Looking to buy a Maker Space project ticket? Follow this link, click “Register Now” and scroll down. After you purchase, come to the Maker Space in Ironwood to pick up your hardware. You may pick up the hardware if you purchased a ticket at any time, but ticket holders for a specific day (if indicated in on the ticket) will have priority in the space as designated. Supplies are very limited!

What is the CodeMash Maker Space?

The Maker Space is the “umbrella” that includes both 3d printing and electronics lab.

The 3d printing lab is held in Crown Palm/Acacia while the Electronics lab is held in Ironwood.

Please note: the Maker Space is intended for CodeMash attendees, and not to be confused with the KidzMash Makerz which is with the rest of KidzMash in the Executive Center/Mangrove area. Kidz are welcome in the space but must have adult supervision at all times!

What is available in the Maker Space?

3d Printing Lab (Crown Palm/Acacia):

  • Learn all about 3d Printing
  • See 3d printers in action, both SLA and FDM
  • Attend a panel session
  • Attend 3d printing sessions to create things in CAD, and then print your creation
  • Ask experts questions about 3d printing

Electronics Lab (Ironwood):

  • Attend mini sessions (scroll down for more info)
  • Learn to solder
  • Learn the basics of circuits and common components
  • Learn to tinker with electronics or develop software to run on microcontrollers
  • Hang out and meet with other Makers and see what they are building or working on
  • Share your projects or see what others want to share at the Maker Showcase

Stay tuned for updates, which will be tweeted, blogged, and sent out via email if you bought a ticket.

3d Printer Lab Sessions & Format

Electronics Lab Sessions & Format

  • Sessions will be held throughout the week in Ironwood. The time slots will be published to the schedule.
  • Open Lab time will be available throughout the week, Tues-Friday. The Maker Space will open at 9am and close at 5pm Mon-Thurs. On Friday we will be wrapping up at 3pm in prep for closing ceremonies.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) & Maker Showcase 

  • Got a project you are working on? Bring your own project and mingle with other attendees in the Maker Space area.
  • The Maker Showcase! We will also have a snazzy area where you can demonstrate cool projects that you’ve made or want to talk about. Maker Space room will be locked in the evening but otherwise, will be available for viewing by the general publics (hopefully we can keep the pigmy chimps away…). Things you might want to bring: Anything you’ve “Made”! Including but not limited to DIY Electronics, Robots (excluding robot sharks, or the real life kind), Wearables, Art, woodworking, or anything else you’re proud to have made and think CodeMash attendees might be interested in seeing
  • Space is limited, first come first serve.

Speakers and Mini Sessions:

  • Damon Stamper – Intro to Soldering.  In this 60 minute Maker Space session, you’ll learn how to solder electronic components by assembling a Themed ‘Codemash Prime’ LED badge. We’ll go over basic soldering equipment, safety and technique. This session assumes no prior experience with electronics. Even if you’re a total beginner, don’t be intimidated: anyone can learn to solder!
  • Rob Ballenger – Getting started in basic electronics. Want to get started in electronics but don’t know where to get started? You’ll be shocked how easy it is! Get hands on experience building a few simple circuits and start yer Maker’in! Kids 10+ welcome with adult supervision. The advanced section will cover using Arduino microcontrollers so install Pre-requisites on your laptop for the last section, refer to Pre-Requisites session (further down the page) for more info.
  • Registration is not required for mini sessions- just show up! Space is very limited. Attendees will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. You must buy a ticket if you want to keep the hardware.
  • Attendees may visit the Maker Space during open lab time throughout the week when space is available.

Electronics Lab Maker Space Projects 

  • Some project kits are available for additional purchase, and tickets will be sold via the CodeMash ticket page in mid-November. There are some free projects to try out but equipment must be returned before leaving MakerSpace. Purchase the kit to keep the hardware. Not all kits are purchasable, but a purchase list can be provided on request. Projects that require soldering are not free, because soldering is fairly permanent. Pick these project kits up in the Maker Space Electronics Lab, and work on them at your own pace using CodeMash tools or bring your own. Space is limited.
  • Super Important!!!! Project Kits are not suitable for unattended children, and an adult must be present. CodeMash volunteer staff have limited availability for assistance and may not be able to assist for more than a few minutes depending on availability.

  • Paid – Learn to Solder Description above. . Self-paced, or attend a session in the MakerSpace.
  • Paid – Getting started in basic electronics. Description above. Self-paced, or attend a session in the Maker Space.
  • Free – Getting started in basic electronics. Same as the above, but equipment must be returned before leaving MakerSpace.
  • Free – Intro to Bluefruit, self-paced, no take home option.
  • Free – Practice Soldering – we have spare PCB’s and LED’s you can practice soldering. This is not the same as the Learn to Solder kit. Self-paced.
  • Free – Temperature / Humidity Sensor. Self-Paced. Build a ‘weather station’ by connecting Temperature and Humidity Sensors to an Arduino Nano and display results on a small LCD, built on a breadboard. After assembly, use Arduino to upload the sketch. No soldering required. Instructions here (scroll to bottom). No take home option.
  • Free – Blinking LED Breadboard Arduino. Self-paced. Learn how to build a basic LED circuit, and control the LED’s with Arduino! For this project, you will assemble LED’s into a breadboard, connect them to resistors and an Arduino D1 Mini ESP8266 board. No soldering required. Bring your PC or Mac and your smart phone (optional). Instructable Here

Tools and Supplies

In the CodeMash Maker Space, a number of tools and supplies available for attendees as projects are assembled. This includes the following:

  • Soldering irons, solder, tweezers, multimeters
  • Power strips
  • Misc breadboards, LED’s, and supplies to practice soldering
  • Band aids and ointment
  • Random stuff we still have in storage bins from last year
  • If you have your own equipment, you are welcome to bring it as well.

Pre-Requisites

We recommend installing and exploring the following software packages before CodeMash.

Micro Controller Software / IDE’s:

For the Getting started in basic electronics project you will need:

  • Arduino – Development environment for Micro controller (Arduino) hardware. (Useful for Arduino projects)

Useful Software for Arduino based Projects:

  • Arduino – Development environment for Micro controller (Arduino) hardware. (Useful for Arduino projects)
  • VS Code – Visual Studio Like development environment for Micro controller hardware.
  • Platform.IO . Plug in for VS Code to make micro hardware development easier.

CAD Packages:

Rhino3D is what is taught in the 3D CAD class–Please use this during the 3D CAD class.

However any of the packages below will be useful if you want to learn how to design something that can be 3d printed.

  • Fusion 360 – CAD modeling tool. Sign up for a free Hobbyist license.
  • Open SCAD – The Programmers Solid 3d CAD Modeler (Free)
  • TinkerCad – Web based CAD tool (Free)
  • Blender – Free modeling / sculpting tool for organic shapes.

Please note that 3D printers are quite busy and may not be available for use.

Other Info

  • If you are unable to install any of the above software packages, or having problems, volunteers or other Makers will be able to help you.
  • Before powering up your circuit, check with a helper to make sure there are no issues. We do not have a significant quantity of spare parts. Connecting things incorrectly may lead to irreparable damage.
  • Most of the free projects can be completed in 1-2 hours. Since “free” project hardware is shared with other attendees, we must collect all project materials when you are done.
  • With the exception of attendee purchased kits, all tools and supplies must stay in the Maker Space.