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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 tim for helping jared with pots.
  • Shout out to chris cprek and an anonymous donor of AC for the metal shop
  • Shout out to David for assissting a first-timer
  • Shout out to Kevin for continuing to fix things at the space. (esp. 3d printer)

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Cody looking for bicycle or wheelchair wheels.
  • Mike Revel looking for: Acrylic sheet, at least 5"x5"x2"
  • Mike Revel looking for: Laptop Batteries, broking or working, or any state.
  • Rob D. is looking for assistance making a vehicle with canvas/fabric over a frame.
  • Kai looking for a 'tower' computer case.

Equipment Report

  • The 3D printer is being tested to see if it is completely fixed.
  • The printer cartridge is installed.
  • 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 9/12 @ 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 9/27 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wed of the Month, next 9/14 @ 7 pm)
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 9/29 @ 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

  • The "Oh Sh*t is MakerFaire Louisville tomorrow?" Hackathon - Friday 9/9
    • Now including the Install-the-Metal-Shop-Air-Conditioner-athon - 9/9 @ 2:30 PM
    • Help James and Jared install the Metal Shop's new air conditioning unit
      • Contact Jared
  • Louisville mini Makerfaire (LmMF) - September 10th @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • Arduino 101 Workshop - September 17th @ 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM.
    • Sign up (coming soon) on lvl1.org
    • Contact Nathan
  • Louisville Metro Information Security Conference - Tuesday 9/20
    • Contact Barbie.
  • Derby Con - September 23-25th
    • lvl1 will be teaching how-to solder at this conference.
    • Contact: Charles; Ben.
  • Annual First Build MEGA-Hack-a-thon - 9/24; 9/25
  • September Makership Application Deadline - Friday, 9/30 @ 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
  • Solder your own arduino workshop - October 1st @ 1:00 ish - 4:00 ish PM
    • Contact Ben; Charles.
  • The Internet of Terror Hackathon - 10/28-10/30 @ 4:00 PM (Friday) - 4:00 PM (Sunday)
    • Hack something on the IoT to make it terrifying.
    • Including the "Memes of Screams" costume hack-a-thon for IoT n00bs.
    • [internetofterror.info]
    • Contact Kevin
  • Halloween Party/6th Annual (Third 5th Annual) Sumobot Competetion - Saturday, 10/29 @ 6:00 PM
    • Compete with your Sumobot in the ring!
    • Sumobots Wiki Page
    • Includes the "Memes of Screams" costume contest judging.
    • Contact Brian
  • Learn how to solder ongoing workshops
    • By appointment, Various time commitments; costs.
    • Contact: Charles
  • #Adulting workshop series - Coming soon; TBA.
    • Contact Ben
  • 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

  • Andy has some neo-pixel and dot-star LED strips hooked up to both arduinos and rPi.
  • Ben is making damascus lock-picking tools.
  • Kevin is working on the mesh wifi network for makerfaire.
  • Divinty has been making things on the laser. some example pieces and two commissioned night stands.
  • David took the muffler off the go-kart.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~30
  • Meeting Start: ~8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:45 PM
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared