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Suicidal Robots: A 24hr Hack-A-Thon

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In another exciting hack·a·thon event, nine sleep deprived teams will work for 24 hours straight, pushing the limits of technology and human creativity to design and build a robot with only one purpose… to destroy itself in the most spectacular and innovative way possible.

Kicking off Saturday, March 22, 2014 at noon with demonstrations happening Sunday, March 23 at noon.

Sign up here and download the poster here.

Team size and budget is unlimited. A winner will be decided by a vote of other teams and probably some kind of hastily constructed trophy will be awarded. Participants should have a reasonable plan to demonstrate their robot without damaging people or property or otherwise violating the law.

LVL1 / GE Hackathon Recap

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This past weekend a big group from the LVL1 community and GE Appliances engineers teamed up for an appliance hackathon at WaterStep.

Everyone had a great time tearing up appliances and bending them to our will. LVL1 team LineCook brought home the gold for “Best User Experience” for our UPC / QR-code reading, auto-temperature profiling Knight Riderish oven. FOR THE GLORY OF LVL1! Best of all, we got to keep the oven! Hopefully we’ll get some 240V run soon at the space to hook it up. The next step will be adding a KITT soundboard :-).

Thanks to GE and Waterstep for hosting this event! Insider Louisville provided a great write-up of the event if you want more details.

Drone Meetup at LVL1, 1/23 (and every 4th Thursday), 8pm

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Did you get your first taste of Quadcopter blood at our QUACC event? Are you a seasoned RC veteran, a curious bystander, or a fervent naysayer? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the (semi-)autonomous flying vehicles commonly known as drones. As these vehicles become more popular among hobbyists, and grow into commercial markets, LVL1 is there for you.

On January 23rd (and every 4th Thursday thereafter), we’ll be getting together to talk about drones. Whether you’re interested in building your own, or just have some questions about how these devices work, show up for the meeting. We’ll have hobbyists, start-ups, and professionals talking shop well into the evening, and plenty of fun toys to show off! Meetup RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/LVL1Hackerspace/events/159276392/

Global Game Jam at LVL1, 1/24-1/26

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On January 24th, 5pm through January 26th, 5pm (that’s right, 48 hours), LVL1 will act as a site for the Global Game Jam! Mike and Alex are organizing this great event. Think of it as a collaborative Game Development Hackathon! Come together, hone your game dev skills with like-minded folks, and build some great games!

You can find our more info at the Louisville Game Jam Micro-site: http://louisvilleglobalgamejam.github.io/

You can sign up at the Game Jam Website: http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/lvl1-hackerspace-game-jam

And you can ask your questions on our mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/lvl1/hdfmEwR_YfM