Category:Commons Area

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Zone Information
Commons Area.jpg
Zone Name Commons Area
Status Active
Zone Slogan All your space are belong to us.
Zone Coordinator(s)
Zone Slack #commons-area
Zone E-mail

Zone Color Turquoise
Paypal Button Pay money to Commons Area


The Commons area is the main hangout space at i3. It contains tables & chairs for working on a laptop, and includes the treehouse/whiteboard room.

Things done in the Commons area

  • Member meetings
  • Classes
  • Game Night
  • Project work
  • Occasionally coloring My Little Ponies

The commons area is specifically designated Minutes:Board Meeting Minutes 20240618 to include:

  • Loading Bay
  • A-side lounge
  • A-side treehouse
  • Traditional "Commons" area bounded north-south by Cinder block wall of the classroom to E-Lab and east-west by Treehouse/Media Lab to Craft Room

Table of Equipment

Equipment Authorization Owner(s) Status
Aerial Beam Clamp No Jamie Burdeski Running
Chandeliers No Mike Fink Running
Commons Ceiling Fans No i3Detroit Running
Commons Light Switches No i3Detroit Running
Disco Ball No i3Detroit Running
Disco Spotlights No i3Detroit Running
Dog Cot No i3Detroit Running
Drying Rack No i3Detroit Running
Infocus Projector No i3Detroit Running
Large bathroom fan No i3Detroit Running
Large bathroom light No i3Detroit Running
N2D2 LN2 Dewar No i3Detroit Running
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED No i3Detroit Running
Sandblaster No i3Detroit Running
Tandem kayak No Jody Raiford Running
Triangle of the month i3Detroit Running
Vacuum Former No John Sugg Running
Wesco Pallet Jack No i3Detroit Running
Moneysucker No i3Detroit Profit!

Expectations About Food And Dishes

The Board collectively acts acted as the Zone Coordinator for this zone. Part of the equipment used to be a set of dishes. But they were frequently left unwashed, which potentially attracted pests, and unfairly imposed a washing burden on others. The Board voted on the following decision as Zone Coordinator to remove that equipment:

"i3Detroit will not own non-disposable dishes for individual use, including plates, bowls, cups, and eating utensils. This measure neither requires nor prohibits the group from continuing to provide and replenish a stock of disposable equivalents. The group will continue to own non-disposable containers and utensils which are designed to dispense food or drinks to an entire gathering. Non-disposable dishes for individual use will be treated like any other abandoned property."

As a result of that decision, if you find unattended dishes, please ticket them and put them in the Lost And Found. Members may store their own dishes in their storage area. Many members use a tub in their storage cube. That's recommended for keeping the dust off.

However, i3Detroit will continue to own "servingware", such as ladles, tongs, platters, crocks, tureens, pitchers, decanters, carafes, or spigoted beverage dispensers.


General TODOs

Task Name Description Priority Champion
Paint the Snack Shop Vending Machine It is currently primed from a long ago attempt at painting 1
Fix the Dixie Narco Soda Machine controller The controller software (maybe hardware?) is not completely stable, debug and fix 1
Update Dixie Narco Soda Machine page Information and links to documentation on the controller running it right now and the software in the most up to date state should be on that page 1
Comission the new vending machines reconnect, test, repair (if needed), fill, and use the new machines 1
add wiki page for new vending machines that's it, all possible info and manuals please 1
Build new commons tables collaboration between welding and wood shop to design and build new modular commons tables 1

Equipment TODOs

Infocus Projector
  • Make a permanent home for the remote control
  • Route VGA/Composite cables from the projector down behind the screen to the audio hookup location
  • Add an HDMI adapter and chromecast
Philips HeartStart OnSite AEDExpiration date is listed as December 2016.
  • Reseal everything!
  • Run air line drop from above.
Tandem kayakAdd a couple pulleys so the gearbox is reachable from the floor.
Vacuum Former
  • Please create list of materials that can be used, with suggested suppliers
  • Basic tutorial & instructions would be helpful