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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
  • T-Shirts are on sale after the meeting in the classroom!!! 10 bucks a piece
  • 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.


  • David for working on Bernadette II

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Brian is 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

  • safety guards for the table saw are here and installed. If you need to remove them for any reason, please put them back on
  • Please do not make power setting changes on the small laser. The board was overheating.
  • Remember to always stay with your projects while using the lasers!
  • Please clean up after yourself. There is a great book on the poll that might give you some ideas.
  • Please do not use metal and oil in the woodshop and vice versa
  • The 3-d printers are all operational! Huge thanks to Kevin and Tim for all of the help in keeping the printers working
  • We have installed the New software for vinyl cutter (see Joe) and V-carve on the CNC machine (see Meech)

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

Even if it is a 1/8th inch drill bit!

Regular Weekly Meetups


    Night of The Hat (Fortnightly Mondays, next 9/4 @ 8 PM) *** Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", 
    Kittens, and open making. 
    Louisville Soundbuilders (fortnightly Mondays, next meet up is 8/28 @ 8pm    


    LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm) 
    Learn-a-thing before the Open Meeting
    Directors Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month, Tonight is the Directors meeting 8/22 @ 9pm in classroom) 


    Derby Py Meetup ** Discussion of Python related topics (4th Thursday of the month, next 9/28 @ 6:30)
    https://www.meetup.com/derbypy/ Meetup
    Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, next 9/28 @ 8 PM)
    Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
    http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Drone-Group Meetup


    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

  • How to make your own perfume from essential oils with Amy Shah on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 Not too late to signup!!!!
  • First Build - Hack The Home Hackathon 9/9-9/10
  • Give Good Louisville - Thursday 9/14 - proceeds to go to Jewelry making stations and equipment!
  • LARGE MEMBER STORAGE Purge - 9/16 - Take your projects home! Unless they are to be used for upcoming MakerFaires or actively being worked on.
  • Derby Con 9/20-9/24
  • Milwaukee Maker Faire is 9/23 - 9/24 - talk to David if interested.
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place October 7-8 at the historic Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 10/20 - 10/21
  • Sumobot Halloween party - 10/28

LVL1 Makership

  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • August Makership Application Deadline - Thursday, 8/31 @ 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



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