Learn to Create Electronic Music On Your Phone – April 1st, 7 pm @ i3Detroit

Electronic Music Waveform

Learn to create electronic music on your phone!! Use low cost and free software to bring out your inner DJ. Thomas will demonstrate how to use the software and show you how to make your music yourself.
Bring your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet and a good pair of headphones. Software links will be provided.
Date: April 1st, 7-9 pm
Location: i3Detroit
Sponsored by i3 member Thomas Xu
Maximum class of 8
Open to the public

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Introduction to Flask Framework for Web Development

Flask is a popular Python package for developing web applications. Flask is considered a “micro” framework with a simple core and numerous extensions for database integration, form validation, authentication and more.

During the class Bruce will demonstrate a simple website using Flask in a Python virtual environment. Topics will include the model-view-controller (MVC) paradigm, Jinja2 templates and if time permits, integrating a simple SQLite database using SQLAlchemy.

Requirements:

– Some prior knowledge of Python
– Bring a personal laptop if you want to create the website during the class. (Code will be provided.)

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Lock Picking 101 – Sat Feb 27 1-4PM

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Learn to open locks without the key.  A fun hobby and intellectual exercise.

Our trainer can have you opening simple locks by the end of class.

Tools will be supplied during the class but many people wish to purchase their own tools to train with.  Suggested tools are either the TOOOL Tremendous Twelve Toolkit available at http://toool.us/equipment.html OR The SouthORD MPXS-08, MPXS-11, or MPX-14 available at http://www.southord.com or http://www.lockpickersmall.com/

Limited Seating.
Eventbrite signup:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lock-picking-101-tickets-21012531046

First Letterpress Class Held at i3!!!

i3 member Ashley hosted two classes to introduce the new (to i3) Letterpress. The press is a Line-O-Scribe Show Card Writer. The press was built sometime between 1920 and 1940 in Adrian MI.

The class demonstrated basic letterpress techniques and printing. The students picked a Valentine’s Day theme pattern to print. Then the pattern was reversed and carved into linoleum blocks. Different colored inks and paper card stock are picked to create hand made Valentine’s Day cards. The linoleum blocks are put on the press, ink rolled onto the block, and pressure applied to create beautiful cards.

 

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Letterpress made in Michigan

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The press surrounded by colored oil inks

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