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Here are the details for the next GO-Tech, Ann Arbor geek meeting, 2/12/08. At the last meeting they made a  BBB (Arduino clone) pictured here.

Ann Arbor-area (MI) fans of Make Magazine, Circuit Cellar, Digital Machinist, Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools, and other similar interests are cordially invited to the seventh GO-Tech (formerly NotBAGO) meeting, Tuesday February 12 at 8 pm in the common house at Great Oak Cohousing.

We’re interested in making things using technologywhether that’s a metal-cutting lathe or a Python script.  We have machinists, electrical engineers, software folks, industrial control folks, and so on.  We share projects, information about tools and ideas, and connect with like-minded people.

After introductions, we have 5 minute presentations by anyone who wants to talk.  We have wi-fi, video projector (VGA or video input), Mac laptop, extension cords, and copier.  Bring your latest cool project.

February’s meeting will include a presentation on XBee ZigBee RF modules and a discussion of having a BBB/Arduino contest.  Plus whatever neat project you bring.

Past activities and presentations have included:

  • BBB (Arduino-clone) microcontroller build night, with over 20 people and nearly 30 BBB’s assembled and tested
  • instrumenting a power-generating dam
  • web based data logging for a solar hot water heater
  • open source mathematics and plotting software
  • industrial color sensing
  • lost-foam aluminum casting
  • casting flowers in bronze

Directions:  Great Oak Cohousing is located on the west side of Ann Arbor off of Jackson between Zeeb and Wagner  Park along Little Lake Drive, please, not in the parking lot.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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