Between the Pikes Peak Library District and the Pikes Peak Makerspace, local opportunities for engaging in the maker movement are varied and growing. Here's just a smattering of what's happening at each facility this fall.
PPLD's Library 21c
Makerspace Safety 101: Trainings happen one to two times per week and patrons are required to have completed one session prior to attending many of the other demos or workshops.
Fall demonstrations and workshops (all free; sessions may be added, check the online calendar):
• Laser Cutter/Engraver Demo, Sept. 24 and Oct. 16
• Sewing Machine Demo, Sept. 24 and Oct. 13
• Intro to 3D Modeling using 123D Design, Sept. 25, Oct. 11, and Oct. 23
• 3D Scanning Demo, Oct. 3 and Oct. 31
• 3D Printing Demo, Oct. 7 and Oct. 24
Pikes Peak Makerspace at the MAC
3D Printer Build Workshop: Build a KITTAZ by Lulzbot. Oct. 3-5; $160, plus the cost of the printer kit. Price dependent on number of attendees.
Intro to Blender: Four-session 3D Printing and Modeling Course. Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29; $95.
Meetups: Both the 125-plus-member Pikes Peak Makerspace Meetup group and the 200-plus-member Colorado Springs 3D Printing Community Meetup group gather regularly for networking and show-and-tell. Search for them on meetup.com for schedules.