Hackaday World Create Day

Join us for Hackaday World Create Day on Saturday, March 17th!  We’ll kick the day off at 11:00 AM.  Members will be working on a project for an upcoming event, and everyone is invited to come in to tour our workshop, learn more about making and hackerspaces, and ask any questions you may have!

We’re located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI – our door is on the back of the building, just off the parking lot at the corner of Middle and Blackstone.

Hope to see you there!

Robot Club Special Event: Peter Haas from Brown University Humanities Centered Robotics Initiative

Join us tonight at 7:00 pm for an OSMM Robot Club special event!

Peter Haas from the Humanities Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University will be talking to us about ROS or “Robot Operating System” – a Linux distribution instead of tools that makes it easy to get complicated, full-featured robots up and running fast.

Robot Operating System doesn’t require high-end computers to run, it can be used with single-board Linux computers like Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone and others.

As with anything, ROS comes with its own tricks and hassles. Peter is going to help us learn how to get started easily.

This event is free and open to the public! We’ll kick things off at 7pm at Ocean State Maker Mill. We’re located at 80 Fountain Street, and our entrance is at the loading dock in the back of the building. Feel free to park in the lot.

Synth Saturday! Mar 3, noon-6:00 PM

 

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.

Synth Saturday! Jan 06, noon-6:00 PM.

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.

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 link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-needlefelted-snowmen-tickets-41156017757

2nd Annual Hack Friday is Back!

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:

  • Friday, November 24th: 2pm – 10pm
  • 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!

Synth Saturday December 16 2017, noon-6:00 PM!

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.

PRONK Was OSMM

On Monday, October 9th, the quiet rhythms of Fox Point were transformed into a wild, raucous outpouring of marching band activism as twenty brass and marching bands flooded the area for the Providence Honk Festival – or Pronk, as it’s commonly known.

OSMM was there in the evening showcasing our latest project, seven foot high programmable letters spelling out P R O N K in synchronized colors and pattern controlled by crowd tweets and a vibe of shared community and music.

Built over a single weekend of non-stop making, the construction of each of the five letters brought together all the skills that OSMM is known for – CNC, carpentry, electronics, programing – in a synergy of making and camaraderie that’s impossible to describe and can only be experienced.

Synth Saturday October 14 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.