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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

  • Shout out to Jared for running Learn-a-thing
  • Shout out to Terry for woodshop upgrades
  • Shout out to someone for putting a ruler in the tool cabinet

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

  • Gunner and Kevin are still working to reapair the Lulzbot 3d printer
    • The replacement extruder has been shipped and is at Kevin's girlfriend's house
  • Laser Cutter
    • Ben assembled the circuit board
    • RFID reader is installed in the cutter, thanks Tyler!

Space Downgrades

  • Large-format Printer/Plotter is broken.
  • Laser Cutter
    • Not plugged in. Need to install vent pipe.
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • On hold til laser is available.
  • Lulzbot still broken
  • Water was dripping from above.
    • If it continues to happen, contact the landlord and broken.
  • 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 2/15 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 2/22 @ 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)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 2/23 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • Mendnesday @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • Chess Night (Next meeting February 24th @7 PM)
      • Play chess at the space, both competitive and recreational.
      • Contact - Weiz
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, 3/2 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - (2/18)
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (02/25 @ 8 PM)
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
      • This month: Offsite @ Shelby Campus
      • Meetup
    • 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)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • ESP8266 module workshop - February 11 @ 7:00 PM
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop - February 20th @ 1:00 (12:30 for beginners)
    • Contact - Jared
    • Make a Jukebox! Spots selling out fast!
    • Eventbrite
  • 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
  • February Makership Application Deadline - 2/29 @ 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
  • Ideafest Bowling Green - 3/18
    • Ben looking for help running 20 minute workshops to ~400 attendees.
  • U of L Art Library is hosting a Wiki-edit-a-thon - 3/19 1-5 PM
    • asking LVL1 for interested individuals with wiki-editing background to attend event.
  • U of L is hosting a Hack-a-thon - 4/9
    • asking LVL1 for mentors to offer advice to hackers at the -a-thon.
    • [www.derbyhacks.io Website]
  • 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
  • Upcoming Events:
    • skateboarding building workshop
      • how to build a skateboard
      • looking to have in march, week of the 7th, 2 sessions.
    • power wheel racing race in july in detroit
      • formal announcement to come

Project Roll Call

  • Jared sewed a patch on a bag.
  • Cave troll made an indicator with relays to show Door open/closed status around the space.
  • The Hat has brighter LEDs and UV LEDs.
  • Kevin is making a hopper-fed pencil sharpener. Sounds dangerous.
  • Gary is fixing the large-format printer/plotter.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~30
  • Meeting Start: ~8:05 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:45 PM
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared