LVL1 hackerspace – solder and sauna special

On a day that set a record for heat, the newly opened LVL1 hackerspace east of downtown Louisville hosted an open electronics workshop. Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rodgers were visiting “instructors” along with Matt Mets. I dropped in to meet Chris, John, Brian and Mark, who have organized the new space. There were lots of kids, even a five-year old girl learning to solder.

I also met Cindy Harnett who teaches at the University of Louisville and came to Maker Faire Detroit to present her Salamander sensors project, a network of sensors for monitoring water quality.

The space now occupied by LVL1 was formerly the Okinawa massage parlor, leading me to joke that they could now offer “solder and sauna” specials, especially on a day when the air conditioner struggled to keep up with the 99 degree heat outside.

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