A Castle Full of Wonders at Maker Faire Detroit

Animation of fire-belching knights standing guard outside the castle yurt

Every year, i3Detroit members submit so many projects to Maker Faire Detroit (coming up July 27-28!) that the Faire organizers give us our own tent and let us manage the details. This year, no fewer than ten of those projects are by Jan and David Henry, including the fire-shooting knights and giant castle yurt pictured here.

Inside the castle, you’ll find more projects by the couple and by other i3 members, including costumes, magic mirrors, lanterns, chandeliers… the list goes on! Many of the projects are collaborations with other i3 members.

David initially came to i3 for the Hackaday party in 2014, and Jan followed a few months later. “I wanted to know where he was going — he’d be gone for hours — it was unlike him to be out that long, so I came for the Halloween party, he showed me around, then I joined in December”

Got Scrap?

Here’s a simple laser project that makes a bunch of useful things.  It uses up some of those small pieces of scrap acrylic that people toss into the drawer.  Many people wonder why that’s in there, because most projects require larger pieces.  These plant markers are small enough to be unobtrusive, yet still very readable.  They won’t absorb water or decay.  And they can be reused!

Join us for our Bi-weekly pottery class! Check the calendar for dates and times. All materials are available for purchase at time of class. Just bring your hands and a willingness to get a little dirty!
Fun for all ages and skill levels!

i3Detroit 10th Anniversary Open House

i3Detroit is 10 years old this year! On Sunday, March 24, 2019, we will be hosting an Open House from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to celebrate. The event is free to the public and will feature tours and demonstrations of woodworking, machining, 3D printing, sewing, electronics, injection molding, leatherwork, ceramics and glasswork, laser cutting and robotics.