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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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LVL1 Halloween 2016!

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lvl1halloweenposterfinal2016Halloween is here at LVL1…

…and so are a ton of awesome events!  Stop by this weekend and join in the fun!

Sumobot Tournament

When: Saturday the 29th, 8PM

Sumobots are adorable little robots meant to shove other sumo bots into a burning pit surrounding a sumo ring. Minus the burning pit. Details can be found on the wiki:

Internet of Terror! Hackathon

When: Friday 28th, 8PM – Sunday the 30th 3PM.

Preliminary showing after costume contest judging on the 29th.
Take something from the internet of things and make it terrifying OR connect something terrifying to the internet of things. Terrifying does not necessarily = scary.

Memes of Screams Costume Contest and Hackathon

When: Friday the 28th, 8PM – Saturday, 7PM.  Judging at 8PM.

Don’t feel like electronics hacking Halloween weekend? Make a costume based on your favorite internet meme. Wow! Such terror! Extra points for working on the costume at LVL1.  Judging is entirely subjective and criteria will be announced at the start of the hackathon.

Halloween Party

When: Saturday the 29th. 6PM-?

Come enjoy cake and punch while mingling with the denizens of LVL1. Watch sumobots or distract the hackathon participants. A [insert halloween pun here] will be had by all!

ECO Group 1st Meeting – Wednesday, September 28th @ 7:30pm

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Interested in projects that are based around sustainability and/or are eco-friendly? Whether you want to build, have built, or are interested in learning about eco-friendly projects, then please join us at the 1st LVL1 ECO group meeting. We hope to see you there!

Arduino 101 Workshop – Oct 15th, 12pm – 4pm

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Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.

What you need to do before the workshop:

1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software) and bring it with you

2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).

3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff 🙂