Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Maker Faire Preparation
Make:KC - Where Kansas City's Maker Faire's Began...
The Maker Faire in Kansas City is less than eight weeks away. If you haven't looked at the MakerFaire.com web site, Kansas City has been elevated from its mini maker faire status last year to one of the top four in the country this year, alongside Detroit. Remember the BTC Fab Lab is here with equipment and space to work on your projects. It's accessible to the community and at a discount for Make:KC members. This month we have presentations about getting your Power Wheels Racer in tip top shape for another series of exciting racing. The Fab Lab has a new metal fabricator that makes easy work of bending metals for a customized chassis to support your souped up Power Wheels.
Many of our Make:KC members are exhibiting in the Maker Faire. This two day event presents challenges for each exhibitor and your help is needed. If you aren't exhibiting but would like to become involved with this exciting event please use our contact form or email us at MakersMail@MakeKC.org
The welding helmet contains video display eyepieces that allow you to see the workpiece plus visual cues to assist in showing you proper weld angle, weld speed, proper distance to work piece and more.
Science City's Town Hall Meeting Room, Saturday March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We're continuing a tradition started by the Kansas City Robotics Society (KCRS) of meeting at Union Station/Science City each month for a robotics show & tell.
Young Engineers, Digital Fabrication, Thing-A-Day, Open Projects and more at this month's Make:KC Show & Tell.
Young Engineers Club
Home schoolers and smaller private K-12 schools are looking for innovative ways of incorporating technology into their studies. Tom Collins will discuss the Young Engineers group started at the school his kids attend.
Come join our bi-weekly discussion examining the impact of disruptive technologies on teaching, learning and finding ways to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based studies through Life-Long Learning.
Making: The Art of STEM
Plan to attend Make:KC's bi-weekly Robotics meetings starting Wednesday February 22, 2012. If you bring a cheap 2D scanner found at thrift stores, we'll take them apart to explore useful parts you can salvage. Also, if you have a robot you're working on then bring it along and show others. We'll learn how you can build your own custom robot parts at the Fab Lab.
Rep Rap Router
This month we're taking a look inside a Tesla Coil with Steve Siegel. We're learning about how a Tesla Coil works and what it takes to build one. We're looking forward to finally getting started building our own.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups