MAKER MEETING - 2014-10-18

We are hosting a Maker Meeting to discuss what’s happening in the maker community, how we can help each other out, and to kick off the planning process for the 2015 Mini Maker Faire.

The meeting will be Oct 18, from 9-12 in the morning and it’s at Maker Works.

It’s free and we’ll have coffee and donuts. Spread the word with other friends or makers you know and please RSVP:

Maker Movie screening - 2014-10-17 6:30pm

Want to learn more about the maker movement in America - a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies?  Did you attend the We #MakeHealth Fest and wonder how volunteers like Aaron Brown with E-Nabling The Future, create affordable and custom 3-D printed prosthetics?

Please join us for a free and public screening of Maker, a documentary on the maker movement.  It’ll offer a dose of inspiration for the #makehealth movement at the University of Michigan.
When: 6:30-7:45 pm, Friday, October 17, 2014

Where: Ehrlicher Room, North Quad, School of Information, University of Michigan
105 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Parking: Thayer St. Parking Structure is open to UM Blue and Gold pass holders only.  There is also metered street parking.  Public transportation is recommended. 

Directions: The easiest access to Ehrlicher Room (3100 North Quad) is through the plaza entry at Thayer and Washington streets.  Come through the main doors on the right, then proceed to the elevator on your left inside the main lobby and proceed to the third floor.  The Ehrlicher Room is immediately to the right of the elevator.

RSVP: Seating is limited, so sign up below so we can count you in!


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AWS Meetup Thurs 2014-09-18

Amazon Web Services meetup

Cloud architecture of a music based social media website, Plus- discussion time

Thurs 2014-09-18
RightBrain Networks
315 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 115, Ann Arbor, MI

Ryan Tasson from RBN will talk about a recent engagement with a major music social networking site and their cloud architecture, with a special focus on WebSockets & ElasticSearch on EC2, followed by a discussion.

Nerd Night Ann Arbor - autophagy, $50SAT, and tree chemicals - August 21, 2014, LIVE, 102 S First St, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

From Meetup:

Join us for the August installment of Nerd Nite for talks on topics that range from our human cells to trees to teeny satellites…

Intrigued by the human body? Katie Parzych will clue us in on the process of autophagy – a recycling process that our cells use to stay healthy. Curious about the natural world beyond the human body? Kirsti Ashworth gives us the lowdown on chemicals produced by trees, and how they might relate to air pollution, and the related “nefarious” world of plant communication. And, if you’re more interested in something above and beyond the earth – Michael Kirkhart, amateur satellite developer/operator tells us all about a tiny satellite called $50SAT!

Katie Parzych – Autophagy: How Cells Recycle to Survive 
Michael Kirkhart – $50SAT: 3 hams and a university in Kentucky on their quest to build the world’s smallest functioning satellite 
Kirsti Ashworth – Trees - Heroes or Villains in the Battle Against Air Pollution?

When: August 21st, 2014, doors at 630pm, talks at 7pm! 
Where: LIVE, 102 S First St, Ann Arbor 
Moola: FREE! Thanks, Ann Arbor District Library! 
More Info at 

Register now for lunch for the We Make Health Fest: Saturday August 16, 2014

Join us at the inaugural We Make Health Fest at the University of Michigan on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at University of Michigan! This free and unique event will be a hands-on learning experience and a gathering for health innovators to #makehealth.

Please complete this for each person in your party/family. While registration is not required, we would like to plan accordingly for the complimentary lunch offered from 12-1pm. If you do not pre-register, we cannot guarantee that lunch will be available to you. This also applies to our exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers! Registrations are due by 12 pm, Thursday, August 14th.

For any questions, please contact or @makehealthUM.

GO-Tech, Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor MI

A reminder that the August Go-Tech is Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Maker-Works in Ann Arbor, MI.

The meeting is free, and everyone is welcome! Pass this message along to folks who might be interested, including any young people you might know with an interest in making things. You can sign up for future announcements at: .

We will have the usual 5-minute presentations, so bring in a cool project to share. Topics have ranged from metal casting to printed circuit board design to web-based home automation and everything in between. 

We have a video projector (VGA, composite), wireless internet, copier, etc. If you have an idea for a talk longer than 5 minutes, let Bob Stack or Dale Grover know! Product-related announcements must be cleared by Dale or Bob.

Where: We meet at Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Here is a map:

You do not need to be a member of Maker-Works to attend these meetings. We have been meeting for over 6 years!

AADL Lego Contest, August 7th 2014 at Kensington Court Hotel

The AADL Lego Contest is always an impressive collection of Lego pieces submitted by people of all ages.

  • 9 AM–3 PM: Drop off projects at Kensington Court
  • 3 PM–6 PM: Doors closed for judging
  • 6 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
  • 8–8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult

Internet of Things Detroit Summer Gathering, August 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at Duo Security


Together we will explore the intersection of connected devices, ubiquitous computing, distributed robotics, web & app startups and automation.

Guests: Nathan Oostendorp (Sight Machine), Jason Kridner (BeagleBoard). Format is open space, participants will set the agenda.

Duo Security, 617 Detroit St., Ann Arbor MI

August 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Google I/O Show & Tell, Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 PM, Arbormoon Software

Please RSVP at The Google Developer Group Ann Arbor Android is organizing this event:

Our main meeting will start at 7pm, and feature a recap of the recent Google I/O conference by members that attended in person, and a hands-on Show & Tell of the various technologies featured at the conference. Rather than a presentation, this meeting will be run more as an interactive round table discussion co-led by Jim Vitek & David Wang. We will have the official swag from I/O to play with, including several Android Wear watches, devices running the L preview, #cardboard, and the material design guide.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30 PM

Arbormoon Software, Inc
123 N Ashley, Suite 9, Ann Arbor, MI

Women In Tech Panel Discussion - Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:30pm - Nutshell

From Girl Develop It Ann Arbor (@GDIAnnArbor):

Join us for an in-depth panel discussion with a group of women from all sides of spectrum - novice to professional, mentor to mentee - as we learn about their journeys, dive into the issues surrounding women in technology, and open the conversation up to your questions.

Wed Jul 30th 6:30pm


212 S. 5th Ave, Ann ArborMI

Kids Read Comics and Skatepark opening this weekend!

Crazy weekend on-tap in Ann Arbor. 

The 6th annual Kids Read Comics celebration returns to the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library Saturday and Sunday, with satellite locations at 826 Michigan’s Robot Supply and Repair and the Ann Arbor Art Center.


If you haven’t been to this event, you should definitely check it out. It’s not just about reading comics, it’s about creating comics, about the power of art, and about the craft of creating a narrative with strong characters, humor, and charm. There are author signings as well as workshops. It’s just a wonderful, positive event.

Also check out this interview about how it got started, and Jerzy Drozd’s Ignite talk Why Comics are Great.

Also on Saturday, at long last the Ann Arbor Skatepark is holding it’s grand opening, 10-6 Veteran’s Memorial Park - featuring demos, DJs, beginner skate lessons, and TONY HAWK. WUT!

Its a great story of the community coming together to build something awesome.