Minutes:Meeting Minutes 20190402

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Agenda for 04-02-2019

Chair: Vivian


Introduction of i3Detroit

  • Presented by Jody
  • Jody talks about what to do when things break. Remember, let the zone coordinator know when something breaks.

Experienced Members

  • Jan has been a member 4 years. She's a board member and co-coordinator of the craft room, and will be the coordinator of the upcoming sewing zone. She also likes to make miniatures.

New Members & Guests

  • Jeffrey is a high school sophomore, and he's interested in flying drones.
  • Tammy is Jeffrey's mom who was a mechanical engineer and is now a math teacher.
  • Patrick is working on phase one and looking forward to becoming a member.
  • Nasir is working on phase one and is excited to become a member. He's interested in everything.
  • Kim just came for a tour a week and a half ago, and she does silver smithing
  • Ryan was a member at Village Workshop for all of 9 days before they closed. He's interested in the CNC.
  • Nick has been a program manager and is interested in product development with CNC machining and 3D printing.
  • Jim is interested in cooperatives and renewable energy and is glad to see i3 growing.

Show and Tell

  • Steve is getting started using (con)Fusion 360 to design and make things on the CNC wood router. He has a wooden cell phone holder.
  • Josh has some 3D printed parts for a CNC router he's working on
  • Frank (the one who makes clocks) has made some... wait for it... clocks! Stainless steel frames and gears and really fancy, shiny hardwood components.

New Business

Upcoming Events

PotLock, coming May 11th.

Wednesday, April 3
7:30-8:30 PM: Wiki (add additional alliteratives aquí) Wednesday
Thursday, April 4
7-10 PM: Tabletop Gaming Night
Friday, April 5
6-9 PM: Friday Night Tours
7-9 PM: Open Craft Room
7-9 PM: Ceramics Workshop
Saturday, April 6
1-4 PM: Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group Monthly Challenge/Race
4-6 PM: Stitch 'N' B!t¢ħ
Sunday, April 7
2-5 PM: i3 Motorsports
Monday, April 8
7-9 PM: General Class Amateur Radio Class
Tuesday, April 9
7:30 PM: April Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 10
7-10 PM: i3 Detroit Sewing Semi-monthly Sew Up
7:30-8:30 PM: Wiki Wednesday
Friday, April 12
6-9 PM: Friday Night Tours
6-9 PM: Intro to Welding class
7-9 PM: Open Craft Room
Sunday, April 14
10 AM - 1 PM: Intro to Welding class
2-5 PM: i3 Motorsports
Monday, April 15
All Day: Income Tax Day, get them sent in by midnight.
7-9 PM: General Class Amateur Radio class
Tuesday, April 16
7:30 PM April Third Tuesday Meeting
Tuesday, May 21st
Music May! (Added by James O'Dell)
Third Tuesday May Activity, After member meeting
- A meeting of music instruments!
- Bring some kind of music instrument, exotic, rare, common, handmade, worth millions, whatever!!!
- Musical talent not recommended
- Show off the instruments you think are cool, play them, share them, jam with them.
- Electric, electronic, acoustic - doesn't matter

New Zones!

Since we last met the board has approved the following list of new zones. These approvals are conditional on the approval of the city and other relevant regulatory bodies.

  • Automotive - Brandon Biller, Frank la marca
  • Chemistry - Brad Tarratt
  • Clean Commons - James O’Dell
  • Kitchen - Paul Lee
  • Glassblowing - Jamie Burdeski
  • Paint Booth - Bravin Neff, Mike Fink, Greg Good
  • Sewing - Jan Henry

Congratulations to our new zone champions and thank you to everyone who submitted new zone ideas!

  • Mike: And the proposed zones that aren't on this list
  • Frank asks about foundry
  • Jody: We had a few questions about that and no one had stepped up to be the champion. And Jody is willing to fold some basic forging work into the weld zone until it becomes a more full fledged zone.

Zone updates

CNC Zone

  • Pallet changer was removed and sold for scrap. Too old for any resale value.
  • New member Christian Sam doing some really cool machining for his business Archangel Steel

Craft Room

  • Sewing: Hot steam iron located in classroom is ready for member training. It's a commercial iron so training is required. The sessions should be short. See Jan to schedule a time.

Electronics Lab

  • Some time ago, Charlie pointed out that the cutters sucked.
  • Several varieties of cutters are taking their sweet time in shipping, but most have arrived.
  • Expect them in the zone in the next week or two.

Injection Molding

  • Fielding questions from several members regarding projects for molding
  • Going to put the big molder up "for parts" sale. If no bites then will be sold for scrap.

Welding Zone

  • Lots of intro to TIG and MIG classes have been happening. They happen when you contact the ZC (Jody, welding@i3detroit.org) and ask for them.

Wood Shop

  • A stern and polite reminder:
    • Do not leave tools covered in sawdust
    • Do not leave tools colored pink (Tool Crib) in the Wood Shop.


U of M SSW Project

  • The student from this project is graduating soon. He'll be here Friday if you haven't met him.


Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 8:00
  • Attendees: 24

Action Item Summary

No action items.

Proposal Summary

No proposals.


  1. Amelia M
  2. Mark F
  3. Kim M
  4. Tammy S
  5. Jeffrey Y
  6. Jan H
  7. David H
  8. Paul L
  9. Matt C
  10. Jim B
  11. Steve N
  12. Nasir S
  13. Patrick B
  14. Frank A
  15. Josh A
  16. Rufus T
  17. Jeff P
  18. Greg G
  19. Ryan T
  20. Nick S
  21. James O
  22. Jody R
  23. Mike F
  24. Vivian S

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