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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) maintains three Design Workstations, as well as other computers dedicated to equipment throughout our space.

Members can use our computers, and installed software, without any additional required training (Level 1).



 


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 Contact — Volunteers needed

To help out with the computers at PPM, post your ideas and comments on Slack #computing channel.

Classes

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

Training

Do not expect files on the computers to be saved. Use your own thumb drive or cloud backup.
Please use computers for professional use (no cruising Facebook/pointless browsing)

Tips

Links to external sites:

17 ways to speed up Windows 10 — COMPUTERWORLD
Understanding different types of USB cables — Android Authority

Equipment Lists

Design Workstations 1-3

Picture Computer CPU GPU(s) Memory Storage Network Speed,
Wired
System
Software
Application
Software
Design Workstation 1
Design Workstation 1

(height adjustable)

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Intel Core

i5‑7600K

3.80GHz

32 GB

DDR4 SDRAM

465 GB 920 Up,

875 Down (Mbps)

Microsoft Windows 10 Home

(NOT upgradeable to Windows 11)

Autodesk Fusion,

PrusaSlicer, VCarve Pro Trial Edition 11.5,

OpenOffice,
and more.

Design Workstation 2
Design Workstation 2

(height adjustable)

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Intel Core

i7‑9700

3.00GHz

Nvidia

Quadro P620

32 GB

DDR4 SDRAM

930 GB 935 Up,

870 Down (Mbps)

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

(upgradeable
to Windows 11)

Adobe Creative Cloud,

Autodesk Fusion, CorelDRAW X6,

PrusaSlicer, Lychee Slicer,

LightBurn, VCarve, G-Wizard calculator
and more.

Design Workstation 3
Design Workstation 3

(height adjustable)

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Intel Core

i7-7700T

2.9GHz

16 GB

DDR4 SDRAM

1000 GB

HDD

928 Up,

852 Down (Mbps)

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

(NOT upgradeable to Windows 11)

Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom Classic,

Autodesk Fusion,

PrusaSlicer, VCarve, G-Wizard calculator,
and more.

Application software common to all PPM Design Workstations:
Brave, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
Visual Studio Code, Inkscape, Blender 4.0.2, and HWiNFO64.
Design workstations ONLY! No Facebook, social media, or random browsing.


Monitors

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Location
22" Monitors (3) Lenovo

LS2223

Design Workstation 1
22" Widescreen Monitors (2) Acer

V226HQL

Design Workstation 2
27" Widescreen LED Monitor HP

2711x

Design Workstation 3
27" HDMI / DVI Monitor Samsung

p2770FH

Design Workstation 3
VIZIO E320VL kiosk.jpg
32" 720p HDMI Monitor

with VR15 remote

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VIZIO

E320VL

Front (North) Door
Vizio mounted on concrete wall
70" 4k HDMI (5x) Monitor

and universal remote

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VIZIO

M70-C3

Classroom and Meeting Area
HDMI Monitor kiosk
46” HDMI

LCD Monitor

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SAMSUNG

LN46C630K1F

Front (North) Door
VIZIO VO320E.jpg
32" 720p HDMI Monitor

with VR2 remote

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VIZIO

VO320E

Electronics
46" smart TV
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SAMSUNG

UN46ES7100F

Electronics

Peripherals

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Reference
Materials
SpaceMouse, wired
SpaceMouse (2)

(wired)

3Dconnexion

SpaceMouse Compact

online pdf


3Dconnexion Forum

DVD Drive

(USB Slim)

DELL/

DW316

Other Computers

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
System
Software
CPU Memory Storage
Macintosh computer Apple

G4

? (2) quad-core 2.26 GHz
Intel Xeon processors
15 GB ?
monitor Apple
keyboard Apple
mouse Apple

Donations Received

Wish List

USB to SATA adapter or docking station
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

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.

Related Software

Software Tips

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  Ubuntu  
  Printers  
  Infrastructure at PPM  
  Classroom and Meeting Area  
  Arduino  
  Raspberry Pi  
QR Codes

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Windows 11 AI features you can use today — COMPUTERWORLD
HWiNFO — Free System Information, Monitoring and Diagnostics
Speedtest by Ookla — test the performance of your Internet connection

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #computing
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.