We’ve got quite an event lined up. Halloween is fast approaching, and if there’s one thing nerds like to do, it’s wear nerdy costumes. JOIN UP! CHECK-IN, RSVP, YELP-SQUARE-TWEETLUR-BOOK or whatever you kids do these days. Just fill up all the internet tubes! yadda yadda. Spam this out to your friends.
We’ll have some phat beats dropping and mad costumes. We’ll also entertain serious discussions about how awesome Jurassic Park was, your favorite molecule, and hopefully… HOPEFULLY someone does the ninja rap, Go ninja go ninja GO!
The thing that makes this event extra exciting is it coincides with Ted’s 40th birthday. This means two things for you: free booze (thanks Ted!), and an excuse to heckle an old man about his age, you ungrateful people!
To cap it all off, we’ll be making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Yeah, you read that right. LIQUID.NITROGEN. Insanely fast, insanely cold. What more do you need to know? Go get your calendar right now and put a big ol’ circle in the shape of a pumpkin around the 29th!
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.
Ferndale, MI 48220
For more information, write to contact [at] i3detroit [period] com or call (248) 566-9995
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!
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
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, January 9th, we’ll depart i3Detroit at 12:00 PM for lunch (location TBD once we get together). Around 1:15, we’ll head over to the Birmingham Ice Arena for the 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM open skate. Be sure to bring $5 for admission and $3 for rental skates if you need them (bring skates if you can, though; the online information says “limited sizes” are available).
Once we’ve had our fill, we’ll return to i3Detroit for hot chocolate, grilled cheese, and roast marshmallows. Yum!
Additional Links and Information:
Birmingham Ice Arena
2300 East Lincoln Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!
A: A big, multicolored, spinning, disco-ball-thingy that is connected to Twitter!
You may have noticed* a sudden rise in the occurrence of the word “i3detroit” on Twitter in the last day or so. As part of the development of our hackerspace automation system, we’ve hooked up an rs485 relay box to a python script that is constanly watching twitter. Whenever the magic word “i3detroit” whizzes by on the twittertubes, the relay closes for 30 seconds.
Add the aforementioned disco-light and you’ve got an instant, half-minute, dance party triggered by any twitter user anywhere!
You can join the party yourself here.
*of course you didn’t.
phone: (248) 906-8473
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