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Car-B-Gone workshop TODAY

We are having a Car-B-Gone workshop at the space this afternoon. Sorry we did not get the Eventbright announcement up. Just show up to build your very own Car-B-Gone tonight at 8-ish. If you do not know what a Car-B-Gone is… it is another fine Mitch Altman project. Read about it here

Following the Car-B-Gone workshop will be the ever popular Beer-B-Gone workshop. Hope to see everyone there.

Brian

Android Game Development Workshop 3/23

Andy Funston is teaching a workshop on Android Game Development!

He’ll be covering 2d game programming in Android. In this workshop you’ll roll up a simple platformer, simple AI, etc. Cover the main ideas, getting touch events, etc.

It’s suggested that you have software programming experience and in particular a *basic* knowledge of Android programming and it’s IDE.

Come to the workshop with your laptop with the Eclipse IDE installed, along with the Android SDK.

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1411308261

Urban Chicken Husbandry

With winter showing signs of weakness it is time to look forward to spring.  There are a lot of people in the LVL1 community that have interest in urban agriculture and we plan to offer a few talks and events based around this through out the year.  This season will start out with a talk on keeping chickens in an urban environment.  This talk is meant to give anyone with an interest in keeping chickens a better understanding of what it will take along with the pros and the cons.  This is a free event that is open to the public so come out and meet with interesting people and chickens alike.

Chicken Husbandry

Sunday February the 27th

6PM-7PM

LVL1 Hackerspace

February Freeduino Frenzy Workshop 2/13

Greetings -

February Freeduino Frenzy is a workshop that will happen on Feb 13, 2011. It will consist of several experiments that will teach the student how to do basic circuits and coding on the Freeduino (Arduino) platform. Some of the projects will closely follow the Spring Training from the Spring of ’10, some of the projects are brand new! Sign up and lean valuable skill on how to use and program your Freeduino.

You will need to bring a laptop and a Freeduino or Arduino or clone. Do not sign up if you do not have a laptop or Freeduino! You will need the laptop to program the Freeduino.

If you can, please download and install the Arduino Programming Software on your laptop as described here. That would save some time.

BTW – this is called a Frenzy because I know I have too much stuff packed into an afternoon. All of my instructions will remain online so you can revisit them whenever you want. I hope we will make it through everything – but no promises.

Brian Wagner 1/31/11

More Info Here!

Freeduino Workshop 1/29/2011

Learn soldering and basic Arduino programming in this workshop. The cost of this workshop also covers the materials cost for a freeduino microcontroller kit. Your assembled Freeduino is yours to keep! Use the vast open resources of the Arduino community to come up with your own electronic applications. This workshop is intended to teach you necessary skills for further exploration in the world of Arduino.

Limited Seating!

More information and registration here!

Remember to sign up for the Mintiboost workshop on Dec 18th!

Sign up here! http://wiki.lvl1.org/MintiBoost

MintiBoost workshops 12/6 and 12/18

Just in time for the holidays! Build a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your iPod, iPhone, mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and just about any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge! Perfect holiday gift! Only $35 – cheap!

Sign up for the class here: http://wiki.lvl1.org/MintiBoost

Announcing: MintiBoost Workshops



Just in time for the holidays!
Dec 6, 7-9pm or Dec 18, 1-3pm
http://wiki.lvl1.org/MintiBoost

Circuitbending Workshop 11/15

Louisville Soundbuilders will be hosting a circuitbending workshop Monday 11/15 8pm at LVL1. It is FREE, but please bring something to circuit bend.

Circuitbending is the art of short-circuiting electronic devices to unleash their hidden potential as new instruments.

This is a hands-on circuitbending workshop hosted by Louisville Soundbuilders. Bring in a cheap audio toy and we will guide you through the art and practice of circuitbending. It is highly recommended that you bring something to circuitbend, as there is no substitute for actually doing it! But all are welcome regardless.

Bring:
-Cheap *battery powered* electronic toy(s)
-Phillips head screwdriver
-Extra batteries

Optional:
-Audio jacks (1/4″ or 1/8″)

We will provide all the rest: solder, soldering irons, wire, potentiometers, switches, tools, etc.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160299714006314

Surface Mount Soldering Workshop

Photo Licensed CC-BY-NC-SA, Flickr User atduskgreghttp://www.eventbrite.com/event/1000984973

The LVL1 Hackerspace will be hosting a Surface Mount Soldering

Workshop on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 from 1 to 5pm.  This
workshop will teach you the basics of soldering surface mount
components with a standard soldering iron, using a standard soldering
iron tip.   You’ll be given the tools required to build your own
surface mount projects, and during the workshop, you’ll work on
assembling your own Open Balloon CPU (A design of LVL1′s own White
Star Balloon Team).  You’ll solder 0805 Resistors and Capacitors, 1206
LEDs, and TQFP Microcontrollers, among others.  You’ll learn about the
packages  which can be hand soldered, and the packages which cannot,
along with the techniques required to assemble a working board.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll walk out with the knowledge and
skills required to build any reasonable surface mount project, along
with your own Open Balloon CPU.  These tools include small-gauge
solder, flux, non-magnetic tweezers, and a magnifying loupe.  The Open
Balloon CPU you’ll be assembling is a VERY general purpose sensor
platform, which can be used for a variety of projects which aren’t
related to Balloons or UAVs whatsoever.  Aside from the form factor of
the PCB, everything about the electronics design is generalized for
whatever development the user sees fit.  We will be outfitting the
Balloon CPU with a temperature sensor and Microcontroller, along with
all the passive components required to burn code onto the chip.  If
desired, workshop attendees may add additional sensors (a Real Time
Clock and/or a Barometer) for additional cost.

If you can read newsprint, and have a reasonably steady hand, you can
solder surface mount components!  We will also be doing demonstrations
of hot-air soldering and hotplate reflow soldering, to provide a small
taste of even more advanced soldering techniques.  We can provide
soldering irons, but if you would prefer to bring your own, feel free.
We also recommend you bring a laptop.  If you’ve got an FTDI cable
and AVR programmer, you can start hacking at your balloon CPU
immediately!

For a preview of the skills we’ll be teaching, watch this Youtube
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NN7UGWYmBY

Note:  If we do not fill at least 12 seats by November 10th, 2010, the
workshop will be cancelled, and all tickets will be refunded.  Sign up
early, and sign up often!  Any questions, feel free to send them to
bradluyster (at) gmail.com

Sign up early, and sign up often!  Seating is limited.  Buy tickets at eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1000984973

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