Ames MakerSpace

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Ames MakerSpace
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

Iowa

City Ames
Last Updated 2012-02-24
Website http://amesmakerspace.com

meetup

http://www.meetup.com/AmesMakerSpace/

Phone

1-515-975- three six seven one

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107723439280127&ref=ts

Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/amesmakerspace

Snail mail

328 Main Street, Suite 15
50010 Ames
United States of America

Membership fee

$40

Size of rooms

~1000 ft²

Members
Location 42° 1' 38.406", -93° 37' 53.7096"
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Regular Meetings/Gatherings[edit]

  • Meet2Make: ............. Thursday, 7pm
  • Brewing: .................. 1st Saturday each month
  • Hackertainment: ...... 2nd Saturday each month
  • Web Development: ... 3rd Saturday each month

Find other events on Meetup[1] or Twitter[2]

About[edit]

Join our forums on our website [3] and the facebook group [4]

The Ames MakerSpace is a place for community, that is...

  • inviting
  • malleable
  • spontaneous
  • free
  • creative
  • energetic
  • ridiculous
  • informal

The space and its members value...

  • transparency
  • openness
  • respect
  • responsibility


Equipment[edit]

  • Dell Server
  • Books (education and instruction)
  • Random computer parts
  • Jigsaw
  • Soldering irons
  • Video camera
  • Basic brewing equipment
  • Guitar amp
  • Assortment of hand-tools
  • Routers
  • X-ray/Negative viewer
  • Turntable and phono amp
  • Negative scanner
  • Circular saw
  • LCD Projector
  • and more... [5]

Priorities[edit]

(as of 2/24/11)

  • Get the word out
  • Make things!

Goals[edit]

(as of 2/24/11)

  • Upgrade the website
  • Expand equipment list
  • More regularly occurring events
  • Establish open hours

Membership[edit]

Add your name to the lists below by editing this section of the page. Join our forums [6]

Regulars[edit]

  • Nitin Gadia
  • Steven Lischer
  • Michael Nolan
  • Steven Ourada
  • Alex Renner

Helping Hands[edit]

  • Name - How you would like to help.
  • Nathan Gordon - General construction, woodworking, metal working, CNC
  • Tim Kromphardt - Real estate connections in Ames/Boone might help secure cheap property, general construction, woodworking, can donate free PC hardware if needed.

Want to Learn More[edit]

  • Nathan Gordon
  • Nate Nuzum (natenewz@gmail.com)
  • Ethan Harstad (ethanharstad@gmail.com)
  • Rob Lourens (roblourens@gmail.com)
  • Marty Henderson (ravegrunt@gmail.com)
  • Geoffrey Gurak (geoffgurak@gmail.com)
  • Tim Kromphardt (tim@kromphardt.org)
  • Easy* (easystar.r0@gmail.com)

Timeline[edit]

  • Discussions about starting a hackerspace began February 2010
  • A mailing list was started on 3/4/10
  • This wiki page was started 3/10/10
  • June 2010, discussion picked up again.
  • First meeting held 6/22/10 @7p
  • July 2010, investigating locations.
  • August 2010, researching legal and insurance. Writing bylaws.
  • Articles of Incorporation Signed! 8/24/10
  • Bylaws passed 9/21/10
  • Space acquired November 2010
  • Space open January 2011
  • CMKT4 workshop and performance April 2011
  • First Student Open House November 2011
  • Brewing workshops started February 2012
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