It’s not scary, it’s not difficult, and it doesn’t take years to learn. I think I can prove that to you though this crash course on computer programming. It’s not going to get you a job at Google, but it will let you figure out which words are used most frequently in the book “Alice in Wonderland”, or generate a list of anagrams for your friend’s names! Isn’t technology amazing?
i3Detroit is a non-profit collaborative workspace in Ferndale, MI.
Crafting, woodworking, metal working, electronics, welding, programming, and digital fabrication are just some of the activities that happen at i3Detroit.
Build anything and everything you could possibly imagine.
We are located at: 1481A Wordsworth St. Ferndale, MI, 48220
Check out what we’ve been up to!
For those following along at home: The Chronotune’s user interface is a rotary encoder, read by the Arduino. Year is indicated on 7-segment displays, and audio files are handled by a uMP3 board. (That’s what we had sitting around. If we had it to do again, we’d use an mp3 shield.) The speaker is driven by an LM386. The dial is moved by a stepper motor from an inkjet printer, with an EasyDriver.
Anyone tinkering with the Arduino experimenter’s platform is welcome to attend, as are those who are curious but don’t know where to begin. We’ll also have a look at the Arduino-LabVIEW bundle recently offered by Sparkfun. Things get under-way this Thursday (12/8) at 7pm.
You can find all of our happenings here. The calendar includes all of our reoccurring events and classes.
Want to join?
i3 Detroit prides itself on being an open community, but that doesn’t mean anyone can just walk in, hand over $49, and get a key. We like all of our members to come check the space out and meet a few of the members before becoming a part of the community. Our signup process requires prospective members to get familiar with a community-run organization before joining.
i3 Detroit is always actively seeking Donations and Sponsorship to help continue our growth and educational goals. If you are interested in helping our community we have many options for you to help. Since i3 Detroit is a 501c3 organization your contribution may be tax deductible.
For more information on how to donate head on over to our donations page.
i3Detroit is a volunteer community — no staff, no regular business hours! Visitors are welcome, without prior arrangements, when we gather for meetings: on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, starting around 6pm. (The meeting itself starts at 7:30.)
Aside from regular meetings, tours can be arranged, by emailing or posting to the group. We look forward to having you as part of the community!
Questions for the Leadership:
Please email contact@i3Detroit.org.
Questions for the Membership:
Want to ask a question or propose something to the entire membership? Use our public google group.