Attention Members : This coming Wednesday the 26th we will be deactivating the access system at the Manitou location. This will mark the end of Pikes Peak Makerspace's operations at that location. If you need to pickup any personal items left behind please do so before that time or make arrangements to be there during normal business hours of the MAC. Of course you can always come on down to the much improved downtown location (735 E. Pikes Peak) and continue your work. ...

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We'd like to say a huge thank you to our member Kelly C. for being the first person to "adopt" an area of the makerspace. Kelly has taken the initiative to oversee the cleanliness of the 3D printing tables and ensuring that they are in good working order once a week. Thanks Kelly!

If you are interested in "adopting" an area of the makerspace, contact us via our general mailbox

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We've got some brats on the grill, hot dogs for those wishing to come by and go through the safety & orientation tonight! This event is also for Manitou members wishing to gain access to the Downtown / Tesla Lab. ...

New Member Safety & Orientation

April 19, 2017, 6:30pm - April 19, 2017, 9:30pm

We are holding a new member safety & orientation , this is a required event for anyone wishing to have access to the PPM facility. We will go over safety and operation of basic equipment within the space and talking about member etiquette as well as general safety. After completion , if you have also paid for membership you will be issued an access card and granted 24/7 access to the facility. Monthly membership rates : $55 individual $30 student $75 Family $175 for a Dedicated Desk (2 available spots left @ each location) Downtown New Member Workshop starts at 6pm, the same evening. This class will review shop safety procedures and basic operation of our Level 1 tools. We will be implementing our new membership system. If you haven't already, please visit this link, select your membership level and enter the required information. We also ask that you attempt to enter your payment method ahead of time and help save us all some time at the end of the evening đŸ™‚ ! Thanks - Chris V.

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The CNC mill / lathe is alive and well at PPM! Come check it out this Wednesday for the new member orientation or this Friday during our open tour hours (10:30am - 2pm). Use Meetup to reserve your spot for these events. ...

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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