This weekend we got a care package from one of our sponsors, O’Reilly Media stuffed with books to give away to students in our Arduino and Electronics courses! In case you were unaware, O’Reilly’s user group program is totally awesome, and they love learning just as much as we do!
So, come down to one of our classes and learn some new skills or show off what you know, and you might end up going home with a totally rad book courtesy of O’Reilly!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FTW. All Hands Active strives to give everyone access to the tools and resources they need, regardless of their race, religion, economic position, etc. This wouldn’t be possible without all the help we get every day from individuals pitching in. Special thanks to Terence O’Neill and the crew from the University of Michigan’s School of Information who came in last week to make some significant improvements to the space!
Also, Backyard Brains on CNN!
More awesome news:
Our Raspberry Pi meetup was killer! We’ll be doing a meetup every second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
Also, check out our Fairy Door!
More workshops this month: Learn Octave, and LASER Cutting
Studying Spikes with Backyard Brains!
Neuroscience with Backyard Brains, Atari Punk Consoles, Octave and a whole lot more is happening this month. Check out our events page for the rest.
We’re also looking for people to help out with our After School Programs, and volunteers to help staff the front desk. Contact Josh Williams if you have a few hours a week to spare!
They are printed and ready for you and your loved ones! A small donation to your maker community of $2-$5 will get you one of these bad boys in whatever style you see here. There are a few odd ones that have turned out to look pretty awesome, but as they are one of a kind, Dana does not want to show pictures and get everyone’s hopes up. Come on down and pick it out for yourself.
If you donated over $100 last month, you will automatically be receiving one of these and Dana will be contacting you shortly.
You can come down to All Hands Active to pick out and purchase during open hours (2pm-10pm everyday except Monday and Wednesday). Paypal button for these to come for ease of online ordering, and yes we will be able to ship them across the country for about a $2 shipping fee. In the meantime, email Dana@allhandsactive.com for your long distance order information.
Sooo…we have one of these. http://egg-bot.com/
I (MIchael) bought it last xmas….and just haven’t had the chance to use it (grad school, blah blah blah). IF you’re interested in using AHA’s eggbot (for creating christmas decoration, eggs with various politicians on it, etc.) anyone is more than welcome in geeking out and taking the time to come down and use/calibrate it.
Well, we haven’t long before the holiday weekend and people appear to be arming themselves with Nerf rifles and potato cannons. Not sure if there’s some sort of correlation there or what, but nevertheless, I won’t assume a thing. Just make sure not to point these at anybody, okay?
Not much else happening around the space, but we’ll have time for a larger, more eventful post within the next week or so. Stay tuned!