i3 Detroit is everywhere this weekend – Penguicon, Thunderdrome & NAMES Expo

It’s the time of year again and i3 Detroit is heading out to Penguicon in style.  This year we are participating in three classes and throwing another massive room party to defend our title of best room party from 2010. Party starts at 9p tonight (4/29) in room 1512 at the Troy Marriott.   There will be projects on display like the famous Chronotune, demos, Open Soda, an invasion by Norsemen and much more.  Join us for the following talks over the weekend as well.

9 am Sat: The Importance of Social Learning/Why Everyone Needs a Hackerspace
5 pm Sat: Hacker Space Panel
2 pm Sun: Maker Faire

More info at http://www.penguicon.org/

This weekend also happens to be the Thunderdrome.  We will have two teams racing in events including John in the amateur moped division and Nick in the Go-Kart division.  Come cheer on our teams and enjoy a day at the Detroit Velodrome.  Races start at noon on Saturday (4/30)

More info at http://www.thunderdrome.com

The North American Model Engineering Society’s Expo is this weekend (NAMES) and Steve is going to represent i3 and check out the classes.  Long-time supporter of i3 Detroit, Rick Chownyk is giving his awesome demo of home foundry skills at 3pm on Saturday.  A number of other cool classes are also available.

More info at – http://www.modelengineeringsoc.com/index.html