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First time Visitor Info

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
    • If you park in our neighbors private lot, they will block you in for fun.
  • 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

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • (Tim) - 1/4" copper fittings
    • 5 x 100 lb. Propane Tanks
    • 1/4" copper tubing at least 2' long.
    • posted 6/11/2013
  • (Josh) - Red Bull Cans.
    • Posted 10/22
    • Two Mylar weather balloons or giant white spheres
    • Bernheim Connect talking tree.
    • Posted 3/11
  • (Justin) - Looking for a plug-n-play game system for handheld conversion.
    • Posted 2/25/14
  • (Patrick) - Unpainted, non-galvanized scrap metal for welding workshops.
    • Posted 2/25/14
  • (Divinity) - PVC end-caps
    • Posted 3/11/2014

Space Upgrades

  • LVL1 won a Lulzbot Taz!
    • Thanks Chris and Jose!
    • Document your projects! It helps us win things like this!
  • Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Fap is in! (15)
  • Grizzly Belt Sander is replaced!
  • General Use Workstation
    • CAD, Video & Photo Editing, etc.

Space Downgrades

  • Laser cutter power supply is down.
    • New Supply on the way.
    • It's in Chicago right now!
  • Media PC is acting funny
    • Aaron is trying to fix it.
  • PLA Makerbot is down
    • What needs to be done?
  • 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 toilet paper and soap!

Space Moving Update

  • Directors have received the lease, waiting for final revision to sign

Regular Meetups

    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 3/31 8pm)
    • Rope Work and Vertical Caving (1st Monday of the Month next 5/5 @ 6pm)
    • Caving Special topics Meetup (3rd Monday of the Month next 4/21 @ 6pm)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 4/2 @ 7pm)
    • KYOSS Monthly Meeting (2nd Wed of the Month 4/9 @ 6:30pm) http://kyoss.org/
    • Muddytech SIG (3rd Wed of the Month 4/16)
    • JSLou Meetup (3rd Wed of the Month 4/16) http://jslou.org/
    • Java Workshop (4th Wed of the Month 3/26 @ 7pm)
    • Muddytech Computer training (6pm upstairs)
      • Looking for students
    • Sewing Workshop (3rd Thurs. of the Month @ 7pm, 4/17)
      • Bring in an unfinished project, start something new, learn and sew it up!
    • Drone Meetup (4th Thurs. of the Month @ 8pm, 3/27)
      • QUACC tickle your interest in Multirotors, UAVs, RC, or any other type of drone? Show up on the 4th Thursday!
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Host: TDA
      • Movie: TBA
    • Louisville EAE (Engineering, Art and Extreme Sports) (7pm)
      • Host: Joshua M Wilcox
      • Projects and competitive. Adventure Racing. Obstical Courses. Art Exhibits. Engineered Products.
    • Game Dev Group (2pm)
      • All game dev projects welcome! Collaborate with other teams or start your own!

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Patrick's Ongoing Welding Workshops
  • March Makership Deadline - 3/31 at 11:59pm
  • Prusa i3 Buildoff - May 31st - June 1st
    • Email Sonny Mounicou <sonny@mounicou.com> to sign up!
    • 15 slots max
    • $300 for i2->i3 Upgrade
    • $950 for DIY i3
    • $1450 for turnkey i3

Project Roll Call

5 Minute Maintenance and Cleaning

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:38 PM
  • Dinner: Indian food & British chicken curry by Ben & Rebecca
  • Tour Guide: Joseph
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan A.
  • Summary
  • First Time Visitors
  • Equipment & Supplies Wanted
    • Nothing new added.
  • Space Upgrades
    • Keep soldering iron less than 700 degrees F. If you need more heat, use a larger iron.
    • General use work station built, needs software.
  • Space Downgrades
    • Need more help rebuilding the Makerbot 3D printers.
    • Nothing new added.
  • Space Moving Updates
    • Nothing new added.
  • Regular Meetups
    • Caving #1 is cancelled for April.
    • MakerEd
      • Arduino workshop happening at the library (date to follow)
      • JCPS has a minecraft server with core curriculum on it
    • Java Workshop is cancelled this month (tomorrow) next is 4/23
    • Sewing Workshop happening on 4/17
    • Brad has still not shirt himself (and blames it on his cat...psh)
    • Nothing new added.
  • Upcoming Workshops & Events
    • TARC project review on Thursday
  • Project Roll Call
    • Hackathon Review
      • Seven teams entered, six finished something on time, and one other finished too early.
      • Ben D. won second place, Patrick won first place
      • Brave Little Toaster died a fire death but the internal Raspi survived!
    • Joe P. won a sponsorship to build a giant LED cube at a festival in Michigan!
    • Brian W. has laser'd designs into black marble and black granite
      • May try making his own grave stone
    • Brad & John S. have been working on refurbing the injection molding machine downstairs
    • Herman's foam concrete device is working as evidenced by the peep in concrete shoes
    • Cindy H. has a creepy robot that inflates air chambers to move about