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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.

The CNC Area at PPM consists mostly of Level 3 equipment.

Additional training and certification is required to use any of our Level 3 equipment.

Our CNC room is 234 square feet (13'x18'). It is a small but important part of the 5,500 square foot building that we lease.

CNC Area hand tools should be marked with blue tape or paint.

CNC Check-in and Reservation


Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the Vented Room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this spreadsheet.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the Vented Room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.


Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Leader — Rodney Roy

Additional CNC Leaders wanted
To help out in the CNC Area contact the Area Leader on Slack.


Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup


Links to external sites:

G-Wizard, CNC Speeds and Feeds Calculator
Handibot — smart power tool
Intro to Roland MDX-15


For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #cnc-machine
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Lists

PPM Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
CNC router parts pro
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Avid CNC yes
Roland CNC
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Roland Modela


Roland Technical Support
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ShopBot ?
Picture Item Manufacturer Model

CNC Room Computer

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Network Speed,
PC Mach 4,


(old version)

wired mouse
wireless keyboard
Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Network Speed,

CNC Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Owner Reference
handibot engraver
handibot ShopBot John Norton ?

CNC shark

Nextwave Automation Drew Johnson
Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Owner Reference

Hand Tools

CNC Area hand tools should be marked with blue tape or paint.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Equipment Reservations

  • Reserve 24 Hours in Advance to Guarantee Equipment.
  • Unreserved equipment is first come first serve.
  • Reservations are given up after 15 minute no show.

If you don't have a reservation:

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies


PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers
At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member.
The discount code is saved as a Pinned Message in our 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack.


Donate for "General Supplies" via PayPal:
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a red-tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack, # red-tag-issues channel.
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.
For more information, review our New Member Orientation wiki page.

Scrap and Trash

Trash day is MONDAY
Recycling day is MONDAY (96 gallon tote)
Single Stream Recycling provided by Waste Connections. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and one time use plastics.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Always leave the space better than you found it.

Related Software

Links to other PPM Wiki pages:

Autodesk Fusion 360 Tips
Mach 4 Tips
VCarve Tips

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  Wood Shop  
  Metal Shop  

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

PreciseBits — Specialty Tools, Tutorials, Support
4' x 8' CNC Router Kit — Avid CNC Systems

Other Fun Stuff

Links to external sites:

Lua Programming Language — Getting started
Frank makes — CNC Build on YouTube
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
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