This weekend is filled with awesome events LVL1 is a part of.
Friday is Actor’s Theatre of Louisville rooftop concert. We are labeled as AWESOMENESS on the flyer. Several members of LVL1 will be showing off projects at the event. There will be bands, art, music and a cash bar on the roof of the Actor’s Theatre parking garage.
Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm we will be hosting Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rodgers for their traveling electronics workshop. Mitch and Jimmie are currently touring Midwest hackerspaces, teaching electronics and soldering to anyone interested *for free*. Mitch is the inventor of the TV-B-Gone, Trip Glasses, a founder of Noisebridge in San Francisco, widely regarded as a pioneer of Virtual Reality and all around cool guy. Jimmie Rodgers is a full time hacker, maker and circuit bender. He sells kits for Open Heart v2.0, Atari Punk Console and LoL shield. Instruction is free and they are selling kits for attendees to build *at cost of materials* in the $10-$30 range. LVL1 is excited to have them!
And this Sunday night at the Rudyard Kipling I will be performing my homemade synthesizers in my band Nzambi.
Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rodgers
August 14, 1PM-5PM
Mitch Altman, founder of the hackerspace NoiseBridge in San Franciso, and Jimmie Rodgers, creator of the LOL Shield, will be holding a learn to solder class at LVL1! Come by to learn a useful and fun skill. Several kits will be available in the $15-$30 range for your building pleasure. This class is appropriate for all ages. Bring your kids with you and introduce them to the wonderful world of electronics.
We’ve got another workshop planned for August. On Saturday, the 21st. LVL1 will be hosting the “Beyond Arduino” workshops, extending your knowledge of microcontrollers and physical computing.
Info and Registration
At least some knowledge of Arduino and/or C programming and elementary electronics is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this course.
We have two new workshops scheduled for August.
Saturday August 7th we’re doing another soldering your own Freeduino workshop.
Info and registration
Saturday August 28th we’re doing another TV-B-Gone soldering workshop.
Info and registration
I have put the materials on line for the Freeduino Spring Training class if you want to take a look. In these lessons you will find sample circuits for most of the things you might want to do with your Freeduino/Arduino. All of the code examples work and are debugged. Enjoy!
LVL1 is proud to announce it’s latest class- the Freeduino Spring Training Workshop. Time and place is May 18, 2010 from 7-10 pm at the U of L Speed School Room 210. This workshop will help you learn the skills to be able to play with that shiny Arduino or Freeduino that you have been dying to figure out! Our coaches will step you through building several fun circuits that demonstrate how to interface your Arduino with LED’s, LCD’s, switches, sensors, potentiometers, motors and sound. After taking this class, you should be able to breadboard a circuit and then program your Arduino. We know this class will be a GRAND SLAM!
The cost of the workshop is $50 ($80 if you need a Freeduino). Besides the world class instruction, you will get your very own breadboard, several LED’s (even a tri-colored one), a cool blue LCD display, a temperature sensor, a photo sensor, several switches, many resistors (with brightly colored bands!), a few potentiometers, a motor and a speaker… everything you need to batter up!
OK, enough with the cheezy baseball references. This highly requested workshop will be just what you need to get started learning electronics, bit-banging, embedded computer interfacing and programming. It is sure to be a h.. good time.
Sign up is easy. GO HERE!
Here is a copy of the flyer if you would like to read it, or post it somewhere. Hope to see you there!
Saturday March 27th LVL1 is putting on an Electronic Mischief Soldering workshop. We’ll be building TV-B-Gones and a surprise kit for computer pranks. Register online at eventbrite at the link below.
For those of you who do not know… and Elmo is a document camera. Basically what I did here is I took an old security camera (from a dome) that was abandoned and re purposed it with some pvc pipe and wood, etc.
I had to rewire the camera to a 12v wall wart plug and also change the composite video out to an RCA jack. I mounted the camera on the end of a piece of PVC pipe attached to some scrap wood. The pink thing on the top of the Elmo is a plastic gum container that is holding a circuit board that is needed for the camera. It is there for protection and is screwed to the pvc pipe. Not pretty, but functional.
The whole thing does work and produces a nice clean video signal that I can output to a projector. I hope to be able to use it for LVL1′s Freeduino soldering classes. The only problem with it is that it shows skin tones and tans as a green color. I think this has to do with the white balance or something.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT on Feb. 14th.
ONE TICKET LEFT AT THE TIME OF THIS POST!
If it’s sold out and you want to attend, never fear there will be more coming soon! These workshops are proving to be very successful and we’ll keep doing them as long as there’s interest. Keep watching the calendar on this blog and the Google Group for more info!