Who Are We?
Area 59 is a diverse community of entrepreneurs, manufacturers, engineers, designers, teachers, and students spanning many generations. This open-source community makes for an assorted group of talents and views allowing for unique project collaboration.
Why Should I Join?
- Access to our state-of-the-art tools & space
- Discounts on select classes and workshops
- Support our mission
The BIG idea around Area 59 is this… we all have ideas of products that will change our world. Often times these products are written on a napkin or carried around in a notebook. Area 59 is set up for you to take that idea and put it through the design process, creating a digital model of your product. You then take it through the prototype process and test your design with real-world materials, allowing you to refine and improve your original idea. You can then take that prototype with its digital information to a manufacturer to be produced, or bring it to our shop to make some small production runs.
After you have finished this, jump back into the Design Studio, develop your packaging, and soon you have a finished product to sell to consumers.
On October 9, 2018, we proved the concept. “The Top” idea was thought of at 6:30 am and by 1:30 pm we had two prototypes and a mock-up of the packaging. Over the next few days, we refined our packaging, took our prototypes, designed them for production and produced 200 tops in different materials for giveaways at our grand opening. Concept proven!
What is your idea?!
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Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
3207 S Douglas Hwy
Gillette, WY 82718