This month the Aachen Maker Meetup turns 10! Our first meetup, then called Dorkbot Aachen, took place in the summer of 2009. To celebrate, Prof. Jan Borchers will present the Greatest Hits and Misses from our first ten years in ten minutes, everybody will get a small, fabbed present, you can try out several brand-new fabbed electronic games designed by RWTH students this semester, Mario Lukas will show the latest version of his FabScan 100€ DIY 3D Scanner, we'll present the coolest new research projects for makers from the CHI conference, we'll be playing games together, have a spinning laser installation (this time hopefully without triggering fire alarms), connect to Fab Lab veteran René Bohne, and maker publisher Bombini-Verlag will be there too.
YOU can make this event even better by bringing your favorite DIY project of the last ten years to show off at the event!
Please RSVP for the event so we can order the right amount of pizza. :)
We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 18:30 until late. Special topics and any special guests for each month will be posted here as the date approaches.
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!).