Holy Upcoming Events, Batman!

Yesterday’s Bottle-cap Contact Microphone class was a success thanks to CMKT 4. Attendees had the privilege of seeing a pretty cool little concert as well. i3Detroit is going to keep rocking it in the upcoming week and here’s how!


This Saturday, March 12th, at noon, there will be a meeting up of the Michigan Scale Model Boat Club. Feel free to stop by and check it out.


Quick, before it melts!

Sunday, March 13th, at noon, member Dustin will be pulling out the chain saw for his Ice Carving Class. Students will learn basic carving techniques, texturing, and will got a little hands on experience!
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Monday is 3/14…Pi Day!!!

Let them eat Pie!

Come join us for some mathy-good fun! Bring some pie, eat some pie and be prepared to share some good old fashioned math puns.

Party starts at 7pm. Don’t forget the Cool Whip.


Does molten metal interest you? How about the chance to see someone accidentally set themselves on fire?

Then be at i3Detoit Saturday, March 19th at 1pm to attend Alex Drummer’s Metal Casting Class. Kits will be available for purchase that will allow for 2 pewter castings.
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i3Detroit Panel at ConFusion

Members of i3 Detroit will be hosting a panel at ConFusion this coming weekend.

ConFusion runs from Friday January 21st to Sunday, January 23rd at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.

The Panel will be held Sunday, January 23 @ 12pm in Salon E.

The panel is called  “The Age of the Hacker: A Primer to Hackerspaces and DIY Culture.”

Excerpt from Program Book: “Hackers (not computer thieves, but rather the imaginative practitioners of the do-it-yourself mentality) are on the rise. The Internet has made all manner of technology more accessible and cost-effective to the ordinary hobbyist, providing everything from free project diagrams to cheap pneumatic valves. As a direct result, more people are exploring the world of at-home machining, crafting, and electronics-for-fun, profit, and home repair. Most of all they are getting out of their garages and into communities called hackerspaces, where they work, share, and learn together. Join a few members from i3Detroit as they explain the hackerspace phenomenon, demonstrate a few projects, and show you that we truly live in the Age of the Hacker.”

Panelists include: Nick Britsky, Ted Hansen, Brad McMahon, and Ross Smith.

For more information about ConFusion, check out http://confusion.stilyagi.org/

Woodworking & DIY Show – Ticket Giveaway

The promoters of the Woodworking & DIY Show were nice enough to give us two free tickets to the event this weekend (12/17 – 12/19). 

I thought the best way to distribute them was a good old fashioned giveaway.  Rules are simple.  Post a comment below and I will pick a random winner by Wednesday (12/15) @ 11a.  The tickets will be available for pick-up at i3 Detroit and are good any day of the event.

The event is pretty cool and I have to admit, I was not familiar with it.  It is the oldest traveling woodworking show in the US and takes place at the Taylor Gibraltar Trade Center.  The event has tons of demos, product displays and projects from local Detroit-area woodworkers.  Looks like there are some raffles and games as well. 

i3 Detroit will probably check it out this year and try to have a booth next year with our members projects.  More info at – Woodworking & DIY Show Website

Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Featuring i3 Detroit

i3 Detroit is again lucky to be involved with the Detroit Urban Craft Fair for their 5th anniversary.  The event is this weekend at the Filmore in Downtown Detroit starting at 10a on Saturday (12/4) and 11a on Sunday (12/5).

Besides the many vendors selling unique and cool crafts, you will find i3 Detroit doing 2 Make N’ Takes for the fair.

Matt is doing a soft electronics project.  He is taking cowboy hats and outlining them in EL wire for that necessary accessory for your holiday party.  This is a hands on build and we will help you every step of the way.

Amy is doing a Scrabble tile jewelry project.  She will be taking everyday Scrabble tiles and crafting them in to unique jewelry for gifts or yourself.  This is a hands on build as well where she will guide you through the process.

Both projects have small fee but you get to take home your homemade craft.

i3 Detroit is also working on a top secret project that will be unveiled at the show.  Come check it out.  I promise, it will be worth it.

All Hands Active (our hackerspace friends to the West) will also be there with a cool soldering Make N’ Take.

Link to Lish Dorset (one of the organizers) on Fox 2 explaining the show: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/entertainment/holiday_guide/the-5th-annual-detroit-urban-craft-fair-20101202-mr

2nd annual WinterLAN coming up: 1-15-11

Save the date! On January 15th,  i3 Detroit will be hosting the second annual i3 WinterLAN Social event, starting Saturday at noon and ending when the sun comes up on Sunday.

The event will be all about games – BYOC (Bring your own computer) gaming, Board gaming, and tabletop RPG.

The i3Detroit common space will be set up for computer gaming with plenty of power, tables, and chairs.  The loft will sport a projector hooked up for console gaming (Got a vintage console you can bring?).  Board games will take place in any of our multiple rooms.

If you have any kind of game people will enjoy, bring it, bring yourself, and bring your thirst for gaming.  See you then!