We recently had to replace the hinges on one of the laser cutters. There aren’t any hinges out there that seemed to have the right hole spacing, so I ordered some heavy duty hinges without pre-punched holes, thinking I could just drill them where needed. But how to layout the hole pattern and make sure […]
Ever dream of a place where you could build and craft your heart’s desires?
A place to find other Do-It-Yourself-ers and get tips and advice?
A place where you could learn to use and have access to tools that would never fit into your garage or your budget?
That place exists, today. Welcome to i3Detroit.
Here at i3Detroit, we want to create and build, probably much like yourself. We’re not a profit-driven tool rental center, we’ve got a burning passion to create, tinker, hack and make, one that drives us to create the best possible community and space. Our members take pride in what we’ve built, and for good reason. We’ve got such a diverse range of things to create with here, and we’ve done it all as a highly-engaged volunteer community with a passion for things such as crafting, woodworking, metalworking, electronics, welding, programming, and digital fabrication!
Located near the heart of Ferndale, we’re close to many local events and an amazing community. If you’re curious about, or never heard of a Makerspace, then swing on by on a Friday evening (6:00 to 9:00 PM) to take a tour and get to know the membership!
Excited? Gotten this far? Come see us! You’ll find this is just the place you’ve been looking for!
See you soon!
Want to join?
i3 Detroit prides itself on being an open community, but that doesn’t mean anyone can just walk in, hand over $49, and get a key. We like all of our members to come check the space out and meet a few of the members before becoming a part of the community. Our signup process requires prospective members to get familiar with a community-run organization before joining.
i3 Detroit is always actively seeking Donations and Sponsorship to help continue our growth and educational goals. If you are interested in helping our community we have many options for you to help. Since i3 Detroit is a 501c3 organization your contribution may be tax deductible.
You can find all of our happenings here. The calendar includes all of our reoccurring events and classes.
Check out what we’ve been up to!
i3detroit’s two laser cutters are the most used large tools in all of our makerspace. The things you can make with computer controlled sheet stock cutting (wood, plastic, cardboard, cloth) is limited only by your imagination. As a member of i3detroit you can use our laser cutter 24/7, but we require that you complete two […]
Deck Your Halls: Wreath Workshop When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11am – 2 pm Where: i3Detroit Who: 6 students max Cost: $20/Student (Eventbrite) What: Local small business woman Sue Bussell teaches you how to create those big, gorgeous professional-looking bows, strategies for silk flowers, and the basic essentials of holiday floral decorations! Bring your own […]
When: January 14, 3-5 PM Where: 1481A Wordsworth Street, Ferndale, MI 48220 Max Class Size: 10 Cost: $5 (Get tickets now on Eventbrite!) Class Description: Have you ever wanted to sit down and play a tune on the piano for your family or friends? By the end of this class, you should be able to do just […]
We had a great workshop featuring Resin Painting taught by Emily. Everyone had a great time and made great art. Watching the art work change as the Epoxy mixed and hardened was fascinating. There will be more workshops in the future. Please keep an eye on our mailing lists for the announcement.
i3Detroit is a volunteer community — no staff, no regular business hours! If you would like to learn more about the community and capabilities of i3 stop by on a Friday night after normal business hours. If you want to see how we herd 150 cats stop by on the first or third Tuesdays of the month. The cat-herding starts at 7:30.
We look forward to having you as part of the community!
Questions for the Leadership:
Please email contact@i3Detroit.org.
Questions for the Membership:
Want to ask a question or propose something to the entire membership? Use our public google group.