What we're about

Welcome to Pikes Peak Makerspace!

Where America's mountain makers go to create!

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and home to America's mountain - Pikes Peak - we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing the materials, access to tools, and knowledge base they need to turn their ideas into a reality. We offer training classes on most of our more complex machines that you can view right here! Whether you are a novice trying to learn something new or an experienced maker in need of tools and community, you are welcomed here!

We relay heavily on donations and dedicated volunteers. Therefore, if you are interested in donating materials or equipment or have the time to give back, we greatly appreciate it! You can check out our donations page (https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/support-us) here and see what we need or contact us (https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/Contact) directly.

Interested in learning more, taking a tour, or becoming a member? ---> Check us out! (https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/)

Upcoming events (5)

Intro to SLA 3D Printing

Pikes Peak Makerspace

$20.00

Class Description & Agenda:

Want or need high-resolution 3D parts?
SLA 3D printing creates high-resolution parts down to 10 microns of
detail and is great for parts you are going to cast!

This is a certification workshop required of members before you can use the SLA 3D Printers.

We will cover:
*How SLA 3D printers work
*How to set up and clean the printers and change the resin.
*How to use slicer software and set settings for each kind of resin.
*How to post-process your parts.

Cost:

$20 PPM-Members/ $40 Non-Members
*If you are a Non-PPM Member, please contact us directly about RSVP-ing and payment for classes.*

Scheduling:

This class is offered every second Tuesday. If this time or date does not work with your schedule, please contact us - https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/Contact. Not all, but some instructors offer one-on-one training that we can help schedule.

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Please Note!

(1) Liability Wavier Notice: Before taking this class, all attendees must have signed our liability waiver when beginning their automatic payments. If you have not, please let us know or visit https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/become-a-member and take care of this.

(2) Covid-19 notice: Per the recent changes in guidance for COVID safety, we no longer require masks at Pikes Peak Makerspace. However, if you are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks after last dose), or just prefer to be extra cautious, please wear a mask. We have masks available for no charge near the front door.

(3) No Show Policy: If you are unable to make this class, please contact us directly at [masked]. If you do not show up and have not communicated to us that you will not be able to attend, the class cost is not refundable. This policy respects the time and effort instructors take to be available for classes and the missed opportunity for other members. We thank you for your understanding.

Boss Laser Orientation and Certification

Pikes Peak Makerspace

$20.00

Class Description & Agenda:

The BOSS Laser Orientation is designed to provide an overview of the BOSS 3655 LS laser machine. Upon completion of this orientation the student will understand the safety protocols for machine use, which materials are appropriate to engrave or cut, and specific pre- and post-job operations.

Prerequisites:

Familiarity with Lightburn laser software. This is the software we have selected to run the laser.

Watch these videos on lightburn BEFORE CLASS!
*Lesson 1 First Time User (https://youtu.be/BkNeVjbZncc)
*Lesson 2 Lightburn UI Walkthrough (https://youtu.be/uzFsrUwONbw)
*Lesson 3 Cut Settings (https://youtu.be/nybhYtjElQU)
*Lightburn Basics #1 Importing, Selection, Grouping, Movement
(https://youtu.be/al9pHi1dXlE)
*Lightburn Basics #2 Text and Offsetting (https://youtu.be/1fds7JdbiSo)
*Lightburn Basics # 3 Trace Image and Weld (https://youtu.be/T6lQrcf2DtI)

After completion of the course the student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the safety protocol and workflow for the machine prior to receiving authorization for use.

Cost:

$20 for Pikes Peak Makerspace members / this class is not open to the public at this time.

Scheduling:

This class is offered once a month. If this time or date does not work with your schedule, please contact us - https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/Contact. Not all, but some instructors offer one-on-one training that we can help schedule.

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Please Note!

(1) Liability Wavier Notice: Before taking this class, all attendees must have signed our liability waiver when beginning their automatic payments. If you have not, please let us know or visit https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/become-a-member and take care of this.

(2) Covid-19 notice: Per the recent changes in guidance for COVID safety, we no longer require masks at Pikes Peak Makerspace. If you are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks after last dose), or just prefer to be extra cautious, please wear a mask. We have masks available for no charge near the front door.

(3) No Show Policy: If you are unable to make this class, please contact us directly at [masked]. If you do not show up and have not communicated to us that you will not be able to attend, the class cost is not refundable. This policy respects the time and effort instructors take to be available for classes and the missed opportunity for other members. We thank you for your understanding.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Pikes Peak Makerspace

$30.00

Class Description & Agenda:

Welcome to the beginner 3D printing class at PPM! After taking this class you will know how to operate our 2 most used 3D printers, the Prusa and Taz FDM printers (we'll go over what FDM means and all the basics of 3D printing).

The goal is you will be able to hold your ideas in your hand!

This is a paid class. This helps us offset the cost of printing materials for the future. Once you go through the class you will have 24x7 access to the printers. We do always accept filament donations!

Cost:

$30 PPM-Members/ $60 Non-Members
*If you are a Non-PPM Member, please contact us directly about RSVP-ing and payment for classes.*

Agenda:

*Overview of 3D printing by talking about printers, slicers (software), materials and how to 3D print successfully at PPM.
*Hands-on application of how to do a filament change.
*Documentation will be provided as handouts for your future reference and online documentation will also be available and easily accessible.

Scheduling:

This class is offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. If you would like to schedule training for a different time and day that works with your schedule, please fill out our contact form on our main website (https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/Contact). Not all, but some instructors offer one-on-one training that we can help you schedule.

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Please Note!

(1) Liability Wavier Notice: Before taking this class, all attendees must have signed our liability waiver when beginning their automatic payments. If you have not, please let us know or visit https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/become-a-member and take care of this.

(2) Covid-19 notice: Per the recent changes in guidance for COVID safety, we no longer require masks at Pikes Peak Makerspace. However, if you are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks after last dose), or just prefer to be extra cautious, please wear a mask. We have masks available for no charge near the front door.

(3) No Show Policy: If you are unable to make this class, please contact us directly at [masked]. If you do not show up and have not communicated to us that you will not be able to attend, the class cost is not refundable. This policy respects the time and effort instructors take to be available for classes and the missed opportunity for other members. We thank you for your understanding.

Intro to Fusion 360 manufacturing ( making CNC Gcode)

Pikes Peak Makerspace

$20.00

Class Description & Agenda:

Prerequisite (REQUIRED): Fusion 360 experience, knowing how to sketch well and create 3d models in Fusion 360.

This training focuses on how to turn your 3d model or sketch into Gcode that the CNC can read using the manufacturing workspace. We will only cover how to make gcode for 3 Axis CNCs.

We will cover...
How to set up and orientate your models to be machined.
How to make a setup for single and double-sided parts.
How to set up and save tools.
How to use 2D and 3D tool paths and when it's best to use which one.
Useful plugins and techniques to make the process easier.
How to simulate and post-process for successful machining.

This class can be used as the prerequisite for the Basic CNC Router Operation class.

Cost:

$20 PPM-Members/ $40 Non-Members
*If you are a Non-PPM Member, please contact us directly about RSVP-ing and payment for classes.*

Scheduling:

This class is offered every second Thursday. If this time or date does not work with your schedule, please contact us - https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/Contact. Not all, but some instructors offer one-on-one training that we can help schedule.

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Please Note!

(1) Liability Wavier Notice: Before taking this class, all attendees must have signed our liability waiver when beginning their automatic payments. If you have not, please let us know or visit https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/become-a-member and take care of this.

(2) Covid-19 notice: Per the recent changes in guidance for COVID safety, we no longer require masks at Pikes Peak Makerspace. However, if you are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks after last dose), or just prefer to be extra cautious, please wear a mask. We have masks available for no charge near the front door.

(3) No Show Policy: If you are unable to make this class, please contact us directly at [masked]. If you do not show up and have not communicated to us that you will not be able to attend, the class cost is not refundable. This policy respects the time and effort instructors take to be available for classes and the missed opportunity for other members. We thank you for your understanding.

Past events (1,401)

Basic CNC Router Operation

Pikes Peak Makerspace

$60.00

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