Castlewood Makerspace is a free community workspace that provides tools and technology to facilitate DIY projects, skill building, prototype development and creative exploration.
Creative Specialists provide one-on-one training on tools and materials in the space and consultation on accomplishing projects.
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VIRTUAL MAKER CONTEST
Calling all creative types! Though COVID-19 has changed how a lot of things look, it hasn't changed our collective need to create. In the spirit of creative work of all kinds, the Castlewood Makerspace and Arapahoe Libraries is hosting a Virtual Maker Contest!
WHAT IS A MAKER CONTEST?
The Virtual Maker Contest is an online contest hosted by the Castlewood Makerspace staff. Any interested makers can submit an entry for a chance to win a category-related prize and have their work hosted with other makers in a fun photo gallery on this page.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone who likes to create! If you wants to submit your work for display and are excited by the chance to win a prize, please join us. Participants must be 18 years or older and Colorado residents.
WHAT CAN I CREATE?
You can create almost anything—your work only needs to fit into one of the Makerspace-related categories: paper, plastic/foam, textile, woodworking/carving and electronics. See below for examples.
HOW CAN I ENTER?
Plastic and foam can be a more miscellaneous category, as it encompasses many styles of making. Anything that uses plastic or foam as its main component is welcome here. 3D printing, prop making, forms of cosplay, polymer clay creations and miniatures would fit nicely within this category.
Winning Category Prize: Brushes, Paints, Tools, opens a new window
If you tinker with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Makey Makeys, or if you’ve used electronics for fun or to create a solution to a household problem, if you have purchased and assembled fun kits, and especially if you've had to solder, this is the category for you!
Winning Category Prize: Light Painting Kit, opens a new window
MAKER CONTEST FAQs
The maker contest is an online contest being hosted by the Castlewood Makerspace staff. Any interested makers can submit an entry for a chance to win a category-related prize and have their work hosted on our website with other makers in a fun photo gallery.
All entries must be submitted electronically at arapahoelibraries.org/makerspace. Confirmations will be sent via email. Please read through the guidelines for taking pictures or videos of your work. Entrants may submit multiple photos/videos of a single submission, up to 30 MB per entrant.
Anyone can enter as long as they follow our guidelines for entry and are 18 years or older. One entry per person. Residents of Colorado only.
A maker is someone who loves to create or make things!
Prizes are based on the category you enter and are listed below:
Woodworking: Carving kit with instructions, opens a new window
Electronics: Light painting kit , opens a new window