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Join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner


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.

Free and Cross Platform LAN Party



It’s time again for the third to fifth-ish somewhat (bi?)annual LVL1 LAN party! Come to LVL1 noon Saturday the 22nd to hang out and frag your fellow hackers in these free but awesome games. Team Fortress 2 has been the standby game at these events but this time I would like to introduce a few more games that have proven themselves to be a blast at small LANs and are easy to learn:

Xonotic – Beautiful graphics, unique weapons and lots of gameplay options
Warsow – Cell shaded arena shooter with a fun movement system that can make Quake III feel slow
Urban Terror – More realistic shooter (in case people get tired of rocket launchers)
TeeWorlds – quirky little 2D shooter
Armagetron Advanced – quick and addicting 3D multiplayer lightcycle game (like from TRON)

If you don’t download and update Team Fortress 2 beforehand you’re going to have a bad time. The other games are optional since I will have copies available locally but I do encourage people to go ahead and install the latest versions ahead of time so you can tweak your controls and graphics settings.

Bring cash for pizzas and drinks.

The Monoprice order of cables for the classroom might be showing up Thursday or Friday, if anyone is interested in putting ends on cables before the event please keep an eye on the mailing list. If they don’t show up in time I’ll just randomly distribute a few extra switches around the space.

1 Year Anniversary!


Has it been one year already?! Huzzah!

Come join us for a LVL1 Open Haus on Saturday, July 2nd, to help celebrate all the great things we’ve made this past year. Expect food, libations and lots of things to geek out about! Starts at 7pm. All are welcome!

Sumobot competition!
Soldering areas with TV-B-Gone and Mintiboost kits!
…and more developing with some surprises to boot!

Flyer PDF
Flyer Inkscape SVG File

Beginner Beekeeping Class


Who needs GPS for directions when you have a waggle dance?Field Bees At the Hive EntranceThere will be a beginner beekeeping class at LVL1 on Sunday 3/13 from 2-4.  As people get more interested in gardening and learning where their food comes from urban or neighborhood beekeeping is gaining in popularity. I will bring every type of equipment I own plus pictures of things I don’t.  You will learn what can be expected if you decide to get some bees.  Why would I want bees you ask?  They make honey.  They help your garden.  They make honey.  They help your neighbors garden.  They make honey for goodness sake! There will be no bees at the class. This is a perfect opportunity to find out if beekeeping is something you want to try.  I’ll be bringing some honey to sample.  There is no cost for this class.

Todd W.

Remember daylight savings is Saturday night!

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