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  • Monday, 16 April, 8:00pm - 10:00pm Night of the Hat
  • Tuesday, 17 April, 8:00pm - 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Tuesday, 17 April, 9:00pm - 10:00pm Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, 18 April, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Power Racing Series Build
  • Wednesday, 18 April, 6:00pm - 8:30pm Open Sew: Derby Edition
  • Wednesday, 18 April, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wood Shop Dust Collector Build
  • Friday, 20 April, 7:30pm - ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a "Show & Tell" session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

What: Open Sew: Derby Edition
When: Wednesday April 18, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Bring: Your own materials
Tools and equipment are provided at no charge

Do you want to make a hat for Derby? Do you need to use a sewing machine or glue gun for your project? Come to the hackerspace on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for Open Sew. It will be an Open House for the LVL1 sewing corner. Use the machines and equipment to make your sewing project. Don't know how to use a sewing machine? Come and learn to use one at the Hackerspace!

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend this event or use our tools to make cool stuff. In fact, visitors are encouraged! If it is your first visit to our space, you will need to sign our waiver of liability. (This is standard procedure for all LVL1 activities.)

Led by amateur herbalist, Amy Shah, this class will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the LVL1 classroom. We will be learning about essential oils and medicinal plants. Participants will be making their own oil based perfume which they may take home. We will also learn about alcohol based perfumes. Finally, there will a demonstration of how to distill your own perfume from plant matter. The cost of the class is $25 per person.


cat-computerHave you always wanted to learn how to do that one thing at LVL1?

Maybe you wanted to try one of our 3D printers, or the vinyl cutter, or the table saw.  And you simply didn't know how to do it.

We have a NEW feature for you!

Just send us an email at!

We want to know what YOU want to know.  By sending a message to that email, you will have instant access to a team of first-class makers ready to assist you in getting the help you need.

Similarly, if you want to teach something (that means anything) we will help you arrange a workshop at your convenience.  Let us worry about the logistics while you enrich our space with a skill to share.

LVL1 is an educational institution.  Part of that education comes from making, hacking, and tinkering--the other part comes from sharing what we know.

So don't hesitate: when you need to know how to do something at our hackerspace, email!