Do I have to be a member to use the space?
i3 Detroit is open to anyone to drop by and take a look around. Non-members are welcome to come by and work on projects. To use space for personal projects or consume resources, you are kindly asked to become a member.
All members will have access to the space whenever they feel like. Please check out i3 Detroit Membership for instructions on how to become a member. Membership dues are $100 per month. We’re funded entirely by dues and donations, so we encourage everyone to be a regular member if they can afford it. Of course you can always donate additional funds if you’re so inclined!
- Access to the space.
- Allowed use of any shared resources & tools within the space.
- Ability to hold events in the space for other members or non-members.
- Participation in consensus decision making about issues and matters dealing with the space during our weekly meetings.
- Storage in space for personal projects and tools.
No, classes and workshops are open to anyone who receives an invite or announce about it. Check out the Mailinglist page for information on how to join our announce list.
Our space (Once we have a space) will be open 24/7 to good standing members. Non-members are allowed to visit the space while another member is willing to accompany them.
Yes! Good standing members will be allowed to keep projects and personal items within project boxes.
Members will be allowed to keep personal tools and items within project boxes, which will be kept separate from donated tools and items. Tools given to the space (not kept within project boxes) will be considered to be a donation to the “501c3 nonprofit”, accessible to any member at any time. Donations are not returnable or refundable.
Only good standing members are allowed to donate items to the space (as to minimize clutter and junk accumulation). If you’re not a member and have something big to donate please speak with a member to cosign on the donation.
Currently No! i3 Detroit hopes to apply for our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Once we are approved for our tax exempt status, all donations to i3 Detroit will be tax deductible. (However, dues are not deductible due to IRS rules.)
i3 Detroit aims to create a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring like mind people together that share a common passion for technology, art and culture.
The community will be run by it’s members through voting. All founding members will work together to create a set of by-laws that all members and non-members will be required to follow. The goal is to provide a safe and fun community environment.
We hope to become a community resource by hosting various classes including but not limited to electronics, programming, crafts, Photography, cooking and all other skills that members or others are willing to share. We want to create an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.
As the collective grows we hope to build relationships with other Hacker Spaces that are willing to collaborate on projects and classes.
What does i3 stand for: Imagine, Innovate & Inspire
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