This month, our focus is wearable technologies. I will interview Markus Lueken from Medical IT at RWTH, who has worked on a system to sense body motion and postures with high fidelity using a set of wireless wearable sensors. You'll get a sneak preview of a new toolkit for on-body haptic output using Shape Memory Alloys and 3D printed enclosures, a project tracking dance movements using wearable sensors, and other current research.
We are DIY makers, product designers, electronics hackers, artists, 3D printer builders, geek dads and their daughters - anybody from 9 to 99 doing "strange things with electricity"!
Our meetups are very informal; just sign up for the evening here and bring a project you've been working on if you like. We usually have most folks coming from Germany, but also people from the Netherlands and Belgium, thanks to Aachen's unique location, plus frequently other nationalities. If you speak German or English you'll be fine!
We get together, bring out our projects, have some soft drinks and pizza, and start tinkering or chatting with each other. We offer free access to our Fab Lab Aachen (http://fablab-aachen.de) and its 3D printers, lasercutters, PCB mills, and electronics workshop (you just pay for materials). We do quick 20-min talk or interview slots if someone would like to share something with everybody (or ask for help!).