Do you want to paint a 3D printed baby alien with an optional Santa hat? Of course you do. Then sign up and come on down to i3Detroit’s Classroom next Monday evening 12/30/2019 7pm – 9pm. We have all the paints, brushes, palettes, and miniatures for a $5 material fee. Maximum 8 participants. Thanks to […]
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 a wad of bills, and get a key. We ask all of our prospective members to come check the space out and meet a few of the existing members as part of joining the community. Our signup process requires prospective members to get familiar with what it means to be part of 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 (pew pew!), who is responsible for cleaning the toilets (everybody) 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!
Wayfarer “Magic Box” Replacement Preamble My dad has been an avid small-boat sailor for absolutely forever, with his dad taking him out for the first time in 1965 when he was 8 years old. He took to it like a duck to water (pun). Grandpa had purchased a 14′ daysailer made (at the time) by […]
VR Meetup: Rec Room Thursday 8/29/2019 7pm-10pm! We are rebuilding i3Detroit inside of Rec Room in the ^i3Detroit Custom Room. Show up at i3 or attend remotely via PC, PS4, or VR. We will have i3Detroit’s Oculus Quest and a few other VR headsets running at i3Detroit. https://recroom.com https://rec.net/event/22400 If you are new to building […]
From the first glance at the Tusano Trading Company’s wares, it makes immediate sense that Thomas’s humanities thesis at LTU was on “The value of craft … trying to find the place where making and thinking meet”. He came to i3 after outgrowing the woodshop on campus, and over two years, has developed a wide variety of works and a small business to encompass them.
Every year, i3Detroit members submit so many projects to Maker Faire Detroit (coming up July 27-28!) that the Faire organizers give us our own tent and let us manage the details. This year, no fewer than ten of those projects are by Jan and David Henry, including the fire-shooting knights and giant castle yurt pictured here.
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.