Raspberry Pi Workshop Feb 27

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

Moat Boat Paddle Battle is BACK! Enter to Win a 3D Printer!



It’s the return of the Moat Boat Paddle Battle, and this time, we’re bringing it to our own coast!

After an awesome turnout at Maker Faire Bay Area in May, we’re on the lookout for East Coasters to bring their racing prowess to World Maker Faire New York on September 26th and 27th.  Create your very own boat (just follow the rules), or download one of our free sample boats to get you started.

We’ll have two race classes: Youth Closed (for ages 15 and under only) and Open Class for all ages.  Get all the details on each class here.

Our awesome sponsors SeeMeCNC are with us again for the World Maker Faire New York battle – and thanks to them, we’ll have Orion Delta and Rostock Max 3D printers as prizes for the winners.

Ready, set, go!  Enter your boat (no walkups accepted!), and we’ll see you at the Faire!

If you’re not convinced yet, check out the video from Maker Faire Bay Area below.  What are you waiting for?!?!

S.A.M. Fest at Historic Slater Mill, Saturday 8/29



Join us this Saturday, August 29, at Historic Slater Mill for S.A.M. Fest!  Free for everyone and open both Saturday and Sunday, with music to enjoy, food trucks, artists, vendors, and a walkthrough of Slater Mill.

Pawtucket’s very own Ocean State Maker Mill will be there on Saturday!  Stop by our booth and say hi!  We’ll be chatting maker culture and makerspaces, and demonstrating 3D printing with a variety of printers.  A local event not to be missed!


One very important component of Ocean State Maker Mill is sharing knowledge and skillsets – not only with other members, but with the greater community.  To help fulfill this mission, OSMM members are posting detailed Instructables to help share their skills with the world.

Pop on over to check out any of the Instructables our members have been working on, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, or if you’re interested in learning more about a specific project or even becoming a member for the ultimate in knowledge-share!



Jewelry / Accessories


Mods & Updates



All just a work in progress, made with love and dedication by OSMM members!  Want to learn more?  Want to be a member?  Get in touch!




We’ve Been Busy!

Here at Ocean State Maker Mill, we may have been quiet online recently, but we’ve been busy bees offline!

Four of Ocean State Maker Mill’s finest have just returned from San Francisco after participating in Make: Magazine’s Annual Desktop Fabrication Shootout!  With the event led by our very own Matt Stultz (3D Printing and Digital Fabrication Lead for Make:), and joined by members Jason, Spencer and Kurt – OSMM represented 1/4 of the entire testing team.  Look for testing results and reviews in the November issue of Make: Magazine.

We’re gearing up for upcoming Maker Faires – and we’ll see you at both the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire and World Maker Faire New York!

And last but not least, we’ve been cranking out an entire set of Instructables to share our individual skills with the world!  Stay tuned for increased Instructables updates!

Pi Day Open House

PiDayThis Saturday, (3/14/15) we will be hosting an open house to celebrate Pi Day with Raspberry Pi demos and homemade pie snacks. Come see demos from OSMM members, and bring your own work to show off to others. We will be kicking things off at noon on Saturday and will be continuing the fun most of the day. This event is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Raspberry Pi.

What is Going On Here?


What, indeed?

Curious about Ocean State Maker Mill, but not sure when the best time would be to come check out the space? Want to make sure to come during an event so you can meet tons of cool people? Interested in meetups and classes?

Check out our shiny new calendar by clicking the “What’s Going On?” button in the upper right.  We’ll list everything we’re up to, as soon as we know we’re up to it!

We’re in class-planning stage now, so please stay tuned for more updates.

We Have a Winner!


Announced at CES – Congratulations to our very own Kurt Hamel who won First Prize in the MakerBot and GE FirstBuild Icebox Challenge with his Odor-Eating Hotspot!

Check out the announcement: http://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ces-makerbot-and-ge-firstbuild-announce-icebox-challenge-winners-who-help-reimagine

And if you’d like to build the project yourself, here are the details: https://firstbuild.com/kurthamel/odor-eating-hotspot/

OSMM is awesome people making awesome things… come join us!