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Comment: Re:Local Educational: Hackerspace (Score 1) 263

by joshdont (#41387641) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Should a Geek's Charitable Donations Go?
Agreed! Organizations like:
GEMSI http://www.gemsi.org/
Mt Elliott http://www.mtelliottmakerspace.com/
All Hands Active http://www.allhandsactive.com/ are just a few hackerspace/makerspaces that do amazing things to help spread technology, education, understanding, etc. (I am a little biased, as I work for All Hands Active )

Libraries are also starting to get more involved in providing access to tools, perhaps you could help spearhead something in that area?

Comment: Re:All Due Credit (Score 2) 35

by joshdont (#39700975) Attached to: All Hands Active in Ann Arbor is a Makerspace for All Ages (Video)
Thanks a ton for posting up the sources! All Hands Active would not exist if not for a huge amount of help from local and online places.

For those interested, there are a number of Hacker/Makerspaces/Fab Labs that help connect people to resources:
http://www.hackerspaces.org/
http://www.schoolfactory.org/

If you're in the Michigan area, make sure to check out
http://www.i3detroit.com/
http://www.maker-works.com/
http://www.mtelliottmakerspace.com/
http://omnicorpdetroit.com/
http://www.portlandmachinistguild.org/
Places and people providing similar space/activities/awesome.

Comment: Re:Pop Science (Score 1) 35

by joshdont (#39700719) Attached to: All Hands Active in Ann Arbor is a Makerspace for All Ages (Video)
Aye aye!

The facility is primarily used by people within the ages of ~18 to ~30. However, we do a lot of work outside the space with younger groups. The space is open to all.

Some people who come down are interested in a pretty low level/assembly code understanding of the world. Others just want to know the easiest way to manipulate it. Either way, hopefully they can find some of the resources they need at, or through AHA!

Ma Bell is a mean mother!

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