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Our Concept:

3 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 for technology, art and culture.

The community is run by its members through voting. All founding members have worked together to create a set of by-laws that all members and supporters follow. The goal is to provide a safe and fun community environment.

Our goal is to stay a community resource through continuous hosting of various classes and events. We have created an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.

i3 Detroit is continually working with other hackerspaces and community organizations to work on projects, events and educational opportunities.

What does i3 stand for: Imagine, Innovate & Inspire

How we fund the project

We fund the project through our Membership dues, Sponsorships, Fundraisers and Donations. All proceeds go towards paying the rent, utilities, insurance, and tools. All financial decisions are voted on by members with voting rights.


   * Build and maintain physical spaces suitable for technical, art and social collaboration.
   * Collaborate on all forms of technology, art and culture in new and interesting ways.
   * Apply the results of its work to specific cultural, charitable and scientific causes.
   * Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
   * Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes.

i3 Detroit is a 501c3 organization which allows us to receive donations to assist us in meeting our purposes.

Point four of our Mission Statement says that i3 Detroit will freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.

In general, our licensing policy guarantees this mission point as well as ensuring that i3 Detroit remains compliant with the spirit and letter of the law for 501(c)(3) exempt non-profit organizations.

Our licensing policy is considered a part of our policy because the emphasis of the policy is to encourage global collaboration.

Our Inspirations

i3 Detroit has been inspired by the many Hacker Spaces that have been created through out the globe such as Noisebridge, NYC Resistor, Cowtown Computer Congress and Psone.

Some or All of information found in this site has been modified and borrowed from HacDC & TCOH.

All contributions and content produced by i3 Detroit are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

For attribution purposes, we ask that you link back to the relevant content on i3detroit.com and give credit to content creators, where applicable.