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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!

Shout Outs

  • Thank you Patrick for refilling welding gas
  • Thank you learn@lvl1.org team for answering the call of others to learn Arduino
  • Thank you Cody for a massive amount of cleaning
  • Thank you Jared for the mute switch and hanging W.O.P.E.R.
  • Thank you Terry for improving the workshop
  • Thank you Jared for Learn-a-Thing workshops

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
    • How to make circuit boards with the CNC router
  • Terry - Hardwood boards: cherry, walnut, maple, oak, etc.
    • Historic wood working tools
  • Bob - Needs help with video editing

Space Upgrades

  • New space chairs!
  • Giant Jose Shrine
  • Bar area cleaned and organized
  • Chemical closet now walk-in-able
  • Paint shelf for paints
  • Scrap wood area cleaned
  • 2x4 rack built
  • CNC machine enclosure built
  • Patrick brought in a ring roller for metal shop

Space Downgrades

  • Metal workshop left a mess, did not clean up project
  • Scroll saw needs repaired
  • Big laser cutter filter is no longer working
  • 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 7/20 8pm)
    • Mend It Monday (the other fortnightly Mondays, next 7/13 @ 7 PM)
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting
      • Next Week Power Drill
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 7/8 @ 7pm)
    • Tiny House Meeting - Every other Thursday @ 7 PM, next 7/9
      • Help build a tiny house and teach the community home improvement skills
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 7/16
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 7/23 @ 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 often placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • LVL1's 5th Birthday Party - 7/11, 6:00 PM
  • Louisville Youth Science Summit - 7/25
    • Kentucky Science Center: hands-on programming; speed mentoring.
  • Maker Faire Detroit - 7/25 & 7/26, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM each day
    • A Detroit Maker Faire is not complete without LVL1's (in)famous presence!
    • Show off your wares and earn hacker street cred
  • July Makership Application Deadline - 7/31 @ 11:59 PM
  • DEFCON - 8/6-8/9 @ Las Vegas.
    • Contact Charles to arrange LVL1 presence.
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire - 8/29 & 8/30
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 9/19, 11 AM to 6 PM
  • DerbyCon - 9/23 thru 9/27
    • Hacker & computer security conference
  • Inventor Con 2015 - 10/6
    • Hosted by Central Kentucky Inventors Council in Lexington
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • 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

  • Pat M. is working on getting a Battlebots team together. Contact him.
  • Someone is working on a 3D scanner for the 3D printers. Needs a raspberry pi
  • Chris has code for W.O.P.E.R. on github and invites anyone
  • Jared is working on a coin acceptor for the Tom's Vending Machine
  • Daniel points out the videographers around the space. They are filming LVL1 for a grant opportunity
  • Old space chairs are getting tossed this Sunday
  • Charles is working on a blinky light with the LVL1 logo over it
  • Calvin has been updating the boneyard tear down workbench
  • Jose shows off his T-Rex head animated with servos
  • Patrick got a bicycle wheel for his big wheel bike

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~50
  • Meeting Start: 8:01 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:49 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made spaghetti and corn
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan