Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
We're reaching that mid point of summer with plenty of hot days. It's Show & Tell time again so take a break and come see what cool projects people are working on.
July is heating up and the river will be leveling off soon so its time to turn our attention to summer activities. This month we're continuing our Maker Summer, learning about the art and culture of "America: Now and Then", checking out the "Ascent" project from Dark Matter, playing with the KC Space Pirate's Archimedes Death Ray, and learning about chemistry of Dyes, Mordants, Pigments, and Oils for the DIY enthusiast.
Make:KC is a partner in the Dark Matter "Ascent" project. This is part of our Maker Summer activities. Volunteers are needed to help with this build and launch of a community built balloon traveling to the edge of Earth's atmosphere above Kansas City. The launch date is planned for sometime this fall.
Please check the attached PDF flier for more information.
Call for Makers, Volunteers, and Sponsors
As Make Magazine's web site announced this week, we are accepting applications for the RiverFest 2011 Mini Maker Faire that is part of the 43rd. annual Parkville Days celebration. There will be artists, crafters, live music, food vendors, beer garden, and more along with our Maker Village. Parkville Days typically attracts fifteen to twenty thousand people over a weekend.
We're looking for Makers to come out and exhibit their creations, provide engaging activities, and build projects along with the crowd. Make: KC is creating a workshop area we can share with you while we're building "As Seen In Make Magazine" projects and other creations visitors can assemble while here.
Kansas City's original grass-roots mini Maker Faire is returning again this year as part of Parkville Day's Riverfest, August 19 - 21.
We have our work ahead of us as flooding along the Missouri River is expected to continue into August. Plans are being made in the event we need to move to higher ground.
Updated information over the last 24 hours has caused us to cancel our Show & Tell session as a precaution to prepare for flooding in the low lying areas of Parkville. John Kuhns was scheduled for a major portion of our presentations but his time will be better spent moving items out of the HMS Beagle store's basement.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Kansas City's Maker community is gearing up for a busy summer. This month's Show & Tell provides a look at some of the activities that include programming for kids, competitive robotics teams, and Power Wheels racing events. We even hope to get a brief introduction to welding for Makers and hobbyists.
Also, please note we're making a time change this month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to give everyone a little more time to get here.
It's time again for our monthly Show & Tell with a great lineup of projects from our featured speakers. As always we welcome others to bring projects to show and discuss at this event. We are also looking forward to getting an update on the progress at the BTC Fab Lab and further opportunities with Make:KC.
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