Welcome to the Great Plains MakerSpace! This is the place to keep up to date as we work to build a community center for the makers of Western Kansas!
The Great Plains Makerspace is a community center for people to gather to create, invent, collaborate, explore, teach, and learn. Focus areas include: shop (wood and metal), fabrication (lasercutting, 3D-printing, and computer-aided design), electronics (circuitry and programming), textiles (sewing and embroidering), arts (pottery and stained glass), communication (video and audio), and food (commercial kitchen and hydroponics).
- Access to tens of thousands of dollar’s worth of common and specialty tools.
- Both large and small spaces for projects.
- Opportunity to learn about different areas as well as proper use of the tools in that area.
- A vibrant community in which to learn, teach, make, and collaborate.
We had a blast at Fall Fest this year! Firstly, a HUGE thanks to GCCC for the use of their Mobile Lab. All our demos and crafts would have been much more difficult, if not impossible, without it. If you find yourself in need of a quick pop up space with great facilities, you should …
We are ready for another season of GEAR robotics! GEAR robotics is for girls in grades 3-8 interested in developing creative problem solving skills by designing and competing robots. We will kick things off with a workshop and orientation to this years game. We are not limiting the number of participants, but so we can …
We are currently working with several local entities on a plan for a possible MakerSpace location. Along with the Finney County Economic Development Corporation, and the Finney County Child Care and Early Learning Network, and City and County Governments, we’ve been working on a plan that could possibly see the MakerSpace move into the currently …
Want to help? We are looking for people who would like to volunteer to help with the Great Plains MakerSpace!
Contact Chris Turpin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas or questions!