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
Eventbrite for Part 1 (November 7th): https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8986487827
Eventbrite for Part 2 (November 14th): https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8986740583
On November 7th and November 14th, Jael Harrington will be returning to LVL1 to teach a sewing workshop double header! Jael taught a sewing workshop back in June, and has returned to teach even more people the joys of fabric hacking! Since the age of 7, Jael has been ripping stitches and forging her own fashions, so she knows her way around a sewing machine!
Are you interested in sewing? Sewable electronics? Making your own clothes? Then these workshops are the workshops to attend! No experience needed! All are welcome to attend!
You need to bring 2-3 yards of fabric and a spool of thread, and we'll take care of the rest! If you've got a project in mind, it would help if you brought your own pattern, and if you've got a sewing machine, bring it as well. If you need any help sourcing fabric, thread, or patterns, let us know beforehand, and we'll help you out!
The workshops are pay-what-you-want, and if you bite off more than one workshop worth of project, come back for the second one!
Seating is extremely limited, so sign up early and sign up often for these great pay-what-you-want workshops!
John Pagya of Verdant Design is back on November 5th, teaching another Sketchup Workshop! Last time, he went over the basics, and why you would want to use a tool like Sketchup. This time, he'll be reviewing the basics, and going into more detail about how you can actually design parts for the 3D printer! If you're interested in 3D design, art, or printing, you should stop by on November the 5th! Sketchup is a completely free tool, and John is a downright Sketchup professional! This tool allows you to create 3D models, which you can then take and print on one of the two LVL1 3D printers.
Like many of us, John Pagyga was immediately taken by the idea of 3D printing. As a landscape architect, he has already adapted sketchup into his daily routine, so he was able to translate those skills into near-immediate 3D printing prowess. He'd like to share these skills with others in the LVL1 community. On November 5th, from 6 to 8pm (immediately preceding one of our regular Tuesday meetings), he'll be teaching a workshop about the ins and outs of Sketchup in a 3D printing context. Come on down, and learn you a 3D design tool!
You can sign up now using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8865915191
Seating is limited to 15, so sign up now and sign up often! This is a pay-what-you-want workshop, with all proceeds going to LVL1. Eventbrite imposes a $0.99 minimum, but anything above that goes!
If you've got any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop over to our mailing list!
LVL1 is very proud to be hosting Rob Bishop from the Raspberry Pi foundation for a visit to Louisville on August 9th, at 6 PM!
This month, Rob will be traveling through the US, taking a look at all the cool Raspberry Pi projects people are working on, talking about the Pi and the work of the Pi foundation, and doing live demos. More information about his itinerary is right here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4312
In case you haven't heard of the Raspberry Pi before: The Raspberry Pi is a $35 credit-card sized computer module running Linux. With Ethernet and USB outputs, you've got a very nice computer in a very small package. People have used the Pi on projects as diverse as home entertainment PCs, Carputers, Robots, UAVs, Vending Machines, Access Control Systems, and so much more.
Come on down to LVL1 on August 9th for this completely free event! Bring your Pi and any Pi projects you've been working on! Show off all the cool stuff that you've done with your Pi, or would like to do! Tons of like-minded folks will be hanging around, fawning over Rob. Don't have a Raspberry Pi? No problem! We'll have Pis for sale before, during, and after the event!
If you plan to come out, please RSVP on our Meetup Page: http://www.meetup.com/LVL1Hackerspace/events/132132342/ (Not required, but it helps us gauge interest!)