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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/

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 […]

MacBook Update

Sorry, all the Pros are gone. But we have a dozen of the white MacBooks all refurbished and cleaned up so they sparkle! And more to come! $250 and it’s yours. You can swing by the space Sunday from 1-5 or email us at info@area515.org. We were asked for specs several times, and they are […]

Upcoming Events

We have a full class schedule coming up over the next few months! All events are at 1731 Grand Avenue and free to the public unless otherwise noted. February 6th: Girls in Science 10am-4pm at SCI Intro to Blender 1-3pm – watch the calendar for additional CAD classes! February 13th: Intro to Soldering 2-4pm – […]

Learn a Programming Language Party

We are joining up with Gravitate to host a PLIBMTTBHGATY: programming languages I’ve been meaning to try but haven’t gotten around to yet. It’s a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other. Refreshments will be on hand, plenty of people […]

Clock Build Night October 14th!

Recently, a high school student was arrested for having an electronic clock. That’s absurd. Help us teach the public that wires and circuitry are cool and awesome tools, not a sign of a terrorist act! Join Area515 for an electronic clock building workshop to learn how to build your own electronic clock. Kids more than […]