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Makerfaire Workshop – Glowing Cloud

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What: Makerfaire Workshop – Glowing Cloud
When: Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $42.63 ($40.00 + $2.63 Eventbrite fees)

Sign up through Eventbrite (click here).

Join us to make a colorful LED Cloud!

What you need to bring: One empty cardboard box approximately 12″x18″x16″ that will be the frame around which your cloud is constructed. We will have a small number of boxes on hand. (Also, if you don’t have one left over from your holiday shopping check at a local Home Depot, Lowes, or U-Haul store. An appropriate size costs between $1 & $2.)
What you get: One “kit” including a 5-meter LED colored light strip, a micro-controller, a wall plug power source, and polyfill.
Other materials supplied by LVL1: Tools, glue, pins, tape, etc.

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this workshop. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.)

A wonderful way to chase the winter grays away for you or a friend. When you leave you will have a cloud of your making that blinks in a pre-chosen pattern and a link to change your pattern. (Arduino training is not part of this class).

Our LED Cloud project is perfect for all sorts of spaces. It can be hung in a bedroom, or can set the mood for any type of Event.

In the class you will learn to take the box you bring to the class, attach the light strips, make the processor connections and cover with fill for a ready-to-hang colorful cloud light. Due to time constraints this class will focus on building the clouds, so we will pre-program the micro controllers, but we will have links to easy online programs so anyone can do it at home. If you want to get into Arduino programming, LVL1 offers classes throughout the year.

The Kit includes a 5 meter LED colored light strip, a wall plug power source, a micro-controller, and polyfill. We supply tools and attachment devices (glue, pins, tape). You need to supply a box.

One Kit covers a roughly 16″ by 18″ by 12″ box. If you want to make a larger cloud, you should buy 2 kits and bring a larger box.

Note: Kits are sold just around cost – these LED strips are expensive!

This is the first in a series of monthly workshops co-hosted by LVL1 and Makerfaire Louisville on the 4th Wednesday of each month until Louisville’s Maker Faire this fall.

Events for the Week of 3 December 2017

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  • Sunday, 3 December, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Cuttlefish bone casting workshop
  • Monday, 4 December, 8:00pm – 10:00pm LVL1 Soundbuilders
  • Tuesday, 5 December, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Learn-a-Thing
  • Tuesday, 5 December, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Thursday, 7 December, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Inventors Council of Louisville Tour/Presentation
  • Friday, 8 December, 7:30pm – ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

Events for the Week of 26 November 2017

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  • Monday, 20 November, 8:00pm – 10:00pm Night of the Hat
  • Tuesday, 21 November, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Friday, 1 December, 8:00pm – ??? Irregular Movie & Pizza
  • Sunday, 3 December, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Cuttlefish bone casting workshop

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

Cuttlefish Bone Pewter Jewelry Casting Workshop

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Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cuttlefish-bone-pewter-jewelry-casting-workshop-tickets-40109275924

This is your chance to play with molten pewter! In this workshop we will be carving a mold out of a cuttlefish bone and then pouring molten pewter into the mold to create our own jewelry pieces. This is a simple, traditional introduction to the world of metal casting. The cuttlefish bone is easily carved using dental tools. Here is a link from make magazine that describes the process in more detail: https://makezine.com/2012/03/16/how-to-cuttlebone-casting/

We are using pewter because it is easy to melt with a torch and it is an inexpensive, non-toxic metal that is easy to work with. You can use this same technique to cast silver, gold and platinum, but that is not part of this workshop (too much $$$)!

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