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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 Mark for troubleshooting & fixing the laser cutter chiller!
  • Thank you Terry for continued work upgrading the workshop

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

Space Upgrades

  • Laser cutter now operational

Space Downgrades

  • Makerbot Replicators
    • Re-cutting frames for final assembly
  • People using the metal shop need to keep their projects cleaned up after they're done
  • 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 - 10/22 @ 8 PM (At UofL Shelby Campus)
      • 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

  • Women in STEM Meetup - 10/21
    • Contact Beth for more details
  • New Member Orientation - 10/25
    • Learn about your rights, general LVL1 rules, and meet other members
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Thank you Gary for showing off your geodesic dome
  • Jared is excited about the new X files coming out and used the vinyl cutter to create the "I Want To Believe" meme for his laptop
  • Chris is using an A/V transmitter originally used for drones and is trying to create a drone that can be steered with the camera
  • Herman updates his makership progress
    • Has been building a dome out of concrete that can float.
    • Made a small prototype and spun it into a globe replica

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:02pm
  • Meeting Stop: 8:38 PM
  • Dinner: Someone made red beans with turkey sausage & pork sausage & ice cream sandwich; beware of the bay leaves
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan