Minutes:Meeting Minutes 20200121

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Agenda for 01-21-2020

Chair: A’lisa


Introduction of i3Detroit

  • i3 is a makerspace/hackerspace, with many different zones. Open 24/7, with no paid staff. Jeff.

Experienced Members

  • A’lisa Vp, meeting chair.
  • Thomas, wood shop coordinator and board member.

New Members & Guests

  • Chris, guest sponsored by Kevin Flory.

Show and Tell

  • Windows XP Pro Boxed Set - Everything but Windows :)
  • Kerbal coat hangar.
  • Klien bottle, opener. 3d printed metal.
  • Backpack rack.
  • Media lab mobile cart.
  • Extended show and tell to be filmed in the classroom post-meeting

Old Business

New Business

Upcoming Events

  • To be filled in by Events Vp.

Member Owned Tool Policy Discussion

  • The Board would like to have an open forum discussion with the members to help inform new policy around Member Owned tools to make things easier on both i3 as an organization and the Membership to avoid surprises when something happens to a tool/resource/machine. Members present will have their ideas/voices/opinions taken into consideration and the notes put up online for members who cannot make the meeting to provide input on as well.
    • Thomas Tusano will take point on this item
Should ther be a MOU for tools loaned to i3
Moved by Thomas; Seconded by Jody
14 Ayes / 1 Nays
Result: PASS
    • To be sent to board as action item.
Table further discussion of policy and move it to Group slack discussion
Moved by Thomas; Seconded by Anne Marie
15 Ayes / 0 Nays
Result: PASS

Zone updates

CNC Zone

  • POC Thad Johnson
  • Drawbar replaced last Friday. This holds the tool holders in the spindle.
  • Hopefully there will be more fun than work this year for the zone. Thanks to all who helped in 2019.

Injection Molding

  • POC Thad Johnson
  • In 2019 we of course made Minecraft parts but also used the machine to help launch a new business for i3 member Jim Kemp and also worked on a project for Troy First Robotics.

Jewelry Zone

  • Two beginner classes in the next month. Two more classes in March.

Kiln Zone

  • Kils still working. Contact Nes, or Jody for classes.

Welding Zone

  • Not on fire.
  • Tig welder returning in the next 10 - 15 days.
  • Black bin near graveyard full of metal is fair game for anyone that wants some of the scrap.

Space Project Updates

  • Potluck was a success.
    • New projector was installed.
  • Architect meeting happened. They were not horrified. We are waiting on a quote.



Broom Party

Lost & Found Party

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed:1941 - 2026
  • Attendees: 15

Action Item Summary

No action items.

Proposal Summary

ProposalMoved BySeconded ByAyeNayResult
Table further discussion of policy and move it to Group slack discussionThomasAnne Marie150PASS
Should ther be a MOU for tools loaned to i3ThomasJody141PASS


  1. A’lisa
  2. Kevin
  3. Jamie
  4. David
  5. Mike
  6. Evan
  7. Andrew
  8. Greg
  9. James
  10. Jeff
  11. Thomas
  12. Chris
  13. Robert
  14. Jody
  15. Mel

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