Sorry for the lack of posts. i3 Detroit is on full tilt for Maker Faire next week. We have nearly 30 projects on display across the faire. We have people in tents as well as projects inside the Henry Ford, cars racing on the Power Wheels track and demos on the various stages. At night, we will have the official Maker Faire After Party (9pm at i3 Detroit) with a 15 minute sneak peak of the Hackerspace Documentary: Electromagnate. It’s going to be huge.
Come check out our projects and party next week. For your reading pleasure, here is a link to the official press release – http://www.thehenryford.org/events/makerFaire.aspx
Just over 24 hours are left in the competition and we are starting to wrap up the major aspects of our build in good shape. We will be adding some extra goodies and doing thorough testing. Will keep you updated as the final hours pass.
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7:10p – JCB: Just talked to Nate on the NYC crew. It’s been a rather busy day for them so far. With 16 hours left on the build clock, the team has accomplished a heck of a lot so far today! Starting bright and early this morning, they set down to hacking, not on their creation, but to fix one of the two drill presses in the community workshop that had broken the day before.
After hanging a sign to let everyone know who brought the fix, they turned back to their creation. While it is working and as of the update, the only team driving their creation around, they’ve decided that in true i3Detroit fashion, “just good enough” wasn’t enough. They’ve taken inspiration from “Home Improvement” and added MORE POWER, in the form of an upgraded CO2 tank and accumulator system. There’s also interesting vehicle embellishments afoot, which showcase their prodigious electronics talents. We won’t give them away here, as we don’t want to be spoiling any surprises they have in store for the demo tomorrow, but you can bet they’ll leave the crowd entertained and the judges wowed.
It’s time for another open shop at i3 Detroit. Bring your half finished projects, pitch in on a group build or just come for a tour. There is tons to see and do tonight because of our current Red Bull Creation Challenge. We will be supporting the team in our War Room so come join in the fun.
We will be open at 7p. See you there.
11:00a Theme Announcement – Energy In Motion: Must move a person & not use fossil fuels
11:28a Weigh-in Of i3 Detroit Gear: We were approved to bring in 200lbs of equipment. They are confirming if we didn’t go over our limit.
11:33a Successful weigh-in
12:02p Pictures posted from on-location (Update moved to i3 Detroit Flickr Stream)
12:54p Ustream Live of War Room in Ferndale, MI (update! – moved to i3 Detroit feed)
2:28p Selection from Junk Pile: 2 Rowing Machines and Mongoose Scooter. (functioning) and some assorted goodies.
2:29p Picking up supplies around the city. The team has split up.
2:47p Photos moved to i3 Detroit Flickr Stream and new ones added
3:39p Team is still gathering parts. Stops for electrical parts, Home Depot and Metal
4:32p NYC team is reporting a rain delay. Details pending… (update: False alarm)
6:00p 7 hours down. Waiting on the next report from the NYC team. Here is a look at their living conditions.
It’s a great day to be an i3 Detroit member. It is day one of the Red Bull Creation Challenge our NYC team just received their challenge and the theme is “Energy in Motion”. It has to move and it must move a person of jockey weight. But, it cannot be fossil fuels.
The team is currently awaiting their turn to pick from the junk pile. We are 9 out of 16.
We have set-up a support system via i3 Detroit in Ferndale, MI (War Room) as well as supporting the team via IRC, phone bridge and web cams.
How can you help?
- Come help out at the shop at the War Room. We are brainstorming, hunting down part locations and posting on the blog
- Join the IRC and add your ideas
- Email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can share with the group.
We will be posting throughout the day so please keep coming back for more updates.
RBC War Room Team.
phone: (248) 906-8473
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