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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

  • Laser Cutter fixed
  • Lulzbot Taz is in!
  • 3 mm Taps are in

Space Downgrades

  • 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

  • Lease is signed! We're going public!

Regular Meetups

    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 4/14 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 4/23 @ 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, 4/24)
      • QUACC tickle your interest in Multirotors, UAVs, RC, or any other type of drone? Show up on the 4th Thursday!
    • 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
  • April Makership Deadline - 4/30 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
  • Maker Faire Detroit - July 26 - 27

Project Roll Call

5 Minute Maintenance and Cleaning

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 3 possum hairs past possum o'clock
  • Meeting Stop: 8:40
  • Dinner: Divinity & Charles made chicken salad sandwiches & potato soup w/ sausage & bacon
  • Tour Guide: Divinity
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan A.
  • Summary
  • First Time Visitors
    • Happy April Fool's Day!!!
    • Lots of new folks here tonight. Welcome!
  • Equipment & Supplies Wanted
    • Divinity is looking for 3 inch PVC end caps
    • Also looking for her hard drive again...
    • Herman is looking for a cement mixer drill attachment or something small to mix concrete
    • Daniel J. is offering up a working soda vending machine with broken change acceptor
    • Cody is looking for some trucks/wheels for his skateboard
  • Space Upgrades
    • Much applause for fixed laser cutter
    • Bluegrass E-cycle is picking up electronics waste
  • Space Downgrades
    • PLA makerbot is still down. It was working and then crapped out again...blech
    • Planar is down too (but the belt is on the way!)
  • Space Moving Updates
    • Moving to 1224 Washington St.
  • Regular Meetups
    • Sound Builders happening April 14
    • Java Workshop happening April 23
    • Drone Meetup happening April 24
    • Movie night will be watching Conan or Roller Ball
    • Red Creators renamed Louisville EAE
      • Apply for competitions that require engineering, art, and extreme sports
  • Upcoming Workshops & Events
    • Needing more workshops from folks. You can teach ANYTHING and we mean ANYTHING!!!!!
    • Makership coming up (4/30)
  • Project Roll Call
    • Mark E. is making cheap RC planes & drones
    • Matt fixed a seagate hard drive and could do a "smart" reset using the TTL port.
    • Someone remade a nerf gun by attaching a air compressor to it. Also added laser guide
    • Josh looking for help with STL files using SketchUp, Solidworks, etc.
    • Divinity took a LED rope light and wrote out "LOVE" with it
    • Oculus camera is a powerful tool that must be respected! Be careful because pictures you take WILL show up on the Internet automatically!
    • Benji is making a portable device to monitor air quality, especially for China.