We believe that we are all born creators. Gangplank Labs is a place for those working on hardware-based projects to collaborate, solve problems, teach, learn and just have a good time while while making things with our hands and mind. Labs is the hackerspace or makerspace component of Gangplank.

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The tools available vary by location. Check with your local Gangplank for specific information on what tools are available at that location.
Examples of tools that may be available for use:

-Arduino

-3D Printers

-Epilog Laser Cutter

Examples of prior Gangplank Labs events and programs:

Arduino Hacknight: This evening event is a chance to collaborate with others on Arduino based projects. Regardless of your skill level this is open to everyone. Learn Arduino, teach Arduino, share your Arduino projects with other enthusiasts, or just have a good time working on your current project.

3D Printer Demonstration: This is a basic demonstration showing how the 3D Printer works and proper care for the 3D printer.

Chess + Lasers: This event highlights the capabilities of the Epilog laser cutter. During this event, the Epilog laser cutter is demonstrated while attempting to make the following chess set from thingiverse:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37347

Recent Posts

The Emergence of the Maker Movement

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Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “Collective Genius for a Better World”

Please join us Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7pm, at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225, for the Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “Collective Genius for a Better World,” with Dennis Bonilla, NASA Contractor [ ]

Desert Code Camp 2014 (October)

Desert Code Camp 2014 has been announced for October 18th. Be part of the creative process as they plan for Desert Code Camp – Desert Code Camp 2014.2! Suggest a [ ]

Upcoming Events

04/01 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.
04/01 7:00 PM
Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “Collective Genius for a Better World"
@ Gangplank Chandler

Please join us for Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “Collective Genius for a Better World,” with Dennis Bonilla, NASA Contractor & Senior Digital Strategist – Valador, Inc.

04/22 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.
05/06 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.
05/27 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.
06/03 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.
06/24 6:30 PM
Curiosity Hacked Program Guild Meeting
@ Gangplank Chandler
We are kicking off this seasons Curiosity Hacked Guild.  The guild will be meeting twice a month formally and will have open labs the other weeks of the month.  We will be working towards the hackerling circuit and starting with soldering.   We will be using Pix Pals: CHIP to start on.  This weeks class will teach what is necessary to assemble CHIP in the following weeks.
You will need to purchase your own CHIP:  http://www.makershed.com/products/pixel-pals-chip
Soldering guns will be provided, but if you have one bring it.  Curiosity Hacked is designed for kids 8 and up.  Please talk to the instructors before bringing younger children.
Hacking the way children and families learn.
Curiosity hacked brings STEAM education, skill building and community engagement to young hackers.