September was a (uniquely) quiet month for us – but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy!
We’ve had some fun painting the Little Free Libraries, which will be installed soon. We’ve also been helping design and build a pedal-powered speaker system for an off-the-grid concert coming up on October 19th. If you go to [...]
A handful of changes have just been approved at MakeICT to help us expand our impact. Here’s a summary!
tl;dr: devICT is now a part of MakeICT (with Seth Etter as Program Director) Tom McGuire is appointed as Program Director of the MakeICT Makerspace Changes to standing rules: Doing work-work at MakeICT is [...]
In the media
We’re a community of lifelong learners at MakeICT, and one thing some of us learned in August is how difficult it can be to take a serious photo for the newspaper. Our attempts at toning down the giggles made us look a little scary… sorry about that!
So what put [...]
Better question: what would you like it to do?
We’re collecting answers from everyone in and around Wichita to find out what YOUR dream makerspace looks like.
I spent some time trying to make this survey fun… or at least a little less boring than your average survey. If you have a couple minutes, fill [...]
We’ve been so busy at MakeICT, it looks like we missed last month’s update. Oops? Let’s bring you up to speed
Old stuff first: We sponsored a booth with activities at Riverfest in the Cox Kid’s Corner. Barb and James S. put in a lot of work organizing everything, so be sure to tell [...]
We needed a lit sign for our side door, so a few of our members came up with this:
Pretty cool, eh? It took us a [...]
Startup Wichita and devICT have been an important part of the Wichita community, and they’d like to form a partnership with MakeICT. We’re holding a special meeting to open the discussion about what this relationship will look like, examine the mutual benefits, and ask/answer any questions. A vote for approval will be held some time [...]
How generous? 5 Dremel rotary tools, 3 Multi-Max oscillating tools, and 15 accessory kits. That’s over $1,100 in tools and accessories. Nice. We used these for a workshop over the weekend, and now all of the [...]
We have big news to share today! Here’s the press release we sent out!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MakeICT receives 501c3 status and first grant
WICHITA, KAN. – The MakeICT Board of Directors is excited to announce that they have been formally granted 501c3 nonprofit status. In addition, MakeICT has been granted funds [...]
This week’s Bus Thursday(tm) was a big success for our electric microbus. We decided our first priority is to get it inspected so we can register and insure it. To that end, we got the horn, turn signals, and wipers all working. All on a Thursday eve. We’re that good.
We are not violent people, [...]
Recent Tweets for @make_ict
- RT @SnappyKidsLLC: @Make_ICT at #ecofest today helping kids (and this nonkid) decorate foam with LEDs and light them with pedal power. http://t.co/e01Q2y8KVq 17 hours ago
- Come see the Peddle Power PA System our Makers have been helping with 12-4 today bartlettarboretum.com 1 day ago
- RT @instructables: Candles are OK, but trick out your pumpkin this year by putting frickin’ laser beams inside! itbl.es/1yO8ahQ http://t.co/EAWvRgCrHP 1 day ago