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Donate to LVL1 by Shopping at Amazon

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Amazon.com has a program called Amazon Smile that 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to a charity of your choice. In this instance, we want you to select LVL1.

Linking an existing account is easy:

  • Visit http://smile.amazon.com
  • Sign in with your Amazon.com account
  • Search and select LVL1 as your charity
  • Complete your purchase and effortless donation to LVL1

For all future visits begin by going to http://smile.amazon.com and your account will be remember your donation to LVL1.

So far we’ve collected nearly $150 since being part of the program. The donation helps us purchase and maintain equipment for everyone’s use.

Of course you can always donate to LVL1 with cash (always appreciated and put to use) or used equipment.

We also maintain an Amazon wish list, just purchase and it will be shipped to.
Current items

  • Color duplexing networked printer
  • Various supplies for Raspberry Pis
  • Supplies for printing banners

Hack, shop & donate on.

New Regular Meetup: Mend It Monday!

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FIX ALL THE THINGS!!!!

Winter is over and Spring is here! Why not get in the spirit of the season by helping improve your local hackerspace while learning new skills? That’s exactly what Mend It Monday is for!

Mend It Monday is a new biweekly meetup group focused on fixing and improving things around LVL1.

We’ve made great progress so far including:

  • Construction of  21 linear feet of new wood shop workbenches
  • Concrete removal using the air compressor and pneumatic hammer chisel
  • Construction of two new ESD safe electronics workbenches
  • Fixing the Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer
  • Installation of power drops in the wood shop

And we still have more to do!  Mend It Monday is a great opportunity to learn how to use the tools at LVL1 for your own benefit while also helping maintain the space. Ever wanted to learn how to use the 3D printers? Help us fix them from the inside out! Did you want to learn how to use the laser cutter? Give us 5 minutes to help clean the mirrors and we’ll show you! What about the vinyl cutter? Help us make some posters for the space!

Mend It Monday meets every other Monday opposite of SoundBuilders  (e.g 4/20/2015, 5/4/2015, etc…) starting at 7 PM. Head over to the LVL1 wiki and check the latest Meeting Minutes for the next Mend It Monday date and while you’re at it, check out the Mend It Monday wiki page for the latest task list.

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

I can haz knowledge?

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cat-computerHave you always wanted to learn how to do that one thing at LVL1?

Maybe you wanted to try one of our 3D printers, or the vinyl cutter, or the table saw.  And you simply didn’t know how to do it.

We have a NEW feature for you!

Just send us an email at learn@lvl1.org!

We want to know what YOU want to know.  By sending a message to that email, you will have instant access to a team of first-class makers ready to assist you in getting the help you need.

Similarly, if you want to teach something (that means anything) we will help you arrange a workshop at your convenience.  Let us worry about the logistics while you enrich our space with a skill to share.

LVL1 is an educational institution.  Part of that education comes from making, hacking, and tinkering–the other part comes from sharing what we know.

So don’t hesitate: when you need to know how to do something at our hackerspace, email learn@lvl1.org!

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