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Real Name Matt Carpenter
E-mail Address
Slack Handle carpenma
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Vice-President of Onboarding: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
Board Member: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

Authorized to use:

Melodic Tapir
Acer 1440G Lathe
Bridgeport Mill

Certified Trainer on: None

About Me

I (not so) recently got my bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue and moved back home to Michigan to take a job at Ford. I am currently in their FCG (Ford College Graduate) rotational program switching through various roles in the powertrain controls area.


I Know

  • Electrical Prototyping
  • Embedded Hardware Design
  • Embedded Programming
  • Non-Embedded Programming
  • CAD/CAM (Autodesk products specifically but interested in trying others!)
  • 3D Printing

I Want To Learn

  • Woodworking (seems fitting, don't you think?)
  • Sewing
  • Sketching/Drawing
  • Basic machining


i3Detroit Vision Doc Ideas

Vision Statement: Creating novel, useful, and interesting things to influence our world is a foundational human undertaking that many don't even realize they are missing. i3Detroit introduces people of all walks of life to the joys of making, provides a community around learning and skill sharing, and furnishes the tools to build anything imaginable.

Introduction to Making

  • How do we introduce people to making?
  • What does a "successful" introduction look like?

Our Community

  • What does our community provide?
  • How does it achieve the goal of helping people go from "never used a screwdriver" to making their lives better/the world more interesting by completing satisfying projects?

Our Space

  • Tools for a wide range of activities to support all types of interests
  • Space for groups to meet and network