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Arduino 101 Workshop – May 21, 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.

Sign up here:

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 🙂

MacGyver Dollar Store May 13, 2016 Reminder



This Friday’s Hackathon is MacGyver Dollar Store night.  Come by and save the world.  Food will be provided for those on time and regret for those late.  The Coca Cola will flow.

2016 T-shirt Contest Results


Thank you so much to everyone who submitted designs to our T-shirt contest. We have put the designs to a vote, and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations to Daniel Johnsen for winning our 2016 T-shirt design contest. Enjoy the $100.

2016 T-shirt order form, deadline 11:59 PM Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Women & Men sizes available in 3 colors each.


The winning design will be printed on our t-shirts. You can choose your size from multiple styles and colors and get a hip shirt for just $20 while supporting LVL1.

While you’re ordering yours, convince your friends and families to drink the kool aid and grab one while they can.

2016 T-shirt order form

2016 T-shirt: Vote by Thursday May 5 Midnight


Judgment day is here and T-shirt submissions are in. This year we broke the record for T-shirt design entries and it’s all because of YOU! Now continue to be apart of LVL1 history and pick your 3 favorite submissions using our form below, and check out the photo album on Facebook of ALL the T-shirt submissions. Look below for our FAQ and Rules on voting.

  • Rules for voting
  • Only one form should be filled out per person
  • You must include your email address to verify your vote
  • You must be 12 years of age or older
  • Any violation of these stated rules can result in you not being included in the fun

FAQ for T-shirt voting contest
Q: How do I vote?
A: Visit this voting page

Q: I can’t see big enough images, are there bigger ones?
A: Yes, this page contains large images of all the entries.

Q: Who can vote?
A: Anyone over the age of twelve years old may vote. This includes members of LVL1 and non-members of LVL1

Q: When can I vote?
A: You can vote between Monday 12:00pm 05/02/2016-Tuesday 11:59pm 05/05/2016

Q: How many times can I vote?
A: You should only vote once, voting more that once can result in your vote being removed

Q: How do I know my vote has been counted?
A: You will receive a thank you email confirmation letting you know that your vote has been submitted.

Q: How do I find out the results?
A: The Winner will be announced Tuesday 05/10/2016 @ our 8PM Open Meeting & Making at 1205 East Washington St. Louisville Ky 40206 and then will be added to our LVL1 members and non member blog along with a Facebook announcement. So if you want to be the first to know then come to the space and join the fun!

Q: Can I vote by using my cell phone?
A: Yes follow the same instructions that you would on the computer

Q: How do I vote using a cell phone?
A: Follow the same instructions that you would on the computer

Q: I am having trouble voting who do I contact?
A: If you are having trouble submitting your vote please feel free to contact
Ali at

Voting has ended! We will announce the winning design during our regular 8PM meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. We will then open up orders!

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