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, [...]
Thanks to all that joined us at our annual meeting and potluck. Voting has ended for our 2014 board of directors and here is your new board:
President – Dominic Canare
Vice President – John Harrison
Secretary – Mike Doolittle
Treasurer – Jens Torell
Director at Large – Tom McGuire
Today Jere donated four used deep-cycle batteries for our Power Wheels. They all have a few years on them but other than that we don’t know much about their condition, except without load they read about 12V with a meter.
Here’s some information about these. 67 lbs. Yep. And they don’t seem to loose [...]
For our Power Wheels racing team, today the backup motor controller for use with a brushed motor arrived. Actually 3 of them arrived. I opened up and tested one today.
The controller has 4 of these FETs in it with a heat sink which attaches to [...]
And so it happened that Dom, John and Barb showed up to work on said electric vehicle. We have a moving, driving vehicle but there is still lots to do:
Can you believe another year has already gone by? It’s been an exciting one, and we have a lot planned for the next year!
Join us as we celebrate another year and prepare for the next with voting, food, and project exhibits.
That’s right – at this year’s annual meeting, we’re inviting makers [...]
Help me create your dream makerspace by joining the MakeICT Future Planning committee!
Over the past few weeks, we have been meeting with the Wichita Community Foundation to discuss funding opportunities to help MakeICT improve our space, our equipment, and our classes/workshops. We even have a couple of potential locations to review already!
The first [...]
Grandad used to say “been so busy I dunno if I lost a horse or gained a rope.” April has been that. I’d like to apologize for my reckless rickroll on April Fool’s day – I didn’t want the day to go unnoticed. We had an outstanding intro to programming class, that we plan to [...]
We had a party at Jerry’s this week. Jerry, Dom, John, Jim Rice and Barb showed up. Ray & Conner, friends of Jerry’s, were there too. Ray has volunteered to lead the paint and body work on the bus. Hooray. He brought a sandblaster to investigate the large linear cracks. Good news, they appear to [...]