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Join LVL1 in celebrating Arduino Day April 2nd 2016

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The LVL1 community will be joining in on the world-wide celebration of Arduino Day on April 2nd and we’d love for you to join us.  We will be celebrating one of the ubiquitous tools of the Maker Movement that has helped so many people by running a workshop on the Arduino hosted by Nathan Armentrout, displaying Arduino-based projects, and other activities as we get this organized.

Nathan’s workshop will be from 12 to 4pm and you can sign up on the EventBrite.

Here are some of the many Arduino-based projects folks have built; many of which you can see at our space:

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Many of our Sumobots are powered by Arduino.

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This project converted braille to RGB light as part of a hackathon designed to make useless things.

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This space monitoring station gathers various information from different sensors via an Arduino compatible chip and displays the information.

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Another useless project entry; this is a 2D printer designed to self destruct when it completes a line.

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One of my personal favorites; the Bad Idea Robot uses an Arduino to animate the LEDs when you press the button and it gives you a bad idea.

You can also check our Wiki for projects that use Arduino and other technologies; for example there’s the Magic 8-Ball Valentines Heart and the old-school LEGO Robotics Kit given new life via Arduino.

Of course we can’t forget a long-time favorite and fixture of the space; Butterscotch the Fire-breathing Robotic Pony of Doom:

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Join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner

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Once again LVL1 is hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner at our space for anyone who wishes to attend.  It will be at our space on the 26th and will start around 2 with a plan for dinner around 3 or 4 and general activities and food the entire time (plenty of snacking and desserts before and after).

We recognize that there are those in our community that may not have family nearby, may not have the economic or other means to celebrate, or who may feel like spending their time with fellow nerds in their “adopted” family here at LVL1.

We’d like to encourage you to reach out to *anyone* you know who might like the opportunity to attend; they don’t have to have ever been to LVL1 before or anything (perhaps students who can’t go home or older folks who can’t see family for some reason).  The more the merrier; you don’t need a reason or excuse — just show up!
Want to avoid that Racist Uncle or Awkward Aunt?  We’re a registered 501c3; tell your family you’re selflessly volunteering at a charity dinner and you’ve got a great reason to skip the unpleasantness (just be sure to do a couple of the dishes or sweep up or something).
If you’d like to help out please join the discussion on our mailing list.
Donations are accepted but we’re aiming more for side-dishes and desserts more than cash.  Let us know if you need a tax-reciept.

Wiki Update-A-Thon!

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Saturday–THIS Saturday, March 21st–from noon to 4pm!

Join us to update our Wiki!

From Sean M, the organizer of the event:
All are welcome to contribute. No specific skill level is required – in fact, for some things the more unfamiliar you are with something the better reviewer you make!
Please bring your own laptop, with wireless, if you can do so easily; I’d hate to have more willing hands than keyboards. I am hoping to bring a couple of extra laptops to let people edit articles as needed but we’ll also have some of the random PCs around the space (that said, if someone wants to laser or vinyl cut, etc, please evacuate the PC so they can use it for its primary purpose). Also, if you just want to read existing wiki articles and suggest changes, you can definitely do that easily on most tablets or phones.
There will be punch & pie*!
Thanks!
*Punch and Pie may actually be random pastries/baked goods and various sodas due to logistics.
Sean

Free Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop – 1/14, 7-9pm

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LVL1 will be hosting a FREE Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on Wednesday, January 14th, from 7 to 9pm. Show up with your laptop (Fusion 360 pre-installed, please!) and prepare for a knowledge bomb.

Fusion 360 is a new 3D CAD Design package, integrating parametric mechanical design, with easy-to-use modeling tools.  Fusion 360 makes it easy to collaborate on projects, share CAD data, and build your project quickly and easily.  If you’ve used other CAD tools, you’ll find the learning curve for 360 to be pretty shallow. With integrated DFM and CAM tools, it’s super easy to export from Fusion 360 and bring your designs to life using LVL1’s 3D printers or milling machines.

Best of all, Fusion 360 is FREE for students, hobbyists, and startups.

Tanner Reid will be conducting this class from Autodesk HQ. Download Fusion today, and learn how to use it on January 14th at LVL1.

You can Download Fusion here: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206