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Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement by John Baichtal

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Project 7. White Star Trans-Atlantic Balloon

The members of Louisville’s LVL1 built an autonomous balloon that can deliver a payload to Europe by navigating the Atlantic jet stream.

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Hackerspace Profile: LVL1

Location:

LVL1

814 East Broadway

Louisville, KY 40208

www.lvl1.org

Organization type: Kentucky nonprofit

Founding date: November 2009

Number of members: 26

Dues: $50/month

Size of the space: “1,900 square feet officially; 7,000+ square feet unofficially”

Officers/Leaders:

• Christopher “Micro Colonel” Cprek, president

• Brian Wagner, vice president ...

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