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Minutes for 02-07-2023

Meeting Location

Meeting was Called to Order At: 19:37 by A'Lisa

at https://i3detroit.org/hangout and i3Detroit

Hybrid Meeting Etiquette

  • Be excellent.
  • Attendance and voting can be found in the #meetings slack channel.
  • Please show up early if you are concerned about your audio.
  • If there is no one waiting to speak feel free to do so at the next opportunity.
  • If there is someone waiting to speak, please say that you are raising your hand in the google call chat. (This will be demonstrated)
  • Please refrain from other side conversations, these can be distracting for the rest of the meeting and make it difficult for the chair to keep track of what's going on.
  • If you're in the space remember that having a single person speaking at a time is helpful for those attending online.


Experienced Members

  • James O'Dell
    • Newly appointed VP Classes & Activities
    • If I have not responded to your requests from January, please let me know again
    • Helped get a donation of a Fanuc Industrial Robot
    • Contact me for questions or details or lots of worthless robot knowledge
    • Plan on restarting monthly Circuit Python workshops
    • Plan on starting monthly artist uses of Neopixels and other LED project workshop
    • Slack @jamesodell
  • Paul Lee
    • VP of Membership. No longer the VP of Activities and Classes
    • Member Advocate
    • Kitchen Zone Coordinator
  • Jen Nagle
    • Working on Embroidery machine training.
    • Got some "home decor" that looks much like swords. The decor needs a scabbard. Will be made from poplar. Involves a bunch of the woodshop. Will be leather covered.
  • Jeff P
    • Wants to bring a sublimation printer to i3. Can do cups, t-shirts and fabric.

New Members & Guests

  • Jayson
    • I've been a member for 2 days now.
    • Has similar home decor.
    • Remotely taking a Fab Academy course. 6 Month course of maker stuff.
  • Megan
    • Helping Matt with the giant puppet.
    • Working on embroidery training now.
  • Earl
    • Joined about a month ago.
    • Helping out with Deb's canoe build.
  • Blake
    • Software Engineer working on electronic trading systems.
  • A'Lisa
    • VP of i3, hosting remotely from Seattle.
    • Art, Sewing and answering questions.
  • James
    • Robot is here. Thanks to Dan for helping to unload.
    • Working on setup, runs on 120V AC.
    • Wants to teach a class in programming. Everything for the small one applies to larger models.
    • #Robotics slack channel.

Show and Tell

  • Jen Nagel
    • Working on a scabbard.
    • Will be lined on the inside with goat/sheepskin and have a leather exterior.
    • The skin inside helps to prevent rust.
  • Drew
    • Tested to see how small text could be made on the vinyl cutter and still be reasonable. About 1/5" height works, but 1/4" is preferred.
    • Future test will use stencil fonts.
    • Working to make a laser project with 41 layers to test out speeds and cutting power.

Old Business

  • n/a

Outstanding Action Items

New Business

Upcoming Events

  • Volunteers to host upcoming Friday tours?
    • Alex has been doing an excellent job of tours.
    • Quite a few guests showing up for tours.
  • Up coming Events Calendar
    • Game Nights are back on the 1st and 3rd Friday's, starting next week.
    • This Thursday circuit python workshops start up.
    • May be a virtual reality demo in the near future
    • 4th Thursday, Neopixel workshop focused on LED art.

Create Robotics SIG

  • i3 has a donated Fanuc industrial robot
  • SIG main goal will be industrial robot training
  • 'Anything that can be done on a small Fanuc can be done on a full size Fanuc. The only difference is power and size.' - Einstein

Sublimation Printer

  • Wants to create new zone or SIG to have the printer available.
  • Play to have mug classes to cover printer cost.


  • Sample Bullet

Zone updates

Automotive Zone

  • n/a

Bicycle Shop

  • n/a

Ceramics Zone

  • n/a


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CNC Zone

  • n/a

Commons Area

  • n/a

Craft Room

  • n/a

Electronics Lab

  • Charlie's been helping out with cleaning out and organizing!

Fab Lab

  • n/a

Glass Zone

  • n/a


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Injection Molding

  • n/a

Jewelry Zone

  • n/a

Kitchen Zone

  • n/a

Laser Zone

  • n/a

Leather Loft

  • n/a

Machine Shop

  • n/a

Media Lab

  • Adobe License expired, that's been resolved now.
  • We were out of green paper for parking permits. It's now restocked.

Tool Crib

  • n/a

Vinyl Zone

  • n/a

Welding Zone

  • n/a


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Wood Shop

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Space Project Updates

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Action Item Summary

No action items.

Proposal Summary

No proposals.

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 20:14
  • Attendees: 11


  1. A'Lisa Krawciw
  2. David Henry
  3. Jan Henry
  4. Drew
  5. James O'Dell
  6. Jen Nagle
  7. Matt Arnold
  8. Jayson Brown
  9. Earl Brown
  10. Nate B
  11. Blake Icabone

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