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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 an Amazon Smile account
    • Shop at smile.amazon.com: pick us as your nonprofit; some proceeds come our way.

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to everyone who represented LVL1 at MakerFaire Detroit.
  • Shout out to Jared for taking michael home to get stuff for a project.
  • Shout out to David and Jared for helping with the Naval Strategy Game.
  • Shout out to Danielle, Tim, et al. for Shark/Cat/Roomba.

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • (Working) Air Conditioning Window Unit
    • Bunker Upgrade
    • Contact James
  • Mike Revel looking for : Acrylic sheet, at least 5"x5"x2"

Space Upgrades

  • Rear Door indicator works better now.
    • If the Door is wide open,
    • If the Door is unplugged,
    • If the Motion Sensor is triggered,
      • Then the indicator panel shows "Not Secured".
  • New Push Stick is done. Thanks Ben!

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 (Mondays @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
      • Now weekly until Detroit Makerfaire!
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 8/15 @ 8pm)
    • Learn-a-thing (Tuesdays @ 6pm)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 8/23 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wed of the Month, next 8/10 @ 7 pm)
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 8/25 @ 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

  • DEFCON - 8/4-8/7th
    • information security conference in Las Vegas.
    • Contact: Charles
  • Sewing Workshop: Thursday, August 18th @ 7:00 PM
    • $20
    • Signup @ lvl1.org
    • Contact Pascalle
  • August Makership Application Deadline - Thursday, 8/31 @ 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
  • Louisville Mini Makerfaire - September 10th @ all day.
  • Derby Con - 9/23-25th
    • lvl1 will be teaching how-to solder at this conference.
    • Contact: Charles.
  • Learn how to solder ongoing workshops
    • By appointment, Various time commitments; costs.
    • Contact: Charles 'The Hat'
  • #Adulting workshop series - Coming soon; TBA.
    • Contact Ben
  • Arduino 101 Workshop - Coming soon this month; TBA.
    • Contact Nathan
  • 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

  • Makerfaire Detroit Recap.
  • Michael's bicycle trailer is almost done!
  • Nathan's Smoke Detector Detector is done!
    • It listens for the smoke detector to go off, then sends a signal to 911 about it.
  • Charles is making 10 more LVL1 bling soon. Get with him to do this as a learn-how-to-solder kit.
  • Someone [who?] is making a new laser tag game.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: 21
  • Meeting Start: 8:06 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~9:05 PM
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared