We found a space!

We are pleased to announce that we have signed a lease on a commercial space in Broomfield. First off, thank you all for being so patient while we worked through the process of finding a location. We really appreciate the support and the dedication you all have shown since finishing the Kickstarter campaign and we […]

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No Co Mini Maker Faire 2016

The Gizmo Dojo will be attending the No Co Mini Maker Faire on the weekend of 10/8-10/9. Come along and find out the latest news on our permanent space and see some of our exhibits. The No Co Mini Maker Faire is always a fantastic family-friendly event and well worth a visit.

City and County of Broomfield Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday! Broomfield is celebrating Small Business Saturday by highlighting the local small business community and has recognized The Gizmo Dojo as the Small Business Representative for the city and county of Broomfield!  We wanted to share their proclamation with you, and thank Randy Ahrens and the City and County of Broomfield for […]

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Kickstarter Trebuchet Kit

So you’ve received your Kickstarter Trebuchet Kit, and you’re itching to assemble it. First of all, thank you for being a supporter of The Gizmo Dojo! We can’t do this without you! To assemble this kit, you’l need a few things, and it’ll take a few hours. Tools Needed: Wood Glue Scissors Clamps (holding items […]

A Better Tomorrow

What is a Makerspace?  What is The Gizmo Dojo? I’ve gotten these questions many times since our first meeting in June of 2014.  It’s difficult for me to answer these questions, not because I don’t have a clear goal in mind, but because I don’t know what aspects to focus on that you will be […]

Cleaning up 3D prints

One of our members very generously printed out some tags for our KICKSTARTER campaign so we could give them out at the NoCO Mini Maker Faire over the weekend.  His 3D printer is fast, but leaves a bunch of strings on the print.  There are a few reasons for this, but I don’t want to […]

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Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2015

We had a great time at the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition this year.  We raced in 3 heats, and we had about 2 hours in between heats to modify the Gizmo Robo and its code to try to do better in every heat.  When we got there in the morning, we realized we couldn’t see […]

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Ballista Instructions

Thanks for supporting The Gizmo Dojo, and we hope you have fun with your new ballista! Once you are finished building your ballista, feel free to add it to the Build Logs thread in our forum if you want to, or if you need any help you can post your questions to the Project Help […]

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Catapult Instructions

Thanks for supporting The Gizmo Dojo, and we hope you have fun with your new catapult! Once you are finished building your catapult, feel free to add it to the Build Logs thread in our forum if you want to, or if you need any help you can post your questions to the Project Help […]

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Updates

Updates from this week! (1) We have been having great discussions about projects for Broomfield Days (Sept 20th) and the NoCo Mini Maker Faire (Oct 4th) – check out The Paintapult and The Jack-o-Lantern Light threads on our forums (2) We are, as always, collecting suggestions for new classes – right now ideas are being […]