TOOLS: Meet Makers' Favorite Helpers

Aachen Maker Meetup
Aachen Maker Meetup
Öffentliche Gruppe

Jeden 3. Mittwoch des Monats

RWTH-Informatikzentrum, Room 2222 (Lehrstuhl i10, 2. OG)

Ahornstr. 55 · 52074 Aachen

Wie du uns findest

See Enter on Ahornstr. 55 at the bus stop. Building doors are locked around 7 pm, but there will be a sign on the door with a number to call, or try our meeting room at +49-241-80-21060.

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This month's main topic is TOOLS! We'll share our favorite helpers that get us through our Maker day. So bring a tool that has become surprisingly indispensable for your work, but that other makers may not even know about. It can be anything from a fantastic Knipex wirestripper, to a cool logic analyzer, to an amazing smartphone app for electronics or a website recommending perfect color schemes for your DIY kites — anything that's not a "project" but that keeps helping you get your projects done.

ROGER LEIFERT, who is the CEO of electronics company AK Modul-Bus Computer GmbH and runs KainkaLabs together with electronics legend Burkhard Kainka, has graciously agreed to bring a whole battery of tools that he considers absolutely essential—so much that he's created an excellent series of YouTube videos "Every Maker Should Have One" showcasing them. (

We will also present some of our hot research projects that are aimed at making Makers' lives easier by providing easy-to-use design and prototyping tools.

Finally, we'll use this evening to kick off some entries for the HACKADAY PRIZE 2018! (

PLEASE SIGN UP for the event here if you'd like to join us so we can order the right amount of food and drinks—thank you!