New Year, New Projects, New Hackery

Its a new year for new projects at the new space! That’s a lot of new. Eggbot Everyone’s favorite Eggbot is busy putting some decoration on decorations. The dry erase test prints came out well, and final designs will be printed on them at an upcoming open house.  ...
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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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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...
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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...
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Some news and upcoming elections

501c3 We received our 501c3 tax exempt status last week! This has taken a long time and a lot of work, but it puts us in a unique position that few other makerspaces are currently in, and should help tremendously in reaching our goals. FYI – as we filed...
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Maker Faire Recap

We started getting busy working on our next big event (watch our page for the announcement!) but a recap of the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is better late than never! We just wanted to say thank you to the Science Center of Iowa for hosting an amazing inaugural...
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