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Raspberry Pi Workshop


Hey y’all, It’s Jared!

On Saturday, February 20th, 2016 @ 1:00 PM I will be running a Raspberry Pi Computer Workshop.

Bought a Raspberry Pi and never took it out of the box?

Bring it in early (@12:30 PM) and we’ll get you set up!

Own a Raspberry Pi and are comfortable booting?

Bring it at 1:00 PM and we’ll get started!

Don’t own a Pi and don’t want to buy one (yet)?

LVL1 has some onsite for you to use while you’re here!

Please sign up on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raspberry-pi-workshop-tickets-21357891027

Please bring a computer with you to use during the class.

Questions? direct them to learn@lvl1.org

Special thanks to a generous donation by V-Soft Consulting for the library of Raspberry Pi equipment:

This Raspberry Pi class made possible by a donation from V-Soft Consulting.  Based in Louisville with over 500 employees and locations across the U.S. V-Soft is transforming the landscape of IT across North America with next generation IT Solutions and Staffing for the enterprise.

Hack on!


***FREE*** ESP-01 (ESP8266) Workshop – Feb 11 7PM – 8:30PM


WiFi Serial Transceiver Module


Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esp-01-module-esp8266-workshop-tickets-21066752223

Learn how to add WiFi to your next electronics project using the dirt cheap and popular ESP-01 module (ESP8266)!

We will be providing the ESP-01 modules, FTDI modules, and other supporting hardware to teach the class, but you will NOT be able to take these home! However, if you want, you can purchase your own module from Amazon and bring it to the workshop. Pretty much any other ESP8266 module will do including the NodeMCU, Huzzah, and ESP-xx modules. Just make sure that if your module requires soldering, please assemble your module before the workshop. We won’t be doing any soldering as part of this workshop.

This workshop will be geared toward people who are at least a little familiar with an Arduino (enough to blink and LED and modify someone else’s code). Most of the programming we’ll go over will be in the LUA programming language and some in the C programming language. Don’t worry, you will not need any familiarity with these languages. However, you will need to know how to install FTDI drivers for your computer as well as how to find your COM port. Here’s a good start if you need help: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ftdi-drivers

All you will need to do to attend this workshop is bring a laptop with the following software installed 

NodeMCU Flasher:

Esplorer (requires Java)

Arduino ESP8266 Plugin:

Also download the latest version of the NodeMCU firmware:


Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esp-01-module-esp8266-workshop-tickets-21066752223

Arduino 101 Workshop – Dec 12, 12PM – 5PM


Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.

Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-101-workshop-tickets-19811113574

What you need to do before the workshop:

1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software) and bring it with you\

2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).

3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff 🙂

Join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner


Once again LVL1 is hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner at our space for anyone who wishes to attend.  It will be at our space on the 26th and will start around 2 with a plan for dinner around 3 or 4 and general activities and food the entire time (plenty of snacking and desserts before and after).

We recognize that there are those in our community that may not have family nearby, may not have the economic or other means to celebrate, or who may feel like spending their time with fellow nerds in their “adopted” family here at LVL1.

We’d like to encourage you to reach out to *anyone* you know who might like the opportunity to attend; they don’t have to have ever been to LVL1 before or anything (perhaps students who can’t go home or older folks who can’t see family for some reason).  The more the merrier; you don’t need a reason or excuse — just show up!
Want to avoid that Racist Uncle or Awkward Aunt?  We’re a registered 501c3; tell your family you’re selflessly volunteering at a charity dinner and you’ve got a great reason to skip the unpleasantness (just be sure to do a couple of the dishes or sweep up or something).
If you’d like to help out please join the discussion on our mailing list.
Donations are accepted but we’re aiming more for side-dishes and desserts more than cash.  Let us know if you need a tax-reciept.