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Shapeoko build night

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Shapeoko

On June 2nd, 2014 it was announced that LVL1 won a Shapeoko2 CNC machine kit in the Inventables 50 States 3D Carving Machine Giveaway contest.

The Shapeoko is a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine which in its default configuration uses a light-duty rotary tool as the spindle. It is a 3-axis machine; able to move the mounted tool up/down, left/right, and forward/backward under computer control with some measure of repeatable precision.

This Friday night (8/22/14) we are going to start building this machine. Drop by at 8 pm if you are interested in helping. It should be fun and a great opportunity to learn a little about CNC hardware.

Meanwhile, here is the LVL1 wiki page for you to read: wiki.lvl1.org/Shapeoko_CNC_build

Hope to see you there!
Brian

Louisville Mini Maker Faire – September 28th, Noon to 6pm

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LVL1 is proud to be participating in the first Louisville Mini Maker Faire!  Join us and over 50 other makers for a day of FREE, family friendly fun!  We’ll be on the 800 Block of East Market from Noon until 6.  After 6, join the crowd at Nulufest, happening on the same day on the 700 block of East Market.

We’ll be bringing 3D printers, fire breathing ponies, mental melon blasting devices, and much, much more!  Build a power tool drag racer, and test your mettle against others from around Louisville.

It’s going to be a great event. Help show that Louisville is a Maker City by showing up to Louisville’s first Mini Maker Faire!

LVL1 Raspberry Pi Bootcamp – July 31st, 6:30 PM

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TL;DR – Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7404548203  Do it now, because ticket sales end on the 27th!

LVL1 is proud to host a Raspberry Pi Bootcamp on July 31st, at 6:30pm.  This workshop will go through the basics of hooking up a Raspberry Pi and getting it up and running, using the wonderful Adafruit Raspberry Pi Starter Pack.  Pick your ticket, with or without Pi, and come to LVL1 on July 31st.  You need only bring your laptop!  We’ll go through the basics of hooking up the Raspberry Pi, loading an image onto the SD card, booting the Pi for the first time, and getting it blinking.  If you’re curious about this exciting physical computing platform, this is a great excuse to pick it up!

What timing, also!  LVL1 is on the proposed route of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s American Pi Roadshow. Tentatively, they’ll be stopping by on August 9th! This will be a great kick in the pants for your latest embedded project, which you can then show off to all the Pi fanatics in the Louisville area!

Seating is limited to 15, and ticket sales will end on the 27th so we have enough time to buy the kits.  Tell all your fiends, and get ready for a slice of Pi! The evenbrite link is here:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7404548203

Simple Science Experiment (for the easily amused!)

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It’s probably no secret by now that I am easily amused, but I wasn’t the only one entertained by Ben Douglas’ dry ice set up at the meeting this past Tuesday. With dry ice, soap bubbles and hot water, he created a fun round of bubble popping for everyone. The bubbles squish into clouds of smoke – like magic!

 

I’ve made a video for my Youtube Channel in case you missed it. Seems like this would be great for science fair projects for young kids. Watch the Video Here.

 

 

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1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206