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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 again for makerfaire detroit.
  • Shout out to kevin for setting up our new sewing machine.
  • Shout out to Tim Vansaint for continuing to work on space pieces CNC, 3d printer, etc.

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

  • Classroom door now closes, instead of hitting the jam
  • We have a new sewing machine.

Space Downgrades

  • Main room projector bulb is reaching end of life. Jose will email broken.
  • The Pointe's Bathrooms flooded today. There is no more water coming out. We called Kaela.
  • 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 "Naval Strategy Game", Kittens, and open making.
      • Now weekly until Makerfaire Louisville!
    • 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

  • Louisville mini Maker Faire LVL1 booth planning meeting - Thursday August 11th @ 7:30
    • If you would like to be a part of LVL1's booth at LmMF, and can make this meeting come on by!
  • Officer's and Director's Meeting - Tuesday August 16th.
  • Shopbot Training workshop - Tuesday August 16th @ 1:30 - 3:30 PM, and Wednesday August 24th @ 6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • 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 (LmMF) - September 10th @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    • Or sign up as an independent maker now! https://makerfairelou.org/
    • Contact Danielle or Jared to arrange being a part of LVL1's booth.
  • 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 (August); 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

  • Jared made another scanner-lamp.
  • Charles and Ben have designed another blinky badge.
  • DEF-CON recap. It went well.
  • Jason is making a special mount to hold two cameras with 2 180 degree fish-eye lenses for filming things for VR.
  • Kevin is making a ring that will glow brighter towards magnetic north.

Gary Roll Call

  • Gary took pictures of a spool in a music box, then played the song digitally based on the photos.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: 30
  • Meeting Start: ~8:01 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:46 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Jared