Blast off to summer fun with this awesome family DIY project as Metro Parent teams up with i3 Detroit for some crafty good times!
The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge is on!
i3Detroit is a hackerspace in Metro Detroit. We are participating in this year’s challenge. Help us think up, build, and test an invention to help teachers overcome a common educational challenge, no matter how big or small, focused or general.
If you have an idea that can help educators and are interested in helping us, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a teacher or educator and would like to help, but don’t have the time to reach out, you can still contribute! Take five minutes and fill out this brief survey. If you can give us even a little insight into the challenges and success stories you experience as a teacher, we’d be quite grateful.
Learn more about the challenge itself at:
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
Here are the results of a weekend hacking around with Darren Kitchen of Hak5. Thanks again D for an amazing weekend!