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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 Craig, Nathan, Tyler et al for fixing up and maintaining the small and big lasers. Gold Star!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Mike Revel looking for: '18-650' from inside Laptop Batteries, broking or working; any status.
  • Kai is looking for a computer case. preferably mid-atx.
  • Ben is looking for people to teach workshops as part of his #Adulting workshop series
  • David is looking for a pneumatic actuated air valve.
  • Nathan is looking for 4 1/8" hole saw.

Equipment Report

  • Small Laser is fixed! Please be mindful about actively monitoring the laser as you use it!
  • Big laser has been leveled.
  • New "assorted lengths of wire", and other parts for soldering bench on order.
  • Hot Glue sticks arrived. (both sizes)
  • 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

    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 10/24 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (fortnightly Mondays, next 10/17 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace "Naval Strategy Game", Kittens, and open making.
    • LVL1 2600 Meeting First Monday of the month, next 11/7 @ 7:30)
    • 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 10/25 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (2nd Wed of the Month, next tomorrow 10/12 @ 7 pm)
    • LVL1 Eco Meetup - (Thursdays @ 7:30)
      • Talk shop and work on environmentally friendly projects!
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 10/27 @ 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

  • Arduino 101 Workshop - 10/15 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
    • Learn how to program an Arduino microcontroller.
    • Tickets: lvl1.org
  • 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.
    • [keyvin.sdf.org]
    • 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
  • October Makership Application Deadline - Friday, 10/31 @ 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
  • Make your own Skateboard Workshop - OFFSITE @ Marwood 11/4-5
  • Learn how to solder ongoing workshops
    • By appointment, Various time commitments; costs.
    • Contact: Charles
  • 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

  • Todd is making a sensory unit to collect information about bicycle rides for an art installation.
  • Jared fixed up some broken headphones
  • Gary is continuing work on the keyboard for kevin's commodore64 hack idea.
    • The keyboard is "2/3s working" according to Gary.

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: 27
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: ~8:50 PM
  • Tour Guide: Jared
  • Notes Taken by: Jared