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.

Open Shop time at the Makerspace (19 E. Franklin) in January is on Saturdays 9 am-noon and 7-9 pm on Tuesdays. Bring in a project to work on, try one of ours, or just visit! Our equipment list & library continues to grow.

Interested in learning more about single board computers and how to program them? We’re beginning a new series of classes on micro-based controllers and computers. Thursday February 2nd at 7 pm we’ll start with a class on the micro:bit, a simple to program device that has surprising power for a board it’s size. More on our classes webpage. NOTE: this class was moved from 1/26 due to instructor illness.

The Castlemakers CoderDojo, a free volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people, meets the first Saturday of every month. You can visit anytime during the meeting, which is Saturday February 4th from 1-4 pm.

Regional Events

Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA) is having a Hamfest (buy/swap meet) in Brazil, Indiana at the 4H Fairgrounds on March 11th.

The Indiana Vex Robotics State Championship will be at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday March 25th.

The Dayton Hamvention is May 19-21 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio.

The Midwest RepRap Festival (3D Printing) is June 23-25th in Goshen Indiana. Details about the 2019 event here.

Last updated on 1/21/23.

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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