Banner for our OPEN HOUSE has arrived, and looks great! Special thanks to Ken C., James G. and Chris V.

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We are building out a space for the public to demo one of the most amazing VR experiences we have seen yet. Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive. Virtually Paint in 3D and walk around your artwork!!!!

We will let the public try the system for $5 donation for 5 min. Our member Anthony A. has graciously loaned out his system for this event. Anthony has been working evenings to create the largest space to explore the VR world.


This video attempts to visualize the experience but you have to try it for yourself at our Open House. This Saturday from 11am to 5 pm. at our new (2nd location) at 735 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
See ya then!!

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Volunteer Power! Late night building our new workbenches for our Downtown location. Down to the wire for our Open House this Saturday, 11am to 5pm! ...

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Colorado Springs folks. Hope to see ya there! Help us celebrate our new (2nd) location.
We're making sure everyone has access to the tools, and training the skills, so everyone can make their ideas real. Our members are experts in everything from electronics to welding, carpentry to IT. Robotic hands? We got that. 10 ft tall tesla coils? Yep. Come in and see what you can build.
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Open House - New Location

July 30, 2016, 11:00am - July 30, 2016, 5:00pm

Come help us celebrate our new (2nd) location in Downtown Colorado Springs. See our incredible exhibits and hear about our future plans and projects. Fun interactive exhibits, food trucks, member showcase booths, VR Room. We're making sure everyone has access to the tools, and training the skills, so everyone can make their ideas real. Our members are experts in everything from electronics to welding, carpentry to IT. Robotic hands? We got that. 10 ft tall tesla coils? Yep. Come in and see what you can build.

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Latest output from the new Telsa Coil at PPM!

Final Tesla Coil Test Run – PPMThe final Tesla Coil video of the night, with proper adjustment of spark gaps, coil coupling, and ground placement. This method of driving a Tesla Coil, called a SGTC (Spark Gap Tesla Coil) uses a small set of closely positioned electrodes to create the necessary operating frequency for the coil. Final spark distance for the evening, 34″ !!!!! Yet this is a mere drop in the bucket for our eventual driver setup , a DRSSTC ( Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil), which can produce arcs in the 6-7 foot range!

Posted by Pikes Peak Makerspace on Sunday, January 24, 2016

MINI MAKER FAIRE

This Saturday, 10Oct15 at the 21C Library ( 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920) is the 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire.

It’s gonna have lasers, 3D printers, Mars rovers and a jet engine.  Plus whatever else is at the 49 other booths.

Come on out and check out the Faire, stop by the booth and say “Hi”, get a custom laser cut key fob.

{I’d insert  a relevant and eye-catching photo here but I am too busy trying to find where I hid the charcoal filter…}

Pikes Peak Makerspace World Record Attempt.

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We will be 3D Printing Pikes Peak, On Top of Pikes Peak.  
Highest Terrestrial Altitude 3D Print.
Saturday Aug. 8

Those involved with the project and anyone who wants to help or just be around for the day of.

We are in need of people willing to film the event and give us the footage to use for our submission. 

Schedule:

– Meet and load van, at PPM, 8am  
– We head up at 9am 
– Start setting up approximately 10:30 
– Print until 2pm. 
– Back at PPM by 3:30 PM. 
– Unload 
– Celebrate at PPM

If you are interested in helping or just being a part of it. Shoot us an email m@pikespeakmakerspace.org

PPM Member Cookout

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Saturday July 25, 11-4pm.

This event is for Paid Pikes Peak Makerspace members & their family (guests too).

Let’s get together, grill some stuff, talk about future events, what can we do better as a club, etc.

Makerspace will provide the proteins to grill, we would like help with beverages, sides and desserts.

Beer & wine is for sale at the Cafe or BYOB. Softdrinks provided by Kelly.

Please reply in comments or email m@pikespeakmakerspace.org

11:00 to 11:30 prepping and starting the cooking process

12:00 food served

12:00 to 3, hang out and have fun.

3:00 to 4:00 we will get slightly organized and discuss future events, what we can do improve, get caught up on the behind the scenes of PPM operation, etc.

Hope to see all members out for this one!!

Grand Opening Celebration

Please come help us celebrate our grand opening. Free Admission.

– Fun Interactive Demos for Kids young and old!
– 10am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
– Lulzbot Booth
– Member Project Showcases
– 3D Printing Demos
– Laser Cutting Demos
– Mold Making Demos
– Electronic Demos

– Grant Sabin 5-7pm

– Sunday the 26th, Wold Record Attempt. “3D Print Pikes Peak ON Pikes Peak” highest altitude 3D Print. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Makerspace,

Do not forget about our many upcoming events. The most recent 9 are listed on the left of our page.

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Taking It All Into Pieces

INTRO TO

UNMAKING

Well that didn’t work…

Eight people signed up… zero people showed up on the day.

I even brought doughnuts to share!

Let me know if you know what happened – was it too early? Too vague a topic?  Everybody already knows how to Unmake things so there was no interest?

Curiously yours,

George

America's Makerspace