Red Bull Finals May 16, 2013

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Local Detroit Hackerspace Wins Red Bull Creation Semi-Finals - Heads to New York City for Finals.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

Contact: Eric Merill, Red Bull Team Captain xxxxx , i3 Detroit

Cell: xxxxx

email: xxxxx

FERNDALE, MI, May 16, 2013

Red Bull USA announced that i3 Detroit is a winner in the qualifying round of its Red Bull Creation 2013 contest. I3 Detroit and 5 other teams from around the US, from Maine to Maui, have been selected as Finalists from almost 50 teams nationwide. The i3 Detroit team will be flown to New York City for the final round, a 72-hour marathon creative build on June 13-16.

Red Bull Creation 2013 is the 3rd Annual event which challenges teams of top inventors to design and make something useful, imaginative and inspiring in 72 hours, for a purse of $10,000.

i3 Detroit is a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring together like-minded people who share a common passion for technology, art and culture.

Known as “hackerspaces” sites like i3 Detroit are springing up all over the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The specific activities that take place at hackerspaces vary between organizations. In general, hackerspaces function as centers for peer learning and pooling of knowledge, in the form of workshops, presentations, and lectures. They usually also offer social activities for their members, such as game nights and parties. They typically provide space for members to work on their individual projects, or to collaborate on group projects with other members. Hackerspaces may also operate computer tool lending libraries, or physical tool lending libraries.

The i3 Detroit hackerspace is one of the oldest and most successful in the US, with over 100 dues paying members and an over 8,000 sq ft facility in Ferndale chocked with tools and fabricating equipment of all types, from giant computerized milling machines cutting blocks of metal into useful components, to laser cutters that can cut plastic and wood with surgical accuracy. This collection of tools and knowledge enable their members to make projects like those entered into the Red Bull Creation 2013 contest.

i3 Detroit is an 501(c3) charitable organization. For more information see

i3 Detroit -The Metro Detroit Hackerspace