Upcoming Events – August 2019

This month we have a class on guitar maintenance. Jason will be teaching fret and fingerboard maintenance, how to setup a guitar, and keeping your instrument clean. Signup on Eventbrite! As usual, we have an open house every Tuesday night, come hangout and checkout Area515! Makerfaire DSM is coming...
Read More

Upcoming Events – July 2019

This month we have an auto maintenance class coming up next weekend. Don’t forget to signup on Eventbrite! Next week Brandon Hart is hosting another Monday night 3D printing meetup on support material, and we are hosting a flower planter building event with BuildSomething and Kreg Tools on Thursday....
Read More

Upcoming events!

This week at Area515 we are hosting the Central Iowa Linux User Group (CIALUG) on Wednesday. Come join and talk about what you’re doing with Linux! This Thursday we are having a space work day. Come on down and help clean things up, work on projects for the space,...
Read More

Website maintenance

Yeah I know, we hate these notifications too. I guess if you’re seeing this, it means our website is up! Our website host is performing some upgrades, and the site might go down this evening sometime between 5 – 8pm. As always, the workshop is still open for members....
Read More

Support Area 515 This Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow, November 27th, is Giving Tuesday. This is a national movement for individuals to show their support for important organizations. Area 515 would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate during this year’s season of charity and giving. As a place of unbridled creativity and collaborative...
Read More

Celebrate Snow Day 2018!

It’s our 3rd Annual Snow Day! And our first at our new 108 Jefferson location. Come laser cut, 3D print, or solder your own snow flakes and snowmen! This year we also have leatherworking and woodworking projects. Projects willl take 10-30 minutes to complete, but there may be a...
Read More

Artists in Residence Showcase

On October 18th, the moody lighting and rustic decor of the Decades Event Center in West Des Moines hosted a showcase for the Area 515 Artists in Residence program.  This program was sponsored Prairie Meadows and Bravo! Greater Des Moines. It provided memberships to the Des Moines Maker Space...
Read More

Prairie Meadows Donates $4,058 to Area515 – Des Moines Maker Space

Community Betterment Grants will help fund Artist Residency and MakerEd programs at the Maker Space Prairie Meadows recently awarded Area515 two Community Betterment Grants totaling $4,058 to fund arts and education programs in 2018. Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting...
Read More

Artist in Residence Recipients for 2018

In collaboration with BRAVO Greater Des Moines, Area515 is pleased to announce our 2018 Artist in Residence recipients. For the next six months, these makers will have full access to the space, tools, a complimentary membership, and a $100 stipend (courtesy of BRAVO) to make, think, and create as...
Read More

IoT Challenge with DSM WebGeeks

We’re partnering with the Des Moines Web Geeks and LadyDev to put on an IoT Challenge! Sign up here! Learn how to program your ESP8266 at LadyDev’s PLIBMTTBHGATY event on April 14th at Pillar Technologies. Learn how to create a basic web page or service with WebGeeks on May...
Read More