Full Spectrum 40W Laser Cutter Up and Running!


At the Red Bull Creation this year, i3Detroit won a 40W Full Spectrum Generation 5 Hobby Laser with a 16″ x 12″ bed.

This prize was awarded to i3Detroit as the Team Choice award prize.

After much design work, purchasing, and duct installation, we now have the machine up and running in the Fab Lab. Wiki page for the machine.

We will be having training classes on the machine in the coming weeks, so watch this space and our mailing list for information.

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RBCreation; SUCCESS!!!!

After a long weekend full of emotion and sweat, i3Detroit was awarded the Team’s Choice award!!!



this means they were voted as all the other teams’ favorite!


They won a pretty BA 40 watt laser cutter from Full Spectrum Lasers!!!


we are DROOLING back in Detroit; can’t wait to get our hands on this!

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A huge shout-out to our team members Eric and Sean; who actually both missed their first father’s day to compete in the Red Bull Creation Challenge…Great job guys, I’m sure your kids will be proud :)


also…Matt’s hair is doing just fine

SaikoLED MyKi Challenge : Creating a Light That Responds to Video Games

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The SaikoLED company recently held a contest in which they would give a free prototype of their newest light to three groups of people that had a neat project idea. At this point, I had recently taken over the bi-weekly games of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator that we were playing at i3 Detroit. After suggesting that we could use their DMX light to sync with Artemis, they were more than happy to send us one of the prototypes.

After lots of tweaking…





And soldering…





We were finally ready! After hooking everything up, I grabbed my phone and began filming the video that SaikoLED requested. I have uploaded that video at the Youtube link below. Enjoy one of the many cool projects started and finished at i3 Detroit!


Help us name the balloon project!

Nate B and ZurielSeven test a GPS module

The poll is now live!  Help us name the balloon project by picking your five favorite names from the poll, linked at http://polldaddy.com/poll/6757133/

Please keep in mind when choosing a name that we will use this name to make an impact on social media including corporate visibility.  The poll closes next Saturday, December 15th, 2012.  Thanks!

Red Bull Creation @i3Detroit

We’ve got the rulz and are in full swing to come up with a game by 9 pm on Sunday.  There are about 30 members of the ‘space signed up to help at some point throughout the weekend.  We started by brainstorming ideas, then broke up into small groups to develop those ideas and try to sell them to the group.  Looks intense!


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