parts and crafts

Intro to Coding with Arduino

An introduction to the most loved simple computer around, the Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. Learn the basics of how to write code, assign pins and make lights blink at different variables. FREE! register at More info at @ Healey School, 5 Meacham St. […]

Introduction to Coding with Micro:bit

Learn the basics of this tiny computer you can program to make lights blink and use other input sensors. If you’ve never used code before but would like to understand it, this will be a great class! Similar to Scratch, Micro:bit uses drag-and-drop block coding you can piece together to make commands. FREE! register at […]

Freakin’ Laser Beams! Intro to laser cutting and engraving

Learn how to operate the laser cutter at Fabville. This workshop will cover making your own designs with and exporting/preparing your work for the laser to cut or engrave materials like cardboard, plywood, and acrylic. * Unfortunately this location can’t accommodate using acrylic at this time, but we have 1/8″ wood available for use. […]

Decked Out Decals: Intro to Vinyl Cutting at Fabville

Master the vinyl cutter at Fabville to design, cut, prepare, and apply your own custom vinyl stickers. Learn how to make your own custom vector graphics using and Roland CutStudio, and explore how to prepare graphics from other design programs (like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator) to use with the vinyl cutter. We have computers […]

Parts and Crafts Brings the Maker Movement to Kids

Parts and Crafts 577 Somerville Ave., (617) 207-8016 For Dina Gjertsen, it can be a bit difficult to describe what actually goes on at Parts and Crafts. Where else could you make your own lightsaber, build a doll house, and fix a bike? “It’s really just a place for people to share cool projects, […]

SCOUT PICKS: 4/3/15-4/5/15

We’re hailing the arrival of Spring with Taza, Groundwork Somerville and more in this weekend’s Scout Picks. Friday, 4/3 Groundwork Somerville’s Spring Gala 7 p.m., $30 or $75 (VIP) Cuisine en Locale 156 Highland Ave. Tickets are still available for Groundwork Somerville’s 2015 Gala, which takes place tonight at Cuisine en Locale. Join the planet-conscious nonprofit for this […]

Scout Picks: 3/6/15 – 3/8/15

Friday, 3/6 Joan Osborne 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30), $55 Johnny D’s 17 Holland St. This 12-song set is “one of the most personally motivated, creatively ambitious efforts” of her career. This performance is part of Johnny D’s Women of Influence Series that’s meant to celebrate and support women musicians in partnership with Girls Rock […]

Have a Class-y New Year: 15 Classes to Take in 2015

Ah, the dreaded New Year’s resolution. Broken nearly as often as they’re made, these annual promises to learn something new or grow as an individual can be the cause of much stress and anxiety. Here at Scout, we want to guide you on your road to self-improvement, so we trekked around town finding the best […]