I'd Hack That For a Dollar
Once again LVL1 will host a Dollar Store hackathon honoring MacGyver. The rules are simple. Several members will go to dollar stores to collect supplies. These supplies will be chosen at random and independent of one another. The high quality offerings will then be piled on a table. Individuals and teams will then hack together what they want in the hopes of showing off their skills or preventing Armageddon in the nick of time. No entrance fee. Various food parts will be available for assembly. And the Coca Cola will flow.
Last time the event was held, this was the result : 1st Dollar Store MacGyver Hackathon
Irregular movie night will be running in parallel. There will likely be episodes of MacGyver and MacGruber playing.
So now is your chance to mullet your way into a LVL1 hackathon. Hackathon begins at 7:00 pm and ends about midnight.
LVL1 will be hosting a FREE Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on Wednesday, January 14th, from 7 to 9pm. Show up with your laptop (Fusion 360 pre-installed, please!) and prepare for a knowledge bomb.
Fusion 360 is a new 3D CAD Design package, integrating parametric mechanical design, with easy-to-use modeling tools. Fusion 360 makes it easy to collaborate on projects, share CAD data, and build your project quickly and easily. If you've used other CAD tools, you'll find the learning curve for 360 to be pretty shallow. With integrated DFM and CAM tools, it's super easy to export from Fusion 360 and bring your designs to life using LVL1's 3D printers or milling machines.
Best of all, Fusion 360 is FREE for students, hobbyists, and startups.
Tanner Reid will be conducting this class from Autodesk HQ. Download Fusion today, and learn how to use it on January 14th at LVL1.
You can Download Fusion here: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview
On January 24th, 5pm through January 26th, 5pm (that's right, 48 hours), LVL1 will act as a site for the Global Game Jam! Mike and Alex are organizing this great event. Think of it as a collaborative Game Development Hackathon! Come together, hone your game dev skills with like-minded folks, and build some great games!
You can find our more info at the Louisville Game Jam Micro-site: http://louisvilleglobalgamejam.github.io/
You can sign up at the Game Jam Website: http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/lvl1-hackerspace-game-jam
And you can ask your questions on our mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/lvl1/hdfmEwR_YfM
John Pagya of Verdant Design is back on November 5th, teaching another Sketchup Workshop! Last time, he went over the basics, and why you would want to use a tool like Sketchup. This time, he'll be reviewing the basics, and going into more detail about how you can actually design parts for the 3D printer! If you're interested in 3D design, art, or printing, you should stop by on November the 5th! Sketchup is a completely free tool, and John is a downright Sketchup professional! This tool allows you to create 3D models, which you can then take and print on one of the two LVL1 3D printers.
Like many of us, John Pagyga was immediately taken by the idea of 3D printing. As a landscape architect, he has already adapted sketchup into his daily routine, so he was able to translate those skills into near-immediate 3D printing prowess. He'd like to share these skills with others in the LVL1 community. On November 5th, from 6 to 8pm (immediately preceding one of our regular Tuesday meetings), he'll be teaching a workshop about the ins and outs of Sketchup in a 3D printing context. Come on down, and learn you a 3D design tool!
You can sign up now using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8865915191
Seating is limited to 15, so sign up now and sign up often! This is a pay-what-you-want workshop, with all proceeds going to LVL1. Eventbrite imposes a $0.99 minimum, but anything above that goes!
If you've got any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop over to our mailing list!