The parts are in and we are starting the build of our very own MakeICT 3D printer! We are building a RepRap Prusa Mendel using this guide. Excited?!
What do you plan to make this summer? Need some ideas? Need a place to build stuff? Need help? MakeICT exists to help with those needs. In the month of June we have multiple opportunities for you to come and see what we’re all about. We have new equipment available to members, like a small lathe and drill press. The CNC router is going to be operational soon and we will host a workshop to train interested people how to use it. And, if that’s not enough, we are acquiring the parts to build our very own 3D printer! Come make with us!
June 3: Public hours from 7 to 9 pm at Bluebird
June 15: Annual Cookout and Maker Gathering from 6 to 10 pm at Bluebird (invite your friends!)
June 17: Public hours from 7 to 9 pm at Bluebird
MakeICT members will also begin hosting Teen Tinker Tuesdays in partnership with the Wichita library on June 4. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these mid-afternoon workshops for teens, post here, and please spread the word to any teens you know who may be interested!
Do you have any completed projects that you made and would like to share? It would be awesome to highlight local makers here on our website, so send us a note if you would like to submit something or know someone who should.
Don’t forget to participate in our forum where we are planning our trip to this year’s Kansas City Maker Faire and discussing things like electronic ignition of fireworks!
MakeICT has the following events planned for May. We hope you can come out and make with us! If you have workshop ideas, send us a note!
May 4: 3D Printer meeting at 1 pm to begin the process of building a 3D printer for our makerspace
May 6: Public hours from 7 to 9 pm at Bluebird
May 20: Public hours from 7 to 9 pm at Bluebird
May 24: Toner Transfer workshop at 1 pm
If you are interested in becoming a member of MakeICT, join us on one of these dates and ask how you can get involved.