RBCreation: Down to the wire–30 minutes remain




We are down to the last 1/2 hour of the competition, an dour team is working so hard!


Huge thanks to Lincoln Electric and Torchmate for the awesome Plasma-cut logo



our team is exhausted — but they are finishing right down to the last second

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The “WhirlyTubulator” will go live for demonstration at 6:30pm.

We know our team is really focused on getting their creation finished because we have not received an updated photo of Matt’s hair…

but here’s a snap of it on the live-feed; along with Eric and Sean!


We’re confident that our team will get rave reviews!


Red Bull Creation 2013 – Liveblog!!

RBC 2013 has gotten off to a roaring start! Our i3 Build team have taken planes, trains, and automobiles to converge on one of the most exciting moments together this summer! Matt, Sean, Rocco, Eric and Marie are on site and hacking away! Mission Control has dozens of people in a flurry to find our guys(and girl) directions to the hardware store, prices, part numbers or even the closest hair salon for gel/cream/fiber/magic to keep Matt’s hair in tip top shape during the craziness!

### Updates ###
[6/13 3:00PM] —   The team has dismantled and hacked the floor fans provided by RBC this year. Truly a sacrifice during the blistering Brooklyn heat.    

[6/13 3:25PM] —  Matt is dangerously low on hair product!

[6/13 3:37PM] — Matt: “We are at Home Depot, Message for supplies we are grabbing corded drills”

i3 Detroit Team Prep Photo
(See the grinders? That’s them preparing)


The Topic and Theme…. “Signal to Noise”


Quick planning session before build kick off at RBC!



The secret ingredient of i3’s creation this year?  Whirly Tubes!!!


[6/13 5:08PM]

New parts have arrived! A mad dash to Home Depot has yielded a whole bunch of corded drills.


Local Detroit Hackerspace Wins Red Bull Creation Semi-Finals – Heads to New York City for Finals.


PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

FERNDALE, MI, May 20, 2013

Red Bull USA announced that i3 Detroit is a winner in the qualifying round of its Red Bull Creation 2013 contest. I3 Detroit and 5 other teams from around the US, from Maine to Maui, have been selected as Finalists from almost 50 teams nationwide. The i3 Detroit team will be flown to New York City for the final round, a 72-hour marathon creative build on June 13-16.

Red Bull Creation 2013 is the 3rd Annual event which challenges teams of top inventors to design and make something useful, imaginative and inspiring in 72 hours, for a purse of $10,000.

i3 Detroit is a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring together like-minded people who share a common passion.

i3 Detroit is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

i3 Detroit -The Metro Detroit Hackerspace


Red Bull Creation Challenge: Live Blog – Last 20 Minutes

With the end in sight the interviews start.
Sneak peek at our creation.

10:40 – Mission Control standing by for last minute support as the team sweats through interviews and finding that last bolt for the warp drive.

LETS WIN THIS WELDER.  Hit the “LIKE” button on our team page

11:01 – Meet up with our team at 3pm @ McCarren Park, Brooklyn for the judging of who will be the next Red Bull model…. Creation winner!!
Interviews and photo ops shall now commence

11:49 – Loaded up ready to roll.

12:00 – Seems the top two liked projects were tweeted. We are one of them. “@RedBullCreation Inventions like these can be admired as of 3pm today at McCarren Park. #rbcreation

12:52 – Today at 3pm

3:30p – JCB: Just heard from the team, all is going very well and they’ve dubbed their creation the SquiggleTrike.