Fall 2015 – AHA Open House

Our annual event where new folks can see what we’re about and regulars can catch up with what’s happenin’.

Hope to see you there!

Artwork courtesy of our very talented member and staff volunteer Chris Scholl. Thanks Chris!!!

If you’d like to let us know you’re coming…please do so on our Meetup page. Thanks.

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Art Party Cancelled for October

We’ll try again in November…

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Closed Friday & Saturday for Maker Faire

We’d love to be 2 places at the same time, but that Technology doesn’t exist yet. Several of us will be taking our Tech and Wreck (old tech for Wrecklab) to the Detroit Maker Faire this weekend. We’re going to be in a BIG outside Maker Tent with a few other awesome Makers and Hackers. We’ll be joined by OmniCorp Detroit, Techshop Detroit and LVL1 from Louisville, Kentucky! And I’m happy to say that our good buddies over at Gamestart will be right there with us.

Between all of us we should have you and your friend and family interests covered.

Holy Cow! AHA made the map this year!!!! In a high traffic area…Woot! Woot!

See you at the Faire!

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4th of July

AHA will be closed to the public this week except for Art Party Wednesday evening. We will re-open to the public at 2pm on Thursday, July 9th.  Be Safe Out There!

The city of Ann Arbor “..reminds residents to use extreme caution and to be mindful of sensitivities of other residents, pets and neighbors when using fireworks. Fireworks can be particularly traumatic for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.”. – Mlive article re. Legality of Fireworks, 6/30 4:02pm.


Have a safe, and happy holiday!

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We Made Popular Mechanics!

Sometimes it pays to just keep on making and hacking.  Case in point, the Special Issue of Popular Mechanics (June).  We are one of 3 Makerspaces listed for Michigan.  Delaware, N. Dakota and W. Virginia don’t yet have dedicated Makerspaces.  My guess is if you looked hard enough, you’d find something similar.  Think of the movie “October Sky“.  Many of us who got to play with REAL chemistry sets can relate to the “launch” that blew up his parents fence ;-)

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3D Printer – Makeup Class

Rescheduled from 6/6/15.  Come learn this popular technology in our 3D Print Center.

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A2 Mini Maker Faire is TODAY!!!!

Join AHA and share in the fun at the 7th Annual Mini-Maker Faire at Washtenaw Community College.


Older than the Detroit Maker Faire, it’s a great FREE way to find out what the Maker movement is, meet excellent people, and at least 1 scorpion at our table…

Hope we see you there!

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3D Printer

Thanks to the efforts of Alex White and Nick Ristow, the Kossel 3D printer is working.  You’re looking at a 6 in. owl that was printed over 5 hours.  The slight burning near the head is likely only visible when using white or clear filament.  To be continued…


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New Board Elected!

Hi all,

Elections for Board of Directors wrapped up last Thursday. It was a very close race this time around, and we had a great turnout! Congratulations to the new Directors, and thanks for stepping up to help grow All Hands Active!

Please join us in welcoming the new Directors:

Donnie Jones
Greg Gage
Tyler Soo Hoo

As always, if you have any questions for the Board, please email board at allhandsactive dot com.

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April Board Nominees BIOs

Click on the link at the end of this post for the final list of nominees you will be voting for on Thursday’s election, and a little bit about them. You might wish to check back there before the election as we will continue adding more bios up until the voting starts.

Bios here!


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