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Magic Mirror Builds – February 2017

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Ever wanted to create a Magic Mirror? Look no further than this build session!

RSVP Link

Session #1: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2016 6-9PM

Session #2: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 10AM-1PM

Q: What is a Magic Mirror?
A: A Magic Mirror is a reference to a 2 way mirror with a LCD screen behind it displaying data via a web page.
See these videos and product showcases

Q: Why would I want to build this?
A: So you can learn, customize and build something great!

Q: I don’t know anything about a Raspberry Pi, should I attend?
A: Yes, we will walk through with explicit directions on each step of the process. If you can follow directions & type, you can build this!

Q: I want to build a bigger one, why would I want to build an 8″x10″ one?
A: We have to start somewhere, you can bring your own materials (LCD, glass, frame, etc.) and follow along if you want, but the directions we have may not apply 100% to you. Using all the same parts speeds the class.

Q: I really want to attend, what do I do next?
A: Just RSVP, we’ll handle the rest.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to connect a Pi to the internet
  • How to copy & edit someone’s code from Github
  • How to remotely connect to a Raspberry Pi via VNC
  • How to start a Pi in kiosk mode for full browser display on startup
  • How to add custom widgets/modules to the Magic Mirror

What you’ll leave the session with:

  • A 10″x8″ Magic Mirror base (frame, 2 way mirror & LCD w power cord)
  • SD Card that you’ve customized and can be added to your own Pi at home

Bring with you:

2016 Holiday Workshop-A-Thon

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Join LVL1 for full day of classes covering 3D printing, custom embroidery and

All events Saturday, December 17

10AM-12PM: Embroider a holiday stocking
We’ll provide the stocking, you provide your color choice and text and we’ll show you the rest! This is a great hands-on project so you can learn the machine & have something to use for the holidays! Cost is $10 that covers all materials to produce a custom embroidered stocking you can take home with you. Please purchase 1 ticket for each stocking.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embroider-a-holiday-stocking-tickets-30359221248
RSVP Note: Must pay by 8:30 AM Saturday, Dec 17 so we have enough material for you
Cost: $10 (covers materials)

2-4PM: Personalizing your own Tumbler
We’ll provide you with an insulated tumbler to personalize! You’ll learn what the vinyl cutter can help you personalize and how to quickly adhere an design to a surface.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/customize-your-own-tumbler-with-a-vinyl-cutter-tickets-30360027660
Cost: $12 (covers 20oz tumbler & materials)

4PM & 5PM: 3D Printing: Getting to know how it works
Learn how 3D printers work, what you can print out and where to find designs. Thinking of getting a 3D printer for the holiday break? Stop here so you can learn the teams before assembling your own.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-3d-printers-tickets-30258325466

#FixitFriday – LVL1 as a Repair Cafe

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Across the world “Repair Cafes” are being founded to help people repair things and save them from being tossed in the trash. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept check out this short video:

This is actually a large part of what folks at LVL1 have done in our space over the years, however it seems that we may not be communicating this effectively.  There’s been discussions online regarding starting a Repair Cafe here in Louisville but given that we already have LVL1 and we’re already set up to do this we thought we’d just set up a formal time for folks to meet at our space specifically to work on helping fix each other’s broken stuff.

Come to our space every Friday night at 8 and help volunteer to fix things or bring in something broken for us to try and fix.  No guarantees but we’ll see what we can do!

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repair Cafe

Fifth Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner

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Free Thanksgiving dinner at your favorite place to make stuff!

Don’t have a place to celebrate? Join us!

Know someone who needs a place to get a meal? Send the our way!

Want to avoid your racist uncle? Tell your family you’re volunteering at a charity dinner! We’re a 501c3 after all. Help clean up and keep your conscious clear.

While this is aimed at folks who don’t have a place to go all are welcome! Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish so our organizers can plan for everyone.

Not sure if you should join us? Nervous because it’d be your first time to the space? Don’t let that stop you; all are welcome at our free Thanksgiving Dinner. Friendly nerds, cool tools, and plenty of fun!

First time visitors will need to sign a waiver for themselves and any minors they bring with them. Minors will need to be actively supervised (we have power tools after all).

We are providing all the basics and folks are welcome to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks.

You can sign up on our Facebook event page here.

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