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Welcome to LVL1!

Here's the newly elected Board of Directors of Lvl1

  • President - Andy Miller
  • Vice President-Tim Miller
  • Secretary-Ann McWilliams
  • Treasurer-Tiffany Haynie
  • Director-at-large #1-Bill "Lockadoc" Schwab
  • Director-at-large #2-Raj Shah
  • Director-at-large #3- Charles "The Hat" Lehman


People doing cool things for their fellow hackers! Shout outs this week go to:

  • Kevin Price assisting in upgrading the Firewall and Router

The Tim VanSant Makership = LVL1's Makership Program

Note: This program is funded completely through donations and NOT through our membership dues.

  • We currently have enough funds to offer a Makership. Please submit an application to become a member of LVL1! See our treasurer, make a donation.
  • Members: please talk up the Makership to potential new members. Makerships are a good way to interest minorities and women LVL1. Emphasize the experience and the opportunity. Getting a project done is less important.
  • Makership Application Deadline is the last day of each month @ 11:59 PM.
  • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of LVL1 membership and a $100 reimbursement toward your project expenses.
  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • If your application is not approved, PLEASE revise and resubmit next month!
  • If you would like to donate ($5/mo) to this worthy cause, see one of the directors and we can set you up!

Equipment Report

  • Resources, manuals, tutorials, and information are available in multiple places, such as on two computer desktops, the wiki, the members list, the hackerspace group....

Please make sure that you review the instructions and manual and ask for the training prior to using the equipment.

  • If something is broken or needs replaced, please send an email to broken@lvl1.org.
    • Please supply as much information as possible; links to websites or items are GREATLY appreciated. Consumables can be time-consuming to find; broken is not a mind reader!
  • If your project doesn't fit on your shelf or in large member storage, please take it offsite. The boneyard is not your own personal storage shed.

Member Responsibilities

  • Member hosts are responsible for the space and non-member guests
  • Member hosts are empowered to ask visitors who do not conduct themselves according to LVL1's policies and community standards to leave
  • More details on the Members' List
  • Questions? Please contact a board member

First Time Visitor Info

'Are there any 1st time Visitors? There will be a tour at the end of the Meeting -- Please sign the waiver of liability

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • Being unsafe is being unexcellent!
    • We recommended following CDC guidelines about health and safety
    • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian! Unattended minors will be a time delayed glitter bomb
    • Always leave equipment at least as safe as you found it
    • Do not leave equipment running unattended
    • Do not block access to storage or exits
  • LVL1 Means of Communication - http://www.lvl1.org/connect/
    • Our website / calendar is www.lvl1.org
    • Meeting Minutes, equipment information, and projects on our wiki: wiki.lvl1.org
    • Sign up for our Google Group discussion list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lvl1
    • Google Hangout https://hangouts.google.com/group/KrvEvKVKapRzznlh2
    • Facebook, Twitter, Meetup
    • learn@lvl1.org - Want to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Want to help facilitate any of these things?
    • broken@lvl1.org - Something broken? Something needs to be restocked?
    • upgrades@lvl1.org - ideas for space upgrades go to Steff
    • directors@lvl1.org - Need to contact those who are ostensibly "in charge"?
  • Culture of Cleanliness
    • Please clean up your mess and keep the space usable for your fellow hackers!!!
    • Get a FREE Clorox Wipe! Clean all the surfaces!
  • T-Shirts are on sale after the meeting in the classroom!!! $10 each
  • (You have signed the waiver, right?)
  • We have an Amazon Smile account. PLEASE USE! Shop at smile.amazon.com and tell them we are your favorite non-profit! LVL1 gets .05% back from each purchase at no extra cost to you!

Regular Weekly Meetups

If you would like to host a regular meetup, see one of the directors and we can get you set up!


  • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making - Tuesdays @ 8:00pm
 Directors Meeting - Every 3rd Tuesday is the
 Director's Meeting and it is open to the public!
 9:00 pm, in the classroom and on zoom
 Feb 15, 2022 is the next one


  • Woolsday Wednesday !(hosted by Madeline)


  • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night - this is happening in the space. Cmon in and be safe.


Upcoming Events

'Join me on February 2nd at 6pm for a quick demonstration and walkthrough of creating a simple project in KiCAD 6'

 which you can use to later make something more functional for yourselves.
 I do not know exactly how long it will take to run this workshop but plan for at least 2 hours.
 This project will allow you to move an Arduino Nano from the breadboard and into a dedicated PCB designed to support your project.

'YOU MUST HAVE KICAD 6 ALREADY INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW ALONG. I will not be waiting an hour for you to download and install it;'

Want to host an event? We'll make it happen!


Need help or materials for a project? Thanks to

  • Megan and Michael for a look at growing oyster mushrooms in a 5 gallon bucket.
  • Phil for printing a dragon live and in color on his 9 filament 3d printer
  • Andy for sporting his silk tiara, and a look at BB King and Lucille 3D printed.
  • Micheal shared his custom water loop for PC cooling
  • Gary showed off a laptop screen repair and his son's 3d dragon.

Need a project for any materials?