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We’re Alive!

We rocked out a couple Saturdays ago at the A2 Mini Maker Faire. All told, AHA had a hand in three semi-distinct exhibits. Our own booth featured Shaun‘s brilliant drawing robot, which he demonstrated to passersby. You feed it x and y … Continue reading

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Renovations & Maker Faire

We’re remodeling! AHA is expanding into 50% of the space we share with Digital Ops, and the work so far is EXCITING. We’ve taken out the computer pods and devised a Grand Plan for the new floor area, based on … Continue reading

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Art Show wrap-up!

I was pleasantly amazed at the success of our event at Vault of Midnight. The food and music were great, the venue was sweet, the room was packed, and we took in about $260 ($160 after splitting) at the door, … Continue reading

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Art Show this Saturday, March 26!

Pillows by Nicole Sobolak In case you haven’t heard, the makers and friends of All Hands Active have brought together a massive offering of projects for exhibition! Come join us at Vault of Midnight, in the basement at 219 South … Continue reading

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Mo’ Money!

We’re a featured project on IndieGoGo, a community funding site similar to Kickstarter, and we have 32 days to double the amount currently pledged by generous donors. Here’s how the requested $550 total breaks down: $150- Chain mail and jewelry … Continue reading

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Chainmail galore

Wire you bored, bro? Come down and join us sometime for a master class in chainmail, date TBD. We’ve taught numerous feisty children to make chains and sheets in several styles, and now we feel ready to harness the most … Continue reading

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Maturity

Greg Gage (of Backyard Brains) gave us a sweet POS — that’s “point of sale” — system to put to good use. So we obliged… after some tinkering, Pokes rigged it up to print a ticker feed of our IRC … Continue reading

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LASERWERKS

We had two awesome events recently: on Friday, we took a field trip to A2 Mech Shop to learn to use their laser cutter. Then a bunch of us headed out to Xander’s (and Pokey’s) for Hack-a-Chef II on Saturday … Continue reading

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DUCF: Flawless Victory!

Sometimes, all it takes is one member. Major Majors pulled it all together, virtually singlehanded: borrowing materials for 5 soldering stations from Dale Grover, buying a couple hundred Maker Shed 2010 badges, and recruiting volunteers to staff the booth. Props … Continue reading

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Undead Investigation Squad

We went on a Zombie Walk in our shiny new lab coats. We investigated some Zombies. Continue reading

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