“It was “the world’s largest brush bot,” according to Matt Switlik. Switlik was at the event for i3 Detroit, demonstrating the super-sized version of a brush bot, which are typically made from cell-phone vibrators and toothbrush heads. In addition to the giant brush bot, i3 Detroit had a table-top arena where conventionally sized brush bots were milling about.”
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Developers, artists, and enthusiasts will display their ideas at the first Ann Arbor “Mini” Maker Faire, August 29, 2009, at the Washtenaw County Fair Grounds.
Organized by members of the Ann Arbor tech and arts communities such as a2geeks and GO-Tech, this “Mini” Maker Faire is a small, local version of the huge Bay-area Faire, the newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft, and engineering, and music, in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers–anyone who is embracing DIY and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
- i3 Detroit
- YAAARC Robotics
- Cupcake Car
- Laser Lunchboxen
- Smithy CNC
- butterfly blanking die
- that thing bob wants me to do
- Open Soda
- Experimental Musical Devices
- Learn to solder
- Homemade Arduino modular synthesizer
- Vortex Doomsday Cannon
- Recycled bits and quick fixes
- Ham Radio
- Modati Studios
- SERENGETI CANOPY: CURTIS GLATTER
- Discover Electronics
- Motown Bound
- Second Skins: Reworking Leather
- Wii Will Wii Will Rock You! !! !!!
- SAD: Sensory Augmentation Devices
Come Join i3 Detroit at the A2 Mini Maker Faire this Saturday!
This Tuesday @ 7:00pm we’ll have our last build session for the giant bristlebot. This may be the last meeting before the a2makerfaire. We’ll meet at Swit’s garage @ 515 Loloyd Ave. Royal Oak Mi 48073. If you would like to join us and help out or if you would just like to come by and meet everyone at i3 Detroit you are more than welcome.
We have launched a new survey page to our website. We put together a small survey to find out what you would like to see in a shared space. As we continue to grow and increase our membership it is important to us to make sure we are on the correct path. We appreciate you taking the time to help us compile this data.
You can find the survey Here
The i3 Detroit Team
Prototype Build Day 2:
Here we are on Day 2 of our prototype build of a giant bristlebot for the A2 mini maker faire. Now that we have proved our proof of concept with the prototype we will move towards building our final version. We will continue our build this Saturday August 15th @ 10:00 a.m to 4:00 pm in Swit’s garage @ 515 Loloyd Ave. Royal Oak Mi 48073. If you would like to join us and help out or if you would just like to come by and meet everyone at i3 Detroit you are more than welcome.
phone: (248) 906-8473
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