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Happy New Year!

We’re kicking off 2017 with some awesome things to check out! January is always a great time to get started learning new things, and Area515 Maker Space can help you jump-start the year with some exciting events! First, this Saturday, January 7, we’ve got a Learn to Solder Workshop! For just five bucks, you’ll get […]

Maker Faire Recap

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2016 was awesome! We got a TON of new visitors on Monday, both at the Maker Faire booth at the Science Center of Iowa and at our Open House on Tuesday! Take a look for yourself: If you didn’t get a chance to make it out–or if you’d like to […]

Maker Faire 2016 Sneak Peek

Maker Faire’s right around the corner… We wanted to show you a couple of projects our members have been working on that will (hopefully) make an appearance at the 2016 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire! Come check out the Area515 booth at the Science Center this Monday. We promise you’ll find something awesome! We’ve got […]

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2016

This year’s Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is on Labor Day, September 5, from 9am to 5pm at the Science Center! Come check out makers, tinkerers, and craft and tech enthusiasts from all over Iowa and beyond, featuring: Star Wars-themed exhibits, including Troy Powers (a local  lightsaber builder), and a life-size, moving R2-D2 replica The Des Moines […]

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Special Open House

Area515 will have a special open house with all of our neighbor stores on December 14 from 12 – 4. Come see the makerspace, enjoy the neighborhood, find some style at our neighbor shops, and meet new friends! Happy holidays! For your calendars https://area515.org/event/special-open-house/ ‎ https://www.facebook.com/events/577228255711278/

Grand Opening 2014

Grand Opening, Drones, and Open House

Good news, everyone!! Grand Opening We are excited to announce our Grand Opening celebration! Mark your calendars, and don’t forget to share the news via your favorite intenets. https://area515.org/event/grand-opening/ Drones are here Tonight the Des Moines Drone User Group is having their first meeting. Please join if you are interested! https://area515.org/event/drone-user-group-dm-dug/ Open House With the […]

Grand Opening 2014

Grand Opening!

Hello friends, You’re invited! It’s official, the grand opening is here!  Come meet new friends, have fun, see the latest projects, or chat with familiar faces. Never been to a makerspace? Come see projects we’ve completed and hear about where we want to go in the future.  Want to know how to bring your imagination to […]

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Maker Faire Recap

We started getting busy working on our next big event (watch our page for the announcement!) but a recap of the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is better late than never! We just wanted to say thank you to the Science Center of Iowa for hosting an amazing inaugural event. We had over 2600 people […]

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Des Moines Makerfaire

Looking for some positive fun during this long weekend?  Get out and have fun at Des Moines’ first Makerfaire! Des Moines is having a Mini-Makerfaire on September 1st (this Monday) at the Science Center!   The event gives many individuals and groups an opportunity to get together in one place for the best show (and […]

8bit violin build - As soon as we saw hammerspace demo their working 8 bit violin, we knew exactly how it was made.  The only question we had was: "Where did you find the svg file for this?"
They pointed us to the following places:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6912
 and 
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7145

Open House 7/1

What do you do after a Maker Faire? Work on more printers, put together a robot as educational material for students, build another printer, start new projects, and create a homemade violin using the laser. Of course, there was plenty of the usual tinkering throughout the evening. Printer building. The first start to building a […]