Preamble So, we have an old Snapple-badged Dixie-Narco/ECC glass-front vending machine, which one of our members bought for a song a few years ago. It was heavily discounted because the compressor was dead and the mainboard was pretty much dead. But it has 54 slots for drinks and is way more volumetrically efficient to store […]
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.
We are a lot of people who know a lot of things. We do our best to put all of that knowledge into one place, the wiki. You should be able to find information including what tools we have, what is a laser cutter, who is responsible for cleaning the toilets and what famous character we made out of duct tape. Take a gander.
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!
If you’ve got the bare basic knowledge, come learn how to use one of our basic sewing machines. Learn how to thread and clean the machine, read the manuals, and a variety of stitches that you can use with any project — and how to push your skills further. Suggested donation to Sewing Zone of […]
Learn the basic ideas behind sewing and textile/garment construction. Includes basic stitches, fasteners like buttons and snaps, and cutting techniques. You get supplies for a sewing “sampler.” Suggested donation to Sewing Zone $5. Tuesday, February 5 @ 7:30, Classroom Guests must be accompanied by a member. RSVP on Eventbrite.
New Member Rebecca is giving our first class in Ceramics. This is a beginning class working in clay. Student will learn how to handle clay and the tools used. Students will make a simple vessel, which will be dried and fired in the i3 kiln. Objects made in this class will be dried and […]
With the upcoming release of the Ready Player One movie, a few of us at i3 decided to do a ‘simple’ hack to the Atari 2600 game Adventure as a tribute to the book that we enjoyed. The thrust of the story concerns a retro themed easter egg hunt using popular culture from the ’70s, […]
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.