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A2 Geeks


Supporting creative and innovative people in the Ann Arbor area by opening the tech culture to everyone. Organizes Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire (See Entertainment, Annual Events). a2geeks.org


All Hands Active

255 E. Liberty, #225 [map]

Community workspace with shared tools and knowledge for coders, crafters, makers, and hackers. Among the oldest continually operating Makerspaces in the nation teaching all ages how to do 3-D printing, soldering, laser cutting, sewing and arduino (open source HW/SW). Free. Thurs. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 2-6 p.m. Build night is Thurs. 6:30 p.m. In summer, witness neuroscience research by university interns. All ages and interests welcome. board@allhandsactive.org, allhandsactive.org


Ann Arbor .NET Developer's Group


Jeff Fansler, (800) 870-9071, ext. 10

Helps .Net developers improve skills. Meets 2nd Wed. 6-8 p.m. at The Forge, 301 E. Liberty, #700. info@aadnd.org, aadnd.org


Ann Arbor Bi Bim Bop (a2b3)


Edward Vielmetti, (734) 330-2465

People involved with technology exchange information and opportunities. Meets Thurs., 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at an area restaurant; call for location. edward.vielmetti@gmail.com, meetup.com/a2b3-lunch


Ann Arbor Computer Society


Software development and technology professionals investigate networks, multimedia, systems integration, object-oriented programming, operating systems, software, methodologies, and other industry-related topics; guest speakers and discussions. Meets 1st Wed. 6:15-8 p.m. at Atomic Object, 206 S. Fifth Ave. Meetings free and open to the public. Optional supportive membership $20. contact@computersociety.org, meetup.com/AnnArborComputerSociety


CocoaHeads Ann Arbor


Discusses Apple computer's Cocoa frameworks for programming iOS, watchOS, tvOS and Mac OS X. Members present projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Welcomes all skill levels. Meets 2nd Thurs. 7 p.m., Arbormoon Software, 123 N. Ashley, #9. cocoaheads@arbormoon.com, MeetUp.com/A2-CocoaHeads


GO Tech


People interested in making things using technology meet to share projects, information, tools, ideas. Themed meetings, contests, and presentations. Meets 2nd Tues., 7 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza. tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/notbago


Girl Develop It, GDI Ann Arbor


Local chapter of national organization that provides affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women. Classes in coding, web and mobile applications, software development, and more. Teaching events at various locations. See website for calendar. gdiannarbor.com


Google Developer Group-Ann Arbor Android


Discusses programming for Google's Android operating system. Members present projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Welcomes all skill levels. Meets last Thurs. 7 p.m., Arbormoon Software, Inc., 123 N Ashley St, #9. gdg-a3@arbormoon.com, MeetUp.com/GDG-A3


Grex


Open-access computer system for all ages. Discussion forums on various topics. Learn Unix. Frequent users are encouraged to join and help run the system. Dues $18 a year (email treasurer@grex.org). Free accounts: SSH to newuser@grex.org and answer the questions. help@grex.org, grex.org


Maker Works

3765 Plaza Drive [map]
(734) 222-4911

14,000-square-foot member-based workshop for small businesses, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, skilled workers, artists, makers, and hobbyists. Provides access to state-of-the-art tools, education, and space for projects in the four areas of metal, circuits, wood, jewelry, and craft. Individual membership $35/day, $90/mo., $900/yr.; students/veterans/teachers $45/mo., $450/yr.; 10 visits/yr. punch card membership, $250. Classes range in price from $25 to $95. membership@maker-works.com, maker-works.com


MiRobotClub


Informal, mostly adult group of hobbyist robot builders with varying range of experience. All with an interest in building robots are welcome to attend meetings. No dues or age restrictions, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Meets 7-9 p.m. 3rd Wed. at Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. MiRobotClub.org


Michigan Amateur Robotics Society, (MARS)


Keith McClary, (734) 332-1000

Open to engineering professionals, hobbyists, teachers, and students of all levels with an interest in robotic construction, education or competition. Monthly and special additional meetings free and open to all. acti@provide.net




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