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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!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Space - Outdoor seating & tables
  • Josh - Lightweight frame tubing
  • Herman - 1/2", 3/4" conduit pipes
  • Nathan - 2 person wide arcade cabinet

Space Upgrades

  • Lulzbot TAZ upgrades
    • Octoprint
    • LED disco mode & print status
  • Electronics workbench lights added/fixed
  • Laser cutter bed cleaned
  • Kitchen has been cleaned
  • Chris donates old VHS camera to boneyard

Space Downgrades

  • New woodshop lights flicker depending on what tool is being used; stupid electrical wiring to blame
  • 3D printer computer on its last leg
  • Johnny 5 still dead
  • 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 5/11 8pm)
    • Mend It Monday (the other fortnightly Mondays, next 5/4 @ 7 PM)
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
      • Contact Nathan for more details
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 5/6 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 5/21
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 5/28 @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
    • 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 placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
    • Louisville EAE (6pm)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • MakerPlace Kids Group (MakerPlace @ Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana)
  • April Makership Application Deadline - 4/30 @ 11:59 PM
  • Hacker House Interest Meeting - 4/30 @ 7 PM
    • Hopefully the next epic LVL1 project
    • Discuss building a tiny house (on wheels) & grant/donation opportunities
    • Contact Nathan
  • Workshop du Jour - Various Fridays
    • Show up to learn a new skill at LVL1!
    • First theme: learn how to use the laser cutter on May 8th
    • Contact Danielle
  • NEW 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

Project Roll Call

  • Jared has updated his record player cabinet. Now includes burlap cover with painted fish
  • Gary went to the VEX robotics competition and recorded video and photos of the event
  • Brian shows off his latest sumobot in preparation for the Sumobot robot challenge in October at LVL1
  • Charles made blinky light devices that sync up with each other over an infrared channel
  • Divinity shows off her new art piece: glowing LED installations with music, illuminated bottles
  • Nathan shows off his now working police light bar
  • Chris and Nathan are working on Chris' laser gun prop

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~40
  • Meeting Start: 8:06 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:45 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made tomato soup, looking for donations for the LVL1 break room
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan