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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Delta Blues

Actually there isn’t much blues going on. The Rostock Max kit that I picked up at the Kansas City Maker Fair is just now starting its life of printing. The assembly went fairly smoothly. We didn’t have to restart any major sections. Mike wired the board wrong and caused the electronics fuse to pop. After […]

The first start to building a Rostock MAX (

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 […]

Area515 at Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

KC Maker Faire Weekend

The Maker Faire. What is it? A Maker Faire is many things. It is a big show and tell of new ideas. In some places of the faire, it is an educational event where both kids and adults engage in science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Some people come to a maker faire to participate […]


KC Maker Faire 2014

We are headed to Kansas City for the 2014 KC Makerfaire.  Located in Kansas City’s historical Union Station, the KC Makerfaire is the region’s largest festival of invention and creativity.  Look for us at our both or find us adventuring about the station.  See our calendar for all the event details.  Hope to see you […]

Brandon Hart’s Pub Glass

Not only did Brandon build a sweet project, he taught himself Arduino and electronics to get it done!

Lasers and Chocolate

Lasers and Chocolate

Bailey wanted to learn how to use the laser but had more of a sweet tooth than a project. So we decided to try out etching our logo into Hershey bars. The first attempt we kind of just tossed the chocolate in there and went for it, using a file we’d previously used to etch […]

Electric Tuk-Tuk

We have acquired a 1988 Cushman Truckster (you know, like these) from Matthew, organizer of the Tuk Tuk Goose Chase. It is a little rough – meaning it has no windshield, doors, bed, or brake master; the hydraulic lines consist mainly of rust, and the engine doesn’t run. We also have a sepex motor and […]