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Quadcopter Flyover

We were lucky enough to have Eric Fowkes stop by with one of his quadcopters. He took some great pictures and video of ProVolt and the surrounding area from the air, which you can see below!

Here’s the closeup.
ProVolt from above

Here’s everything around.
ProVolt from really high

Quadcopter takes off and explores the site.

Rotating and viewing the neighborhood.

Quadcopter landing and a closer view of the camera and gymbal.


In the last few days the sheds behind ProVolt have been demolished. A few of us recovered an enormous amount of wood that we will be able to use to build work benches, and for other projects,  as well as for the use of members. Here are a bunch of pictures of the demolition and recovery effort!

I like big beams and I cannot lie.





Still going…


The last night on earth for that lonely shed.


The morning after.


Roof beams would be nice.


A little less roof than there was before.


Big beams in the roof come down.

The last Farewell.

I’m excited to see what we will do with all this stuff.

Giv Groundbreaking


The Giv Group had it’s groundbreaking today on it’s new mixed use project, Startup Crossing. Mayor Curtis was there, and spoke about the positive changes Provo is experiencing. This area of Provo is poised strategically between the main public transportation hub, and downtown. ProVolt was mentioned several times as an example of the vibrant potential this place holds.

Tour the space

Here are pictures of the space prior to any work being done.

I made a quick floor plan showing the dimensions of the interior rooms.

Floor plan showing interior rooms and dimensions


The smaller room has a roof and a place for a sink. It’s not hooked up at the moment. It might be a good place for making PCBs or for 3d printers and laser cutters. The area above may be usable as a loft.small-5

The larger room has some support and could be covered to contain wood and metal dust from a shop.small-4

View to the North showing the main entrance door.small-3

East showing the smaller room and the (possible) crenelated loft.small-1

South-East showing the larger, open topped room.small-0


Veiw to the South-West showing the large windows on the West wall, and the double doors leading outside to the South.small-2

The high ceilings and big windows give plenty of light in the daytime. The big beams look strong enough to support some additional weight, and it looks like there used to be a loading crane near the double doors leading outside.


The view outside the double doors. Watch that first step! The area to the left of the door might be a good place to experiment with casting metals.


There was a possibility to use this outdoor 30×30 shed, but it is slated to be demolished.


View of the area outside the back. There will be construction going on out here as they re-develop this area, so we may be limited on access.small-9

I hope you agree that this space is full of possibilities!