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.

Come Party With i3Detroit Tonight!!!


Ferndale, MI – i3 Detroit, Metro Detroit’s premiere community hackerspace, will be recognizing its one year anniversary at its Ferndale location with a public celebration and ceremony today, April 9th, 2011 at 6 pm.

The 8,000 square-foot workshop has provided an ideal location for hosting classes and events for the community. Events held in the last year include introductions to welding, metal-casting, air brush, soldering, painting and even how to make home-brew soda.

The new location has also allowed its members to work on larger-scale projects using more advanced equipment. The space now boasts a growing wood and machine shop, a fabrication lab with access to laser and vinyl cutters, a chemistry lab, a bicycle repair area, an electronics room and a craft room, as well as other areas that encourage collaboration and creativity.

The event is open to the public with tool and project demonstrations.

 

i3 Detroit
1481 Wordsworth
Ferndale, MI 48220

For more information, write to contact [at] i3detroit [period] com or call (248) 566-9995

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i3Detroit Call for Teachers: Great Global Hackerspace Challenge 2011

i3Detroit Call for Teachers: Great Global Hackerspace Challenge 2011

The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge is on!

i3Detroit is a hackerspace in Metro Detroit. We are participating in this year’s challenge. Help us think up, build, and test an invention to help teachers overcome a common educational challenge, no matter how big or small, focused or general.

If you have an idea that can help educators and are interested in helping us, please reach out: contact@i3detroit.com

If you are a teacher or educator and would like to help, but don’t have the time to reach out, you can still contribute! Take five minutes and fill out this brief survey. If you can give us even a little insight into the challenges and success stories you experience as a teacher, we’d be quite grateful.

Learn more about the challenge itself at:
http://www.element-14.com/Hackerspace

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.
Sign up Here


Tweet Tea

Only One Week til TWEET TEA!!!

Do you use Twitter?

Do you enjoy Tea?

If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, then you should join us for Tweet Tea! One week from today, on Tuesday, February 22nd around 6pm-ish,  tea and twitter lovers alike will assemble to share their love (or like) of soaking leaves in hot water while posting crazy random happenstances to the interwebs!

Bring your phones of smart, your tops of lap, or any other means of using Twitter as well as tea bags, loose leaf teas, tea infusers, tea blossoms, tea pots, tea cups or whatever else you would like. Even crumpets.

Come mingle with fellow tweeters and tea lovers at your favorite local hacker/makerspace.

*DISCLAIMER: No chicks were harmed in the making of this post. At least not the kinds with feathers.*