May First Friday Recap

In case you missed it, here’s the video from May’s First Friday with C and S Brew Supply! Sorry, you don’t get to try tasty home brew samples via video….   Our next First Friday is bike themed with Ichi Bike! This Friday, June 5th at 7pm!

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March First Friday Followup

Jeff Reiland of Abundant Design came and talked to us about a variety of backyard garden projects. He started with a beginners’ garden you can’t mess up and then covered compost bins, pallet planters, rain gardens and rain catching systems. Very grateful for the timely wisdom as the growing season kicks off! Here is the […]

Laser Cut Drone Takes Flight!

Local maker brings tricopter to life at the March 3rd open house using wooden dowels and a plywood frame cut on our very own laser cutter.  The frame was cut a few months ago with the wooden booms and flight electronics being assembled over the last couple of months.  At our latest open house we […]

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First First Friday Followup

We had our first ever First Friday event this last week. Nate Cline was brave enough to take the first speakers’ slot and showed us some of his awesome art, jewelry, and lights he made out of discarded technology. He also shared some of the techniques and methods he uses to create his pieces. It […]

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New Year, New Projects, New Hackery

Its a new year for new projects at the new space! That’s a lot of new. Eggbot Everyone’s favorite Eggbot is busy putting some decoration on decorations. The dry erase test prints came out well, and final designs will be printed on them at an upcoming open house.   Shapeoko 2 upgrade/build Given a sturdy […]

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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/

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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.  […]