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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

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • (Working) Air Conditioning Window Unit
    • Bunker Upgrade
    • Contact James
  • Jr Achievers/Divinity looking for any of: an arduino, a lillypad, adafruit vibrator #1201, lipo battery pack, Arylic sheets, a commercial bubble machine, raspberry pi.
    • Looking for Locations we can film in July 22-24 - specifically still looking for junkyard, a city rooftop, a restaurant/bar, and loft - other unique or cool locations
    • Contact: Divinity divinityrose@gmail.com

Space Upgrades

  • Front Door Buttons
    • Lock Door: Will lock the door upon button press
    • Unlock Door: Will unlock the front door for up to 24 hours
      • Can be undone with Lock Door
      • Every press will reset the 24 hour period
    • 15 Minute Unlock Door: Will unlock the door for 15 minutes
      • Can be undone with Lock Door
      • Every press will reset the 15 minute period
    • Thanks Brad L!
    • NOTE: If a badge is scanned, the door will not remain unlocked after 15 seconds.
  • Class Room Lights
    • 3 of 9 are currently installed
    • Remaining 6 will be installed before next meeting
    • Thanks Cody and Kevin!

Space Downgrades

  • Xerox printer is low on toner.
    • A request for a RMA has been submitted, looking to replace last purchased cartridge
  • 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

    • Night of The Hat (Mondays, next 7/18 @ 8 PM)
      • Learn to solder, work on Inter-hackerspace Battleship, Kittens, and open making.
      • Now weekly until Detroit Makerfaire!
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 7/18 @ 8pm)
    • Learn-a-thing (Tuesday @ 6pm)
      • Learn how to use many tools at LVL1 before the meeting (informal setting; great for first-timers!)
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday @ 8pm)
    • Derby Py Meetup (4th Tuesday of the month, next 7/26 @ 6:30)
      • Discussion of Python related topics.
      • Meetup
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month, next 8/3 @ 6 pm)
    • Power Racing Series Meetup - (Thursday @ 7:30pm)
      • Make our Power-wheels racer to enter in Detroit Makerfaire!
      • Contact Danielle
    • Drone Meetup - (4th Thursday, 7/28 @ 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

  • TALKlou offering a STEAM panel discussion OFFSITE - Thursday 7/14 @ 5 PM
  • The "Oh Crap, is that NEXT weekend!?" Hackathon - Friday-Sunday, 7/22-24
    • Work on a project you will be bringing to Makerfaire Detroit
    • Contact: Charles, The Hat
  • The "Oh Crap, was that LAST weekend!?" LVL1 birthday party - Saturday 7/23
    • In the middle of the Makerfaire hackathon, celebrate LVL1's belated birthday!
  • MakerFaire Detroit, Saturday-Sunday, 7/30-7/31
  • July Makership Application Deadline - Thursday, 6/31 @ 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
  • How to Adult Workshop Series - Coming soon; TBA.
    • Contact Ben
  • Learn how to solder ongoing workshops
    • By appointment, Various time commitments; costs.
    • Contact: Charles 'The Hat'
  • 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

  • Space energy audit
    • Goal: Quantify power demand of equipment in the space for possible electrical upgrades
    • This is still a work in progress
    • See Tyler M or Kevin P if you want to help

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