Meetings & Events

Castlemakers

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.

In April & May Open Shop at the Makerspace (19 E. Franklin) is on Saturdays 10 am-noon 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 mills, electronics workbench,  Arduinos/Raspberry Pi’s, hydroponics, electronic cutting machine(a Cricut Maker), & use the building/ making library. Masks are available & required (we can even make you one!). Contact us at info@castlemakers.org for additional information.

Saturday April 17th from 1-3 pm we’ll offer an Introduction to micro:bit class. Attendance is limited & masks are required! If you don’t have a micro:bit, we can supply you with one for a small charge. For more information please see our classes webpage.

We’ve also got a more advanced micro:bit class on Saturday May 1st, details on our classes webpage.

Regional Events

Tinkerfest is May 15th at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. This year you can submit a video for the “chain reaction challenge” (think Rube Goldberg like device) and then perhaps have your actual contraption shown at the museum! More information at the Techpoint Foundation for Youth website and here’s also a flyer.

Makevention, a regional celebration of the maker movement, is scheduled for August 28th at Monroe County Convention Center in Bloomington.

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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