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Flugtag Interest Meeting & Planning


If you haven’t heard, Louisville is hosting the RedBull Flugtag competition in August 2016. LVL1 is opening our doors for a team to build an entry. We’ll be hosted by Josh who has competed in the 2014 Flugtag competition in Chicago as part of the Louisville team.

Join us Noon, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1205 E Washington Street for a brief meeting to see interest and decide next steps.  Free & open to the public.


We need designs, leaders, builders, artists and anyone else interested in building a great flying machine to be flown into the Ohio River come August.

Tons of fun, great way to learn and hopefully keep the winning crown in Louisville!

Details on the event, rules, FAQ:

Lvl1 on Great Day Live


Some of our Makers were on Great Day Live today to show off some of our projects to promote Sharefest – which we will be at Sunday April 10 from noon to 5 pm.  at Highlands Community Campus

1228 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, Kentucky 40204


The Louisville Share Fest brings together many aspects of sharing in Louisville, with a focus on alternative economy solutions and community organizations that are supportive of economic resiliency in Louisville.

See the Video of Great Day Live



T-shirt Design: Call for Entries


lvl12016shirtcontestLVL1 is having a t-shirt design contest. We are looking for the newest LVL1 T-shirt design from you!!!  

In the past, our t-shirt designs have been submitted by members for fun and to support LVL1 and chosen by members, but this year, we are offering a $100 prize for the selected design!

How to enter:

Submit design through our secure online form below.

Deadline 4/29/2016 @ 11:59pm Eastern. 

Winner gets a free t-shirt and $100. We will also announce winner on our web site and at our weekly open house.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why Should I submit a design: Winner’s will get bragging rights to put on their resume or portfolio, and the $100 prize. The design will be celebrated and worn to promote LVL1 while the t-shirt sales will raise funds.

Where is the $100 price coming from? The winning designer will be paid $100 from a donor. No LVL1 funds will be used for this prize.

What should be on the t-shirt design? LVL1 is the name of the organization and should be incorporated. Our previous slogan was “Lvl1: Probably safe.” You can use that or create a new one. We are a tech and creative workshop so visuals related to electricity, science, technology and creativity are good graphic ideas to include.

What type of shirt will be used for screen printing?  We will be using a high quality tri-blend such as the Bella Canvas.

How many submission can I enter? Unlimited!

How is the competition judged: Immediately after submission deadline, we will create a photo gallery on our Facebook page where people can “like” their favorite image. The image with the most “likes” at the end of the voting process will win.

Who owns the winning design? All artists retain the copyright to their own images, but the winner will be granting us an irrevocable license to print and use the design without any further monies due beyond the $100 prize.

What is LVL1: LVL1 is a makerspace where you can come in and make just about anything. We have a wood shop, metal shop, workroom, sewing stations, a classroom and a lot of equipment like 3D printers and laser cutters that are free to the community to come in and use when a member is present to let them in. Members pay a monthly fee to have badges to come and go as they please.  Lvl1 is dedicated to educating others about steam and the use of the equipment, so  many of our members offer workshops or are willing to teach you how to use equipment. You can look on the event calendar at to see up coming workshops, and join us Tuesday nights for orientation and meet and greet.

Who is making the t-shirts: Louisville t-shirt company Meme-Tech Screen Printing will be making the t-shirts.

What will LVL1 do with the t-shirts? Lvl1 will sell the t-shirts through an order and at the Flea Off Market to raise funds for LVL1’s ongoing activities and operations.   

What will LVL1 do with the funds from t-shirts? The funds will go into LVL1’s general operating funds to help cover bills or community activities. Community activities include having booths at festivals to tell people about our resources, offering free soldering workshops to young people at Idea Festivals, or hosting workshops and resources for educators who come to visit us.

Who can vote on the winning t-shirt:  Anybody with a Facebook profile can vote.

How can I vote on a design: About April 30, 2016 we will publish the entries on our Facebook page.

How much will a t-shirt cost:A t-shirt will cost between $15-20 depending on the complexity of the design & total number of colors in the design.

How will I receive my t-shirt: You can either pick them up  at the space or pay for shipping ($7 shipping & handling fee).  Picking them up at the space will be a great way to see the space you are supporting. 

Can I return my t-shirt: Unfortunately, we do not have the capability to handle refunds or returns.

Why should I buy a t-shirt: Because you’re awesome, and so are we. We offer a lot of free services and materials at the space and when we go out to festivals and communities, and we have to find ways to help fund that. You’ll get a really cool t-shirt and be supporting a really amazing cause.

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