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!
LVL1 is proud to host a Raspberry Pi Bootcamp on July 31st, at 6:30pm. This workshop will go through the basics of hooking up a Raspberry Pi and getting it up and running, using the wonderful Adafruit Raspberry Pi Starter Pack. Pick your ticket, with or without Pi, and come to LVL1 on July 31st. You need only bring your laptop! We'll go through the basics of hooking up the Raspberry Pi, loading an image onto the SD card, booting the Pi for the first time, and getting it blinking. If you're curious about this exciting physical computing platform, this is a great excuse to pick it up!
What timing, also! LVL1 is on the proposed route of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's American Pi Roadshow. Tentatively, they'll be stopping by on August 9th! This will be a great kick in the pants for your latest embedded project, which you can then show off to all the Pi fanatics in the Louisville area!
Seating is limited to 15, and ticket sales will end on the 27th so we have enough time to buy the kits. Tell all your fiends, and get ready for a slice of Pi! The evenbrite link is here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7404548203
It's probably no secret by now that I am easily amused, but I wasn't the only one entertained by Ben Douglas' dry ice set up at the meeting this past Tuesday. With dry ice, soap bubbles and hot water, he created a fun round of bubble popping for everyone. The bubbles squish into clouds of smoke - like magic!
This weekend, we were lucky enough to have Sonny Mounicou come up from Memphis to teach a workshop on building a Prusa i2 3D printer. 10 people were in attendance, and everyone walked out with a working 3D printer!
The workshop was a grueling 24 hours, running from 8am to Midnight on day one, and 8am to 4pm the next day. By the end of the workshop, though, everyone was slinging plastic! Aaron was talented enough to be printing cubed gears after a mere 14 hours!
A big thanks to Jon from SeeMeCNC, who came in to help out with the workshop. He also managed to sell a couple of printers while he was at the space! And an absolutely huge thanks to Gerrit, who kept us all fed throughout the event. May no build-off ever go without catering.
Scroll past the break for more pictures of the event, but I'll wrap it up here by saying that the build was a great event. 10 people in the LVL1 community got to build 3D printers, 2 more people bought 3D printers during the event, and our expertise for printers is growing. This event even motivated some to start a Louisville-Area Thrug (3D Printer User Group). If you're interested in 3D printer, join the conversation here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/kyin3dprinters
Until then, we'll be hacking away at our printers. For those who missed out, don't despair: Sonny let us know that any time we can get 8-10 people together for a build, he'll make the drive!