Meetings & Events

Castlemakers

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

In July 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.

Intro to CNC Machining class is on July 17th from 7-9 pm. See the classes webpage for more details.

For July to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, we’re going to build model rockets! We’ll have a class to build a model rocket on Monday July 29th at 6:30 pm that you can launch a week later. More details on our classes webpage.

The next Pi Makers Meetup, a group to discuss all things Raspberry Pi, meets on Thursday 7/18 from 7-8 pm. Join us to learn, share knowledge, and even build with Raspberry Pi’s. 

We’ll be open for First Friday, August 2nd, from 6-8 pm.

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 August 3rd from 1-4 pm at 19 E Franklin St. Drop in anytime during that period to learn coding or just have some fun…

Regional STEM/Maker Events

  • The 3rd Annual Indiana CoderDojo Hackathon will be Saturday, July 20th at DeveloperTown in Indianapolis. Registration is open now. Castlemakers has had winning teams at the last 2 events! We’ll have some kids going again from Castlemakers CoderDojo, there’s more info at our CoderDojo.
  • Makevention will be held this year August 24th in Bloomington.
  • The 4th Annual Putt Putnam County mini-golf event will be at the October 4th First Friday in downtown Greencastle. Last year we had 11 mini-golf holes, we’re shooting for a full course of 18 this year!

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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