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First Time Visitor Info

  • Are there any 1st time visitors
  • Waivers of Liability - Please sign if you have not already
  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • 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 - Clean up after yourself. Get a FREE Clorox Wipe!
    • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian! Unattended children will be given an espresso and a puppy!
  • We have an Amazon Smile account. PLEASE USE! LVL1 gets .05% back from each purchase
    • Shop at smile.amazon.com: pick us as your nonprofit; some proceeds come our way.


  • David, Jim and Terry for the numerous upgrades to Metal and Woodshop
  • Snacks and fridge cleanout

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • household vacuum cleaner for the space

Equipment Report

  • on order
    • New motor for the table saw
    • Water filter for 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
  • This includes supplies like drill bits and soap!

Regular Weekly Meetups

    • Night of The Hat (Fortnightly Mondays, next 4/3 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", Kittens, and open making.
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 4/10 @ 8pm)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm)
    • Learn-a-thing (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, next 04/04 @ 6:00)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • Directors Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month,4/18 @ 9pm in classroom)
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wednesday, next 04/12 @ 7 pm)
    • Derby Py Meetup ** Discussion of Python related topics (4th Thursday of the month, next 4/27 @ 6:30)
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, next 4/27 @ 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 Pizza is approx. (~$7/person) Chinese is approx. (~$9/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Other Events

  • Chicago Maker Faire - April 22,23 - Anybody Going???
  • Saturday May 13th We will be setting the pool up in the parking lot. We are going to organize teams to complete and or Improve on the Naval Ordinance Game.
  • Startup weekend this weekend 4/7-9. See Daniel

LVL1 Makership

  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • May Makership Application Deadline - Sunday, 4/30 @ 11:59 PM, if you'd be interested in peer reviewing the applications and being on the Makership selection committee. Respond by this Thursday 4/6.
  • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of membership and $100 toward your project.
  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership


  • Gary - Continues to make progress on the Apple 2 floppy drive reader
  • Andy - Showed off a new start up board. The Omega onion 2
  • David - Gave us an update on the BarBot
  • Charles and Ben showed their blinkies from cypher con
  • What is your project? Laffy Taffy


  • war on dust!
  • tours

Meeting Notes

  • Andy
  • Attendance: 27
  • Meeting Start:8
  • Meeting Stop: 8:45
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by:Andy