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NOTE: not discussed at the meeting, Tyler will be at the space this upcoming Saturday the 30th doing space upgrades, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend to help out.

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 Mopped some dust off the floor; Gold Star!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Jared - 3.5" floppy drives (needs 8+) for making music
  • Danielle - Micro SD cards for a class (for keeps)
  • The Space - PCI video card, minimum specs G-force 600 or Radon 7000 series, for Oculus Rift Workstation
    • Contact Kevin

Space Upgrades

  • CAD design station has newer better video card in it, Contact broken@lvl1.org if it doesn't work
  • Sean donated a new mid-grade riveter; would not fit in riveting/stapling drawer, is in metal shop.
  • Design documents for the woodshop dust collection system are being created, see google forums for deets.

Space Downgrades

  • Laser Cutter
    • Not plugged in. Need RFID access control built in and to install vent pipe.
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • On hold til laser is available.
  • 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

    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 2/1 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 2/8 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making
    • 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)
    • Mendnesday @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • This week's focus: ???
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 2/3 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 2/18
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (01/28) @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
      • January meeting at Shelby Campus.
    • 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)
    • Game Dev Group
      • All game dev projects welcome! Collaborate with other teams or start your own!
      • Check http://gamedevlou.org/ for meeting announcements!
      • Now meeting at Warp Zone!
        • 612 W Washington St

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • January Makership Application Deadline - 1/31 @ 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
  • ESP8266/NodeMCU/FTDI module class/workshop - February 11 @ 7:00 PM
    • contact Greg Miller
    • Eventbrite to be posted
  • 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
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
    • Contact: Charles 'The Hat'
  • 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 has blue leds and an arduino for the Science Center's fundraiser
  • Jose cleaned up the Wiki and got another article on Hackaday
  • Kevin made a thing. (I don't remember what it is, sorry Kevin)
  • The Central Kentucky Inventor's Council (CKIC) has a 'Kickstarter pass-or-fail' event one week from today. [1]
  • Pete found a free app called Music Memo, posits 'It's pretty cool.'

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~20
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:40 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared