TGIF! Or more specifically, TGIOSF. That’s Open Shop Friday, the day each week when Metro Detroit’s oldest hackerspace explicitly invites non-members to come visit. (The rest of the time, it’s implicit, but some folks like a direct invitation. This is that.) We’re at 1481 Wordsworth, in Ferndale. Ring the doorbell if it’s not already open! […]
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Two bits of Maker Faire news to share. First, it looks like i3 Detroit will be hosting the official Maker Faire afterparty. Details to follow, but the murmurs I hear from the planning team are interesting indeed. Second, an email went out from Maker Faire yesterday: The Maker Faire Detroit Call for Makers has been […]
At the Hamvention fleamarket, Dustin got an amazing price on a Handheld Products 3800r barcode scanner, probably because the cable wasn’t included. The connector on the bottom of the scanner is a nonstandard 10p10c (aka RJ50), so most folks wouldn’t just be able to make one, but buying a $57 cable for a $1 scanner […]
Top: Male OBD-II connectors and pins. Middle: STN1110 multiprotocol vehicle interface IC. Bottom: MCP2551 CAN transceiver IC. (Note: We also have the female version of the connectors, female terminals, and the appropriate crimpers.) None of this stuff is particularly expensive or hard to find, but in i3’s electronics lab, it’s already been picked out, ordered, shipped, and sorted. With […]
Friday, April 6, 5pm-10pm-ish: Open Shop Friday, holiday weekend edition! With so many members off work for the day, there’ll be someone around the shop earlier than normal to open the doors and host guests. This is an ideal time to drop in and see the space, meet the members, and work on a project! […]