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Welcome to LVL1!


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

  • Francisco, Cave Troll - hanging the TV
  • Paul, James, Cody, Kris - hanging and painting the new cabinets

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 to make a donation.
  • 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 $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!
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO VINCE, The Bird Man, recipient of January's Makership Award!! :-)

Equipment Report

  • The Lulzbot Taz 3D printer is down for repairs.

  • Please make sure that you review the instructions and manual and ask for the training prior to using the equipment.
  • If your project is too big for the table saw, make a smaller project.... or ask for help.... or use outfeed rollers... but just please DO NOT hurt yourself being unexcellent and unsmart.

Community safety is more important than your personal convenience.

  • 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.

Space Security

  • Member hosts are responsible for the space and non-member guests
  • Member hosts are free to not admit problem non-members
  • Please continue to keep the doors locked
  • More details on the Members' List

Laser Etiquette

  • Do not circumvent safety mechanisms
  • Let the smoke vent from the machine before opening
  • If you must open the side panels to accomodate oversized material, be sure fumes are not escaping
  • Stinking up the neighbors' space is a lease violation!
  • Don't use the laser at over 80% power
  • Don't use the laser at high power for long periods
  • Ceiling Cat (security camera) is watching you laser!

First Time Visitor Info

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

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • Being unsafe is being unexcellent!
    • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian! Unattended minors will be inserted into the Matrix to offset our heating and cooling bills
    • 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
  • FREE stickers by the sign-in station! (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!


  • Louisville Sound builders - fortnightly Mondays at 8:00pm, next one on 3/9/2020 (hosted by Chris Cprek)
    • Make things that make noise!
  • Night of The Hat - fortnightly Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, next one on 3/2/2020 (hosted by The Hat)
    • Soldering, Open making


  • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making - Tuesdays @ 8:00pm
  • Directors Meeting - Normally the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00pm, next one on 3/21/2020
    • Open to the public!


  • Woodshop Wednesday! Currently doing ongoing upgrades, cleanup and maintenance. (hosted by Paullllll)
  • Power Racing Series - Back in action on Wednesdays, building our 2020 car, usually beginning around 7:00 pm to about 10 or 11:00pm (hosted by Ned and/or David)
    • Build an electric Go-kart out of a PowerWheels, travel regionally to MakerFaires to race against other teams who have done the same


  • Code Night - in the classroom 6:00pm to 8:00pm (hosted by Rob)
    • All languages are welcome.
    • OPEN CODE NIGHT WILL NOT BE MEETING THIS WEEK; please see us next week at our regularly scheduled time and place :-)
  • Threadsday Thursday - every Thursday Night, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm (back to our regularly programmed schedule), (hosted by Madeline)


  • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night - every Friday at 8:00pm
    • Watch a movie of wildly varying degrees of quality
    • Or be subjected to YouTube Hour with ████████████
    • Bring a project work on while you ignore the movie
    • Conversely, ignore your project while you watch the movie
    • Group food order (usually pizza, $7/person, or Chinese, $9/person) usually placed around 7:30pm
    • Last Friday, we stared into the deep black void of a TV with no movie...and had Jell-O
  • Fix It Friday (by appointment only)


  • Cosplay United Workshop, one per month, first or second Saturday (next one on 3/7/2020) of the month - noon to 4:00pm, (hosted by Randy)
  • Cosplay United Open Build, one per month, third or fourth Saturday (next one on 3/21/2020) of the month - noon to 4:00pm, (hosted by Randy)

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, February 29, micro weather station workshop (hosted by Brian and Andy)
  • Saturday, March 14, 11-2 Space Improvement Day! (hosted by Steff)
    • We'll have a list of projects, including covering more windows, hanging the TV. If you have ideas for a project, see Steff or email upgrades@lvl1.org.
  • Saturday, March 21, 12:00-?, Fort Kick-@$$ Build (hosted by Steff)
  • Sunday, March 22, 7-10pm, Hot and Spicy Fest!! (hosted by Tim)

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


Need help or materials for a project?

Need a project for any materials?

Tell us what you're hacking on!


  • See a director for t-shirts ($10 - cheap)!
  • Tour starting by the front door!

Meeting Notes

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  • Meeting Start: 8:00
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