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 […]

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 […]

DIY RFID Access System

This post documents recent work on a membership based physical access system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags as a key. Most discussion of this rfid development has been sprinkled throughout discussions in our google groups. As of this post, all of the parts are working but we haven’t implemented this into the building… yet. We […]


Arduino Day

We’re officially celebrating Arduino Day,  Bring your project (or projects) or just see what we’re up to on Arduino Day 2014. For more info on time and place, check out our events calendar:  

More New Features!

Everyone has been working hard on the new site rollout. There has been great group effort and good teamwork. By popular demand, the events calendar can be downloaded as an ics file/link. Using the button at the bottom of the events page, you can get our calendar added to your calendar. For event creators, we […]

New Website, Same Place!

Hello world. The new site is done, done! We hope the new site will continues to support the growth of the community with this all-new, redesigned, do-acracy style site. To keep this short, I’m going for the list format of new features. New Features: New look Mobile friendly Self-registration Easily add pictures and videos to […]