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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
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian! Unattended children will be given an espresso and a puppy!
  • Want to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Send email to learn@lvl1.org Anyone can receive the email!
  • LVL1 Means of Communication
    • Our website / calendar is www.lvl1.org
    • Sign up for our Google Group discussion list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lvl1
    • You can find all of our Meeting Minutes on our wiki: wiki.lvl1.org
    • Facebook, Twitter
    • If you want to help with social media, see Brian
  • Culture of Cleanliness - Clean up after yourself. Get a FREE Clorox Wipe!
  • Includes clean tables, surfaces.
  • T-Shirts are on sale after the meeting in the classroom!!! 10 bucks a piece
  • 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.


Equipment and Supplies Wanted

Equipment Report

  • Oculus camera is now working! Take pics...
  • On Order - 2 new air hoses
  • A thermister kit for the Pursa 3d printer
  • Wood Glue
  • shop vac for the wood shop
  • 9 prong plugs and wire ties
  • tools exclusively for the 3d printer
  • 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.
  • 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 9/18 @ 8 PM) *** Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", 
    Kittens, and open making. 
    Louisville Soundbuilders (fortnightly Mondays, next meet up is 9/25 @ 8pm    


    LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesdays @ 8pm) 
    Learn-a-thing before the Open Meeting - Yea Jared!
    Directors Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month, Tonight is the Directors meeting 9/19 @ 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


    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

  • 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.
  • The National Day of Civic Hacking is on Sep 23 at LouieLab, with a focus on advancing STEM learning and community workshops - http://www.civicdataalliance.org/hackathons/
  • Data for Democracy Hackathon Sep 29-Oct 1 at LouieLab. D4D focus will be on data security online for community activists. - http://www.civicdataalliance.org/hackathons/
  • 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
  • Archer Hack-a-thon - 11/3-11/5

LVL1 Makership

  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership
  • September Makership Application Deadline - Thursday, 9/30 @ 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



  • See Andy for t-shirts!
  • tours

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