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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 - FIVE MINUTE TASKS -
  • Check the board for post its -
    • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!
  • We have a smile.amazon.com account - Shop at smile.amazon.com; pick us as your nonprofit, and some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Tyler et al. for the AC.
  • Shout out to Kevin for hooking the printer up to the smart-board in the classroom.
  • Shout out to Ali for the T-shirt Contest.
  • Nathan got us some good press.
  • Shout out to Daniel for internship engagement.
  • Shout out to Terry and Paul for continued work in woodshop.

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Metal 55 Gallon Drum
    • Woodshop Upgrade
    • Contact: Paul G.

Space Upgrades

  • New Member Shelving
  • Gary is donating a digital Tachometer. It's in the "Measury things" drawer.
  • HVAC is in progress
  • Signage to indicate presence of security cameras.
  • Ipad donated for live-streaming workshops or how-to videos.

Space Downgrades

  • 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

    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 5/16 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 5/23 @ 8pm)
  • MERF (Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund) Board Meeting; first Monday of the month, next 6/5 @ 6 PM)
    • Learn-a-thing (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • New Member Orientation (1st Tuesday of the Month, next 6/7 @ 7:00)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 5/24 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2st Wed of the Month, next 5/11 @ 7pm)
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 5/29)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (fortnightly Thursdays, next 5/12 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 5/26 @ 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.
      • Group Pizza order often placed around 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

* MacGyve Dollar Store Hackathon

FRIDAY May 13, 2016

Come and test your skills against the legendary MULLETTED One who saved the world once a week with stray objects.

Some food parts will be available for assembling and consumption if you feel lucky.

The Coca Cola will flow.

This is for real and not a test.

  • Dollar Store Hack-a-thon - Friday 5/13 @ 7:00 PM
  • LFPL How-To Festival - Saturday, 5/14 @ 10 AM - 3 PM
    • Contact: Jared
  • Flea Off Market - Sunday, 5/15 @ 10 AM - 10 PM
    • offer a project, or show up yourself!
    • Contact Ali
  • Capture the Flag Computer Security Day ( Workshop - 5/28 10:00 AM; Competition - 5/28 2:00 PM)
  • May Makership Application Deadline - 5/31 @ 11:59 PM
    • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of membership and $100 toward your project
    • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
    • Contact: Charles 'The Hat'
  • 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
  • O/D Meeting Next week: 5/17

Project Roll Call

  • Charles made a board.
  • Divinity wants bottle caps (20oz, pill container, etc.)
  • Jared got a network sheild on an arduino
  • T-shirt contest winner: Daniel. Look on the website to purchase in the near future.
  • Blade servers may be an upcoming project?
  • Charles and Ben have made another how-to solder kit.
  • Cody and Jason have a 3D projection thing.
  • Marwood is making a skateboard in the laser.

Gary Roll Call

  • Gary took a piece of exhaust pipe and some pvc and made a telescope focus teaching tool.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~20
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:35
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared