Instrument & Jam Night – 1/27 @ 8p

There are thousands of different instruments out there in the world and it’s a terrible idea to play them all at once…therefore i3 Detroit will play them all at once.

Join us for a night of fun with instruments from the common to the wacky.  Bring your instrument(s) to the event to play or share.  Or just bring your curiosity.

We will have an instrument show and tell followed by a petting zoo (try all sorts of instruments around the shop) and then we will have a jam session with all the instruments together.  The basics of a blues scale will be taught and some very basic jazz concepts.  Event starts at 8p.  No fee to partake but donations welcome to keep the lights on.

Arduino Meetup Tonight 1/12/12

Got a microcontroller project that is gathering dust?  Why not bring it by the electronics room at i3Detroit tonight (7pm-10pm).  Bring any Arduino or microcontroller projects for a round of show and tell and some brain storming.  I will be bringing my Arduino projects from the 2011 Detriot Maker Faire that I want to revise.  The Microhelicopter Race Track and Audio Game Ring have been sitting idle for too long! Hope to see you there.  -SWiT

Upcoming events at i3 Detroit: Gaming, Programming, Feast Your Eyes, Arduino…

Have you looked at that Google Calendar sidebar lately? It’s packed! Here’s a rundown of the next few days:

Thursday 1/5: Tabletop gaming. If games like Settlers and Dominion are your cup of tea, pull up a chair and dive in!

Friday 1/6: Programming class, second session. Registration filled right up, but this will be repeated, so if you want to learn Python, stay tuned.

Saturday 1/7: Book release party! How often do you hear about a hackerspace hosting such a thing? Circus performers, sooo excited! Public most welcome.

Sunday 1/8: Programming class, third session.

Thursday 1/12: Arduino meetup. Open to newbies and experienced users alike, bring toys! SWiT’s gonna be showing off a few projects this month.


Book release party January 7th: Feast Your Eyes, An Illustrated Collection of Detroit’s Circus Performers

The circus comes to a coffee table near you! On January 7th, i3 Detroit will host the release party and show for member Cheryl Willard‘s new book, Feast Your Eyes, An Illustrated Collection of Detroit’s Circus Performers. The DIY workshop will be converted into a venue for some of those very performers, while members and guests alike enjoy refreshments and a show. Framed prints and a limited number of books will be available for sale. 6-9pm, public welcome, no cover.

About the book:

Cheryl Willard, known locally as Spilt Sugar, has been involved with Detroit’s circus community for over 3 years, as both an aerial performer and a photographer. In Feast Your Eyes‘s 100 pages, she presents striking costumes and vivid settings, paired with intimate portraits, offering a rare behind-the-scenes peek at the individuals who make up this unique and wondrous world. Cheryl first came to i3 Detroit in 2010 seeking a place to practice her aerial routines, and joined as a member in early 2011.

About the venue:

i3 Detroit is metro Detroit’s first hackerspace, a member-run collective of do-it-yourselfers. Founded in 2009, the group maintains an 8000 sq ft workshop in Ferndale, which supports a wide variety of activities and member-run classes. Frequent activities include electronics, metalworking, podcasting, and acrobatics. Past classes have included lockpicking, welding, and circuit board design. Members have 24/7 access to the facility and the tools within, and are free to work as individuals or collaborate on almost any project. “i3″ stands for “Imagine, Innovate, and Inspire”. i3 Detroit is located at 1481 Wordsworth, Ferndale, MI 48220.

Give Something You Made

Matt Arnold laser-cut this gift box at i3Detroit.For unto you is laser-cut this day, in the city of Ferndale, these cardboard gift boxes. Oh come, let us behold their contents: laser-cut acrylic cookie cutters in the shape of a Ford Mustang.