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MakeKC.org is now live on the Internet

October 23, 2009
Make:KC Live

Make:KC Live

Make:KC, Inspired by O’Reilly Media’s Make: magazine, is growing again.

Now its easy to keep up with our activities in one place with an easy to remember web address — MakeKC.org

I want to point out our new tag line: Art and Technology in Kansas City.  This reflects our group’s variety of interests. Our web site will be growing to highlight more member’s projects. You can expect to see work in progress, triumphs, and fantastic failures.

I hope you will come check us out both on the web and in person at our Show and Tell events and other activities.

By Vince Thompson

Make:KC August 4 Meeting

September 4, 2009

Our meeting started out with a show and tell session. Our first presentation was about homemade rocketry.

DIY Rocketry

DIY Rocketry

Our second presentation was by Bob Spangler. He showed off his coffee grinding and roasting equipment. He also showed a small home built burner constructed from aluminum pop cans.

DIY Coffee Grinding, Roasting, and Brewing Equipment

DIY Coffee Grinding, Roasting, and Brewing Equipment

We had some discussions about other projects then started the formal business portion of the meeting.

We have some people who come for the show and tell session then leave when our business session begins.  I suggested that we separate the business meetings from the show and tell and have scheduled a business session for the Third Tuesday of the month.