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.
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.
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!