The next Ann Arbor GO-Tech meeting, Tuesday Nov 11


Dale Grover, host of GO-Tech, tells MAKE:

The next GO-Tech meeting is this Tuesday, November 11, at 8 pm. We’ll be in our new location, A2 Mech Shop, the new shared technical space that several of us are setting up. (Directions at link below.) We’re still moving in, but there will be plenty of space for meeting, and it will now be much easier to bring in vehicles and other demonstrations. I just got the wifi running this morning, and we’ll have the usual video projector.

At this meeting, we’ll have a slide show from the Austin Maker Faire, a progress report on A2 Mech Shop, and your cool projects.

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

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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

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