Maker faire 2015 – Learn to solder class – Help wanted

I want you to volunteer for CCCKC Learn to solder!

I want you to volunteer for the CCCKC Learn to solder workshop!

Maker Faire KC (June 27th and 28th)  is on the horizon and I want YOU to help with the Annual CCCKC Learn to solder workshop!

Don’t know how to solder?  No problem, I will have a learn to solder train the trainer class before Maker Faire at CCCKC to help people help others.

If you need to get community service hours, this is the time and place to get them!

Contact Joel Kershner for more information.

CCCKC-U Spring 2015 Classes


What I personally have planned.
February 27th 7pm – Stupid Unix tricks – BASH and SSH
A workshop on accessing Linux/Unix/BSD style servers using SSH and the BASH command shell.
March 2015:
Date/Time TBA – The Raspberry Pi class Strikes Back!
The Raspi is in the news again!  With a brand new model, the Raspberry PI 2!
Yes, its a bit camera shy but we will have a nice quiet chit-cat with it.
With a new chip comes new opportunities (windows 10) plus many of the main stream arm linux implementations.
April 2015:
Date/Time TBA – PPPRC – Pow Pow Powerwheels Racing 101
Date/Time TBA – PPPRC – Build sessions
May 2015:
Date/Time TBA – PPPRC – Build sessions
Date/Time TBA – MakerfaireKC – Learn to solder 101 train the trainer
Want to learn how to solder, want to learn how to teach others how to solder together kits?
June 27/28th 2015:  The CCCKC Learn to solder class at MakerFaireKC!
Need community service hours?  Want to give back to the community at large?
The learn to solder class walks people through the process of soldering together an electronic kit!
Please email me if you wish to participate
… More to come!
Please talk to me about teaching something you know and love.  Even if you are a novice, just showing people your lessons learned is a valuable experience!


3D printer workshop Friday January 30th

  • DeVry University, Room 115, 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Friday, January 30th starting at 4:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m. Cowtown Computer Congress presents “So you want to BUILD a 3D Printer?”

    Come see what it takes to build your own 3D printer when Tom Newell, local entrepreneur and creator of the Oni H Bot 3D printer comes to help a Cowtown Computer Congress and DeVry University student build their own 3D printer! There will be printers doing live (ahem) demos, and a 3D printer being built from the ground up!

    Drop by the Cowtown Computer Congress (room 115) any time starting at 4:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m. to see a printer being built as well as seeing the printers in action!  Come in and see a variety of 3D prints and find out what YOU can do with one.   

    This Friday it starts at a special time due to the building of the 3D printer. Feel free to drop by any time that day starting at 4:00 p.m.  Bring a project to work on if you wish and watch the 3D printer being built. Find out what you can build with a 3D printer…it’s an amazing piece of technology!

    Did you know that MEMBERS get to use the Ultimaker 3D printer for free? Ask about our low membership prices and even lower for students!

    Note:  Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. are our regular weekly open house, meeting, and project night. We may start a bit early for members that want to know what we are planning for upcoming events, board meetings, etc. but we will try to get it out of the way before the night officially begins at 7:00 p.m. 

    Keep an eye on MeetUp to see what events will be coming up. We may be having movie nights, build nights, PPPRS team sign ups and building, community out reach events, and more. Don’t forget Maker Faire is coming up and we’ll start planning for that fun event!


Happy New year – CCCKC In 2015

Greetings all!

This year we have  a new Board of Directors and Executive board.

Sharon Mehl Will be Serving a president this year.  Rachel Morris is the Vice President of affiliate affairs.  Philip Dorr is the official new treasurer.

On the board of directors we have Joel Kershner returning after a one year hiatus to his role of Director of Education, Allyson Fox as Social Director.


Starting the week of January 20th, The CCCKC Open-House will be moved to friday nights!


CCCKC Board Position Nominations

Executive Board

Duties of the President

The President shall preside over all meetings or designate an alternate, attempt to
achieve consensus in all decision­making, ensure the membership is informed of all
relevant issues, and serve other duties of a President as required by law or custom.

Secretary / Vice President of Affiliate Relations

The Secretary / Vice President of Affiliate Relations (Secretary) shall be primarily
responsible for the scheduling of all events, projects, and affiliate organization
meetings; membership and board meeting actions and petitions, distributing meeting
announcements, posting and distributing copies of membership meeting minutes and
relevant meeting agendas to the membership, assuring that corporate records are
maintained, acting as the primary liaison between the Executive Board and the affiliate
organizations, and serving all other duties of a Vice President as required by law or
custom, including acting when the President is unable or unwilling to act.

Vice President of Operations

The Vice President of Operations shall be responsible for all operations of the space
including utilization of the space, physical access and security, network operations,
hygene, welcoming new members, enforcing with severe prejudice all facility rules as
adopted by the membership and serving all other duties of a Vice President of
Operations as required by law or custom.

Vice President of Communications

The Vice President of Communications shall be responsible for all brand development, press relations, public relations and the CCCKC presence on the world wide internet.


The Treasurer shall be custodian of corporate funds, collect dues, make a financial
report for each meeting, assist in the preparation of the budget, develop fundraising
plans, make financial information available to members and the public, sneer at
members who do not pay dues in a timely fashion and serve all other duties of a
Treasurer as required by law or custom.


Managing Directors

There shall be five managing directors, consisting of a Director of Philanthropy and
Fundraising, Director of Network Operations, Director of Web Administration, Social
Director and Keeper of the Lore.

Director of Philanthropy and Fundraising

The Director of Philanthropy and Fundraising shall be responsible for coordinating all
organization fundraising and community outreach events and activities, and acting as a
liaison between the organization and any outside donors or beneficiaries.
The Director of Philanthropy and Fundraising shall report to the Treasurer.

Director of Network Operations

The Director of Network Operations shall be responsible for administering the CCCKC
network and any other series of tubes operated by the organization. This duty will
include enforcement of security policies and acceptable use guidelines as defined
within the membership agreement and network acceptable use policies and ensuring
suitable network confidentiality, integrity and availability of both the network as well as
the free wiffy.
The Director of Network Operations shall report to the Vice President of Operations.

Director of Web Administration

The Director of Web Administration shall oversee all forward facing operations of
CCCKC on the world wide internets, including but not limited to a group website, blog,
microblog, macroblog, nanoblog, picoblog, bloggyblog, wiki, waki, wonky, mailing list,
message board, forum, chat room, bulletin board system, text based adventure or
avatar based pseudo false reality existing outside any or all members parental
The Director of Web Administration shall report to the Vice President of

Social Director

The Social director shall be responsible for coordinating all social events, both open to
the public and limited to members of the organization. The Social Director shall be at
least 21 years of age at the time that they take office and reports to the Vice President
of Affiliate Relations.

Keeper of the Lore

The Keeper of the Lore shall be responsible for the cataloging of all history, lore, lies,
innuendo, stories, yarns, myths and legends of the organization. The Keeper of the
Lore shall present their work periodically when it becomes necessary but at a minimum
giving a full accounting of the year’s activities during the annual meeting. The Keeper
of the Lore shall report to the President.



  • Philip Dorr – Treasurer, VP, or Networking
  • Sharon Mehl – President
  • Joel Kershner – Directory of Education
  • Allyson Fox – Social Director

CCCKC – Nominations & Elections

Hear ye, hear ye –

It is now the time of the year to begin looking forward to 2015, which includes electing our board for next year.

Please make sure to nominate a member that you would like to see, and what role you would like to see them serve! Let us know before Saturday, November 22nd!

Please email your nomination to: , only members may nominate other members!

Afterwards, we will hold a vote after Thanksgiving week.