May
20
12:00 PM12:00

2018 AACME : Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo

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Are you ready to make, see or learn something from Ann Arbor's creative community? Try your hand at soldering or see what Ann Arbor's high school robotic teams are up to? The Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo, or AACME, has something for everyone!

Join us Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm as we take over the Ann Arbor District Library's Downtown branch for a day of robots, ham radio, historical technology demos, collaborative art projects, STEM and STEAM projects, lock picking, 3D printing, pewter sandcasting and more. Talk to folks in the community who are making all sorts of amazing things! 

Participants include Maker Works, Tinkertech, All Hands Active, EMU's Digital Fabrication students, Flipside Art Studios, Appropriate Technology Collaborative, TOOOL, Brain Monkeys, The Scrap Box, and a whole lot more.

Free for all ages, and free Sunday parking in downtown Ann Arbor!

Previously known as the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, this year's rebranding marks the 10th year anniversary of this awesome local event.

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Mar
23
7:15 PM19:15

56th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Community Partnership

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Each year A2Geeks serves as an educational community partner for the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This year's festival runs from Tuesday, March 20- Sunday March 25 with events and after parties happening at various locations around Ann Arbor besides the Michigan Theatre. A2Geeks is partnered with Friday night's Films in the Competition 7, which starts at 7:15pm in the main auditorium at Michigan Theatre. 

A2Geeks supporters can use the code AAFF56_GEEKS to receive 15% off tickets for Friday night's films! Tickets are now available on the Ann Arbor Film Festival website.

We hope to see you there!

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

2018 A2Geeks Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2018 A2Geeks Annual Meeting, this year at HOMES Brewery. Come socialize with other local creatives, makers, entrepreneurs, and the tech community. Learn about the exciting things A2geeks is organizing and funding, find out how to get involved in revitalizing our group and share your forthcoming tech/cultural/geek event. We'll also reveal news about the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, now in its 10th year, and relaunched as AACME (Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo).

Tuesday, February 20 from 6-8pm at HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Ave. Ann Arbor 48103

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Feb
16
to Apr 23

2018 AACME EXHIBITOR APPLICATION DEADLINE Extended to Monday April 23!

There is still time to apply to exhibit at this year's AACME! Deadline extended until Monday, April 23, so get those applications in!

THE 2018 ANN ARBOR CREATIVITY & MAKING EXPO (AACME) is Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm at the Ann Arbor Downtown Public Library! Previously known as the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, we've rebranded to better reflect Ann Arbor's creative community.

Now in its 10th year, organizers are cooking up some fun surprises! Join us in sharing creativity and the love of making with our community by exhibiting!

We are looking for all ages and skill levels:

  • Robotics, CNC, computing
  • FIRST/FTC Robotics Teams
  • Green Tech (energy production/monitoring, electric vehicles, etc)
  • DIY Science
  • Performative Technologies and Arts including music and visual arts
  • Participatory activities (e.g., participatory activities such as silk screening or learn to solder, “Make and Takes”, hand tools, skill sharing)
  • Student projects
  • Old and historic technology
  • STEM & STEAM projects
  • Makerspaces/hackerspaces/collectives
  • Radio
  • Rocketry/ballooning
  • Tinkerers
  • Unusual tools, machines, techniques
  • Whimsical technical creations
  • Demos in woodworking, printmaking or letterpress, weaving, spinning, knitting...
  • Fixing and/or taking things apart

If you're unsure send us an email at: a2mf-planners@googlegroups.com 

Applications close on Friday, April 20.- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 23

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

A2 Mini Maker Faire

The 8th annual Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday, June 4 at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Downtown Branch!

The AADL has organized and hosted a lot of makery things in the past few years including exhibiting at the A2 Mini Maker Faire year after year. Plus, if you haven’t heard yet because you are too busy practicing the theremin you checked out from their instrument collection, they ALSO have a makerspace, the Secret Lab!

Exhibitor applications and additional info will be out in the early Spring. So check back for updates.

And as always, the faire will be free for attendees and exhibitors. A huge thank you to our sponsors for making it accessible to everyone.

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