • Contact: Ben
      • Group Pizza order might be placed around 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Arduino 101 - Saturday 01/07 @ 12:30 - 4:30
    • Learn how to use an Arduino microcontroller
    • Cost: $20.00
  • SSD Install Workshop - Saturday, 01/07 @ 3-8 PM
    • Come by the space with your computer and a replacement SSD, and have some guidance about how to replace your existing hard drive.
  • Vinyl Cutter Workshop - Wednesday 01/11 @ 6 - 7:30
    • Learn how to use the lvl1 vinyl cutter.
    • BYO-item Cost: $5
    • We-provide-the-item Cost $12
  • Mini Drone Golf course build - Friday 01/13
    • Contact Brian
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop - Saturday 01/14 @ 12:30-4:30
    • Learn how to use the Rasberry Pi pocket-computer.
    • Raspberry Pi and all other materials provided.
    • Cost: $20
  • LVL1 Board Meeting - Tuesday 01/17
    • See the transition of power from the 2016 to the 2017 board. Who want to runs for the board of directors?
  • Mini Drone Golf Game - Saturday 01/21
    • Contact Brian
  • January Makership Application Deadline - Tuesday, 01/31 @ 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
  • 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.orga metal workshop.
    • David is planning a metal making workshop

Project Roll Call

  • Charles is working on tree and heap node circuit boards
  • Patrick welded a present into a metal box for a family member.
  • Jared had a HDD fail and is trying to recover the data.
  • Someone [who?] is fixing an NES connector.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~20
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:29 PM
  • Tour Guide: Danielle
  • Notes Taken by: Jared