A2 Tech Trek!

We’ll be participating in the A2 Tech Trek on Friday from 3-7pm. Stop down at the new space (below Afternoon Delight) and say hello!

More information can be found here: http://www.annarborusa.org/tech-trek

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Paint party!

We’re working to finish up painting the walls of the new location and would really appreciate anyone that can lend a hand!

Wednesday: 7:00pm – 12:00pm
Saturday: 1:30pm to ??

Stop down and say hello!

255 E. Liberty Street – We’re now located just under Afternoon Delight. If the front doors to the building are locked, we’ll keep the back stairway to the building open for volunteers. Thanks for your help!

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Election night – 6/2

Board elections will be held tonight 6/2 at the new location from 7pm until 10pm. We have 3 open positions and 4 candidates.

- Corey Tebo
- Erik O’Green
- Greg Gage
- Tyler Worman

Members in good standing can vote on site or contact Nate Yost to arrange a vote to be cast for you.

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Photos of move progress

Last weekend we moved all our items to the new location. We’re still in the middle of setting things up and painting, but we are making a ton of progress. You can view the photo gallery to see our progress.

We’ll be at the old space one more time this evening 5/26 around 7 pm. Stop by and help us close out the old space!

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Moving 5/21 – We need your help!

On Saturday 5/21 @ 10AM All Hands Active will be moving to our new location!

If you are able to lend a hand, we need your help! We’ll be loading all our items into moving trucks and unloading them two blocks down the road! The largest items like the laser cutter have already been moved.

You can meet us at the current location, 525 E. Liberty, at 10AM. Parking is available for $3 a day in the garage next to this location with an entrance on Washington Street. already been moved. We’ll provide food and drinks for anyone that is able to help.

Our new location is 255 E. Liberty in the lower level below Afternoon Delight.

If you are unable to help on moving day, please consider supporting our move by contributing to our GoFundMe. Donations are tax deductible. We have a few items remaining that we’d like to purchase for the new space. All donors will have their name, family name, or company name placed on a plaque mounted near the entrance to the new space.

Thanks again for all your support!

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Thanks Penguicon!

We want to extend an enormous thank you to the organizers and attendees of Penguicon. All Hands Active was the official charity of Penguicon! With your support, over $3000 dollars was raised to support our mission. We look forward to providing more programs in the Ann Arbor Area and at Penguicon next year. The convention was a success and all of our members who attended greatly appreciated the attention to detail given to every event by the organizers.

If you stopped by the makerspace at Penguicon, you would have seen many of our members soldering programmable LED boards together for attendees to purchase. Unfortunately, they arrived last minute and we didn’t have enough time to prepare them all before the con. If you didn’t manage to grab a completed one at con, we’ll have them available at other events throughout the summer and at Penguicon next year!

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Raising funds for the new location.

All Hands Active has signed the lease for our new location at 255 E. Liberty St! Before we move, we need to build out the new space and customize it for our needs. Please consider a donation to AHA either by stopping by the existing location or giving our our fundraiser at the link below. We need your support to build the makerspace that the community has asked us for.


New AHA layout – 255 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI.

All Hands Active is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations made to the Charity Certified GoFundMe campaign are tax deductible.

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AHA @ Penguicon!

All Hands Active will be at Penguicon again this year! Penguicon is a non-profit, community-run convention for open source software and hardware, science fiction, gaming, DIY, and more. It takes place in Southfield, MI – April 29th – May 1st 2016!

More information can be found here: https://2016.penguicon.org/

All Hands Active members will be staffing the Penguicon makerspace. Stop by and build a super awesome Penguicon badge! We’ll teach you how to solder and show off lots of cool tech toys. More information about the badges will be coming soon! We’re working to have something really special to offer this year.

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AHA is moving!

We’re moving! All Hands Active has secured a new location that will allow us to continue growing our space. During the month of April we’ll be shifting operations slowly to our new space at 255 E. Liberty St. (just below Afternoon Delight!). As part of this effort, we’ve ceased scheduling classes at the current space.

A sample render of the new All Hands Active layout.

We’ll be announcing a fundraising effort shortly to help us better outfit our new space and improve facilities. We’re excited to announce that we’ve already begun to acquire new tools! Thanks to an extremely generous donation, we’ve acquired a planer, table saw, and drill press for the woodshop. Backyard Brains has also placed an order for a new vinyl cutter which will be available for use by the public.

How can you help? Watch this space for information coming soon!

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Closed for the holidays!

This is the time of year we give back to our amazing, generous staff volunteers and instructors. Thank you for your hard work — get some R&R!

The upshot is that AHA will be closed to the public, from Thursday, Dec. 24th until Thursday, Jan. 7th. We have also canceled the December Laser Cutting Class (Dec. 26th) and the January 3D Printer Class (Jan. 2nd).

Staff shifts will resume on Thursday, Jan. 7th, just in time for Open Build! Come show off your cool holiday projects! The remaining January classes will proceed on their normal schedule.

We wish all of you safe and happy holidays, and we’ll see you in 2016!

- AHA Board of Directors

P.S. If you are an official member, your 24/7 access rolls on. Thank you for all your support.

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