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Fall Cleanup

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Saturday, 18 November, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Enough binging; it’s time to purge!

We’re clearing out abandoned projects* and the boneyard. We’ll have a dumpster and a determined attitude. Pizza will be provided for dedicated helpers!

*Red tags were placed on projects in the large storage area. If you have a project there, please either take it home or verify that you are still working on it by replacing the red tag with a green one. Contact Jared if you can’t make it in to the space before the purge. All red tag items will be removed from the space.

Events for the Week of 5 November 2017

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  • Sunday, 5 November, 12:00 noon Archer Marathon Hackathon ends
  • Monday, 6 November, 8:00pm – 10:00pm LVL1 Soundbuilders
  • Tuesday, 7 November, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Learn-a-Thing
  • Tuesday, 7 November, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Wednesday, 8 November, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Open Sewing and Suturing
  • Friday, 10 November, 7:30pm – ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza
  • Saturday, 11 November, 10:00am – 12:30pm Neopixel Holiday Workshop

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. 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.

Pardon our dust — LVL1 is Still Moving!

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LVL1 Move, Wall Logo

It’s been a busy month around LVL1! As we announce in April,we’re moving to a new building at The Pointe in Butchertown! The new digs feature 8800 square feet of concrete floors, with three phase power, plenty of electricity run throughout, a dedicate wood/metal shop area (including the ability to weld indoors!), and better climate control. We’ve been working hard to get the new place ready to inhabit. We raised $9,001 through the Community Foundation‘s Give Local Louisville campaign (thanks to you, our community!), which we’ve been using to customize our space for hacking. In true DIY fashion, we’ve been working on this almost entirely on our own.

Plenty of space upgrades some along with the sweet new hackerspace, including new member shelves (care of the Community Foundation capacity building grant), a Shapeoko mill (care of Inventables), upgrade networking equipment, brand new kitchen appliances (care of GE), new projectors and smart-board technology (care of Power Creative), and more!

We’ve spent the past two months clearing out the new space, moving the old space, pulling building permits, and building walls. Currently, the walls stand roughed-in, waiting for inspection. After we receive our rough inspection, we’ll add drywall and insulation. Following that, we can receive our final inspection and occupancy certificate. As soon as we receive our occupancy certificate, all operations move to the new space!

Until further notice, operations are still at the 814 E Broadway location! When operations move to 1205 E Washington, we’ll let folks know via this blog, facebook, twitter, meetup.com, our public mailing list, our member’s only mailing list, and possible smoke signals from the roof. Our grand-opening celebration is tentatively scheduled for August 9th, so save the date!

More pictures and details of our move after the break:

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LVL1 is MOVING!

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The rumors are true! LVL1 is moving! This spring, we’ll be moving from our current home (814 E. Broadway), to a new building, The Pointe in Butchertown.  We’ll be moving into the basement space formerly occupied by The Alley Theater. Everyone is very excited to see what the new space will become! Right off the bat, the new space features:

  •  9000 sq. ft. of flat, level concrete floor
  • 13′ ceilings
  • Plenty of electricity
  • 3 Phase Power
  • Heat throughout
  • Windows!
  • A concrete “bunker” area, suitable for indoor welding and metalworking
  • A floor which does not flood
  • A ceiling which does not leak

Along with plenty of other perks, including being co-located with plenty of other creative Louisvillians!

We’re currently working to develop a moving plan, as well as kick off a crowdfunding campaign to help us defray some moving expenses. If you’d like to help us move, drop us a line! We’ll be posting updates to this blog, our twitter account, and our public mailing list throughout the process.  Expect a complete move-out plan sometime in the next two weeks.

 

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