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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/

Support Area515 with Amazon purchases!

Support Area515 with Amazon purchases!

Just by shopping at Amazon, you can make small contributions to Area515 just by setting up as your AmazonSmiles charity! Follow the link to get set up and then just shop as normal, but use AmazonSmiles to do it, and we’ll get 0.5% of your purchase value! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2709204 Learn more about AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/about Area515 – […]

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!

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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More move!

Hello Des Moines! We are putting in a lot of work to get the new place put together for the grand opening. Wanna help? Wanna help build a community and makerspace for Des Moines?  You can!  Check out our latest conversations on our google group.  Like us on facebook.  Do what you do on Twitter.  […]

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First look at new place

The open house this past Tuesday (Oct 7th) was a chance to see the new space, plan some space changes, move some things, and (as always during open house time) meet new friends. Welcome! To start, the new space is at: 1731 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA Our new location has more space for us.  […]

We have a new place!!

The Des Moines Maker Space has a new home at 1731 Grand Ave on the west end of downtown. It is on the north side of Grand and 2 blocks west of the sculpture park. Since we can’t wait to get in there and start figuring out how to lay everything out, open house will […]

Some news and upcoming elections

Some news and upcoming elections

501c3 We received our 501c3 tax exempt status last week! This has taken a long time and a lot of work, but it puts us in a unique position that few other makerspaces are currently in, and should help tremendously in reaching our goals. FYI – as we filed our application within the 27 month […]

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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 […]