New twitter based open messaging system!

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We have had a lot of people interested in knowing when there are members in the space so guests know when they can come out and play. So a few of the members have put together a new switch system in the space that we use to turn on the open sign for example. When this happens this will post a message on our twitter feed to let you know if we are open or closed for guests. So if you are interested in knowing when people are there so you can come by and play be sure to follow our twitter feed.

We are still working on a few new features that will be turning on & off a open or closed sign on our website to also let people know that we are open and you are welcome to come hang out or play. Along with the open & closed sign we will be placing an image from the camera on our website as well for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check back soon to see the new system and features in place.

i3 Detroit will be at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Saturday from 10am-7pm

Hey Everyone i3 Detroit will be at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Saturday November 21st from 10am to 7pm. We will be showing the cupcake car after it’s debut in the Royal Oak Holiday Parade as well as showcasing a few smaller i3 Member projects. We also have a cool make and take project for anyone interested. If you are interested in learning more about i3 Detroit or you just want to stop bye and say hi that is cool as well. Come and support all the local handmade crafts and art at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair brought to you by the cool girls over Handmade Detroit!

Public Maker Faire Detroit Forum with Make Magazine Founder

Dale Dougherty Founder of Make Magazine

Dale Dougherty Founder of Make Magazine

Everyone’s favorite magazine is coming to town to discuss the possibility of having a Maker Faire Detroit in Michigan.  One cannot fathom the awesomeness that would come from hosting this event. 

In between his super secret meetings around the state, none other than Dale Dougherty, founder of Make Magazine, will visit i3 Detroit on November 7th, 2009 at 11 am - 1 pm.  He is the Minister of Make…the Gentleman of Geekdom…the Duke of D.I.Y. and the exploits of i3 Detroit have made it cross country to his palace of periodicals. 

Everyone is welcome to join us in the i3 Detroit workspace to discuss the possibility of a Maker Faire Detroit.  What you would like to see at the event? What talents can you share?  These are some of the questions that will be asked.  We want feedback and insight from everyone.  This is Detroit’s event.   

For the regulars, you will have a chance to meet one of the major players (if not the major player) in the Make Movement.  For the newbies, you get the added bonus of touring the i3 Detroit workspace, checking out member projects and getting information on becoming a member yourself. 

For any questions, contact Nick – nbritsky@i3detroit.com – 248.709.3822

Class – Intro to Webservers

We still have open seats for Tomorrows Intro to Web Servers class (Part1). If you would like to sign up please click HERE.

Intro to Web Servers (Part 1) – go from basic computer to full web server in about an hour

Course will cover basic concepts in addition to practical hands-on experience.

Topics we will gloss over:

  • basic networking and the internet
  • what a web server is
  • server / client relationship
  • Running a web server from your house for fun and maybe profit.
  • Installing Apache web server a couple different ways
  • Basic configuring and customizing your web server
  • We will go over a few modifications(mods) to install on to you machine to optimize your web sites performance.
  • What’s a domain and how to get one and get it working with your web server
  • dynamic and static domains will be covered
  • How to serve up pages and files

Materials Needed:

  • A windows/OSX/ Linux laptop with VMware server/ player installed ( I can not provide this as it is against licencing )
  • In the class you will be provided with a pre-made virtual install of ubuntu server 8.10

It is suggested to have a basic understanding of computers and the linux operating system, regardless you’ll no doubt learn something.