Hi all, I’m Owen. My wife and I have been in Wichita 19 yrs, I’ve worked in the aviation industry for 33. So I’m super old, but I’m always interested in learning new stuff.
My initial interest in MakeICT was to learn welding and metalwork so I can build a custom suspension for my antique motorhome - UltraVan #500 (or as I sometimes call it “The Tindenburg”). UltraVans are a small motorhome built in Hutchinson from 1966-1970. There were only 376 made but they are scattered all over North America and Europe. I picked one up in FL about 5 yrs ago and have been working on it since. Here’s its website: http://instantlobster.com/UV500/
Eventually I can see applications for almost all of the MakeICT areas that would apply to my project. And the other areas that I haven’t yet figured out how they apply are just plain fascinating! I mean, there’s got to be something I can make for the coach on a 3D printer…
Anyway, I’m a bit of a wallflower but I plan to help with moving and building out the (eventual) new space, and just let my involvement sort of organically grow as I get to know people while working and hanging out.