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GiveIowa helps Area515 – You can too!

We are thrilled to announce that Area515 is one of GiveIowa’s selected charities this month! Greater Iowa Credit Union began GiveIowa to further its message of what being a cooperative is all about: helping the causes and non-profit organizations that are important to their/our members and coming together for the good of our communities. GiveIowa […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday

Is your employer offering a special match for Giving Tuesday donations? Are you looking for a local cause? Area515 supports local arts, education, and entrepreneurs. We’re also a 501(c)3! Search your donation system for “Des Moines Maker Space”, or make a one-time donation on our membership page.

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PSA: Fire Extinguisher Recall

Shop safety isn’t exciting to talk about, but it’s pretty important. If you don’t have fire extinguishers handy in your shop, you should get some. If you do, go check them — because Kidde is recalling a ton of fire extinguishers. Basically if it has a plastic handle and was made between 1973 – 2017, […]

Open house canceled this Tuesday

…because it’s a holiday. Happy Independence Day, everyone, and please be careful with fireworks. Were you hoping to check out the space? Hop on our email list or contact us to schedule another time. As always, our members have 24/7 access to the space and are welcome to use it anytime.

Grab pizza with us @Gusto tonight!

Tonight only, from 4pm-close, Gusto Pizza’s Ingersoll location is donating 10% of their profits to Area515. Let’s do this! They can accommodate most food allergies, and their pizza is great. No excuses — support Area515 tonight by eating dinner at Gusto! Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394375310924252/

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How Companies Get Hacked – Less than 1 week to register!

How Companies Get Hacked  (And What You Can Do About It!) In partnership with the Area515 Maker Space When: Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm Where: Area515 Maker Space – 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 Cost: Free! Just be sure to register at the link below Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-companies-get-hacked-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-tickets-32395990279 Instructor: Sherri Davidoff, CEO and Founder of LMG Security Presentation […]

How Companies Get Hacked (And What You Can Do About It!)

Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, is offering a free talk on cybersecurity. Registration is required — get your seat now! Join us Wednesday, March 29, 7 – 10pm, and feel free to forward the registration link to anyone else who is interested. Professional hackers around the world target YOU in attempts to gain access […]

New Humble Bundle!

There’s a new Humble Bundle book bundle out! This one is all about Arduino and Raspberry Pi’s. The bundle includes everything from basic stuff all the way up through robots and internet of things. Best of all, you can choose your own charity. Search “Des Moines Maker Space” to support Area515 with your book purchase. […]

What’s in a robot?

We’re going to be dismantling a commercial grade robot arm tonight during electronics night! Come down 7 – 9pm to check it out and see what makes this robot arm work. Can’t make it? I will take photos and post a followup, if you put the next electronics night on your calendar. Every 2nd Wednesday, […]