New Humble Bundle!

There’s a new Humble Bundle book bundle out! This one is all about Arduino and Raspberry Pi’s. The bundle includes everything from basic stuff all the way up through robots and internet of things. Best of all, you can choose your own charity. Search “Des Moines Maker Space” to support Area515 with your book purchase. […]

We’re Hiring An Intern!!

Area515, the Des Moines Maker Space is looking for a marketing and social media intern. Position is unpaid but includes free membership to the maker space. You’ll gain valuable experience helping a non-profit grow, practice technical writing, gain exposure to a diverse population of makers, and maybe be inspired to make something yourself. You will […]

What’s in a robot?

We’re going to be dismantling a commercial grade robot arm tonight during electronics night! Come down 7 – 9pm to check it out and see what makes this robot arm work. Can’t make it? I will take photos and post a followup, if you put the next electronics night on your calendar. Every 2nd Wednesday, […]

Area515 and Capital Crossroads 2.0

Des Moines is evolving, and Area515 is proud to be a part of the growth in our community! Area515 was recently featured in a Des Moines Register article detailing the roll out of Capital Crossroads 2.0, the next phase of a multi-million dollar effort to improve the Des Moines metro area. The program aims to, […]

Announcing Artist in Residence Program!

We’ll be starting a six-month Artists in Residence program in May, with the capacity for up to five artists. 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 at:


Family Membership Spotlight: Lisa and Guy Payton

In addition to our regular Area515 Maker Space membership, we have provisions available for multiple members in the same family. Meet two of our Family Membership users: Lisa and Guy! Lisa and Guy Payton have been members at Area515 for about seven months. Lisa is a wife and mother who also works part time for the […]


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 […]

Urgent: We Need Flooring!

We at Area515 Maker Space have a burgeoning need for flooring! The “space” part of the Maker Space will be changing quite a bit within the first few months of 2017. Due to construction on our building, we’re forced to shift our work space (for more information, check out this post). As part of this […]


Snow Day at the Maker Space!

Come join us and make 3D-printed  and laser cut snowflake ornaments! On Thursday, December 8, at 7:00, we’ll be getting together to celebrate the season by creating some awesome snowflakes like these. They’ll be available for a small fee, and we’ll have different materials on hand to customize to your heart’s content! If you’re interested […]