Water Rocket Meet-Up – 6/8 @ 7p

i3 Detroit is never one to back down from a challenge and one has been issued.  Our friends at Air Command Water Rockets released a series Four-Square-esque challenges for the art of building water rockets.  WE ARE IN.

To take on these challenges, we are going to explore a weekly meet-up for brainstorming and testing the challenges over the summer.

The first one will be this Wednesday at 7p.  It’s a bit short notice because we were also asked by a local magazine to write up a family friendly craft and we are going to do small water rockets for it.  Photos due ASAP.

Come join us for the fun and lets get some of those challenges marked off.  For other hackerspaces reading this, we would love to have some other challengers and make this really big for Air Command.

Full List of Challenges – http://www.aircommandrockets.com/10_Challenges.htm

Welding – Putting it together with power, June 11th

Coming soon to a welding table near you!
On Saturday June 11th noon – 4pm, we will be exploring once again the powers of welding metal together with current.

Due to limited equipment the workshop will only have a small bit of one-on-one.  There will be plenty of time afterwards to practice your skills.

Knowledge on torches, arc and stick will be covered, possibly some demonstration of our new TIG.

Class Safety
Welders should wear work or shop clothes without openings or gaps, to prevent arc light from reaching the skin.  In fact, those even working close to arc welding should also wear protective clothing.  Clothing should always be kept dry, including gloves.  The clothing should also be 100% cotton.  Some of the welding will produce strong IR/UV rays which will cause a nasty sunburn on unprotected skin.  You’ve been warned.

Reserve your seat
Costs:
$10 Material fee

As with most of our events, seating is limited, so you must make reservations on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Coming up: Android, Needlecraft, Lockpicking…

  • What: Needlecraft Meetup
  • When: Tuesday, 5/24, 7:00pm (Same time as Android, different area.)
  • Who: Open to the public, any skill level is welcome. Knit, crochet, and more.
  • What: Android User Group Meetup
  • When: Tuesday, 5/24, 7:00pm (Same time as needlecraft, different area.)
  • Who: Open to the public, any skill level. Users, developers, iPhone refugees, anyone with an interest in Android is welcome!
  • Bring: Phones, tablets, or toasters that run Android.
  • What: Locksport / Lockpicking class
  • When: Wednesday, 5/25, 7:00 doors, 7:30 class
  • Who: Novice locksport enthusiasts who preregistered.
  • Bring: Locks to pick, picks if you have ‘em, $20 if you don’t.

Holy Upcoming Events, Batman!

Yesterday’s Bottle-cap Contact Microphone class was a success thanks to CMKT 4. Attendees had the privilege of seeing a pretty cool little concert as well. i3Detroit is going to keep rocking it in the upcoming week and here’s how!

MICHIGAN SCALE MODEL BOAT CLUB MEETUP

This Saturday, March 12th, at noon, there will be a meeting up of the Michigan Scale Model Boat Club. Feel free to stop by and check it out.

ICE CARVING CLASS

Quick, before it melts!

Sunday, March 13th, at noon, member Dustin will be pulling out the chain saw for his Ice Carving Class. Students will learn basic carving techniques, texturing, and will got a little hands on experience!
Signup Here

PI DAY PIE PARTY

Monday is 3/14…Pi Day!!!

Let them eat Pie!

Come join us for some mathy-good fun! Bring some pie, eat some pie and be prepared to share some good old fashioned math puns.

Party starts at 7pm. Don’t forget the Cool Whip.

METAL CASTING CLASS

Does molten metal interest you? How about the chance to see someone accidentally set themselves on fire?

Then be at i3Detoit Saturday, March 19th at 1pm to attend Alex Drummer’s Metal Casting Class. Kits will be available for purchase that will allow for 2 pewter castings.
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