Author: Area 515

Member Spotlight: Chris Johnson

Yeah, the tools and workspace are pretty awesome, but we’ve got some excellent people here too! We wanted to highlight some of the Makers that frequent Area515 and help put some names with faces around the space. First up: get to know Chris Johnson! Chris has been a member...
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Maker Faire Recap

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2016 was awesome! We got a TON of new visitors on Monday, both at the Maker Faire booth at the Science Center of Iowa and at our Open House on Tuesday! Take a look for yourself: If you didn’t get a chance to make...
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Maker Faire 2016 Sneak Peek

Maker Faire’s right around the corner… We wanted to show you a couple of projects our members have been working on that will (hopefully) make an appearance at the 2016 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire! Come check out the Area515 booth at the Science Center this Monday. We promise...
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Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2016

This year’s Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is on Labor Day, September 5, from 9am to 5pm at the Science Center! Come check out makers, tinkerers, and craft and tech enthusiasts from all over Iowa and beyond, featuring: Star Wars-themed exhibits, including Troy Powers (a local  lightsaber builder), and a life-size,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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