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.

Saturday May 1st from 1-3 pm we’ll be offering a Connecting to the micro:bit class. Attendance is limited & masks are required! For more information please see our classes webpage.

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.

On Saturday May 22nd from 1-3 pm you can learn to solder when you build a small nocturnal jitterbug robot that comes alive in the dark. Everything you’ll need to make one is included in the class, more details on our classes webpage.

It’s not too early to start thinking about building a mini-golf hole for Putt Putnam County! The annual event will be held Friday October 1st on Franklin Street during Greencastle’s First Friday downtown in front of Castlemakers.

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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