Hello, World! (Open Shop Science Friday!)

In advance of World’s Maker Faire in NYC this weekend, NPR’s Science Friday did a feature on hackerspaces.  Cool stuff!

We’d like to welcome anyone who heard that story, and anyone else for that matter, to our semi-regular Open Shop Friday.  Starting around 6pm, the doors will be open.  Come in and meet a few members, we’ll be doing tours and intros all night.  Bring a project to work on, bring a friend, but most of all, bring your curiosity!

Also be sure to swing by Ferndale’s DIY Street Fair and Funky Ferndale Art Fair this weekend. You might see a few familiar faces cruising around on a very strange vehicle…

Starcraft 2 ProGaming Meetup Sunday

There is a Major League Gaming tournament this weekend in Raleigh.  The plan is to watch the stream of the Starcraft 2 championship on Sunday from 6pm-11pm at i3Detroit with fellow SC2 enthusiasts.  If there is a growing interest in “Barcraft” events, then next time I’ll talk with a bar owner and try to organize something.  We aren’t alone.  This week there was a Wall Street Journal article about folks watching Starcraft in bars.  Sadly there is no Michigan event which is why I’m trying this at i3.

So if you want to see what eSports is all about be at i3 this Sunday (8/28/2011) at 6pm.  We’ll order some pizza and watch the Champions duke it out.  BYOB.

Questions? contact SWiT

 

August Android User Group Meetup

Tuesday, August 23rd @ 7pm.

Anything Android! If you own an Android phone/device or even if you are only considering maybe buying an Android phone or tablet, join us! Discussion will range from, your favorite app, battery saving techniques, how to root, or anything anyone wants to share. We welcome all ranges of experience and knowledge.

Open Shop Tonight (8/12 @ 7p)

Time for another open shop at i3 Detroit.  We will be open for tours, project help and more starting at 7p until the last member passes-out.

A number of projects will be worked on including the Podcast Trailer which is getting some much needed roof insulation.

Come say hi, bring a project or throw your hand in to help with someone else’s project.