Don't have a place to celebrate? Just need a break from your relatives? Wanna be able to say you spent the day being thankful with a charitable organization? (LVL1 is a 501c3, after all.) Ben is unable to host again this year so Paul is graciously hosting the 7th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at LVL1 this year.
You do not need to be a member to attend this event. You don't even have to have been at the space before. (First time visitors will need to sign a waiver for themselves and any minors they bring with them. Minors will need to be actively supervised -- we have power tools after all.Â We are more "kid tolerant" than kid friendly.)
We are providing all the basics and folks are welcome to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks. While this is aimed at folks who donâ€™t have a place to go, all are welcome! Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish so our organizers can plan for everyone. You can sign up on our Facebook event page here or by adding your name to our Google Doc here.
Across the world "Repair Cafes" are being founded to help people repair things and save them from being tossed in the trash. If you're unfamiliar with the concept check out this short video:
This is actually a large part of what folks at LVL1 have done in our space over the years, however it seems that we may not be communicating this effectively. Â There's been discussions online regarding starting a Repair Cafe here in Louisville but given that we already have LVL1 and we're already set up to do this weÂ thought we'd just set up a formal time for folks to meet at our space specifically to work on helping fix each other's broken stuff.
Come to our space every Friday night at 8 and help volunteer to fix things or bring in something broken for us to try and fix. Â No guarantees but we'll see what we can do!
Free Thanksgiving dinner at your favorite place to make stuff!
Don't have a place to celebrate? Join us!
Know someone who needs a place to get a meal? Send the our way!
Want to avoid your racist uncle? Tell your family you're volunteering at a charity dinner! We're a 501c3 after all. Help clean up and keep your conscious clear.
While this is aimed at folks who donâ€™t have a place to go all are welcome! Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish so our organizers can plan for everyone.
Not sure if you should join us? Nervous because it'd be your first time to the space? Don't let that stop you; all are welcome at our free Thanksgiving Dinner. Friendly nerds, cool tools, and plenty of fun!
First time visitors will need to sign a waiver for themselves and any minors they bring with them. Minors will need to be actively supervised (we have power tools after all).
We are providing all the basics and folks are welcome to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks.
The LVL1 community will be joining in on the world-wide celebration of Arduino Day on April 2nd and we'd love for you to join us. Â We will be celebrating one of the ubiquitous tools of the Maker Movement that has helped so many peopleÂ by running aÂ workshop on the Arduino hosted by Nathan Armentrout, displaying Arduino-based projects, and other activities as we get this organized.
Nathan's workshop will be from 12 to 4pm and you can sign up on the EventBrite.
Here are some of the many Arduino-based projects folks have built; many of which you can see at our space:
Many of our Sumobots are powered by Arduino.
This project converted braille to RGB light as part of a hackathon designed to make useless things.
This space monitoring station gathers various information from different sensors via an Arduino compatible chip and displays the information.
Another useless project entry; this is a 2D printer designed to self destruct when it completes a line.
One of my personal favorites; the Bad Idea Robot uses an Arduino to animate the LEDs when you press the button and it gives you a bad idea.