Meetings & Events


All Castlemakers events are free and open to all unless otherwise noted! You can also sign up for our monthly events email at this link.

The Castlemakers CoderDojo, a free volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people, meets the first Saturday of every month. Our next meeting will be Saturday November 2nd from 1-4 pm at 19 E Franklin St. Drop in anytime during that period to learn coding or just have some fun…

Monday November 4th from 6:30 to 8 pm we’re having an open session about the Putnam County Microcomputer Initiative(PCMI) at Ivy Tech Community College on South Zinc Mill Rd. This session, for parents and anyone else, will start with a brief overview of the PCMI, then demonstrate the micro:bit and answer questions.

In November Open Shop at the Makerspace (19 E. Franklin) is on Saturdays 9 am-12 pm and 7-9 pm on Tuesdays. You can bring a project to work on or just  visit!  See our four 3D printers, laser cutter/engraver, desktop CNC mill, hydroponics,  Arduinos/Raspberry Pi’s, & use the building/ making library.

Our next class, by request, is our Introduction to 3D Printing on Wednesday November 20th at 7pm. More details on our classes webpage.

In December we’ll teach you about laser engravers/cutters and then help you take an image that you can engrave on a small piece of wood.

4 thoughts on “Meetings & Events”

  1. hi, I have 2 questions; are kids welcome on Tuesdays and are code dojo sessions still being held on the first Saturday of the month?

    1. Definitely on both! Kids are welcome anytime we have open shop (Tuesday nights for now), in May when the Farmer’s Market opens downtown we’ll have the makerspace open Saturday Mornings also.

    1. Hope for late July/early August. Our plan is letting folks make an acrylic keychain or we have some interest in building Dice Towers. The original design software we were going to use needs a laptop at least, which we don’t have enough of to do a class. But working on a way to use Chromebooks, a recent gift we received from Techpoint Foundation for Youth.

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