MakeICT is home to Wichita’s Makerspace! In the heart of Wichita’s Douglas Design District, we’re a non-profit, volunteer-run community with 8,000 square feet of people, equipment and events to innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture.
Every summer Wichita welcomes hundreds of summer interns to our workforce, and every summer we notice a bunch of those interns joining up and hanging out at MakeICT. We’ve treated them like any other member – they wait for an orientation, work on applying for a key to the space, and gradually take the proper safety classes throughout their first month so they can use the tools they need for their fun creative projects.
Then just as they’d learned to use everything, it was time for them to go back to their colleges and universities across the country.
So this summer we’re inviting you to try something different… summer intern boot camp!
We’ve scheduled our most popular classes into one week and will reserve spots for you to take them. Classes are all in the evenings and weekends so they won’t mess with your great new day job. There will be two sessions to accommodate different times you show up in Wichita:
Group 1: May 28-June 2
Group 2: June 11-16
Monday – 7pm Tour & New Member Orientation – no signup required!
Tuesday – 7pm Screenprint Jam/Ceramics Demo
Wednesday – 6pm Woodshop safety
Thursday – 6pm Laser cutting basics
Friday – 6pm 3D printing basics
Saturday – 2pm Metalshop safety
And a FREE pass to Wichita’s Mini Maker Faire July 21-22!
Your cost: $50
Spots are limited for this program and will be on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to attend every class. Some tools, like our CNC router, Tormach, and plasma cutter, have separate classes and their costs are not included in this program. Materials for projects are not included. Lots of areas like our jewelry studio, electronics lab, and ceramics studio do not require any classes to use but if you’ve got questions or need someone to show the ropes, we’re here to help!