Ever move a Piano? Well today we did, and at the joy of 9am.
Dedicated hackers got a truck and moved 1,500sq’ of hackerspace from Royal Oak, down aprox 2 miles to the new 8,000 sq’ facility in Ferndale. First item of the day, the wondrous player piano. Weighing in somewhere around 600lbs, the beast was rolled out on its heavy duty casters, dragged onto the truck lift and rolled on in.
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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?
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