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First Time Visitor Info

  • Are there any 1st time visitors? Tour at the end of Meeting.
  • Waivers of Liability - Please sign if you have not already
  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other

  • LVL1 Means of Communication

  • Wan't to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Send email to learn@lvl1.org Anyone can receive the email!
  • 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.
    • Amazon Prime day.


  • Builders of the 3D Printers. Kevin and Andy. Anyone else?

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • I’m looking for someone to build a low-tech & high tech sensory board for our Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients. Something like a light bright meets activity board. Micheal Buckman Nazareth home in Clifton. If interested contact Brian

Equipment Report

  • The 3D printers are here, assembled and soon to be operational.
  • There will be 3 new PCs added to the laser/3d printer area. each piece of equipment will have it's own computer. No more log jams at the laser stations
  • The dust collection system upgrade is moving along
  • The end mills for the shop bot have arrived

If you need anything fixed or something needs to be repaired or replaced please email Broken@lvl1.org

Regular Weekly Meetups


    Night of The Hat (Fortnightly Mondays, next 7/24 @ 8 PM) *** Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", 
    Kittens, and open making. 
    Louisville Soundbuilders (fortnightly Mondays, next meet up is 8/1 @ 8pm


    LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm)
    Learn-a-thing before the Open Meeting
    Directors Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month, 7/18 @ 9pm in classroom) Next Week!


    Derby Py Meetup ** Discussion of Python related topics (4th Thursday of the month, next 7/27 @ 6:30)
    https://www.meetup.com/derbypy/ Meetup
    Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, next 7/27 @ 8 PM)
    Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
    http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Drone-Group Meetup


    The "Oh Shit Hack-a-Thon" 1 week before Makerfaire Detroit is this upcoming Friday!!!!!  July 21st! 
    Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (Friday @ 8pm)
    or you could Watch a terrible movie and ignore your project!
    Or maybe work on your project and 
    ignore a terrible movie... The choice is yours.
    Pizza and Chinese are usually ordered at approximately at 7:30p
    (~$7/person) Chinese is approx. (~$9/person)

FRIDAY NIGHT is also Fix It Friday

     Bring your Broken stuff to Ben!

Upcoming Workshops and Other Events

  • The OH SHIT it is one week before Detroit and Vegas Hack-a-Thon will be taking place on July 21-23 (you must submit a project to eligible for a prize)
  • Detroit Maker Faire and Las Vegas Defcon July 28th-30th
  • Derby Con 9/20-9/24
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place October 7-8 at the historic Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - Mid October
  • City Hackathon also this Saturday. At the Gigibyte experience center??? More info coming later.

LVL1 Makership

  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • August Makership Application Deadline - Sunday, 7/31 @ 11:59 PM, if you'd be interested in peer reviewing the applications and being on the Makership selection committee.
  • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of membership and $100 toward your project.
  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • Congratulations to Tim VanSant, June's Makership Recipient. Plans on doing some sweet CNCing!

New Members! Welcome aboard!!!



  • Good bye Mike!
  • war on dust!
  • tours

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