Category Archives: Technology

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 m@pikespeakmakerspace.org
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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 pikespeakmakerspace.wildapricot.org, 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 ūüôā ! Thanks - Chris V. www.meetup.com/pikespeakmakerspace/events/238992664/

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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

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

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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 Рwas it too early? Too vague a topic?  Everybody already knows how to Unmake things so there was no interest?

Curiously yours,

George