GO-Tech Meeting in Ann Arbor

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GO-Tech Meeting in Ann Arbor
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Dan Glover of GO-Tech writes:

The October GO-Tech meeting (Ann Arbor, MI) is Tuesday, October 14, 8 pm, at Great Oak Cohousing (see below). This will be our 15th meeting!

We’ll have a demo of FIRST pneumatics, along with the usual eclectic mix of projects. Bring something cool to show off, especially if it fits the theme of “actuators.” Anyone is welcome to talk for 5 minutes about a new project or resource.

GO-Tech (formerly NotBAGO) is a meeting for Ann Arbor area readers of MAKE magazine, Circuit Cellar, Home Shop Machinist, Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools, slashdot, etc. That is, people who are interested in and make things using technology, whether that’s a metal cutting lathe or a Python script. A kind of generalized mixture of CerealBar, DorkBot, Oxford Geek night, and Portland Machinist Guild. We have machinists, electrical engineers, software folks, industrial control types, and so on. We share projects, information about tools and ideas, and connect with like-minded people.

Past meetings have included: Solder your own Arduino, CNC basics and demo, laser engraving, designing/fabricating printed circuit boards, electric scooters, and so on. (Meeting minutes and some video and photos are on the site below.)

Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of the month at 8 pm.

For details and to join the email list, go to the GO-Tech Yahoo page (under our old name, NotBAGO).

For directions to the meeting: http://www.gocoho.org/location/directions/ Please remember to park along the road!

[The photo above is of a BBB board, from Modern Device Company, on top of a piece of wood we laser engraved at a recent meeting with the MAKE logo.]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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