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At Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM), 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.

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

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

Additional PPM training is required to use any of our Level 2 equipment.

Our trainers are passionate about sharing their knowledge and ensuring a positive learning experience for all.

We are grateful for their commitment and dedication to our community.

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.

Classes

PPM announces all its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

Links to external sites:

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

Events

Equipment Lists

PPM Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Reference
Materials
CNC router parts pro
Level 3 badge
Avid CNC 4' x 8' CNC Router Kit
Roland CNC
Level 2 badge
Roland Modela

MDX-15

Roland Technical Support
handibot
Level 2 badge
ShopBot Training Material

CNC Room Computer

Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Application
Software
System
Software
Network Speed,
Wired
computer Mach4,

VCarve

(old version)

Windows
monitor
wired mouse
wireless keyboard

CNC Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Reference
Materials
Owner
handibot engraver
handibot ShopBot Training Material John Norton

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

PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
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.

Policies

Materials

Donate for "General Supplies" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
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 channel #red-tags-issues
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.

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  
  Shed  
Mach4 Tips
Autodesk Fusion Tips
VCarve Tips

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Little Machine Shop — Resource Information
PreciseBits — Specialty Tools, Tutorials, Support
Frank makes — CNC Build on YouTube

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.
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
Search the PPM Wiki
Contact Us if your answer is not here on our Wiki.


 


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