Red Bull Creation Challenge: Live Blog – Last 20 Minutes

With the end in sight the interviews start.
Sneak peek at our creation.

10:40 – Mission Control standing by for last minute support as the team sweats through interviews and finding that last bolt for the warp drive.

10:48 – LESS THAN 15 MINS LEFT! (UNCONFIRMED VOTE VOTE VOTE!)!
LETS WIN THIS WELDER.  Hit the “LIKE” button on our team page http://t.co/eXAdMRo

11:01 – Meet up with our team at 3pm @ McCarren Park, Brooklyn for the judging of who will be the next Red Bull model…. Creation winner!!
Interviews and photo ops shall now commence

11:49 – Loaded up ready to roll.  http://twitpic.com/5o5o7k

12:00 – Seems the top two liked projects were tweeted. We are one of them. “@RedBullCreation Inventions like these can be admired as of 3pm today at McCarren Park. #rbcreation yfrog.com/keifwij yfrog.com/kkhjayj

12:52 – Today at 3pm http://yfrog.com/z/kffu5zjj

3:30p – JCB: Just heard from the team, all is going very well and they’ve dubbed their creation the SquiggleTrike.

 

 

 

Open Shop Tonight (6/17) @ 7p

Come check out i3 Detroit tonight as it should be a busy night.

We will be working on our Power Wheels Racers (last week before Kansas City Race) as well as testing our Red Bull Creation Challenge War Room.

All guests are welcome at 7pm tonight and are encourage to help on our group projects, work on their own or just tour the space.

See you tonight.

Water Rocket Meet-Up – 6/8 @ 7p

i3 Detroit is never one to back down from a challenge and one has been issued.  Our friends at Air Command Water Rockets released a series Four-Square-esque challenges for the art of building water rockets.  WE ARE IN.

To take on these challenges, we are going to explore a weekly meet-up for brainstorming and testing the challenges over the summer.

The first one will be this Wednesday at 7p.  It’s a bit short notice because we were also asked by a local magazine to write up a family friendly craft and we are going to do small water rockets for it.  Photos due ASAP.

Come join us for the fun and lets get some of those challenges marked off.  For other hackerspaces reading this, we would love to have some other challengers and make this really big for Air Command.

Full List of Challenges – http://www.aircommandrockets.com/10_Challenges.htm

Welding – Putting it together with power, June 11th

Coming soon to a welding table near you!
On Saturday June 11th noon – 4pm, we will be exploring once again the powers of welding metal together with current.

Due to limited equipment the workshop will only have a small bit of one-on-one.  There will be plenty of time afterwards to practice your skills.

Knowledge on torches, arc and stick will be covered, possibly some demonstration of our new TIG.

Class Safety
Welders should wear work or shop clothes without openings or gaps, to prevent arc light from reaching the skin.  In fact, those even working close to arc welding should also wear protective clothing.  Clothing should always be kept dry, including gloves.  The clothing should also be 100% cotton.  Some of the welding will produce strong IR/UV rays which will cause a nasty sunburn on unprotected skin.  You’ve been warned.

Reserve your seat
Costs:
$10 Material fee

As with most of our events, seating is limited, so you must make reservations on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Coming up: Android, Needlecraft, Lockpicking…

  • What: Needlecraft Meetup
  • When: Tuesday, 5/24, 7:00pm (Same time as Android, different area.)
  • Who: Open to the public, any skill level is welcome. Knit, crochet, and more.
  • What: Android User Group Meetup
  • When: Tuesday, 5/24, 7:00pm (Same time as needlecraft, different area.)
  • Who: Open to the public, any skill level. Users, developers, iPhone refugees, anyone with an interest in Android is welcome!
  • Bring: Phones, tablets, or toasters that run Android.
  • What: Locksport / Lockpicking class
  • When: Wednesday, 5/25, 7:00 doors, 7:30 class
  • Who: Novice locksport enthusiasts who preregistered.
  • Bring: Locks to pick, picks if you have ’em, $20 if you don’t.