What we're about

What is this place?
MakeICT is Wichita’s nonprofit makerspace. We are owned and operated by member­-volunteers.

What’s a makerspace?
Makerspaces are open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops, studios, tools, equipment, knowledge, and people. It’s where makers can come together to share resources to make and create. It’s sorta like a YMCA, except instead of workout equipment, we have 3d printers, a woodshop, and many, many other things.

When are you open?
Members can apply for a key which grants them 24/7 access. Non­members are welcome to join us for one of our free or low­cost workshops or an open hack night, every 2nd and 4th Monday from 7­-9pm. See http://makeict.org/calendar for a full list of events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Metalshop Safety Class

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3217462 The Metalshop Safety Class will cover basic safety for working in the Metalshop at MakeICT. The following tools will be covered : Pipe bender Tubing roller Metal shear Large and small sheet metal brakes Drill press Hand grinders Horizontal band saw Vertical band saw Other equipment will be covered during other events. This Class is required before taking most other metal working classes or workshops.

Vinyl Cutting Basics

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3232931 Learn the basics of vinyl cutting and how to use the vinyl cutter at MakeICT! We'll cover how vinyl cutters work, how to convert vector files for cutting, and how to prepare and apply vinyl decals. Each participant will practice with the software and cut at least one single color vinyl graphic to take home. Vinyl and example files will be provided, but participants may also bring in a vector graphic of their own (~250 cm^2) to try out.

CNC Plasma Cutting Basics (SheetCAM)

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3255726 This class will go over the operation of the CNC plasma table using the SheetCam software. Users will learn how to take an SVG file and turn it into a cut file . After this is done each user will operate the plasma table and cut out the design provided. Members will be able to cut a design and take it home. No open-toed shoes allowed! This class will not have instructions for using Fusion 360. if you would like to learn CNC plasma with Fusion 360 please attend a class offered by Jimmy Tennant Completion of this class grants authorization to use the CNC plazma table. Required authorizations: Metalshop

Powder Coating Basics

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3255757 In this class you will learn the correct set up, use, and clean up of the powder coating equipment, including the powder coating oven. Each participant will powder coat and cure a metal part that they will be able to take home with them. Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals. Required authorizations: Metalshop

Past events (853)

Metal Lathe Basics

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