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.
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
Everyone’s been wondering why we’re closed all weekend… but now we get to let you in on the secret!
Make: Magazine is reviewing 3D fabrication machines for their annual issue at Ocean State Maker Mill in Pawtucket this weekend. Come visit on Sunday evening for an overview and to meet the testing team and Make: editors.
We’ll have our open house on Sunday, 7/9 from 6pm to 8pm at the OSMM workshops!
80 Fountain Street, #113
Entrance is at the loading docks in back of the building, off the parking lot. (Parking lot is just off of Blackstone Ave.) We’ll have a sign out so you know where to go. Hope to see you there!
It’s Robot Block Party time! Our members have been super busy – from helping to support the Robot Block Party segment on The Rhode Show this week, to extended hours in the workshop making team tshirts, designing wobble bots, building robot race boards, creating info fliers, and building amazing surprises for the Robot Block Party event!
Check out the segment we helped with on The Rhode Show this week:
If you haven’t been able to join us at any of the Maker Faires we’ve been to, this is your chance to show your design skills by building the fastest boat in the moat – locally! Join us on Wednesday, February 8th 2017 for the 3DPPVD meetup at OSMM at 7pm and race your boat!
Make sure to follow the rules – they can be found here: Open class rules.
Anyone looking to race must register with us ahead of time. To register, please fill out the link below.
Sunday will be our official race day (that’s Sunday, 10/2 only, no exceptions) – make your own boat ahead of time and enter to race! We’ve updated the rules from last year – please take a good read through for the changes (most importantly: your paddle, propeller, etc. must be 3d printed this year): Moat Boat Paddle Battle Rules
Like last year, we’re sponsored by the amazing folks at SeeMeCNC – and the winner of Sunday’s race will go home with a SeeMeCNC 3D printer!
August has been good to the Ocean State Maker Mill crew, and we’ve been able to represent Rhode Island and Pawtucket in a big way over the past few weeks at a variety of events. If we didn’t see you out and about, here’s what you missed!
Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire
Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire at the Pell-Chafee Performance Center in Providence saw us out in full force with our Augmented Reality Sandbox project, as well as some 3D printer demos. The augmented reality sandbox allows anyone interacting with the sandbox to see real-time changes in the topographical map-style display on the sand, as well as creating landscapes for the fish (in the water) and bunnies (on the land) to reside. We’re working on some cool mods to this project for the future, so stay tuned for when we’ll be bringing it back out to play!
We showed some 3d printing art action live at the DotAir festival, amidst projection art and music from a downtown Pawtucket parking garage. We got to meet lots of new friends!
We had a “blast” at SamFest this year at the Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket! Although we brought our typical 3d printing action, we also built some vortex cannons to entertain the crowd – giving us the ability to blow smoke rings with huge gusts of air.
The White House!
OSMM’s very own Matt Stultz was invited to the Makerspace Organizer’s Meeting in Washington DC at the White House to speak on making and makerspaces, and to collaborate with other makerspace movers and shakers around the country. We can all learn so much when we work together, and building a community is a key part of OSMM’s mission.
So what’s next? World Maker Faire in New York! Stay tuned for updates – you may want to get involved…
The Ocean State Maker Mill crew will be at several events coming up soon! If you’ve been curious about what we do, would like to meet the team, or know us already and would like to join in the fun – now is your chance!
We’ll see you at:
Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire (Providence) – Saturday, August 13