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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
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

Shout Outs

  • Thank you Joe Johnston for fixing the TAZ!
  • Thank you Ben Hibben for working on the Day of Giving stuff

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
  • Space - Kill-a-watts for continued power monitoring

Space Upgrades

  • TAZ fixed! Thank you Joe!

Space Downgrades

  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Printrbot parts being fabbed
  • 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

    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
    • Mednesday @ 7 PM
      • Learn LVL1's equipment from the inside out by helping repair and maintain tools
      • This week's focus: 3D printers
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 10/7 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 9/17
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 9/24 @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (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 often placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 9/19, 11 AM to 6 PM
  • DerbyCon - 9/23 thru 9/27
    • Hacker & computer security conference
  • Officers and Directors' Meeting - 9/29 directly after the meeting (~9 PM)
    • Watch the sausage that is LVL1 be made and contribute to leading LVL1
  • Inventor Con 2015 - 10/6
    • Hosted by Central Kentucky Inventors Council in Lexington
  • Startup Weekend Louisville - 10/9 thru 10/11
  • Stupid Sh!t No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon - 10/10 thru 10/11
    • Show corporate how it's done by building useless things for fun!
  • Women in STEM Meetup - 10/21
    • Contact Beth for more details
  • The Second, 5th Annual Sumobot Competition - 10/30
    • Join in the melee by bringing in your sumobot and compete for hacker street cred
    • Costumes are greatly encouraged
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • NEW 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

  • Brian found a pattern to laser cut on 1/4" birch plywood that makes it bendy in 2 dimensions, also bounces
  • Sean returned from Burning Man. Community there was interested in LVL1, the tshirt, and blinky badge
  • Jared combined two broken box fans into one!
  • Josh bought an entry level quadcopter and has been playing around with it
  • Michael assembled his own battery box for a 12V LED strip
  • Gary brought in his fullsize Dalek replica and has upgraded it with lights
    • Built a voice controlled box to light up the Dalek's lights while it is talking
    • Had voice shaping/changing technology too
  • Gary also made a set of eyes that tracks objects using sonar signals in 2D

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~50
  • Meeting Start: 8:02 PM
  • Meeting Stop:
  • Dinner:
  • Tour Guide:
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan