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+)

Maker Mondays - free and open to the public!

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Bring a project, bring a friend, or just bring yourself! Come check out our makerspace, meet cool people, find help with a project, see who you can help, or just come hang out! Maker Mondays also feature New Member Orientation, which is required for all new members.

Stick Welding basics

MakeICT Makerspace

To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3416637 Stick welding is the cheapest to get into and no tanks are required. for less than 200 bucks you can get a machine that can easily weld 1/4 plate… a comparable mig/tig setup would be in the $600 range plus $200+ tank. the biggest advantage to stick is you can weld in windy weather…which in Kansas means outdoors. It is much more tolerant of rusty or painted materials, doesnt need a tank, and if you are making a bad weld you will know it (mig sometimes a weld can look great but not penetrate the base metal) downside is it requires removing slag, is harder to learn than mig (easier than tig), and struggles with thin metals 16ga and below. Required authorizations: Metalshop

Potter's Wheel for Beginners

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3387451 The Potters Wheel and the knowledge of its practice has been shared throughout time and is a gift that one may use to create for many of loved ones and for ones self. It is an individualistic practice that takes patience and determination. This class is a means of starting on the potters wheel for ones first time or giving it that "second go" for the eager learner. You will get: Focused, individualized, hands on experience with the instructor on how to learn the basics of the Potters Wheel. Each student will be walked through and carefully guided step-by-step on how to throw, center, and form a basic bowl shape. (your results may vary) With the class size being a smaller, more "limited" class size, the instructor will be able to work with each student carefully, to ensure each individual is shown what they need to work on, as far as technique, proper use, and practical understanding on the potters wheel. ALL clay used in class is included in the class cost as well as the bisque firing and glaze firing. Most other ceramics outlets charge a "Firing Fee" for peoples work to be fired. There is NO ADDED FEE for your work to be fired. Required authorizations: Metalshop

Woodshop Safety Class

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To register for this event, please visit http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3404692 Learn the basics to safely operate the major woodshop tools in this safety class including understanding the limitations of each tool, the forces created when using the tool and how to maintain safe control for improved performance. Tools covered: SawStop table saw, drill press, band saw, router table, jointer, planer, miter saw, oscillating spindle and belt / disk sanders and scroll saw. Expect around an hour of walkthrough with our tools and equipment, followed by an OPTIONAL hour of hands on practice with the tools aimed at those who have little or no practice with woodworking tools Prerequisites: Please read the woodshop tool access policy and safety requirements on the wiki page prior to coming to class. Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves • Advisable: Hearing protection Upon completion of the safety demonstration you can use this woodshop equipment for your projects whenever you work at MakeICT as a member!

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How to teach a class at MakeICT

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