Minutes:Meeting Minutes 20140415

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Meeting Minutes 20140401 Meeting Minutes 20140506


Chair Justin Triplett


  • Ted - he's here for once! He likes putting stuff together, working on robot violence. Responsible for 75% of the electrical fires at i3.
  • Jerome - Came last week, coming to work on a bike
  • Kong - Interested in robotics, wants to make a robotic lawn mower

Action Item Review

Show and Tell

  • Ted shows a little somethin
    • GPS modules in e-lab
    • Mounting on his vehicle for a GPS rig
    • 3D printed a case for the module
    • May make more of the 3D cases for the e-lab for others to use

New Business

Redbull Creation Update

  • Matt
  • Update on RedBull creation challenge.
  • Detroit representative from RedBull stopped by today
  • We got some RedBull
  • RedBull Creation is happening in Detroit July 8th through 12th at Lincoln Art Park/Midtown Recycling Center
    • Right before MakerFaire
  • Creation is coming to Detroit next year, too!
  • After party at Omnicorp
  • They want to build up some hype around the event
    • They want to bring some of our creations to bars or stores around the area and let people play with them
    • Red Bull wants to rent our projects for $$$
    • Contact Matt O. about it if you want to display one of your projects
    • Projects will also be displayed at Omnicorp after-party
  • Information on the qualifier event for RedBull creation will be coming up in the next week.
    • Qualifier is a good idea to help the team learn to work together
  • Detroit teams: i3, OmniCorp, Tech Shop, All Hands Active(?)
  • RedBull might want someone to weld some kind of RedBull thing "this big" to be placed around the city and help build hype

Midwest Media Expo

  • Zurielseven
  • i3 Detroit invited to present at Midwest Media Expo. More information / details to come.
  • Detroit Public Library Makerspace contacted us about an exhibit happening at the event next Saturday 24 hours into Sunday (April 26th - 27th)
  • Geared towards movies, video games, music, etc.
  • Anyone (about 3 people) interested in attending the conference and have a table were
    • Talk to people at conference about i3
    • Switch out from the table and get a chance to see the rest of the conference

Yuri's Night

  • Konrad B.
  • Event celebrating manned space exploration took place Saturday the 12th
  • About 30 people showed up
  • Model rocket launches
  • Space themed music and drinks
  • Demonstration from StratoCube
  • Black light room with fluorescent markers to draw space things
  • Space music and space dancing
  • Water rockets

GNU Radio

  • Ted wants someone to do a class on this
  • He's trying to learn more about it to use with his SDR
  • Do we have an expert?
  • Ted doesn't want to do a learn together thing because it's TOO HARD.
  • Kickstarter: HackRF is shipping soon
    • One fo the stretch goals was to produce a series of video lectures to explain SDR
    • Nate B wants to have viewing parties once these come out

Zone updates

Vinyl Zone

  • Large format printer available soon
  • Drive belt was the problem, it got shredded, replaced for $16

Action Items

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 8:00 PM
  • Attendees: 18


  • Justin Triplett
  • Dave Scholl
  • W. Scott Richardson
  • Rashad Williams
  • Steve Nowicki
  • Nate W.
  • Adrienne Patterson
  • Matt Oehrlein
  • Adrienne Johnson
  • Konrad Brown
  • Ed Platt
  • Madalyn Winans
  • Brian Donaghue
  • Jerome Sawyer
  • Marie Enga
  • Nate B
  • Ted Hansen
  • Evan