i3 Detroit’s First Build Party

We would like to Thank Everyone for coming out and having some BristleBot Fun! Here is a Video and some Photos of the Event. Keep checking the website for future events.



Ann Arbor Maker Faire

The guys over at the Ann Arbor Go-Tech makers group are putting on the first Ann Arbor Makers Faire on Saturday August 29th 2009 at the Neutral Zone which is located at 310 E. Washington Ann Arbor, MI 48104. They are looking for people to register for exhibitors. If you would like to be apart of the making of Metro Detroit’s First Maker Faire head over to their site and register today!

i3 Detroit is already registered and planning to be there so we hope to see you all come out and visit us.

New Membership is still Open!

i3 Detroit still has open Membership if you are interested. We are holding our weekly meeting tonight @ 7:00 P.M at the Coffee Beanery in Berkley Mi.

If you are interested in learning more about the group and our projects please join us. If you already know you want to be a member you can fill out the new member sign up form and bring with you or you can pay online via credit card on our Membership page. The monthly dues are $50.00 per month. As a member you will have access to the space 24/7, attend weekly classes, voting rights and more.

We hope to see some new faces tonight as we continue to grow i3 Detroit into an amazing group of talented individuals!


i3 Detroit Team

Weekly Meeting: Tuesday July 14th @ 7:00 P.M

Just a Reminder that we will be holding our weekly group meeting Tuesday July 14th @ 7:00 P.M. We will be meeting at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley off of Woodward Ave. Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!

We appreciate everyone that can help and contribute as we continue to move forward with the building of i3Detroit.

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The i3Detroit Team

Reminder: i3 Detroit Electronics Recycling Event tomorrow!



The i3 Detroit technology cooperative will hold an electronics recycling drive on Saturday July 11th, 2009, in downtown Ferndale. Volunteers from i3 Detroit will accept drop-offs from 9AM to 3PM outside of Go Comedy, 261 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale. The group will also hold a raffle for $300 in prizes at the event.

In Metro Detroit, electronics cannot be recycled curbside. Instead, residents usually have to make an appointment to take their old electronics to a SOCCRA drop-off center[1]. The i3 recycling drive will give Metro Detroiters an alternative way to recycle their old electronics, as well as raise awareness for the importance of electronics recycling in general.

According to the EPA, electronics can contain harmful materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants[2]. Keeping these materials out of landfills can help reduce air and water pollution. All electronics collected at the event will be recycled by Silicon Alley Recyclers (http://siliconalleyrecyclers.us).

Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for laptop cases from SFBags, jinx.com gift certificates, and t-shirts from Snorg Tees. The proceeds will go towards opening i3 Detroit’s community workshop in the Russell Industrial Center.

About i3 Detroit. i3 Detroit (http://i3detroit.com) is a member-run, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a collaborative environment for the exploration of technology, art and culture.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with i3 Detroit please call Russ Wolfe at 248… or e-mail Russ at rwolfe at i3detroit.com

[1] http://www.socrra.org/electronics.html

[2] http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/ecycling/faq.htm


No Furniture

No Broken Glass

No Televisions or Displays larger than 27″

No Appliances

$2.00 minimum and .50 cents per pound cost to recycle your old equipment.

Thanks for helping the environment and our cause!