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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 Brian on the Sumobot Tournament
  • Thank you window insulation crew: Jose, Daniel, Michael, and others

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Cave Troll - Whole working BMX bike, 20" wheels

Space Upgrades

  • Laser cutter working
    • Slime/mold infestation caused by not cleaning the water out
    • Replaced water pump in laser cutter chiller
    • Flushed the water system
    • Laser tube has blue growth in the tube, keep an eye out on performance

Space Downgrades

  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Testing electronics this week - has been delayed due to Laser-Chiller-Gate
  • 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: Laser cutter
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 11/4 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 11/19
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (UNKNOWN - CONFLICT WITH THANKSGIVING) @ 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

  • LVL1 Purge-a-thon - 11/2 thru 11/6
    • Members: Please label your stuff or put it on your shelf before November 1st
    • Everyone: Please help us sort out the mess in the boneyard and clear room for more workspace
  • Arduino 101 Workshop - 11/7, 12PM - 4PM
  • Officer's & Director's Meeting - 11/17 @ 9PM
    • Watch the LVL1 sausage get made in this less-than-thrilling meeting
  • Holy Smokes Hackathon - 11/17 thru 11/24
    • Over 31,000 abandoned buildings catch fire every year and Louisville is not immune
    • Spend a whole week developing a smart smoke detector prototype that can alert Metro Govt when an abandoned building is on fire
    • Cash prizes up for grabs
    • Contact Nathan or Daniel
  • LVL1 Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/26
    • Get away from your relatives or make some new ones at LVL1 during this event.
    • Enjoy Turkey and a slew of side dishes. Please contribute dishes if you can.
  • November Makership Application Deadline - 11/30 @ 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
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • REC - Robotics Education and Competition Foundation will hold regional competition in February and World Championship in Louisville in April (Thunder Weekend) - they bring 20,000 people from all over the world for youth robotics (vex) competition and need 800 - 1000 volunteers - please consider volunteering or having your whole company get involved - do NOT have to know robotics and people as young as 10 can volunteer and put on resume as extracurricular activities which looks great applying to colleges - people with more knowledge can receive training and be judges or referees. Sign up / learn more at http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer Contact: Divinity
  • 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

  • Charles completed Hypnotoad prototype
  • Jared shows off his light responding to music

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~35
  • Meeting Start: 8:02pm
  • Meeting Stop: 8:42 PM
  • Dinner: Weiz made Brazillian food
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan