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Post Derby Events at LVL1

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As Louisville recovers from Derby, don’t forget LVL1’s most recognized foal, Butterscotch.

Butterscotch Fire Breathing Pony

Here’s a rundown of this week’s activities. Hope to see you at the space for this or open hours as people post on the Google Group.

  • Monday, May 4: 7-8PM Learn to use the laser for Mend it Monday; join us for basics on the 80-watt laser & quick tips from our members on cutting wood, plastics, textiles & more
  • Tuesday, May 5: 8PM -? Our general meeting where projects are showcased, updates on upcoming events, calls for help & tours. You’ll usually find the space open as early as 6:30 PM for your projects.
  • Wednesday, May 6: 7-9PM Join a network of educators to share resources to promote making in the education space.
  • Friday, May 8: 7:30PM Irregular Movie & Pizza Night – always a fun time to work (or not) on your project while a movie is on & people devour pizza.
  • Sunday, May 10: 2 – 6PM: Gammers assemble to learn how to code games for computers, mobile or whatever else.

More events located on our calendar at www.lvl1.org/events including:
Drone meetups, sewing workshops, and other items added frequently!

A few of our members of the community are looking for spare items, let us know if you have access to any of the following:

  • Outdoor seating & tables for the space
  • Working treadmill (to make a walking desk)
  • Tool cabinet for newly donated tool storage
  • Lightweight frame tubing
  • 1/2″, 3/4″ conduit pipes
  • 2 person wide arcade cabinet
  • Keep hacking on & see you at the space soon.

Butterscotch – The Fire Breathing Pony & Derby 141

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Butterscotch Fire Breathing PonyKentucky and Louisville in particular are known for a lot of great historical contributions surrounding anything from bourbon to horses.

As you celebrate the 141th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2015, keep in mind that not all horses are created equal, including robotic, fire breathing ponies like our own Butterscotch.

You can see Butterscotch at LVL1 anytime, just come by anytime our space is open including our open meetings at 8PM every Tuesday. More items are available on our calendar too.

How to make your own Butterscotch
On social media:

Media Coverage:

See ‘Overlord Butterscotch, the Fire-Breathing Pony’ and more: Louisville Makers Faire releases roster
http://insiderlouisville.com/events-lifestyle_culture/see-overlord-butterscotch-the-fire-breathing-pony-and-more-louisville-makers-faire-releases-roster/

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.

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