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LVL1 Halloween 2016!


lvl1halloweenposterfinal2016Halloween is here at LVL1…

…and so are a ton of awesome events!  Stop by this weekend and join in the fun!

Sumobot Tournament

When: Saturday the 29th, 8PM

Sumobots are adorable little robots meant to shove other sumo bots into a burning pit surrounding a sumo ring. Minus the burning pit. Details can be found on the wiki:

Internet of Terror! Hackathon

When: Friday 28th, 8PM – Sunday the 30th 3PM.

Preliminary showing after costume contest judging on the 29th.
Take something from the internet of things and make it terrifying OR connect something terrifying to the internet of things. Terrifying does not necessarily = scary.

Memes of Screams Costume Contest and Hackathon

When: Friday the 28th, 8PM – Saturday, 7PM.  Judging at 8PM.

Don’t feel like electronics hacking Halloween weekend? Make a costume based on your favorite internet meme. Wow! Such terror! Extra points for working on the costume at LVL1.  Judging is entirely subjective and criteria will be announced at the start of the hackathon.

Halloween Party

When: Saturday the 29th. 6PM-?

Come enjoy cake and punch while mingling with the denizens of LVL1. Watch sumobots or distract the hackathon participants. A [insert halloween pun here] will be had by all!

Arduino 101 Workshop – Oct 15th, 12pm – 4pm


Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.

What you need to do before the workshop:

1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed ( and bring it with you

2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).

3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff 🙂

Lvl1 on Local News Stations



Well, Give and Local Louisville has come and gone. Funds were raised; things were burned; videos were made.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to give. We had as many as 640 viewers at any one time on our live stream as we burnt everything from Marshmallows to electronics. We raised $1,095 thanks to all of you!

Check out the news coverage below!

Click here to see spont on WLKY


2016 Fire Challenge: Give Local Louisville


Greater Louisville & LVL1 community members — our membership has a challenge for you.

LVL1 is taking part in the 2016 Give Local Louisville 24-hour fundraiser. We’re just 1 of over 600 nonprofits in Greater Louisville to take part in this event.

How can you help?

We’ll update this post by Thursday, September 15 with the giving challenges & progress.

Fire Challenges

Challenge Amount
By doing?
Goal Met?
Bundle of cables
Batch of Arduinos
LVL1’s first 3D Printer
Favorite Printer
Butterscotch Demo
Aggregate Donations
Wish List
3D Printer
Routing Table
TAZ 3D Dual Extruder Upgrade
Metal lathe & tools
3D Scanner
Power tool refresh
Socket set
Biscuit joiner
Oculus desktop
New Virtual reality set
Monitor refresh

Kicker Prizes:

  • $500 – $3,500 – most unique donations ($10 minimum) (First place: $3,500; Second place: $2,000; Third place: $1,500; Fourth place: $1,000; and Fifth place: $500)
  • $500 – first donation at 12AM
  • $500-$3,500 – Most dollars raised (First place: $3,500; Second place: $2,000; Third place: $1,500; Fourth place: $1,000; and Fifth place: $500)
  • Early Bird – $1,000 to the organization that receives the first, single, online gift of $500 or more
  • Morning Rush$1,000 to the organization with the most unique donors of online gifts between 5:00-8:00 AM
  • Evening Surprise$1,000 will be awarded to an organization between 4:00-7:00 PM
  • surprise criteria will be announced to NPOs on social media at 4:00 PM. Will be based on geography.
  • Late Night$1,000 to the organization with the most unique donors of online gifts between 10:00-11:59 PM
LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206