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All Summer Classes- Sign Up Here!

Sign up for our 2017 summer classes Art Explorations and the Science of Flight here. July 17 – 21  for students entering 6-8th grades Classes will meet at the maker space 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/area515-summer-camp-tickets-33648888732   Art Explorations Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 for students entering 6 – 8th […]

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Happy New Year!

We’re kicking off 2017 with some awesome things to check out! January is always a great time to get started learning new things, and Area515 Maker Space can help you jump-start the year with some exciting events! First, this Saturday, January 7, we’ve got a Learn to Solder Workshop! For just five bucks, you’ll get […]

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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, moving R2-D2 replica The Des Moines […]

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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/

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 interested! https://area515.org/event/drone-user-group-dm-dug/ Open House With the […]

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 how to bring your imagination to […]

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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.  Do what you do on Twitter.  […]

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First look at new place

The open house this past Tuesday (Oct 7th) was a chance to see the new space, plan some space changes, move some things, and (as always during open house time) meet new friends. Welcome! To start, the new space is at: 1731 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA Our new location has more space for us.  […]

We have a new place!!

The Des Moines Maker Space has a new home at 1731 Grand Ave on the west end of downtown. It is on the north side of Grand and 2 blocks west of the sculpture park. Since we can’t wait to get in there and start figuring out how to lay everything out, open house will […]