I’ve discovered a fatal flaw in my beloved 1998 Jeep Cherokee – the armrest storage is too deep to be useful. However, there are dividers for cassette tapes in there that provide a nice support for a tray insert, allowing for much more organization.
What’s been happening at i3 lately? A bunch of things. But, here are some highlights.
Karriane G. taught a few classes on leather mask making. It was perfect timing right before halloween. Students learned the basics of forming with leather, and were able to follow through creating their own design, adding hardware such as studs and grommets, and finally painting their creation. They’re all set for a masquerade!
Kevin F. has been busy teaching oil painting classes. These have been insanely popular, often filling up within a day. It’s so amazing to see people come in and learn new techniques. Most of the students came with little-to-none painting experience, but all left with smiles on their faces.
Matt O. has been working on his halloween costume. Can you guess what it’s going to be? Here’s a hint: “It looks like you’re trying to write a letter!”
Of course making a giant paperclip out of metal would be insanely heavy, so it’s actually that universal crafting material, the grown-up version of popsicle sticks: Schedule 40 PVC! Bent and formed by a combination of hot air, teamwork, carefully placed screws, and minor burns.
This prize was awarded to i3Detroit as the Team Choice award prize.
We will be having training classes on the machine in the coming weeks, so watch this space and our mailing list for information.
Robot Knife Fight is ready for some player testers. Ted and I will be at the shop this Friday (2013-06-28) starting at 8pm to help people get up to speed in how to compete and run a game. Bring your laptop with the Arduino IDE already installed. If you want to help improve the arena’s python code, clone the git repo. If scheduling permits we will be doing this every Friday until Detroit Maker Faire 2013.
We are down to the last 1/2 hour of the competition, an dour team is working so hard!
Huge thanks to Lincoln Electric and Torchmate for the awesome Plasma-cut logo
our team is exhausted — but they are finishing right down to the last second
The “WhirlyTubulator” will go live for demonstration at 6:30pm.
We know our team is really focused on getting their creation finished because we have not received an updated photo of Matt’s hair…
but here’s a snap of it on the live-feed; along with Eric and Sean!
We’re confident that our team will get rave reviews!
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