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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 Daniel for getting the Shopbot ordered and leading the install

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Someone [who?] is looking for collaboration for Women-in-stem 'nerdy outfit ideas' photo shoot.
    • Contact is Ben

Space Upgrades

  • A few new space heaters
  • Window insulation installed
  • SHOPBOT!!!!!
  • Toilet seat sign showing where the bathrooms are
  • Pat replaced the projector bulb in the classroom

Space Downgrades

  • Lulzbot TAZ
    • Dead extruder. Extruder upgrade happening tomorrow (if parts arrive)
    • Fuse replaced
  • Makerbot Replicators
    • New frame designed. Needs to be cut & reassembled. Everything else works.
  • 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 12/21 @ 8pm)
    • Night of The Hat (every other fortnightly Mondays, next 12/14 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making
    • 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 printer repair
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 1/6 @ 7pm)
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 12/17
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - (01/28) @ 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

  • Arduino 101 Workshop - 12/12 12PM - 5PM
  • December Makership Application Deadline - 12/31 @ 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
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • Robotics Education and Competition - February & April 2016
    • 20,000 people from all over the world for youth robotics (vex) competition
    • Need 800 - 1000 volunteers
    • Do NOT have to know robotics and people as young as 10 can volunteer
    • People with more knowledge can receive training and be judges or referees.
    • Sign up / learn more at http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer
    • Contact: Divinity
  • Battlebot Meetup - 12/9 @ 7PM
    • Help a team compete for a spot in the nationally televised show Battlebots
    • Filming happens on Derby weekend in California
    • Application due on a Friday soon (either Dec 5 or 12???)
    • Contact Pat
  • 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 showed off a robotics circuit board he's been making this fall
  • Jared installed Christmas lights on his car
  • Michael shows off the goat playground that was built at the zoo with help from LVL1

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:00 PM
  • Meeting Stop: 8:40 PM
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan