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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 boards 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; some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • Junior Achievers cleaned the space on Monday.

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Ben looking for people to help teach in his series of workshops: "How to Adult". If you know how to adult (eg. Separating your laundry into colors, lights, and darks.), get with Ben to teach a workshop on it!
  • (Working) Air Conditioning Window Unit
    • Bunker Upgrade
    • Contact James
  • Jr Achievers/Divinity looking for 4 arduinos, 4 lillypad arduinos, 8 adafruit vibrators #1201, lipo battery packs, Arylic sheets, Strip leds (blue, rgb), bubble machine, box fan (working or not), power wheels base or scooter base, raspberry pi.
    • Contact: Divinity divinityrose@gmail.com

Space Upgrades

  • Large laser cutter is operational again. Yay!

Space Downgrades

  • Xerox printer is low on toner.
  • 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 (Mondays, next 7/4 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
      • Now weekly until Detroit Makerfaire!
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 7/4 @ 8pm)
    • 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)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 7/26 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • New Member Orientation (1st Tuesday of the Month, next 7/5 @ 7:00)
    • Mendnesday (Last Wednesday of the month, next 6/29)
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • Contact Nathan
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, next 7/6 @ 7pm)
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (Thursday @ 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 7/28 @ 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 may be placed around 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • June Makership Application Deadline - Thursday, 6/30 @ 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
  • "Get a Benjamin/Start a Fire" Challenge - 7/9
    • Show up at the space, try to start a fire with a very specific set of artifacts. The best fire wins $100.
  • TALKlou offering a STEAM panel discussion OFFSITE - Thursday 7/14 @ 5 PM
  • The "Oh Crap, is that next weekend!?" Hackathon - Friday-Sunday, 7/22-24
    • Work on a project you will be bringing to Makerfaire Detroit
    • Contact: Charles, The Hat
  • The "Oh Crap, was that last weekend!?" LVL1 birthday party - Saturday 7/23
    • In the middle of the Makerfaire hackathon, celebrate LVL1's belated birthday!
  • MakerFaire Detroit, Saturday-Sunday, 7/30-7/31
    • Sign up with Danielle to get your name on *the list* to work at lvl1's booth!
  • 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

Project Roll Call

  • Mr.BlinkyBling got more boards today
  • Jared and Steph are still working on their Laser Lissajous project
  • Cindy is looking for help drilling holes in the right place/way in a hobby box.
  • Someone [who?] is looking for help making a DIY gimble.
  • Someone [who?] is looking for help cutting costs on a hunting blind noise canceling device.

Gary Roll Call

  • Gary has made the base for the Power-Wheels Roomba

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: 39
  • Meeting Start: 8:02 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:47 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared