Side Hustle Saturday Recap

Most Side Hustle Saturdays are pretty laid back, chatty affairs for people with side hustles or trying to figure out if they can make it work. This past weekend, we switched it up and had Tom Swartwood from Drake Innovation come and talk to us about taking our hobbies to businesses. He crammed an unbelievable […]

Prairie.Code() Conference Raffle!

Prairie.Code() is a fantastic developers’ conference in downtown Des Moines on September 28-29th. They’ve partnered with us to give away a conference pass worth $350. There are two ways you can enter to win: Get one free entry every time you attend an event at Area515 – see our calendar for dates! Use the donation […]

Open Houses and Monthly Meetups

Hope everyone had a happy Independence Day! We’re back up and running for Open House at 7pm on Tuesdays! Come check us out for a tour, bring your project to show off or ask questions, or just chat with members! We’d also like to invite you to our monthly meetups! For this month: July 13th, […]

Open house canceled this Tuesday

…because it’s a holiday. Happy Independence Day, everyone, and please be careful with fireworks. Were you hoping to check out the space? Hop on our email list or contact us to schedule another time. As always, our members have 24/7 access to the space and are welcome to use it anytime.

All Summer Classes- Sign Up Here!

Sign up for our 2017 summer classes Art Explorations and the Science of Flight here. July 17 – 21¬† for students entering 6-8th grades Classes will meet at the maker space 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309   Art Explorations Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 for students entering 6 – 8th […]

Intro To Arduino Class May 20th

We’re shaking up our Arduino class. Instead of a three week commitment, come do a one day deep dive into the world of electronics. Even if you have never heard of Arduino, you’ll leave at the end of the day ready to assemble projects and code them up! In this class, you’ll learn a bit […]

Grab pizza with us @Gusto tonight!

Tonight only, from 4pm-close, Gusto Pizza’s Ingersoll location is donating 10% of their profits to Area515. Let’s do this! They can accommodate most food allergies, and their pizza is great. No excuses — support Area515 tonight by eating dinner at Gusto! Details on Facebook:

Artist Residency Applications Due This Friday!

You only have until end of day Friday¬†to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply […]

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How Companies Get Hacked – Less than 1 week to register!

How Companies Get Hacked  (And What You Can Do About It!) In partnership with the Area515 Maker Space When: Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm Where: Area515 Maker Space – 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 Cost: Free! Just be sure to register at the link below Details: Instructor: Sherri Davidoff, CEO and Founder of LMG Security Presentation […]