Amazing, amazing, amazing, that’s all we can say. We have 13 days left and we are 60% funded on Kickstarter. Thank you so much for your help. Your support is why we do what we do. We are almost at our goal. If you haven’t pledged to make i3Detroit v2.0 amazing yet, you still have time to do it. So do it. Right now. Seriously. I am talking to you!
Just wanted to share a picture set with you of our new facility. It has been posted once, but just can’t help but show it off like a newborn baby. We are working with the city of Ferndale and will hopefully have our C of O in the next couple of days. Then it is on to painting, building and moving.
We spent this past weekend boxing everything up at the old space. It was a bit sad and nostalgic. But like our insightful Director at Large, Nick Britsky said “i3 Detroit is in here” (while pointing to his heart). And, yeah, he is right.
Thanks again and enjoy the pics.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel the Bob Ross Paint-Along classes scheduled for this Saturday. We have a conflicting event during the same time that requires the full attention of the group (stay tuned for an amazing post on that). Look out for a rescheduled class in early May. Thanks to everyone who RSVPed. You should be receiving cancellation emails today.
Just a quick glance at the schedule:
Monday: Nothing scheduled yet. Come hang out if the space is open!
Tuesday: Electronics meetup, no RSVP required. Theme: Soldering iron clinic — tip tinning, cleaners and holders, the role of flux in the soldering process. May also get into the other gear on the bench. I’ll try really hard to have the doors open by 7; somewhat earlier is likely. BYOSI if you want specific advice!
Thursday: Metal Machining class part 2.
Friday: The monthly Unusual Musical Instrument Jam Session, same time as PS:One does theirs. Bring noisy stuff! Also, FIRST competition begins in Ann Arbor. Also, new-member orientation — if you’ve been wanting to join, get here!
Sunday: Electronics class, piezo noisemakers. 2-4pm.
It’s time to schedule some more electronics classes! The last one was a great success, and Phil, who taught it, is available mostly on the weekends. But what time during the weekend works for you? So that we can get a better sense of when to schedule such things, please head over to WhenIsGood and indicate your availability right now — it’s really easy!
Note that this doesn’t sign you up for anything, it’s just a way for us to “feel the breeze” and figure out what’s too early (Nate2 won’t be coloring in any blocks before about noon, if history is any indication) or too late. Whatever time works for the most people will become the new regular electronics class time! Future classes will be roughly 2 hours long, we hope.
Whether or not you’re itching for another electronics class, you can help i3 by telling your friends about us and about our Kickstarter page. We can do more — will you help?
We are really excited to announce that we are live on Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter is a really cool website where projects and groups like us can obtain outside funding. We have a determined goal of raising $5,000 in the next 31 days to expand and develop our new space. We are growing and it is time to expand. But we really need your help for the initial up front costs of this task. Your money will go towards paint, lumber, flooring, drywall, and even nails and screws. It will help us build mobile tables and electronics benches. It will help us expand our craft area and create more classrooms. It will give us the raw materials to physically build our vision of a better community for all.
Kickstarter is a pledge based system which means you don’t get charged until we have actually met our funding goal. So when we meet our funding goal on April 4th that is when your donation goes through. You have time to save up!
One great part about Kickstarter is that we can give back to you when you donate. For example, a $50 donation means an i3 Detroit Tshirt, button, sticker, card and a Free class. How awesome is that?! The community has been such a great supporter of i3 and we want you to know just how much it means to have your continued support.
The best part about all of this is that you can watch where your donation goes. In fact, you can even come pick up a hammer and build with those supplies that you helped us buy. We are ready for i3 Detroit v2.0. Are you?
phone: (248) 906-8473
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