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Events for the Week of 22 April 2018

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  • Monday, 23 April, 8:00pm – 10:00pm LVL1 Soundbuilders
  • Tuesday, 24 April, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Wood Lathe Safety & Tool Sharpening Demo
  • Tuesday, 24 April, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Wednesday, 25 April, 5:00pm – 9:00pm Power Racing Series Build
  • Wednesday, 25 April, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Makerfaire Workshop – Build a Cloud
  • Wednesday, 25 April, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Wood Shop Dust Collector Build
  • Friday, 27 April, 7:30pm – ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

Makerfaire Workshop – April

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What: Makerfaire Workshop – Build a Cloud, again!
When: Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $42)

Sign up through Eventbrite (click here) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-led-cloud-light-redux-tickets-45060540289

You asked for it again!!!

Our LED Cloud project is perfect for all sorts of spaces. It can be hung in a bedroom, or can set the mood for any type of Event.

In the class you will learn to take the box you bring to the class, attach the light strips, make the processor connections and cover with fill for a ready to hang colorful cloud light. Due to time constraints this class will focus on building the clouds, so we will pre-program the micro controllers, but we will have links to easy online programs so anyone can do it at home. If you want to get into audino programming, LVL1 offers classes throughout the year.

The Kit includes a 5 meter LED colored light strip, a wall plug power source, a micro-controller, and polyfill. We supply tools and attachment devices (glue, pins, tape). You need to supply a box.

One Kit covers a roughly 18″ by 12″ box (and produces a roughly 26″ by 22″ cloud), if you want to make a larger cloud, you should buy 2 kits and bring a larger box.

**Kits are sold at our cost – those LED strips are expensive!

What you need to bring: a cardboard box smaller than the size you want your cloud to be.
What you get: everything else to make the cloud

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this workshop. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.

This is part of a series of monthly workshops co-hosted by LVL1 and Makerfaire Louisville on the 4th Wednesday of each month until Louisville’s Maker Faire this fall.

Makerfaire Workshop – Motorized Photo-Frame

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What: Makerfaire Workshop – “MotoPhoto” Motorized Photo-Frame

When: Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $40)

Sign up through Eventbrite (click here) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-faire-louisville-learning-series-motophoto-motorized-photo-frame-workshop-tickets-43912600771

Join us to make a MotoPhoto motorized photo frame; The frame holds 20 4X6 photos and rotates to display them all!

What you need to bring: No Items are required for you to bring to the workshop.

You will need 20 4X6 photographs to customize your photo-frame. (Feel free to install the photographs at lvl1 or at home.)

You may also want a computer with the Arduino Interactive Development Environment (IDE) to customize the functionality of the frame. (If you don’t already have the IDE, download it here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software Additionally, If you have never used the Arduino environment before, you might want to either install it to a laptop, and bring it with you to the workshop, or use one of the computers at lvl1 to play with the software)

What you get: One 20-picture Moto-Photo Frame.

More Specifically, these Kit Components:

  • Laser cut luaun wood
  • Laser cut photo panels
  • 3D printed gears and bushings
  • Arduino Nano
  • USB power supply with micro USB cable
  • Stepper motor with stepper motor driver

 

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this workshop. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.)

This is part of a series of monthly workshops co-hosted by LVL1 and Makerfaire Louisville on the 4th Wednesday of each month until Louisville’s Maker Faire this fall.

Makerfaire Workshop – Make Reclaimed Glass Decor

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What: Makerfaire Workshop – Glass Cutting; Make Reclaimed Glass Decor.
When: Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $15

Sign up through Eventbrite (click here)

Join us to make those christmas-light stuffed wine bottles, art-decco tiles, or old salsa containers. How do they get a hole in the glass for the cord? How does one cut glass without it shattering? We’ll have all the equipment you need for cold glass working, plus electrical cords, plugs, and christmas light strings, to light up your project. Additionally, Scrap glass containers will be provided. Feel free to bring in some glass from home, and trade it in at the workshop.

What you need to bring: Glass container(s)
What you get: Lighted Glass Decor
Other materials supplied by LVL1: cords, plugs, rubber grommet, christmas lights, glass cutting and drilling tools.

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this workshop. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/233342824417207543/

Example lighted glass project from pintrest. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/233342824417207543/

This is part of a series of monthly workshops co-hosted by LVL1 and Makerfaire Louisville on the 4th Wednesday of each month until MakerFaire Louisville this September.

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