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Arduino Soldering Workshop


Friday, August 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Learn how to assemble and solder your own solarbotics freeduino. The cost of this workshop covers the materials cost for a freeduino microcontroller kit. Your assembled Freeduino is yours to keep! Use the vast open resources of the LVL1 and Arduino community to come up with your own electronic applications.
Limited Seating! Come for the workshop stay for the horrible movie afterwards.

Have an idea for a startup? Come learn how to turn your idea into reality!


On July 1st at 7PM, LVL1 will be hosting a talk by serial entrepreneur and KY Small Business Development Center associate state director Gordon Garrett to help hackers and makers navigate the often-difficult business world and to understand how individuals successfully go from idea to startup.

Gordon Garrett of the KSBDC


With 15 service centers statewide and an experienced and knowledgeable staff, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center provides unparalleled consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed.  Their services include one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions.  With a team of dozens of analysts, researchers, and business specialists, Gordon helps individuals and business at all stages, from business planning and market research to financial analysis and marketing solutions.  Gordon has served as a strategic business advisor, CEO and board member for numerous high-tech start-up ventures and high-growth companies and has launched and managed to acquisition six successful technology companies of his own.

If you’re curious about how the business world works and want to learn how to access the resources critical to any successful startup, you’ll want to come see Gordon speak on July 1st at 7PM at LVL1!

LVL1 Third Birthday Party Open House – July 5th – 7pm!



Friday, July 5th, LVL1 Celebrates its third anniversary of having a physical space! We’ve been at 814 E. Broadway since July 1st, 2010, so LVL1 is now officially 3 years old!

Come to LVL1 at 7pm on July 5th and help us celebrate 3 years past, and many years to come!  There’ll be food, beverage, lasers, and fire! All are welcome! LVL1 has a lot to celebrate, with over 60 members, and a huge community of people working on everything from Raspberry Pi to Arduino to Bees to Chemical Scrubbers to Solar Panels to Costumes to Pizza.

LVL1 is located at 814 E. Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky.  Plenty of parking behind the building, off Shelby Street, and the entrance is off the rear alley.  Come one, come all, and help us celebrate everything about the hackerspace movement! Thanks for three great years, and hack on, Louisville!

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Get your 2013 LVL1 T-shirts for Makerfaire!

LVL1 2013 T-shirt

(Shirt is actually two sided, contrary to picture)

Only probably available for the next two weeks! Order now or miss out FOREVER!  <—- ORDER HERE

For the next two weeks, we’ll be taking orders for LVL1 T-Shirts.  This year’s, “Probably Safe”, was designed by Joseph.  Thanks so much Joseph!

As always, LVL1 is the multicolored hackerspace: You get to pick the color of your shirt! We’ve got four different styles available, with lots of different colors for each.  New this year, we’ll even ship your shirt! Add one “Shipping” item to your cart before you check out, and we’ll even mail it to you (mailed shirts won’t make it to Makerfaire, sorry!)  Most shirts are only $11!

So buy now, and buy often!

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