Ocean State Maker Mill

Ocean State Maker Mill is a maker space in Pawtucket, RI, right on the Massachusetts border. We're also the permanent home of 3DPPVD. Serving all of New England's makers!

Meetup

Upcoming Events

Monday
Jun 3
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Jul 1
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.


Past Events

Saturday
May 11
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Laser Cutting

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Kelly Egan for our Intro to Laser Cutting class. This is our "Laser 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running on most basic laser cutters. In this class you will also learn to customize a project. Please be sure to bring your computer for hands-on work.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via the Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-laser-cutting-tickets-60560774908

Monday
May 6
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Thursday
May 2
6:30 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to 3D Printing

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Stultz for our Intro to 3D Printing class. This is our "3D Printing 101" class, where you'll learn basic skills behind 3D Printing technology.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-3d-printing-tickets-60560506104

Saturday
Apr 27
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn to Solder, Create a Larson Scanner

Learn to solder with Ocean State Maker Mill's awesome member Olansky Luciano!

In this Intro to Soldering class, students will learn to solder while building a Larson Scanner - the classic LED array from Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica. You'll go home with a completed and functional Larson Scanner of your very own!

This class is $30, and includes a kit with everything you need to complete the Larson Scanner project to take home, as well as instruction time.

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent or guardian attending the class with a purchased ticket as well.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-solder-build-a-larson-scanner-tickets-60293157457

Saturday
Apr 13
2:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Create a Needlefelted Easter Chick

Learn to needlefelt your own fuzzy chick for Easter! This chick will stay fuzzy always, and you won't even have to clean up after it. All levels of needlefelting experience are welcome, zero to a million.

Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2D or 3D shapes. In this class, you'll learn to needlefelt a 3D fuzzy chick in the creative manner of your choosing.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The needles are very sharp - younger participants must have an adult present and participating in the class with a paid ticket as well. Patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

We have beautiful wool to work with, some donated by our friends at Old Slater Mill Association and M. Dursin & Sons, Inc.!

Tickets are $15 per person in advance through Eventbrite. OSMM members tickets are available for $10 with promo code.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-a-needlefelted-easter-chick-tickets-59868429083

Monday
Apr 1
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Mar 16
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Arduino Programming for Non Programmers

Non-programmers that would like to learn Arduino, rejoice! Join OSMM instructors Heidi and Mandy for an introduction to Arduino programming!

In this beginner course you'll learn to program an Arduino using Block language (mBlock), a visual style of programming. We'll be programming the Arduino to simulate a "traffic light" with LEDs. This can be a great jumping off point for future programming learning, art projects, and educational opportunities.

This class is $63, and includes an Arduino Uno with everything you need to complete the traffic light project to take home, as well as instruction time. Use the Arduino later to keep practicing and invent your own projects!

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending the class as well. Please bring a laptop, which is required to program the Arduino and get the most out of the program.

If you'd like to take this class, please do not delay in purchasing a ticket - ticket sales end on 3/9 to allow for time to order supplies. Tickets are nonrefundable and must be purchased in advance via the Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-arduino-programming-for-non-programmers-tickets-57252704380

Saturday
Mar 16
10:30 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Blender for 3D Printing

This workshop will introduce you to modeling 3D objects in the power open source tool Blender.

While learning the basics of modeling using this tool, we will look at tips and tricks that help you use Blender for 3D printing designs. We will be using the latest cutting edge version - Blender 2.8 beta. This new version of Blender overhauls the user interface, making it easier for beginners and more efficient for exports.

Please bring a laptop with Blender 2.8 Beta installed before coming to the class. (Available at https://www.blender.org/2-8/)

This class is $30. Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending the class as well.

Tickets are nonrefundable and must be purchased in advance. We cannot accept walk ins without a prepaid ticket as space is reserved.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blender-for-3d-printing-tickets-57555315498

Saturday
Mar 9
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Gelatin Printing

Let's explore Gelatin Printing!

Gelatin printing is a printing method that allows for capturing both positive and negative prints off of a slice of gelatin (think stiff jello or knox blocks). Using found objects, we'll be able to create prints with interesting depth and textures.

This class can be a bit messy, please dress appropriately and we'll have aprons available. This class is kid friendly, however younger participants must also have a parent/guardian in attendance at all times.

Participants are encouraged to bring flat, thin "found items" that they don't mind getting paint on. Things like feathers, leaves, paper shapes, bits of fabric - things with interesting textures.

Tickets for the class are $30 - you will be able to make multiple prints during the class and go home with your gelatin tablet for more printing fun at home.

Please purchase tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-gelatin-printing-tickets-54838936736

Monday
Mar 4
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Feb 23
2:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express

Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express

Join us for a fun introduction to the Python language and micro-controllers.

This is a hands on interactive workshop!

Over 3 hours we will explore programming concepts with Python while we implement a project to translate sound into a colorful light display. This is a beginner class, no prior programming experience is needed.

We will cover:
* How to install CircuitPython on the Circuit Playground Express
* Installing the Mu Python editor
* Basic Python concepts, syntax, data types, operators, and expressions
* How to use Python to interact with the Circuit Playground Express

At the completion of the class you will have your own Circuit Playground Express to take home, programmed in Python to create a colorful light display in response to sound. You will be on your way to creating your own interactive projects!

This class is $60, and includes the Circuit Playground Express kit to take home, as well as instruction time.

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending the class as well. Participants need to bring a laptop to install the software, interact with the Circuit Playground Express, and get the most out of the program.

If you'd like to take this class, please do not delay in purchasing a ticket - ticket sales end on 2/9 to allow for time to order supplies. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite and are nonrefundable.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-adafruit-circuitpython-circuit-playground-express-tickets-55314741882

Monday
Feb 4
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Sunday
Jan 20
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Gelatin Printing

Let's explore Gelatin Printing!

Gelatin printing is a printing method that allows for capturing both positive and negative prints off of a slice of gelatin (think stiff jello or knox blocks). Using found objects, we'll be able to create prints with interesting depth and textures.

This class can be a bit messy, please dress appropriately and we'll have aprons available. This class is kid friendly, however younger participants must also have a parent/guardian in attendance at all times.

Participants are encouraged to bring flat, thin "found items" that they don't mind getting paint on. Things like feathers, leaves, paper shapes, bits of fabric - things with interesting textures.

Tickets for the class are $30 - you will be able to make multiple prints during the class and go home with your gelatin tablet for more printing fun at home.

Please purchase tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-gelatin-printing-tickets-54838936736

Saturday
Jan 19
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Laser Cutting

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Dauray for our Intro to Laser Cutting class. This is our "Laser 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running on most basic laser cutters. In this class you will also learn to customize a project. Please be sure to bring your computer for hands-on work.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code). Please purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-laser-cutting-tickets-54792031441

If you'd like to make a day of it, don't miss out on our Inkscape for Makers and Intro to Laser Cutting package deal, under separate listing.

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Saturday
Jan 19
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Inkscape for Makers and Intro to Laser Cutting PACKAGE

Join us for an all day learning event!

INKSCAPE FOR MAKERS

Inkscape is a Swiss Army knife for working with vector-based graphics like SVGs and PDFs, and it’s free! It is also a great tool for preparing 2D designs for laser cutters, vinyl cutters and CNCs. In this workshop you will learn the basics of drawing and manipulating graphics in Inkscape, as well as some tips for preparing your artwork for tools like the laser cutter.

INTRO TO LASER CUTTING

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Dauray for our Intro to Laser Cutting class. This is our "Laser 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running on most basic laser cutters.

This class package is $55 for non-members, and $15 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code). Please purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inkscape-for-makers-and-intro-to-laser-cutting-package-tickets-54792303254

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well. Please be sure to bring a computer with you to get hands-on in the class.

Saturday
Jan 19
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Inkscape for Makers

Inkscape is a Swiss Army knife for working with vector-based graphics like SVGs and PDFs, and it’s free! It is also a great tool for preparing 2D designs for laser cutters, vinyl cutters and CNCs. In this workshop you will learn the basics of drawing and manipulating graphics in Inkscape, as well as some tips for preparing your artwork for tools like the laser cutter.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code). Please purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inkscape-for-makers-tickets-54791988312

If you'd like to make a day of it, we're also offering Inkscape for Makers and Intro to Laser Cutting as a package deal - check out our other listing!

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well. Please be sure to bring a computer with you so you can get hands-on with the program.

Monday
Jan 7
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Friday
Dec 21
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Last Night to Shop Rhody-Made Gifts at OSMM

It's our last Hack Friday of the year - don't miss your chance to get some Rhody-Made gifts at OSMM, or maybe just tour our workshop and see what the team is working on!

Shop local, and even get involved in gift-making at OSMM.

A sampling of what we have to offer:
* 3D printed ornaments
* CNC cut bottle stands and caddies
* Make your own sand candle - you choose color and scent
* CNC cut bookends
* CNC cut house plates - customizable
* Laser engraved bookmarks - customizable
* Holiday pillows
* Jewelry - customizable
* Vinyl Stickers & More!

Shopping and making kicks off at 7pm Friday, and we'll keep the festivities rolling until 10pm. Come take a selfie with Maurice, the life-size CNC cut Napland reindeer. No entry fee, and free parking in our lot!

Hope to see you there! Ocean State Maker Mill is located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI. The entrance to our workshop is in the back of the building, at the far loading dock in the parking lot off of Middle and Blackstone. We'll have our lighted sign out.

Monday
Dec 17
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn With OSMM: Needlefelting with Cookie Cutters

Have some last minute holiday decorating to do? We have the class for you - try your hand at needlefelting!

Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2D or 3D shapes. In this class, you'll learn to needlefelt gingerbreads using cookie cutters. The cookie cutters help to keep shapes consistent - perfect for ornaments, gift toppers, garlands and more. You'll go home with your wool gingerbread creation, as well as your very own 3d printed gingerbread cookie cutter for more needlefelting or baking fun later!

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The needles are very sharp - younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

We have beautiful wool to work with, some donated by our friends at Old Slater Mill Association and M. Dursin & Sons, Inc.!

Tickets are $20 per person in advance through Eventbrite. OSMM members tickets available for $10 with promo code.
To purchase tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-needlefelting-with-cookie-cutters-tickets-53709663048

Friday
Dec 14
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Hack Friday - Night Four

Did you miss our previous Hack Fridays this year? Don't worry, we're hosting again this week, and there's plenty of Rhody-made gifts to be had!

Shop small and local, and even get involved in gift-making at OSMM. No entry fee, and free parking in our lot!

A sampling of what we have to offer:
* 3D printed ornaments
* CNC cut bottle stands and caddies
* Make your own sand candle - you choose color and scent
* CNC cut bookends
* CNC cut house plates - customizable
* Laser engraved bookmarks - customizable
* Holiday pillows
* Jewelry - customizable
* Vinyl Stickers & More!

Shopping and making kicks off at 7pm Friday, and we'll keep the festivities rolling until 10pm. Come take a selfie with Maurice, the life-size CNC cut Napland reindeer.

Hope to see you there! Ocean State Maker Mill is located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI. The entrance to our workshop is in the back of the building, at the far loading dock in the parking lot off of Middle and Blackstone. We'll have our lighted sign out.

Saturday
Dec 8
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn to Batik with OSMM

Learn to Batik at OSMM - make a holiday gift for you or a loved one!

Batik is a wax-resist dying technique. Hot wax is applied to fabric as the resist, and dye is applied after the wax has cooled. Once the dye is dry, the fabric is rinsed and cold wax is removed with heat, leaving the design intact.

In this class, you'll learn to apply the hot wax and colorful dyes, rinse, dry, and remove the wax resist. You'll leave class with the item you've created.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The wax is very hot - younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

Tickets are $30 per person or $15 for OSMM members (members use promo code) in advance through Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-batik-tickets-52653185094

Monday
Dec 3
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Dec 1
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Laser Cutting

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Dauray for our Intro to Laser Cutting class. This is our "Laser 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running on most basic laser cutters.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

If you'd like to make a day of it, don't miss out on our Inkscape for Makers and Intro to Laser Cutting package deal, under separate listing.

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Tickets available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-laser-cutting-tickets-52512237516

Saturday
Dec 1
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Inkscape for Makers

Inkscape is a Swiss Army knife for working with vector-based graphics like SVGs and PDFs, and it’s free! It is also a great tool for preparing 2D designs for laser cutters, vinyl cutters and CNCs. In this workshop you will learn the basics of drawing and manipulating graphics in Inkscape, as well as some tips for preparing your artwork for tools like the laser cutter.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

If you'd like to make a day of it, we're also offering Inkscape for Makers and Intro to Laser Cutting as a package deal - check out our other listing!

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Tickets available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inkscape-for-makers-tickets-52512072021

Monday
Nov 5
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Oct 27
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn With OSMM: Needlefelted Halloween Pic

Get that last minute Halloween decor taken care of - learn to needlefelt a Halloween landscape!

Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2D or 3D shapes. In this class, you'll learn to needlefelt in 2D by creating a Halloween landscape.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The needles are very sharp - younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

We have beautiful wool to work with, some donated by our friends at Old Slater Mill Association and M. Dursin & Sons, Inc.!

Tickets are $15 and available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-needlefelted-halloween-pic-tickets-51494622803?ref=estw

Monday
Oct 1
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Sep 3
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Aug 6
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Sunday
Jul 15
4:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Make: Digital Fabrication Shootout Open House

Wondering what we've been up to with closed doors for the last few days? Now is your chance to find out!

Ocean State Maker Mill was the host for Make: Magazine's Digital Fabrication Shootout again this year! We've been super busy testing machines from 3d printers to laser cutters, cnc machines and more.

Join us Sunday from 4 - 6 and get a sneak peek of the action. Testing details remain private, but results will be included in Make: volume 66.

This event is free and open to the public - bring your friends! Ocean State Maker Mill is located at 80 Fountain Street, #113 in Pawtucket, RI. Our entrance is at the back of the building, enter at the loading docks in the parking lot just off Blackstone.

Monday
Jul 2
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Jun 4
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
May 7
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Apr 2
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Mar 17
11:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Hackaday World Create Day

Join us alongside 100 maker spaces world wide in a day of creation! Stop by Saturday, get a tour, and ask us your maker questions.

Monday
Mar 5
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Mar 3
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday!

Ocean State Maker Mill is ringing in spring with our March synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday March 3 in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience. Anyone is welcome to perform — if you want to volunteer ahead of time, we’ll help publicize your performance!

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

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Monday
Feb 5
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Jan 27
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Inkscape

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Kelly Egan for our Intro to Inkscape class. This is our "Inkscape 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running with this powerful yet free and open source software that can be used not only for graphic design but also digital fabrication.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-inkscape-tickets-41902628891

Tuesday
Jan 23
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to 3D Printing

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Stultz for our Intro to 3D Printing class. This is our "3D Printing 101" class, where you'll learn basic skills behind 3D Printing technology.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-3d-printing-tickets-41806807286

Sunday
Jan 21
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Onshape

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Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Simon Norridge for our Intro to Onshape class. This is our "Onshape 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running with Onshape software.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-onshape-tickets-41807178396

Saturday
Jan 20
4:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Vinyl Cutting

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Mandy Stultz for our Intro to Vinyl Cutting class. This is our "Vinyl 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running with vinyl cutters, as well as what vinyls are available and how to choose the right one for your projects. We'll also show you how to apply your vinyl cut creations.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-vinyl-cutting-tickets-41909025022

Saturday
Jan 20
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to CNC

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Stultz for our Intro to CNC class. This is our "CNC 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running with CNC technology.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-cnc-tickets-41806315816

Saturday
Jan 13
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Laser Cutting

Join Ocean State Maker Mill member Matt Dauray for our Intro to Laser Cutting class. This is our "Laser 101" class, where you'll learn the skills to get you up and running on most basic laser cutters.

This class is $30 for non-members, and $10 for current Ocean State Maker Mill members (members use promo code).

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending as well.

Seats are limited. Please purchase tickets in advance through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-laser-cutting-tickets-41805872490

Saturday
Jan 6
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday!

Ocean State Maker Mill is kicking off the new year with our January synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday January 6 in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience. Anyone is welcome to perform -- if you want to volunteer ahead of time, we'll help publicize your performance!

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

Monday
Jan 1
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Friday
Dec 22
8:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hack Friday(s): Final Night!

Last Call!

Skip the lines and the madness and join Ocean State Maker Mill for our Second Annual Hack Friday! We'll be offering an assortment of holiday gifts with ideas borne from Rhode Island makers, some of which you'll be able to participate in the making!

This year, we've boosted our offerings even more: * We'll be using our laser cutters, CNC machines, 3d printers and crafty prowess for some cool holiday gift fun
* Watch the making in action, or get hands-on depending on the project
* Some projects are customizable

Hack Friday hours for this event:
Friday, December 22nd: 8pm - 10pm

Gift / project prices will range from $5 to $25.

We hope you'll join us for some gift making fun!

Sunday
Dec 17
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn with OSMM: Needlefelted Snowmen!

Get into the Holiday spirit by needlefelting your very own snowman!


Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2 or 3D shapes. In this class, you'll learn to needlefelt a snowman and some fun accessories.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The needles are very sharp - younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance through Eventbrite, or $12 at the door.

Eventbrite Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-needlefelted-ghosts-tickets-41156017757

Saturday
Dec 16
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday!

Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting our December synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday December 16 in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience. Anyone is welcome to perform — if you want to volunteer ahead of time, we’ll help publicize your performance!

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

Friday
Dec 15
8:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hack Friday(s): Night Four

Skip the lines and the madness and join Ocean State Maker Mill for our Second Annual Hack Friday! We'll be offering an assortment of holiday gifts with ideas borne from Rhode Island makers, some of which you'll be able to participate in the making!

This year, we've boosted our offerings even more:

* Not *just* Black Friday, *every Friday* between November 24th and December 22nd
* We'll be using our laser cutters, CNC machines, 3d printers and crafty prowess for some cool holiday gift fun
* Watch the making in action, or get hands-on depending on the project
* Some projects are customizable

Hack Friday hours for this event:
Friday, December 15th: 8pm - 10pm

Hack Friday hours for upcoming events:
LAST CALL
Friday, December 22nd: 8pm - 10pm

Gift / project prices will range from $5 to $25.

We hope you'll join us for some gift making fun!

Friday
Dec 8
8:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hack Friday(s): Night Three

Skip the lines and the madness and join Ocean State Maker Mill for our Second Annual Hack Friday! We'll be offering an assortment of holiday gifts with ideas borne from Rhode Island makers, some of which you'll be able to participate in the making!

This year, we've boosted our offerings even more:

* Not *just* Black Friday, *every Friday* between November 24th and December 22nd
* We'll be using our laser cutters, CNC machines, 3d printers and crafty prowess for some cool holiday gift fun
* Watch the making in action, or get hands-on depending on the project
* Some projects are customizable

Hack Friday hours for this event:
Friday, December 8th: 8pm - 10pm

Hack Friday hours for upcoming events:
Friday, December 15th: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 22nd: 8pm - 10pm

Gift / project prices will range from $5 to $25.

We hope you'll join us for some gift making fun!

Monday
Dec 4
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Friday
Dec 1
8:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hack Friday(s): Night Two

Skip the lines and the madness and join Ocean State Maker Mill for our Second Annual Hack Friday! We'll be offering an assortment of holiday gifts with ideas borne from Rhode Island makers, some of which you'll be able to participate in the making!

This year, we've boosted our offerings even more:

* Not *just* Black Friday, *every Friday* between November 24th and December 22nd
* We'll be using our laser cutters, CNC machines, 3d printers and crafty prowess for some cool holiday gift fun
* Watch the making in action, or get hands-on depending on the project
* Some projects are customizable

Hack Friday hours for this event:
Friday, December 1st: 8pm - 10pm

Hack Friday hours for upcoming events:
Friday, December 8th: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 15th: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 22nd: 8pm - 10pm

Gift / project prices will range from $5 to $25.

We hope you'll join us for some gift making fun!

Friday
Nov 24
2:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hack Friday(s): Night One

Skip the lines and the madness and join Ocean State Maker Mill for our Second Annual Hack Friday! We'll be offering an assortment of holiday gifts with ideas borne from Rhode Island makers, some of which you'll be able to participate in the making!

This year, we've boosted our offerings even more:

* Not *just* Black Friday, *every Friday* between November 24th and December 22nd
* We'll be using our laser cutters, CNC machines, 3d printers and crafty prowess for some cool holiday gift fun
* Watch the making in action, or get hands-on depending on the project
* Some projects are customizable

Hack Friday hours for this event:
Friday, November 24th: 2pm - 10pm

Hack Friday hours for upcoming events:
Friday, December 1st: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 8th: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 15th: 8pm - 10pm
Friday, December 22nd: 8pm - 10pm

Gift / project prices will range from $5 to $25.

We hope you'll join us for some gift making fun!

Monday
Nov 6
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Sunday
Oct 29
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Learn at OSMM: Needlefelted Ghosts!

Get into the Halloween spirit by needlefelting your very own glowing ghost!

Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2 or 3D shapes. In this class, you'll learn to needlefelt a ghost, as well as create a simple circuit to make it glow at night!

Classes will be held at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3pm.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class.  The needles are very sharp - younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

Tickets are $8 per person in advance through this link, or $10 at the door.

Saturday
Oct 14
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday at OSMM!

Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting our October synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday October 14 at our newly-expanded makerspace in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience.

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

Monday
Oct 2
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Sep 9
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday at OSMM!

Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting our September synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday September 9 at our newly-expanded makerspace in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience.

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

Monday
Sep 4
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
Aug 7
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Jul 22
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday at OSMM!

Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting our July synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on Saturday July 22 at our newly-expanded makerspace in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience.

Sunday
Jul 9
6:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

See the Make: magazine annual 3D printer/fabrication shootout

Make: magazine is reviewing 3D fab machines for their annual issue at OSMM in Pawtucket this weekend. Come visit on Sunday evening for an overview and to meet the testing team and Make: editors.

Monday
Jul 3
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Jun 17
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday at OSMM!

http://www.oceanstatemakermill.org/synth-saturday-june-17-at-osmm/

Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting our June synthesizer meetup from noon until 6:00 PM on the 17th at our newly-expanded makerspace in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced electronic musician, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis/Eurorack’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience.

Ocean State Maker Mill is a membership-run organization with the mission of helping encourage the usage of arts, engineering, and science to help make ideas become reality. We provide a workshop for our members to build their dreams, and an educational space for the greater New England community to learn new skills. We are located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI.

Monday
Jun 5
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Monday
May 1
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Sunday
Apr 23
12:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Sunday

Come join our monthly gathering for all those addicted to the beeps and boops of analog synthesizers. Bring your gear and show your setup off!

Wednesday
Apr 12
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

3D Printing Providence

Join us for our monthly 3D printing focused public meeting. This month we will be exploring the use of 3D printing in more traditional crafts as Mandy our resident fiber fanatic shows some examples.

Monday
Apr 3
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club

We'll chat about robots and what makes a robot, a robot!  Feel free to bring your robots, or any robot you may be working on.

Saturday
Mar 25
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Synth Saturday at OSMM!

Ocean State Maker Mill is happy to host the first Synth Saturday meetup at our newly-expanded makerspace in Pawtucket, RI. Whether you’re an experienced knob-twiddler, or are just curious about what this whole ‘modular synthesis’ thing is about, this is the perfect chance to gather with fellow New England synth nerds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own synths, modules and racks. Headphones are encouraged, but we’ll also have a PA system available for a wider audio experience.

*** We'll be in our brand new, downstairs space for this event! ***

Wednesday
Feb 8
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

OSMM Hosts: 3DPPVD Moat Boat Paddle Battle!

Join us at Ocean State Maker Mill for the February 3DPPVD Meetup!

February's Meetup is the return of Moat Boat Paddle Battle!

If you missed racing with us at any of the Maker Faires we've been to, here's your chance to race with us locally.

Get started now making your 3d printed paddleboat - register, build your boat following the rules, and let's race!

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/oJrXYybDSG9LKdau1

Rules: http://www.moatboatpaddlebattle.com/rules/

Sample boats for inspiration: Download

Hope to see you there!

Monday
Feb 6
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Robot Club - Kickoff Meeting

Join us at Ocean State Maker Mill for the inaugural meeting of our Robot Club!

Let's discuss "What defines a robot?", "What makes your robot a robot?" and lots of other robot-related things!

Friday
Nov 25
10:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Hack Friday!

Don't stand in crazy lines and get in fights to shop for holiday gifts this Black Friday!  Join us at OSMM, relax, and make your presents instead!  Hack Friday > Black Friday!

This Friday (11/25) starting at 10 am, stop by OSMM and we'll help you make one of the following holiday gifts! We have 3 different options to spark the maker in you!

• laser cut cardboard dinosaur skeleton - $10

• cnc milled tablet stand - $20

• cnc milled wine caddy (holds 2 glasses and a bottle) - $15

Choose 1, 2 or all 3 projects!  In the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle, we'll be utilizing recycled materials for making.

If you have a great time and like what you see, we're also offering membership gift certificates - for yourself or to give to friends and family!

The OSMM workshops are located at 80 Fountain Street, Pawtucket RI, in the Classic Display Building.  Use the call box at the door to ring OSMM for entry.  We hope to see you there!

Saturday
Aug 20
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Intro to Soldering: Build a Larson Scanner

Learn to solder with Ocean State Maker Mill's very own Kelly Egan and Loyd Blankenship! In this Intro to Soldering class, students will build a Larson Scanner - the classic LED array from Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica. You'll go home with a completed and functional Larson Scanner of your very own.

Students are encouaged to bring their own soldering iron if possible. Each attendee will need a ticket.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-soldering-build-a-larson-scanner-tickets-27102339828

Sunday
Jul 31
3:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Ocean State Maker Mill & Make: Magazine Present: Digital Fabrication Open House

See a plethora of new Digital Fabrication machines and ask questions of digital fabrication pros at Ocean State Maker Mill and Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Testing Open House!  Taking place at 80 Fountain Street, Pawtucket RI, the event will be held Sunday, July 31 from 3pm – 5pm.  Members of the Make: Magazine 2016 Digital Fabrication Testing Team will be present, along with new equipment being tested for future magazine publication.

Ocean State Maker Mill and Make: Magazine are proud to bring this event to Pawtucket, RI for the first time. Now in its fifth year, previous locations have included San Francisco, CA, Sebastopol, CA and Youngstown, OH.

This event is free and open to the public from 3pm – 5pm on Sunday, July 31.

Take advantage of this Open House to visit Ocean State Maker Mill, see the latest in digital fabrication equipment, and ask questions of the testing team pros.  Equipment will include multiple 3D Printers, CNC Machines, Laser Cutters and Vinyl Cutters from a variety of vendors.

Wednesday
Jul 13
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

4 Years of 3DPPVD

In July of 2012, 3DPPVD met for the first time. With the goal of helping Rhode Islanders learn more and do more with 3D printing, we continued to meet monthly. Now, four years later, we have reached hundreds of 3D printing enthusiasts across New England and it’s time to celebrate!

Join us this Wednesday, July 13th 2016, for the usual 3D printing banter and of course cake! We will be kicking things off at 7pm at Ocean State Maker Mill (80 Fountain Street, Unit 318, Pawtucket, RI). This event is free and open to everyone, veterans and new comers alike.

Saturday
Apr 30
11:00 AM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Introduction to Programming the Arduino: Physical Pixel - $45 to $70

Learn the basics of programming the popular and versatile Arduino micro controller. Students will learn how to setup their Arduino, use digital I/O pins, read analog values, and control physical devices. This class also serves as an introduction programming class teaching the basics of the Arduino language.

2 Class Options - Tickets must be purchased in advance to participate:

$45 – “Bring your own Arduino” option, includes instruction only

Students are required to bring an Arduino Uno (or compatible board) and a laptop running Windows, MacOS X, or Linux; please no Android, iOS, or Chrome books.

$70 – “I need an Arduino” option, includes instruction and Arduino Uno

Students are required to bring a laptop running Windows, MacOS X, or Linux; please no Android, iOS, or Chrome books.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat. Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-programming-the-arduino-tickets-24669184194

Thursday
Apr 28
7:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Introduction to 3D Printing - $40

In the past few years, 3D Printing has exploded in growth and popularity, but what is it… and what can you do with it?

We will cover:

Types of 3D Printing technologies.
Software for designing 3D printable objects.
Software for preparing models for 3D Printing.
The greater 3D Printing community.
Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat. Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-3d-printing-tickets-24669207263

Sunday
Apr 24
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Raspberry Pi Joke Machine - $60

This intermediate level Raspberry Pi workshop takes you through the steps of turning your Pi 2 into a “joke machine” by combining it with the PiFace LCD display module and the Python programming language. The joke machine isn’t just for laughs. You will leave the workshop with new programming skills & your Pi 2 will be more capable than ever before – protected inside a 3D printed case designed especially for your new hardware.

Tickets must be purchased in advance to participate.

Students are required to bring their own Raspberry Pi 2, Model B, and a tablet or laptop with Wi-Fi. A smartphone is insufficient for this level of programming and typing.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat. Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turn-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-joke-machine-tickets-24669003654

Saturday
Apr 23
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Introduction to Raspberry Pi - $40 to $80

Go from “I’ve heard of a Raspberry Pi” to understanding how this pocket sized computer can be used to make your project come to life. Students will learn the basics of the Python programming language so they can access the Pi’s general purpose I/O pins. Everyone will also go home with a 3D printed case to keep their Pi safe.

2 Class Options - Tickets must be purchased in advance to participate:

$40 – Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, 3D Printed Case (Bring your Own Raspberry Pi Model A+, Model B, Model B+, Model 2B)

Students are required to bring their own Raspberry Pi ModelA+, Model B, Model B+ OR Model 2B, and a  display device with Wi-Fi. Can be a smartphone / tablet / iPhone / iPad / Android device / laptop.

$80 – Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, 3D Printed Case (We’ll provide you with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B)

Students are required to bring a display device with Wi-Fi. Can be a smartphone / tablet / iPhone / iPad / Android device / laptop.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat.  Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-raspberry-pi-tickets-24668476076

Saturday
Feb 27
1:00 PM

Ocean State Maker Mill

Raspberry Pi Workshop

Go from "I've heard of a Raspberry Pi" to understanding how this pocket sized computer can be used to make your project come to life. Students will learn the basics fo the Python programming language so they can access the Pi's general purpose I/O pins. Everyone will also go home with a 3D printed case to keep their Pi safe.

$40 - Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, Ethernet Cable, Case)
(Bring your Own Raspberry Pi Model A+, Model B, Model B+, Model 2B)

$80 - Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, Ethernet Cable, Case)
(We’ll provide you with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B)

This is a class and requires a ticket to be purchased ahead of time to attend. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-raspberry-pi-tickets-21391993027