Now that’s a ribbon cutting ceremony to be proud of!

Nick Farr | Posted 2009.10.15 at 4:52 am | Perma

Congrats to i3Detroit on the grand opening of their new space in Royal Oak, MI (near Detroit).   Not only is their space incredibly cool, they brought in the Mayor to officially cut the ribbon.  Of course, being hackers, they’re not going to settle for oversized scissors and a red ribbon with a bow.  Instead, watch as Mayor Ellison cuts through a 40-conductor ribbon cable with an oxyacetylene cutting torch:

Freshly moved to Detroit from NYC, former NYCR member Jeff Sturges blogged about i3Detroit:

To boot, their space is DOPE!! Tis ground level with a garage door, electronics lab, classroom, reading loft, and…they’ve got metalworking equipment!!! Oh, dear angle grinder and MIG welder, how I love your sparks, smoke, noise…and how I hope see you join with microcontrollers and heavy duty servos to make robots that fix abandoned buildings! How I would love to see a homebrew alt fuel open source automobile roll out the i3 doors! Pipe dreams?? Only time will tell…

Is it only a matter of time before we have a Head of State blasting open the doors of their country’s latest hackerspace?  Hopefully so!