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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing shared space, shared tools, software, materials and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.

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About Pikes Peak Makerspace

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• We are a membership composed of Builders, Tinkerers, Engineers, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Designers, and Educators all mashed up and revolutionizing creativity in the Pikes Peak Region. We provide a facility with space and equipment for people to create physical items for fun and for education. PPM also is a place to gather interested people for all manner of classes and instruction.

• We are tapped into and support the Colorado Springs startup community.

• Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The famous inventor Nikola Tesla has some local history in Colorado Springs.

In the 1890s, Tesla conducted high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments here. A small plaque on Pikes Peak Avenue just west of downtown Colorado Springs (and only a minute or so by car from our Makerspace) recognizes his accomplishments. These days you might catch a member's Tesla car, other electric car or electric bicycle in our parking lot.

Mission Statement

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a community of cooperative hobbyists and early-stage entrepreneurs that empowers members to turn ideas into reality. We strive to provide access to tools and resources to confidently and safely design, develop and make.

Our goal is simple: Walk in with an idea, walk out with it in your hand.

Vision Statement

We exist to catalyze positive change, drive economic growth and social progress by empowering individuals to unleash their full potential.

We imagine a future where Pikes Peak Makerspace is the go-to destination for makers* in the Pikes Peak Region seeking access to resources and knowledge, enabling them to turn their concepts into reality.

Through our commitment to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative community, we will continue to expand our assets and capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the members.

Maker Definition

*A maker is someone who defines themselves by their ability to turn ideas into reality through creativity, innovation, and hands-on skills. Makers are typically driven by a desire to create and solve problems, using tools, materials, and technology to bring their visions to life. They often have a passion for a particular field or hobby, such as woodworking, electronics, or crafting, and may be self-taught or have formal training in their area of expertise. Makers take pride in their ability to think outside the box and find unique solutions to challenges, often experimenting with new techniques and materials to achieve their goals. They may collaborate with other makers, sharing ideas and knowledge to create something greater than what they could achieve alone. Overall, being a maker is more than just a hobby or profession - it is a mindset and a way of life that values creativity, ingenuity, and hands-on problem-solving.

Contact Info

Link   Date  
(This) Wiki
https://wiki.pikespeakmakerspace.org November 2021

735 East Pikes Peak Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Social Media Links

Service Link Date Joined
Linktree logo
March 2023
Facebook icon
September 2014
Instagram logo
October 23rd, 2017
Twitter logo
April 4, 2015

YouTube logo

Sep 4, 2014
Date Joined

PPM Admin Links

Services we use at Pikes Peak Makerspace:

Service Description Link   Date Joined


VOIP phone service https://www.anveo.com/


Volunteers, nonprofits, and funders working together to solve urgent problems and lift up communities. https://www.catchafire.org/

Cheddar Up

An app for reimbursement for consumables. https://www.cheddarup.com/ August 2022

  Google Calendar  

Time-management and scheduling calendar service.

  Google Forms  

An app that allows users to create and edit surveys online while collaborating with other users in real-time.

  Google Maps  

Provides route planning, street images and aerial photography Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts February 24, 2022

  Google Maps  

Provides route planning, street images and aerial photography Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers June 20, 2022

Join It

Used to manage our memberships https://www.joinit.org/o/pikes-peak-makerspace


Online form builder, online survey tool https://pikespeakmakerspace.org/reserve


Create email marketing campaigns to send to customers https://mailchimp.com/


Used to schedule classes and collect payments for tickets (via PayPal) https://www.meetup.com/pikespeakmakerspace/


Donations and reimbursement for consumables, payment for classes on Meetup https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T4LACP7P6BJ58


The official communication channel of PPM https://app.slack.com/client/T9WJLU7TK/C01CST3E0LA


Collects the recurring payments set up in Join It https://stripe.com/
Provides eligible organizations with donated and discounted software, hardware, services, and training https://www.techsoup.org/
Provides team collaboration,

project management,

task management



For small business owners to electronically handle waiver forms https://www.waiverforever.com/


Cloud software to automate and simplify membership tasks and host the PPM website https://www.wildapricot.com/
Date Joined

How To Slack

Managing your Membership

Other Links

Service Link Date Joined
King Soopers logo

King Soopers

Community Rewards

"King Soopers makes donating easy by simply grocery shopping."

King Soopers Community Rewards.pdf

Amazon logo

  Amazon PPM Wishlist  

Support PPM by making a purchase from our wishlist



Logo ebay.png


Etsy logo


LibraryThing logo

January 2022
Date Joined

PPM Area Captains

Our Area Captains can be contacted via Slack:

Area Area Captain Slack Channel
3D Printing Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed  

3D Scanning Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed  

Arduino Volunteers needed   #computing
CNC Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed

Computers Volunteers needed #computing
Electronics Steve Leininger #electronics
Laser (Epilog Zing) Jonathan Wommack #laser-cutter
Laser (BOSSLASER) Mathew Palfenier #laser-cutter
Metal Shop Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed

Powder Coating Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed

Printing Area Mathew Palfenier #printer-suite
Raspberry Pi Volunteers needed #computing
Vinyl Cutter Volunteers needed #vinyl-cutter
Welding Area Trevor Banks

Volunteers needed

Wood Shop John Hoover #wood-shop
Area Area Captain Slack Channel

PPM Directors and Coordinators

Picture Member Title   Date  
Lisa MacNicol headshot

Lisa MacNicol

Executive Director of Business Administration August 2022



Mathew Palfenier Executive Director of Operations May 2023



Our Directors and Coordinators can be contacted via Slack.

PPM Bylaws and Board Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2018 through 2023

PPM Board of Directors

Picture Member Title Date
Jason Taylor headshot

Jason Taylor

BOD President Elected,

November 2021

Josh Harlow headshot
Joshua Harlow BOD Secretary Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Art Hunt headshot

Art Hunt

BOD Treasurer Elected,

November 2022

Eman Spencer headshot
Emmanuel (Eman) Spencer Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Quinn Hackenberg headshot
Quinn Hackenberg Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Marvin Harrell headshot
Marvin Harrell Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Steve Leininger headshot
Steve Leininger Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Theresa Rigney headshot
Theresa Rigney Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Chris Stevens headshot
Christopher Stevens Newly elected,

November 1, 2022

Our Board of Directors can be contacted via Slack.

Previous PPM Leaders

Picture Member Contact Title
Chris Vestal at the MAC

Chris Vestal  

MotoMinded LLC


PPM Founder  
Landon Descamps Executive Director
Anthony Abraham Executive Director
John Norton Executive Director
Heather Bresnahan Executive Director
Drew Johnson.jpg

Drew Johnson

TechWears Ltd Executive Director

July 2020 - May 2023

Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak, America's Mountain,
taken from our parking lot.
(February 18, 2022 10:20 AM)

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