What a cool surprise for us to see today. We are getting a street art mural on our west wall. ...

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Upcoming event:

New member safety and orientation. Tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd. 6:30PM
If you are interested in joining the Pikes Peak Makerspace, the first step in membership is our safety orientation class.

This class will review shop safety procedures and basic operation of our level 1 tools.

This class is required before membership starts and will last around 90 minutes.

Free to take the workshop. Join on the spot or later if you like.
Monthly membership rates. The payment will be collected at the beginning of the workshop. We accept cash, check or c.c.

Individual Monthly Membership - $55
Family Monthly Membership - $75
Student Monthly Membership -
(18+ currently enrolled in college or similar) - $30
Dedicated desks charged at a cubic foot rate.

If you would like to attend, you need to RSVP here:
www.meetup.com/pikespeakmakerspace/events/231258135/
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New Location Update.
- we are adding a second location at 735 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Downtown Colorado Springs.
- we are shooting for a late June Grand Opening.
- we have made great progress with our buildout
Floors have been power washed
Electrical upgrades, phase 1, are complete
Network is complete
RFID door access install is complete
Exact Assembly is moved in and operating
HVAC modifications have started
Interior Painting starts this weekend
Dedicated workstations will arrive next week
None of the above could have been completed without our superstar volunteers! Thank you all!
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Pikes Peak Makerspace shared Core77's video. ...

Stainless steel milling #processporn

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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:

РMeet and load van, at PPM, 8am  
РWe head up at 9am 
РStart setting up approximately 10:30 
РPrint until 2pm. 
РBack at PPM by 3:30 PM. 
РUnload 
– 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

cookout

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 Рwas 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