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Finish It Friday! October 25th, 6pm to October 26th, 8am

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Are your projects multiplying like rabbits?  Do you have a pile of half-finished project just laying around, waiting for the eventual heat death of the universe?  Does your backlog make you just want to hide in a cozy little hole in the side of a hill?  Does the prospect of finishing anything seem like a distant and epic adventure?  Join us at LVL1 on Friday, October 25th for Finish It Friday! From 6pm on Friday until 8am on Sunday, folks from all over will be gathering at LVL1 for a truly epic quest: Finishing something.  We’ll be watching movies with hobbits, and setting stuff on fire for over 14 hours, so stop by, have a slice of pizza, and get something done!

Seriously, that’s all there is to it: Stop by sometime on Friday Evening/Saturday Morning, eat some pizza, watch some hobbits, try to finish a project, or try to help someone else finish a project. See you all there!

Raspberry Pi Hackathon happening this weekend!

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Raspberry Pi Hack LogoThis weekend, LVL1 is hosting ShareLab’s Raspberry Pi Hackathon!  We’ve got seven teams competing to build the coolest Raspberry Pi Project in 2 days.  Stop on by and see what’s cooking, or check out our Flickr Feed for all-day-updates!

This is what the teams are working on:

Spite Jose by Cheating
Project: Photo Booth w/ the Power of Pi
Members: Aaron, Joe (and Aaron’s parents)

Dirty Rotten Cheaters
Project: Grunt Master 6000, the general … universal
Members: Jose

Christmas Past
Project: working with automotive on-board diagnostics, scraping info, detecting information and displaying to a user.
Members: Tim (web development), Barton (perl stuff and shell hacking)

Pi Rookies
Project: Backup Camera for a car, shared w/ clients via ad-hoc wireless network
Members: Greg

Elephant Tango
Project: dual server hosting 1) web interface & 2) Node controller (arduino, etc.). The Web app will send commands to node controller to read data and turn on lights, etc.
Members: Barry (Web development), Mark (embedded systems, firmware)

Jose’s Angels
Project: Sorting Conveyor utilizing visual recognition (OpenCV)
Members: Nathan, Katie (engineer of the streets), John (elec & hardware engineering)

E to the Pi I
Project: Possibly wireless video casting, computer to Pi, etc.
Members: John, Michael, Kelly

 

Team Flugtag!

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LVL1—your community nonprofit hack space—in partnership with New2Lou—your favorite local social organization—is competing in the National Red Bull Day of Flugtag in Chicago on September 21st as Team New2Flug. Check out the grandeur that is homemade flying contraptions here: at RedBull Flugtag. More importantly, the entire Bluegrass is resting on our “wings” as we are the sole team representing our great state of Kentucky. The plan is to build our own giant Pegasus (the symbol of our greatest sporting event—the Kentucky Derby) complete with a rider and a LVL1-designed wing. This whole thing will get shoved off of a 30-foot runway located on Lake Michigan along the Chicago shoreline with our pilot and wings first doing some gliding and then ending with what we can only hope will be a spectacular crash landing.

So far, we have worked purely with donated material and volunteered engineering and build time. The point is simple: WE NEED YOU!

You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help represent YOUR state and YOUR city in a contest that will be simulcast live in front of more than five million people. For more information (and to donate!) check out our crowdfunding video which can be found at Louisville Flugtag on Rocket hub. Also, feel free to come by LVL1 and participate in the building every Monday and Thursday at 6pm.

Thank so much for any and all help and support you can give us.

Kentucky’s only and Louisville’s own,

Nu2Flug

Some Key Event Times for Public Participation!

9/9 Nu2Flug Build Day at LVL1

9/11 Nu2Flug send off party at the Garage Bar!

9/16 Nu2Flug Build Day at LVL1

9/21 RedBull Flugtag Competition Live

 

 

Healthy Hometown Happy Hour Hackathon – August 24th – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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On August 24th, from 3 to 6 PM, LVL1 will be hosting a health data brainstorming hackathon in association with the Knight Foundation, XLerateHealth, Greater Louisville Enterprise Corp, Louisville Quantified Self, University of Louisville School of Public Health, and University of Louisville Health Sector Management MBA Program!

The focus of this hackathon will be to brainstorm ideas and discover talent associated with completing the Knight Foundation’s Health and Communities challenge.  Food and drink will be provided, so come on down, and talk about ideas that could win Louisville a seat at the table in this competition.  The Knight Foundation is giving $5 million to some of the best ideas nationwide, and this is the start!  Learn more about the competition at https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/healthdata/brief.html

If you’re interested, sign up here: http://knchealthlouisville.eventbrite.com

Entry is free, and food and drink will be provided.  Got ideas on how Louisville can use data to form a healthier community? Show up on the 24th!

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