We can barely keep up with all the cool projects launching this week! Yancey already gave us a mid-week update, but here’s a few more that shouldn’t be missed.
i3 Detroit is a community hackerspace offering classes, workshops, and open workspace. Backers can pledge for a menagerie of tech-goodies — like fully customized Scrabble keychains — or classes on topics like “Bob Ross Paint-a-Long” and “Cross Stitching Mario Brothers Characters.” The folks behind the space are very serious about their endeavor, but I love how that doesn’t stop them from having a sense of humor. For example, their project video is disguised as an amusing plea to “End Robot Poverty.”
The Street Earrings project will turn a map of your favorite city into a pair of gorgeous, gold-plated earrings. I’m still on the fence about the $50 pledge required to get a pair, but I love browsing possible cityscapes on Google Maps in the meantime. Also worth checking out are the trio’s similarly designed Street Clocks.
I’m a big fan of Margarita Jimeno’s Swimming Away project. She’s clearly funny (citing “Polar Bear Poop” as an inspiration) — but also dedicated. Her project page is laid out beautifully, and her project blog has been an enticing window into the world of movie-making. You can watch a short-but-sweet audition video from it here.
We can’t wait to see what happens next week!