TEDx Detroit was a rousing success!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out and supported TEDx Detroit. The attendance was phenomenal this year, the speakers were insprational and forward-thinking, and the networking and collaboration environment is providing lift to the rise of Detroit across the nation and around the world. In addition to the traditional TED-style talks, participants were also taken on tour to view the rework-in-progress on the Grand Army of the Republic building: one of Detroit’s oldest and most historically impactful structures. On display in the TEDx Labs this year were several hacker- and maker-spaces including i3 Detroit, many with interactive and exciting crafts and hands-on items.

We ended up having about 120 people stop by at various points throughout the day and talk with us about i3 Detroit and what makes it different from other hackerspaces around the Metro area. Interest in tours and membership was high, and we’re thrilled to have the possibility to show new visitors what the space is all about in person! Many of the projects we brought along were a great hit, including the ammo-can speakers, ChronoTune, Racing PowerWheels, and the Giant Connect 4.

In addition to spending time with the attendees, we also spent quite a bit of time talking with and getting to know the organizers, staff, and volunteers of TEDx Detroit. Contratulations on a great conference, and we are looking forward to next year!

Signazon Donation for i3 Motorsports

i3 Motorsports Gets Some New Swag From Signazon.com

Signazon.com is our new favorite banner, sticker, and all things signs supplier. Check out what they made for us! Signazon lets customers design their own sign through their online design tool. Just upload a picture of how you want your sign to look, select a size and other options, and you’re good to go. Signazon has donated two 2′x4′ banners to us and a stack of really cool vinyl stickers. Look for these anywhere you might see our legendary #3 power wheels racer, or other i3 Detroit made vehicles.


Powerwheels racing spawns the “Mini Leo”

i3 Detroit and Detroit GT have begun a wonderful symbiotic relationship of Power Wheels awesomeness.  Starting this race season Detroit GT will be our official Power Wheels Racing Series team sponsor.  And as a thank you to Detroit GT we made them their very own little promotional vehicle which henceforth shall be known as the “Mini Leo”.  Mini Leo is built from a Power wheels Jeep chassis and features an OOGA horn as well as bubble blower exhaust.  We look forward to our new relationship with Detroit GT as they have designed new logos for us and we plan on rolling out more t-shirts and signage here in the near future!