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Agenda for 11-01-2016

Chair: Charlie Rysenga


Experienced Members

  • Leora - Board Member, Kiln & Jewelery Zone Coordinator
  • Alec - Member Advocate, Commons area coordinator
  • Charlie - President, likes lasers and radiation

New Members & Guests

  • Tony - CAD modeller, interested in machine shop
  • Heather - interested in ceramics
  • Clayton - returning member after a couple years away

Show and Tell

  • Tony - laser engraved burlap sketch book cover

Old Business

Vision Survey

  • Part Two of the Vision Survey will be open through this Friday. Please fill it out if you have not yet done so. Your input counts!
    • Should take about 10 minutes
    • Part 2 is mainly focused on the future, Part 1 was focused on where we are now.
    • FIrst part had 51 responses

Hazel Park Art Walk

Went great, thanks to everyone who donated art to show off

New Business


Pot lock

November 12 - A group work day/potluck to improve the space

  • Brainstorming workshops will be held for the week leading up to it (to flesh out plans and make lists of required tools and supplies)
    • Zone Coordinators are highly encouraged to come to a planning session to get zone specific tasks ready
    • Check the calendar for times
    • Volunteers to run brainstorming workshops are still needed for every day except Tuesday and Friday
  • E-mail will go out to the members' list tonight

November Community Meeting

The theme of the third tuesday community meeting will be Cider and Donuts

HackerNest Social Meet-Up

  • 7 -10 pm on November 10
  • "Connect with your local tech community" in a "chill, friendly, unpretentious" atmosphere.
  • Snacks and beer will be provided.

New Independent Hobby Shop

  • At Lahser and 11 Mile

Zone updates

Bicycle Shop

  • n/a


  • Tomorrow night (11/2) at 7pm, the classroom will host a free, public workshop on conflict resolution.

CNC Zone

  • n/a

Commons Area

  • n/a

Compute Zone

  • James O'Dell is the new coordinator. Please contact him for any concerns, problems, or suggestions. Let me know when equipment is not working.

Craft Room

  • Kevin wants to do embroidery machine classes, so please ask him if you want to schedule one!

Electronics Lab

  • n/a

Fab Lab

  • n/a


  • n/a


  • The todo list is on the wiki, anyone wanting to help out should check there for a list of tasks, anyone that thinks something should be done can put tasks there

Injection Molding

  • n/a

Jewelry Zone

  • Jewelry Interest Group will be meeting at the end of this month.
  • Demo of "broom straw" casting this Thursday (11/3) at 4 pm
  • If anyone wants to become certified on any of the jewelry equipment, contact Leora or Tanya or e-mail jewelry@i3detroit.org

Kiln Zone

  • Large Ceramic Kiln is UP thanks to Kara
  • Small Ceramic Kiln is UP.
  • ToDo for next potlock, wallmount digital controller and switchbox and make new DPST switchbox and make new 50A extension cord.
  • Kiln zone now has a nice selection of glass for stained glass making (NOT for kiln use since it is of unknown COE). There is a group forming that is interested in a beginning stained glass class. Write kilnzone@i3detroit.org if you would be interested in attending the stained glass class.

Laser Zone

  • Wolverine has a new tube, and it works! Both lasers are functional again!
  • Due to some PC issues, only the laser laptop is there right now. Should have a second PC back in place sometime this week.
    • Incidentally, Lasercut/laser drivers stopped working the same day a bunch of Windows 10 updates were automatically installed. Coincidence?

Machine Shop

  • Trying to get the gib (sp?) on the mill fixed, it may be down for a couple days.

Media Lab

  • James O'Dell is the new coordinator. The media zone needs to be reorganized into a useful area. Starting work on it this weekend.

Sky Zone

  • n/a

Tool Crib

  • Potential distributor to stock fasteners and order us tools/supplies is being investigated
  • Complete rebuild and reorganization planned for pot lock

Tree House

  • n/a

Vinyl Zone

  • Still up and running. Let Charlie know if things are out of stock or blades are getting dull.
  • Wants to do a class on glass etching soon, so bug Charlie to set that up.
    • Typically do sandblasting, but we also have supplies for chemical etching.

Welding Zone

  • n/a


  • n/a

Wood Shop

  • n/a

Space Project Updates

  • n/a


i3 DetroitSat

  • Just about done documenting the laser-cut Helmholtz coil rig and in the process of publicizing it.

i3 MotorSports

  • n/a


  • n/a


  • There will likely be a letterpress class for holiday cards coming up soon. Stay tuned.


  • n/a


Broom Party

Lost & Found Party

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 8:00 pm
  • Funds appropriated: $0
  • Attendees: 20

Action Items

No action items.


No proposals.


  1. Charlie Rysenga
  2. Mike Fink
  3. Alec B
  4. Lewis Dennison
  5. Clayton McCord
  6. Tony Klein
  7. Richard Hillier
  8. Chris Bush
  9. James O'Dell
  10. Nate B
  11. Leora Druckman
  12. Nick Andersen
  13. Kevin Flory
  14. Steve Nowicki
  15. Dave Scholl
  16. Tony Slover
  17. Gary Morin
  18. Ken Goodrich
  19. Heather Goodrich
  20. Matt Carpenter