Our friends over at AIGA Detroit are hosting a pinewood derby. We are helping out by giving participants a space with tools to plan and build their derby cars. The actual race day will occur sometime in January, but there will be a series of workshops leading up to the event. Here is a little blurb from their website on the next workshop day:
Monday, October 24, 2011October 24, 20118:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join us for our second workshop designed to help participants prepare their cars for AIGA Detroit’s Greased Up Pinewood Derby to be held this January. This workshop will focus on continued tips and how-tos so you can transform your block of wood into a speed racer or a magnificent show car. Experts will be on hand to lend advice or bounce ideas off of. Come meet fellow racers and start working on your wheels at I3 Detroit. Hand tools and supplies will be available (pens,pencils, draft paper, sand paper) but feel free to bring anything else you might need to help in the drafting of your vehicle.
I3 Detroit 1481 Wordsworth
Ferndale, MI 48220
$15 for Non-AIGA member
$10 for AIGA members
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the workshop to ensure we have enough kits available.
*the workshop price includes a full Derby kit which contains a block of wood, axels and wheels and use of the I3 space and tools!
If you are interested in constructing a lightning-fast derby car, go ahead and hit up that eventbrite link in the post, and meet us at i3 Detroit on Oct 24th! We hope to see you there!
Coming soon to a welding table near you!
On Saturday June 11th noon – 4pm, we will be exploring once again the powers of welding metal together with current.
Due to limited equipment the workshop will only have a small bit of one-on-one. There will be plenty of time afterwards to practice your skills.
Knowledge on torches, arc and stick will be covered, possibly some demonstration of our new TIG.
Welders should wear work or shop clothes without openings or gaps, to prevent arc light from reaching the skin. In fact, those even working close to arc welding should also wear protective clothing. Clothing should always be kept dry, including gloves. The clothing should also be 100% cotton. Some of the welding will produce strong IR/UV rays which will cause a nasty sunburn on unprotected skin. You’ve been warned.
Reserve your seat
$10 Material fee
As with most of our events, seating is limited, so you must make reservations on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. Thank you!
Sparks, Fire, and Current! The class everyone has been waiting for: Welding. Bring out the torches, slap down some hot metal, spark it up and let’s weld!
On October 9th at 2pm we will be hosting our first hands-on welding workshop.
Our host has over 20 years of experience in fabrication, working on everything from automobile conveyors, to platforms, to tanks.
Welders should wear work or shop clothes without openings or gaps, to prevent arc light from reaching the skin. In fact, those even working close to arc welding should also wear protective clothing. Clothing should always be kept dry, including gloves. The clothing should also be 100% cotton. Some of the welding will produce strong IR/UV rays which will cause a nasty sunburn. You’ve been warned.
We have helmets but only a few. You cannot attend without a helmet!
This class is free to the public, though a small donation to help cover our costs is always appreciated.
phone: (248) 906-8473
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