Castlemakers, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to creating an innovative community of makers who promote and encourage scientific and creative skills through building projects, education, mentorship, sharing, and relationships with other organizations.
Our physical Makerspace is located at 19 E. Franklin St. in Greencastle, Indiana. But it’s really about the people that give their time to give back to the community. Stop by (Open Shop times at the Makerspace are listed on the events page), browse our website, or contact us if you want to know more!
Helping Our Cause
Castlemakers Knights (Board of Directors)
Chris Hebb (President) has been interested in getting a makerspace started in Greencastle since late 2012 and also enjoys Robotics competitions. He is a long time hacker and ‘maker’ with too many hobbies & not enough time. His current interests include 3D printing, CNC’s, photogrammetry, and space satellite reception. It was a little too warm last year to finish the snow maker using an air compressor/power washer, but there’s always this coming winter…
Brian Howard (Vice-President) is a computer science associate professor at DePauw University with experience in computer graphics, music, programming, & mathematics. He’s taught both adults and kids about programming, math, and handbells.
Matt McClelland (Treasurer) is the Putnam County Public Library Director.
Charles (C.J.) Shields (Secretary) is the Technology Integration Specialist at Greencastle Community School Corporation.
Other Board Members
Jerry Bates works as the Woodshop Studio Manager / Peeler Art Gallery Preparator.
Beth Benedix has been a long time supporter of project based learning & founder of Castle Arts, a group that Castlemakers has worked with.
Jacob Hale, besides teaching physics at DePauw University, is the father of a large family of makers. His interests are too many to list, but he is a talented woodworker and teaches several of our makerspace classes.
Dr. John Savage was originally an electrical engineer before going into medicine. He’s been known to call from going-out-of-business Radio Shack’s to ask if we needed parts!
Last updated on 3/15/22.