About the Space
LVL1 consists of about 6000 square feet of work area, of which about 2000 square feet is climate controlled.
Main Work Area
The main work area also contains the lounge area, kitchen and bathrooms. Most of the action at LVL1 takes place here, including most meetings, classes, and general work activity. This area contains the makerbots, laser cutter, and most hand tools.
The lounge area includes couches and a TV.
The kitchen includes a stove, sink, counter space, two microwaves (one for non-edibles!), cabinets, and a fridge. Feel free to use this equipment to cook delicious food.
Bathrooms should be self-explanatory. Supplies for the bathrooms are located on the shelves in the larger bathroom, or downstairs next to the chemical cabinet.
The upstairs includes another classroom area, a vinyl cutting station, a video game area, and a library. The library includes a broad selection of technical books.
The big room is used for large project storage and archival, along with main member storage.
The boneyard is the section of the basement located behind the boarded up stairs.
The wood shop contains many woodworking tools, including two CNC machines.
The metal shop includes a mill, a lathe, pipe bending equipment, sheet metal equipment.
LVL1 strives to promote an open and welcoming culture. We like the fact that we’re a public resource for the community. To keep this kind of openness in our community, it takes a little more effort in a social sense to keep things running smoothly. Being part of an open community can be a challenge sometimes. Try to display a little extra politeness, a little extra patience, a little extra cleanliness and a little extra friendliness.
Our primary policy is to “Be Excellent to Eachother.” If you’re not being excellent to your other members, expect to get called out for it. And if you don’t know whether or not something you’re doing is excellent, odds are, it isn’t.
LVL1 is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. We collect dues from our membership to pay rent, utilities, insurance and maintenance of the space. Any funds left over are used for tools and consumables for LVL1.
LVL1 has a 7 member Board of Directors elected by membership. This includes four elected officers and three at-large directors. The Board of Directors fulfill the roles required by Kentucky law and oversee the operation of LVL1. All of the directors are volunteers and are not compensated financially. The directors can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LVL1 has an Open Meeting & Making every Tuesday at 8pm. This is best time to come by the space to find out what’s happening and meet our community.
We keep a calendar of other upcoming meetings and events at http://lvl1.org.
LVL1 is a 501c3 non-profit, and will accept your donations of equipment or money. We accept all electronic and electromechanical equipment, except CRT monitors, or items containing CRT monitors. Donations should be made to LVL1 Inc. For more details on the rules of donations, see the 501c3 page. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
LVL1 is a dynamic space with potential hazards requiring a mature attitude towards safety. Due to the nature of this environment (and the extra precaution required) unattended minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from LVL1, except when accompanied by a legal guardian.
When accompanied by a legal guardian, minors must have a Waiver filled out by that guardian.
Although LVL1 allows accompanied minors, keep in mind that we do not make any effort to maintain a kid-friendly environment.