What we're about

Hacking and Making the World a better place since 2009. We're Ann Arbor's Original Makerspace. If you're just learning to solder or if you're a wiz with a sewing machine, or like to code around some neat people, come do things with us. We have all sorts of tools (3D printers, 3D scanners, sewing machines, soldering stations) and lots of curious makers. It's a great place to hang.

The AHA Google Calendar (https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=allhandsactive%40gmail.com&color=%2329527A&src=cg2t1o77iq5slq98tnie60jh895ldhme%40import.calendar.google.com&color=%23853104&ctz=America%2FNew_York) is always the most up-to-date source on what's happening.

Upcoming events (4+)

All Hands Active Open Hours

Online event

Come by All Hands Active. In person, you will have a chance to learn about and use our tools, or even just share a project you are working on. Online, you can get a tour, and get to know us. We will be hanging out all day.

Laser Cutter Class

All Hands Active


Learn how to use our Laser Cutter and make a spooky Halloween tarantula!

With our 80 Watt Laser Cutter, you can cut intricate patterns in flat materials made of wood, (some) plastics, and many other materials to create art, earrings, board game tiles, friction-fit boxes, stencils, and so much more!

You will learn how the Laser Cutter works, and how to use the control software to make your designs become real.

We ask for a $20 donation for the class, but members aren't expected to donate.

A2 Retro Tech Meetup - Sysoptober!

Online event

Join me on Wed., October 20th, from 7pm to 9pm for the next A2 RetroTech meetup: Sysoptober! We'll be talking about BBSes of all vintages and eras! If you would like to demo your favorite BBS or demo something related, please contact James.

This meetup will be online - please RSVP to see the link.


Repairsday Thursday

Online event

A free service open to the public!

Do you have stuff around the house that is broken or has stopped working — electronics, furniture, toys and more — but you’d hate to just throw away? Wobbly chair? Flickering lamp? Tape stuck in your VCR? Bring them in, and members and volunteers at All Hands Active may be able to fix them! No guarantees, of course — many things were not made to be repaired, and we may not have the necessary tools or expertise — but we can at least absolve you of the guilt of throwing them away :).

Don't throw it out, repair it!

This is an in person and online event - feel free to drop in person, or ask questions on Zoom throughout the event!

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Capture The Flag Fridays

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