Mall Map

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Our Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) "Mall Map" is used to welcome and inform members and visitors alike at our physical location of 735 East Pikes Peak Avenue.

However, it is also movable and can be temporarily used at various events like Maker Faires.

Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.


Behind the scenes

Our Mall Map requires power for the display and Raspberry Pi, and an optional Internet connection for software updates.

The size is approximately xx, and the weight is yy. (Moving it does not require a forklift.)

The first map, which was originally drawn in Adobe Illustrator, detected mouse clicks and then launched pages from our wiki:

Our current map, a more stylized version of our 'space, accepts button and joystick input from a wired Xbox game controller and loads data from a JSON file on the Pi.

Sixteen PPM members contributed

Ben S, Chris M, Chris S, Drew J, Greg B, Joey C, John N, Les F, Lisa M, Marvin H, Mathew P, Nate R, Pavan D, Ross H, Trevor B, and Warren J made our Mall Map successful.

Our code is under version control on GitHub:

Ongoing Tasks

  • Decide if the system will be on wheels (should be locking wheels)
  • Continually test that the system is understood and useful to users(!)
  • Implement a proximity sensor(?)
  • Keep the source map current
  • Keep the wiki pages current, too
  • Promote its use, both at PPM and at outside events.

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Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

Adobe Illustrator Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
Visual Studio Code Tips
GitHub Tips
QR Codes
Linux Tools
How To Slack
Colorado Springs
  Raspberry Pi  
  Laser — BOSS  
  Classroom / Meeting Area  

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #computing or #electronics
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.

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Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.

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.