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A2 Geeks


Supporting creative and innovative people in the Ann Arbor area by opening the tech culture to everyone. Organizes AACME: Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo (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). Thurs. & Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 2-6 p.m. Build night is Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Monthly memberships available. All ages and interests welcome. board@allhandsactive.org, allhandsactive.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. edward.vielmetti@gmail.com


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/TechLife-Ann-Arbor/


CocoaHeads Ann Arbor


Discusses programming topics for Apple's 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, 120 E. Huron. cocoaheads@arbormoon.com, MeetUp.com/A2-CocoaHeads


Tech-Inclusive


Dedicated to fostering professional growth for underrepresented people in tech, and empowering allies to become advocates. Helps companies and individuals improve through creating an inclusive, supportive community, and providing low-barrier, safe learning opportunities and networking events. ronda@tech-inclusive.com, meetup.com/tech-inclusive


GDG Ann Arbor


Discusses Google related programming topics, including Android, TensorFlow, and more. Members present projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Welcomes all skill levels. Meets last Thurs. 7 p.m., Arbormoon Software, 120 E. Huron. gdg-a2@arbormoon.com, MeetUp.com/GDG-A2


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. Join on website. help@grex.org, cyberspace.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. State-of-the-art tools, education, and space for metal, electronics, wood, jewelry, and craft projects. Individual membership $45/day, $110/mo., $1,100/yr.; students/veterans/teachers $60/mo., $600/yr.; 10 visits/yr. punch card membership, $300. Classes $25-$100. frontdesk@maker-works.com, maker-works.com


MI Robotics Club


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 6-9 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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