Your Community: Summer fun in the MakerSpace

Shawnee Mission Post Sponsor - June 30, 2018 10:00 am

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at the Johnson County Central Resource Library is an environment for discovering creativity and emerging technologies. Visitors of all ages can enjoy access to 3D printing, audiovisual production space/equipment, sewing materials, laser, CNC and vinyl cutting, and a selection of computers with industry-standard software.

Creative Discovery
Depending on the time of day or day of the week, you never know who might be working alongside you in the MakerSpace. The popular destination welcomes hundreds of visitors throughout the day. The gathering spot is popular among engineers, artists, BFA students as well as retired craftspeople and artists who are curious about the newest technologies. What might surprise you though is use of resources within the MakerSpace is free. Generous funding from Black & Veatch makes this possible.

Summer Destination
This summer, the Makers will again offer the popular MakerSpace Passport Program. Much like a staycation, the Passport Program is a great way to find a close-to-home adventure, learning about Maker ideas, tools and skills.

Each week, the Makers will present a new project. Participants will complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program. Keep track of your adventure by picking up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and having it stamped after each workshop in June and July. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. The Passport Program is best for ages 6-12, no grown-ups allowed! The Maker Space provides the supplies.

July Summer Passport Program
Monday, July 9, 10 am-1 pm
Tuesday, July 10, 10 am-1 pm
Thursday, July 12, 5 pm-7 pm
Monday, July 16, 10 am-1 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 10 am-1 pm
Thursday, July 19, 5 pm-7 pm
Monday, July 23, 10 am-1 pm
Tuesday, July 24, 10 am-1 pm

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