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Free Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop – 1/14, 7-9pm

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LVL1 will be hosting a FREE Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on Wednesday, January 14th, from 7 to 9pm. Show up with your laptop (Fusion 360 pre-installed, please!) and prepare for a knowledge bomb.

Fusion 360 is a new 3D CAD Design package, integrating parametric mechanical design, with easy-to-use modeling tools.  Fusion 360 makes it easy to collaborate on projects, share CAD data, and build your project quickly and easily.  If you’ve used other CAD tools, you’ll find the learning curve for 360 to be pretty shallow. With integrated DFM and CAM tools, it’s super easy to export from Fusion 360 and bring your designs to life using LVL1’s 3D printers or milling machines.

Best of all, Fusion 360 is FREE for students, hobbyists, and startups.

Tanner Reid will be conducting this class from Autodesk HQ. Download Fusion today, and learn how to use it on January 14th at LVL1.

You can Download Fusion here: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

Surface Mount TV-B-Gone Workshop Extravaganza!

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Surface Mount TV B Gone

 

Charles has been working for a while to get this workshop set up, and it’s finally here!
Do you want to learn how to surface mount solder? Do you want to build a kit that can turn off hundreds of TVs with only one button press? Do you want to get kicked out of major electronics tradeshows?
LVL1 has the deal for you! Learn how to surface mount solder a Surface mount TV B Gone kit, designed by our own Charles Lehman! Learn everything you need to put this kit together, and walk out with a working TV-B-Gone!
This is a $25 hands-on crash course to learn to Solder a Super Surface Mount TV-B-Gone. You will make and keep a device capable of generating over 230 different TV power codes, which can turn off almost any TV, great fun for sports bars and supermarkets!

Learn the skills you need to solder surface mount components!

You need bring only yourself, all materials are provided!

There are three sessions on the 13th of December. Sign up for the timeslot most convenient for you, and make a cool gadget! $25 for non-members, $20 for members (members, check the member list for your discount code.)
Session 1, Noon
Session 2, 2pm
Session 3, 4pm
If you’ve got any questions, send ‘em to workshops@lvl1.org!

Map Reading for Beginners

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Ever get lost in the woods? ever get lost in the woods even with a map and now want to know how to read it. Here is the chance to learn the skills you need to read that map and get someplace. If you have a compass bring it. If you know what a scale is and have one bring it. If you have neither then you will know enough to go get them after the class. This class is for the novice to learn how to read a USGS 7.5 minute map and the corresponding Geologic Quadrant Map (GQ). This class is for anyone that would like to learn enough to get out into the woods and start doing a few simple hikes or understand the geology in an area.
Monday March 17th at 6:00. Free class. Will go until we run out of questions.

Are you ready to QUACC?

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This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: LVL1’s first Quadcopter Ultimate Aerial Combat Competition (QUACC). This is STRICTLY limited to 16 competitors, so sign up now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quacc-2013-tickets-9602803243

Don’t want to compete? All comers are welcome!

On December 21st, at 6pm, LVL1 is hosting its first ever Quadcopter Destruction Competition!  Test your aerial skills in the ring of battle in this single-elimination tournament of destruction! For $40, you get a quadcopter, and entry into this one-of-a-kind competition.
Here’s how it works: On December 14th, you’ll receive your Quadcopter (A Syma X1 Model).  You have 7 days to train up and modify your drone however you see fit. On the day of the competition, all competitors will be placed in a single elimination tournament. Before each round, a 3 foot crepe-paper streamer will be attached to your drone.  The match begins by a signal from the event organizer, and ends when one competitor’s quadcopter can no longer take flight, OR one competitor’s quadcopter runs out of battery power. If one quadcopter is rendered unable to take to the skies, the remaining quadcopter is the winner.  if both survive, the winner is the quadcopter with the longest streamer remaining.
Contest Rules:
1. The event organizers may disqualify any quadcopter at any time for any reason.
2. Any modifications applied to the quadcopter must pass the following test: “You must be willing to remain in the same room as the quadcopter if the controls are given to a psychopathic 12 year old.”
Q/A:

Q: May I use a controller other than the one that comes with the quadcopter?
A: Yes

Q: May I use a quadcopter other than the one provided?
A: No

Q: May weapons be ground based?
A: All weapons must be physically tether to the quadcopter.

Q: Will extra batteries be provided?
A: Extra batteries will be provided to those moving past the first round. You may keep the extra batteries provided to you.

Q: Do I get to keep the quadcopter?
A: Yes, or what remains of it.

Q: Can I change out motors/batteries/etc?
A: Yes, provided the entire assembly is under 100 grams (this is the total lifting capability of the original quad)

Q: Is this a competition of battery life?
A: No. Batteries dying only signal the end of the round, not who wins.

Q: If I crash, am I out?
A: No. If your quadcopter is still capable of flight, you may retrieve it and relaunch.

Q: If I toss a net over the opponent, do I win?
A: Only if they can’t untangle the net before your batteries run out.

Q: May I bring tools into the battlefield?
A: No.

Q: May I use a controller other than the one that comes with the quadcopter?

A: Yes
Questions? Drop us a line BEFORE DECEMBER 14th!
LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206