Rocket Sleds and Dishwasher Repair

Field trip! Cap'n Eric drives the fellows of nerdetroit (ner-day-twah) in the yellow nerdebus (ner-day-bus) to visit Michigan hacker space i3 Detroit. No eyes are poked out as the delightful Ted Hansen gives us an insider tour of the place and talks about how it all began, where it's all going, and the hardware hacker ethos.  Negligent nerds let the kids wander the machine shop halls, and said kids are fascinated to discover that people actually build things. With their own hands.  Nathan meets his open source quoting, Doctorow and Banks loving hardware soulmate. A 3d printer is kind enough to whip up some i3 tags before moving on to  printing its own human killing bolt-on accessories. We all experience the joy of a bear in a buggy, but Tim gets to drive. Three nerds and a maker. Utopian societies exist, you just have to know where to look. Let's Make.

Posted on August 15, 2012 .