Open Shop – TONIGHT (7/22 – 7pm)

Join i3 Detroit for last ditch efforts to build Maker Faire projects.  We will be there at 7pm until the sun comes up. 

Bring your Maker Faire project to work on or pitch in on some of the group projects.  If you have never seen i3 Detroit, tonight is the night.  It will be filled with members, tools a flying and projects a finishing.

This SUCKS…new dust vac at i3 Detroit

Always concerned with the safety of the space, i3 Detroit invested in a mammoth, grain silo-esque dust collector for the space.  Negotiated done to 4% of it’s full retail price (used market is awesome), we now have a 15 foot tall, 7 hp dust collector.  This cyclonic beast can provide suction to all of our wood working tools, the neighbors, the neighbors neighbors and most of the rest of Ferndale. 

Stop by and check it out at the Maker Faire After Party (7/30 @ 9p) or tonight at open shop (7/22 @ 7p)

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Maker Faire – Next Week 7/30 & 731

Sorry for the lack of posts.  i3 Detroit is on full tilt for Maker Faire next week.  We have nearly 30 projects on display across the faire.  We have people in tents as well as projects inside the Henry Ford, cars racing on the Power Wheels track and demos on the various stages.  At night, we will have the official Maker Faire After Party (9pm at i3 Detroit) with a 15 minute sneak peak of the Hackerspace Documentary: Electromagnate.  It’s going to be huge. 

Come check out our projects and party next week.  For your reading pleasure, here is a link to the official press release –

Red Bull Creation Challenge: Live Blog – Last 24 Hours


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Just over 24 hours are left in the competition and we are starting to wrap up the major aspects of our build in good shape.  We will be adding some extra goodies and doing thorough testing.  Will keep you updated as the final hours pass.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  We can win additional prizes if we win the People’s Choice Award.  This is based on Facebook likes.  Please click here to help.

11:41a – War Room Online.  Posted pictures & video from yesterday.

12:23p – Currently 4th place in the People’s Choice Award.  Please help us by clicking “Like” on this page.

3:51p – We are 15 behind 1st place.  Please help the vote.

7:10p – JCB: Just talked to Nate on the NYC crew. It’s been a rather busy day for them so far. With 16 hours left on the build clock, the team has accomplished a heck of a lot so far today! Starting bright and early this morning, they set down to hacking, not on their creation, but to fix one of the two drill presses in the community workshop that had broken the day before.

After hanging a sign to let everyone know who brought the fix, they turned back to their creation. While it is working and as of the update, the only team driving their creation around, they’ve decided that in true i3Detroit fashion, “just good enough” wasn’t enough. They’ve taken inspiration from “Home Improvement” and added MORE POWER, in the form of an upgraded CO2 tank and accumulator system. There’s also interesting vehicle embellishments afoot, which showcase their prodigious electronics talents. We won’t give them away here, as we don’t want to be spoiling any surprises they have in store for the demo tomorrow, but you can bet they’ll leave the crowd entertained and the judges wowed.

Open Shop Tonight (7/8 @ 7p)

It’s time for another open shop at i3 Detroit.  Bring your half finished projects, pitch in on a group build or just come for a tour.  There is tons to see and do tonight because of our current Red Bull Creation Challenge.  We will be supporting the team in our War Room so come join in the fun.

We will be open at 7p.  See you there.