Robots: DONE

As regular readers may know, i3Detroit has been sponsoring two FIRST Robotics teams, giving them full use of our shop and other resources. It’s been hectic, crowded, noisy, and very productive. And now it’s (almost) over.

Tonight was “ship day”, meaning that all work on the robots had to be completed before midnight, and bags and tamper-evident seals affixed. After that, there was some of the silliness that accompanies a late-night sink-or-swim deadline, and some cleanup. We made it! Two functional robots, a whole bunch of involved students, no fights, no injuries, nothing more than minor tool breakage and wear. Competition starts in two weeks. In the meantime, there’s software to work on, t-shirts to distribute, buttons to design…

Congratulations, 1216 Oak Park and 3302 Clawson! You’ve come a long way, and we’ll be rooting for you at competition!

Followup: DIY Filmmaker Meetup

Last Thursday’s Filmmaker Meetup was a big success. We had lots of people show up to meet their peers and share their work. Many ideas were generated for future events.

Thanks to Madebydetroit and Silver Bullet Pictures for all their help.

Check out the work of some of the participants:

SMACC, Southern Michigan’s Arts and Creativity Conference

Arts, Beats & Eats comes to Royal Oak

Welcome to Royal Oak - Arts, Beats and Eats
Welcome to Royal Oak – Arts, Beats and Eats

It’s official.  Royal Oak, MI is now the host of the 2010 Michigan Arts, Beats & Eats Festival.  This is very exciting news for our city and will be awesome exposure for i3 Detroit and community in general to a large audience.  We can’t wait to start hearing about plans and expect to see i3 Detroit there in full force. 

i3 Detroit will be at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Saturday from 10am-7pm

Hey Everyone i3 Detroit will be at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Saturday November 21st from 10am to 7pm. We will be showing the cupcake car after it’s debut in the Royal Oak Holiday Parade as well as showcasing a few smaller i3 Member projects. We also have a cool make and take project for anyone interested. If you are interested in learning more about i3 Detroit or you just want to stop bye and say hi that is cool as well. Come and support all the local handmade crafts and art at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair brought to you by the cool girls over Handmade Detroit!

Royal Oak Spooktacular!

Sunday was Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Costume Build Day at i3 Detroit. It also happened to be Spooktacular in Royal Oak where all the families can go trick or treating at the businesses in downtown Royal Oak. We thought it would be fun to take the Cup Cake car for a drive downtown to hand out candy. The response to the Cup Cake car was great as usual and a lot of fun handing out candies and photos with the kids.