dorkbot-ac: dorkbot Aachen


people doing strange things with electricity in Aachen

Welcome to dorkbot Aachen!

Dorkbot is an international network of people doing interactive art and electronic hacks. Dorkbot Aachen was initiated as one of Germany's first Dorkbot groups by Prof. Jan Borchers, his Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University, and an Arduino forum initiative. Our inaugural dork took place on June 6, 2009. We have been meeting every month ever since, making us Germany's longest-running Dorkbot chapter.

When?

We usually meet at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. We sometimes shift things around for special events.

Next Meetings:
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Always at 18:30 (6:30 pm)

Where?

See our directions to the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University to find us. We meet in room 2222 on the second floor. Building doors are locked at 7 pm. Enter on Ahornstr. (close to the bus stop); there will be a sign on the door with a number to call, or try +49-241-80-21060 for the phone in our meeting room.

What?
MakerBot and Contraptor MiniCNC

  • Dorkbots are very informal. There's no membership, you just show up.
  • We attract DIY makers, designers, electronics hackers, artists, 3D printer builders, geek dads and their daughters - anybody from 9 to 99 doing strange things with electricity!
  • We usually have folks from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, thanks to Aachen's unique location, plus frequently other nationalities. If you speak English or German you'll be fine!
  • We get together, bring out our projects, have some drinks, order pizza, and start tinkering or chatting with each other.
  • Occasionally there's a short 20-min slot if someone would like to share something with everybody (or ask for help!).
  • We've also had some cool special guests, such as Mitch Altman and Burkhard Kainka.
  • To read about what we've been up to, check out these excellent trip reports of our past dorkbot sessions (in German).
  • To find out what dorkbot is in general, check the dorkbot home page (when it's working).

Other dorkbots in Germany: Berlin - Oldenburg - Cologne - Munich. For a full listing, check the international dorkbot home page.

Any questions? Just contact Jan Thar who will be happy to help!

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Created by borchers. Last Modification: Tuesday 22 of December, 2015 15:12:29 by borchers.

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