Tuesday electronics night: the bench?

Anything with wires, solder, or batteries is welcome at Tuesday’s electronics gathering. This is a “birds of a feather” session, with no specific lessons planned. Non-members, just to be clear, are welcome as always!

If there’s interest, it might be fun to go along the electronics workbench and play with the various equipment: Power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and meters.  We’ve got a decent setup here, and this would be a good chance to get some hands-on fiddling time.

Tuesday February 9th, 7pm, 322 e. 4th st, 48067. See you then!

Lock picking for Fun Saturday evening with Pumping Station:One

psoneSo what are you planning on doing this Saturday? Well you are coming out to i3 Detroit to hang out with the members from Chicago’s very own Pumping Station: One. A crew of approx. 8 members from Pumping Station: One are heading out this Saturday to spend a day and evening with everyone at i3 Detroit. Their very own Eric Michaud will be teaching a class on lock picking for fun from 8pm-10pm this coming Saturday. If you are interested in taking the class please sign up on the i3 Detroit websites class page. Also if you just want to come and hang out with the members from i3 Detroit and the great people from Pumping Station: One you are welcome to do that as well. If you have a project that you want to work on in the space bring it, if you want to hang out a chat or bounce ideas around that is ok too.

We hope to see everyone come out and meet the crew from Pumping Station: One or maybe you have not been to i3 Detroit yet and have been wanting to check it out. This would be a great weekend to do this. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

New Classes Posted

Hey All.  We added a few new events to the calendar.  Come check them out.  Please RSVP so we can estimate needed supplies. More coming soon.

  • Craft Night: Intro to Screen Printing – 11/23 @ 7pm – RSVP
  • Basic Skills: Woodworking Machines – 11/29 @ 2pm – RSVP
  • Intro to Lock Picking for Fun – 12/05 @ 8pm – RSVP
  • DIY Filmmaking Meetup – 12/10 @7pm – RSVP

Class – Intro to Webservers

We still have open seats for Tomorrows Intro to Web Servers class (Part1). If you would like to sign up please click HERE.

Intro to Web Servers (Part 1) – go from basic computer to full web server in about an hour

Course will cover basic concepts in addition to practical hands-on experience.

Topics we will gloss over:

  • basic networking and the internet
  • what a web server is
  • server / client relationship
  • Running a web server from your house for fun and maybe profit.
  • Installing Apache web server a couple different ways
  • Basic configuring and customizing your web server
  • We will go over a few modifications(mods) to install on to you machine to optimize your web sites performance.
  • What’s a domain and how to get one and get it working with your web server
  • dynamic and static domains will be covered
  • How to serve up pages and files

Materials Needed:

  • A windows/OSX/ Linux laptop with VMware server/ player installed ( I can not provide this as it is against licencing )
  • In the class you will be provided with a pre-made virtual install of ubuntu server 8.10

It is suggested to have a basic understanding of computers and the linux operating system, regardless you’ll no doubt learn something.

New Classes!

As most of you know we are winding down the build out of our space and gearing up for our opening house party. At the same time we are starting to lay out our class schedule for the first week of October. We have posted a few classes for the first week. We will be working over the next couple of weeks to continue to grow our class offerings for the month of October. You can see all the classes we have to offer on our classes page.

Here is a list of some of the classes currently open for registration:

Introduction to Web Advertising (Part 1) Monday October 5th

Web Advertising is a medium that evolves daily.  There are millions of websites to advertise on and it is hard to know what is best for you. The goal of this course will be to empower you to select the right sites and services to drive traffic to your website. This course will start to cover these topics in two parts.

Radio Basics (Part 1) Wednesday October 7th

This class will introduce radio communication, the nitty-gritty of how signals get from a transmitter
to a receiver, and how information is encoded in those signals. We will tackle misconceptions and try
to give each student an intuitive understanding of how this stuff works, which will make future radio
classes and experimentation easier.

Introduction to Web Advertising (Part 2) Monday October 12th

Part 2 to Web Advertising is a medium that evolves daily.  There are millions of websites to advertise on and it is hard to know what is best for you. The goal of this course will be to empower you to select the right sites and services to drive traffic to your website. This course will start to cover these topics in two parts.

Part 15, CB, ham, broadcasting &You can pass the ham exam! (Part 2 of Radio Basics) Wednesday October 14th

There's more to radio than just the technology, of course, and before you get on the air
(even with a wifi AP) you should understand the rules about who can transmit where, why, and what.
This class will talk about the "license-free" myth, commercial and amateur services, licensing and
testing for individuals and for equipment. Most importantly, we will discuss why this all matters to you,
the experimenter.