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Events for the Week of 14 January 2018

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  • Monday, 15 January, 8:00pm – 10:00pm LVL1 Soundbuilders
  • Tuesday, 16 January, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Tuesday, 16 January, 9:00pm – 10:00pm Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, 17 January, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Wood Shop Dust Collector
  • Friday, 19 January, 7:30pm – ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

Makerfaire Workshop – Glowing Cloud

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What: Makerfaire Workshop – Glowing Cloud
When: Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $42.63 ($40.00 + $2.63 Eventbrite fees)

Sign up through Eventbrite (click here).

Join us to make a colorful LED Cloud!

What you need to bring: One empty cardboard box approximately 12″x18″x16″ that will be the frame around which your cloud is constructed. We will have a small number of boxes on hand. (Also, if you don’t have one left over from your holiday shopping check at a local Home Depot, Lowes, or U-Haul store. An appropriate size costs between $1 & $2.)
What you get: One “kit” including a 5-meter LED colored light strip, a micro-controller, a wall plug power source, and polyfill.
Other materials supplied by LVL1: Tools, glue, pins, tape, etc.

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this workshop. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.)

A wonderful way to chase the winter grays away for you or a friend. When you leave you will have a cloud of your making that blinks in a pre-chosen pattern and a link to change your pattern. (Arduino training is not part of this class).

Our LED Cloud project is perfect for all sorts of spaces. It can be hung in a bedroom, or can set the mood for any type of Event.

In the class you will learn to take the box you bring to the class, attach the light strips, make the processor connections and cover with fill for a ready-to-hang colorful cloud light. Due to time constraints this class will focus on building the clouds, so we will pre-program the micro controllers, but we will have links to easy online programs so anyone can do it at home. If you want to get into Arduino programming, LVL1 offers classes throughout the year.

The Kit includes a 5 meter LED colored light strip, a wall plug power source, a micro-controller, and polyfill. We supply tools and attachment devices (glue, pins, tape). You need to supply a box.

One Kit covers a roughly 16″ by 18″ by 12″ box. If you want to make a larger cloud, you should buy 2 kits and bring a larger box.

Note: Kits are sold just around cost – these LED strips are expensive!

This is the first in a series of monthly workshops co-hosted by LVL1 and Makerfaire Louisville on the 4th Wednesday of each month until Louisville’s Maker Faire this fall.

Show & Tell – 16 January 2018

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Each week as part of our Tuesday Open Meeting we invite people to show us projects they are working on. Here are some from this week.

Jared is sanding the body of a Powerwheels car in preparation for repainting it.

CAD_Tim is making a shaving brush from paintbrush bristles and a 3D-printed handle.

Paul is designing parts for the dust collector system.

Paul made a clamping jig on the Bridgeport milling machine.

Charles etched some custom beer bottles.

John is making a LED disco ball.

These are just some of the awesome projects that people are working on at LVL1. You do not need to be a member to use our tools to make cool things. What do YOU want to make?

Events for the Week of 7 January 2018

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  • Monday, 8 January, 8:00pm – 10:00pm Night of the Hat
  • Tuesday, 9 January, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Friday, 12 January, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Dust Collector Wrap
  • Friday, 12 January, 8:00pm – ??? Irregular Movie & Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.