SIG Newbies

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CLOSED SIG NEWBIE has been closed.

This is a rolling list of the Freshmen of i3 (members of less than 12 months).

The very FIRST step as a SIG Newbie is to edit this Wiki and add your name.

To ask a member, send her or him an email. To find email addresses of your fellow members, use the CRM list.

If you can't get into the CRM, post on the Google Group PRIVATE Members only discussion group - i3 Detroit.

If you can't get into Google Group Private Members group, post on the public Google Group for i3 - i3 Detroit Public. Someone will get you going.

Make sure you can:

1) Post in the private Google Group. 2) Edit this wiki. 3) Log into the CRM.

Also, take a look at the New Member FAQ.


W. Scott Richardson (ZurielSeven) - joined August, 2012.

Terry W. - joined Nov, 2012.

Marie E. - joined Feb, 2013.

Greg Smith - Joined July 2012

Jeff Bannow - Joined February 2013

Paul F. - joined Feb 2013

Mary Winkler - Joined March 2013

Dan Eklund aka Sputnik - March 2013

John Zalewski = joined March 2013

Devon Truscott - Joined April 2013

George Barnes - Joined May 2013

== List of Skills == x

Put the skills you have, either from i3 training or Real Life, with your name so others can contact you for help. In i3 language an "Apprentice" can use a specialized piece of equipment without supervision and can teach another to achieve Apprentice/Teacher rank.

Terry W - Teacher on Laser Cutter and Category:Kiln_Zone


Put your Stupid Question Here and other SIG Newbies will answer it. If you ask a REALLY USEFUL stupid question, let's add it to the FAQ.

Q: Are you as amazed at the amount of equipment here as I am? How do we do it from the $ amount of the dues? A: Most/all equipment actually belongs to members, either in full or as consortiums (Wolverine is Roger's in full, the Torq-Cut is a consortium-owned tool). See the wiki page for a tool for information on who owns it. For example, the Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor

Q: Who do I have to talk to about storage space? All the spots that say vacant are scary high or not actually vacant. A: Any one not labeled is available. If it is not vacant, remove gear, place in graveyard with a date label on it, post in Google group that it is in graveyard and someone needs to claim it. Put sign on your new space. Yes they are scary high. We have a scissors jack which will make it easy to get to, but the Brewery is using it. You raise an interesting point. I will bring it up with group.

From Nate:

On Mar 10, 6:26 pm, "" <> wrote:

> When I first joined up, I was told don't use the ladder for access to high plots.

Well, that's up to you and your sense of balance, but I don't think it's particularly safe.

> Of course, about a week later the scissors jack (what is it's name again?) went to live in the brewery.

Try the door next door (the one by the water heater). If the Genie is over there, the door's not supposed to be locked. Which is to say, if they want to secure their stuff, they have to drive the Genie back first.

> So....a SIG Newbie member asks about scary high storage spaces (they are called "plots" right?), which are the only ones avail.

> Do we haul heavy stuff from the top with a ladder? Or what should I tell her?

Point out the availability of other places: For small stuff, there are lockers under the library. For bulky items, there are shelves over the vinyl area, which might be lower than the way-high wood shelves and thus perhaps safer to access with a ladder. For the time being, until the Genie's availability is rectified, a large-project area with a parking permit might be a fine temporary solution.

-Nate B-