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First Time Visitor Info

  • The New adminstration is, Brian, Jason, Andy, Tyler, Danielle, Jared and Raj
  • 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. please clean up after yourselves!
  • 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

  • Andy for Broken
  • Cody for cleaning up the space

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Mike Revel looking for: '18-650' from inside Laptop Batteries, broken or working; any status.
  • Cody is looking for a 3D printer part and an electric flame-starter (like from a stove or grill)
  • Michael is looking for a 3-drawer filing cabinet
  • Brian is looking for an Apple ][ (+,e,c) computer with a floppy disk drive.
  • 24 volt Batteries - Divinity

Equipment Report

  • Need a new filter for the fridge in order for the Water and Ice maker on the fridge
  • The quickest way to get something fixed is to let us know that it is broken! Send broken equipment reports to broken@lvl1.org
    • The replacement belt and disc are in the woodshop
    • replacement blade for the vinyl cutter is here and the vinyl cutter is no longer broken
    • as a reminder, it helps when something breaks or is out of stock, please include a part # in the email.
    • ordered a 5v fan for the 3d printer. Please reachout to the area SME. I'm in the process of identifying these people and will post them once the list is identified.
    • This includes supplies like drill bits and soap!


    • Night of The Hat (Fortnightly Mondays, next 02/20 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", Kittens, and open making.
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 02/27 @ 8pm)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm)
    • Learn-a-thing (1st Tuesday of the month, next 03/07 @ 6:00)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 02/21 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wednesday, next 02/08 @ 7 pm)
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, next 02/28 @ 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 or Chinese order might be placed around 7:30 pm (~$7/person) approx. (~9/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • February Makership Application Deadline - Tuesday, 02/28 @ 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
  • Bowling Green Idea Festival - 03/15
    • Represent LVL1 in bowling green this year and teach people how to solder.
  • Chicago Maker Faire - April 22,23
    • Contact Ben (Blenster)
  • 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.

Project Roll Call

  • Sean - Ham Radio project that can receive a signal from Australia


Meeting Notes

  • Attendance:
  • Meeting Start:8:00
  • Meeting Stop:
  • Tour Guide:
  • Notes Taken by: Andy