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Prairie.Code() Conference Raffle!

Prairie.Code() is a fantastic developers’ conference in downtown Des Moines on September 28-29th. They’ve partnered with us to give away a conference pass worth $350. There are two ways you can enter to win: Get one free entry every time you attend an event at Area515 – see our calendar for dates! Use the donation […]

Open Houses and Monthly Meetups

Hope everyone had a happy Independence Day! We’re back up and running for Open House at 7pm on Tuesdays! Come check us out for a tour, bring your project to show off or ask questions, or just chat with members! We’d also like to invite you to our monthly meetups! For this month: July 13th, […]

Intro To Arduino Class May 20th

We’re shaking up our Arduino class. Instead of a three week commitment, come do a one day deep dive into the world of electronics. Even if you have never heard of Arduino, you’ll leave at the end of the day ready to assemble projects and code them up! In this class, you’ll learn a bit […]

Artist Residency Applications Due This Friday!

You only have until end of day Friday to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply […]

Artists! One month left to apply for residency!

You have one month left to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply at: https://area515.org/air-2017/

We’re Hiring An Intern!!

Area515, the Des Moines Maker Space is looking for a marketing and social media intern. Position is unpaid but includes free membership to the maker space. You’ll gain valuable experience helping a non-profit grow, practice technical writing, gain exposure to a diverse population of makers, and maybe be inspired to make something yourself. You will […]

Announcing Artist in Residence Program!

We’ll be starting a six-month Artists in Residence program in May, with the capacity for up to five artists. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply at: https://area515.org/air-2017/

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Learning the Limitations of Lasers

I acquired some beautiful African teak for a project in the laser. The multi-colored grain is gorgeous, and I wish I could share how the wood smells through the internet. I was going to have plenty, so I started with a power/speed grid. Speed gets faster left to right, and power goes up bottom to […]

We’re hiring an intern!

Area515, the Des Moines Maker Space is looking for a marketing and social media intern. Position is unpaid but includes membership to the maker space. You’ll gain valuable experience helping a non-profit grow, practice technical writing, gain exposure to a diverse population of makers, and maybe be inspired to make something yourself. You will report […]