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Neopixel Holiday Workshop


Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This workshop will teach you the basics of working with programmable LED strips just in time for the holidays. We are not going to be teaching coding; however, we will show you how to manipulate the code so the lights twinkle, theater chase, and make a beautiful rainbow display or anything else imaginable.

Bringing your own laptop would be useful but not mandatory

The workshop will provide the following items

  • 1- capacitor
  • 1-meter neopixel led strip
  • 1 power supply
  • 1 Arduino

There will be a couple of CNC/laser cut holiday ornaments to wrap the lights on.

You do not need to be a member, but everyone must register and purchase a ticket.
Price $30.00
To purchase a ticket for this workshop go to Eventbrite.

For more info email

Workshop: How to make your own perfume from essential oils


Led by amateur herbalist, Amy Shah, this class will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the LVL1 classroom. We will be learning about essential oils and medicinal plants. Participants will be making their own oil based perfume which they may take home. We will also learn about alcohol based perfumes. Finally, there will a demonstration of how to distill your own perfume from plant matter. The cost of the class is $25 per person.

Mayor’s Summer Works at LVL1


Over the summer, member Divinity Rose coached a team of Junior Achievers as they worked to develop their technology based product and startup “Sensor Buddies.” ¬†The team was being paid as part of the Mayor’s Summer Works program that employed 4200 youth over the summer. The team of three 17-year-old students from Central High School learned to solder and use many of our resources, including the wood shop, vinyl cutter, and laser cutter.

Their experiences at Lvl 1 facilitated growth, confidence building, and creative problem solving; it was so inspiring to see each of their individual strengths blossom. You can see their summary of the summer in the video below.

We look forward to seeing what they accomplish this year as senior in the business magnet program at Central High School with their teacher Dana Kelly. Thank you Mayor Fischer for facilitating such a great program.


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