science

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 fabville.eventbrite.com More info at fabville.net @ Healey School, 5 Meacham St. […]


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 gravit.io 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. […]


Science Club for Girls 2020 Catalyst Awards

Join Science Club for Girls on April 1, as we celebrate 25 years of providing free, experiential programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for girls from underrepresented communities in Somerville, Cambridge, Boston and beyond! We are thrilled to honor Catalyst Awards recipients Kaelyn Brown and Ashley Cooper—both Harvard College Neuroscience students—and Silver Anniversary […]


Flat is Boring: Intro to 3D Printing at Fabville

Want to 3D print something at Fabville, but have never used a 3D printer before? This is the place to start! Learn the basics of how 3D printers work, how to find printable 3D models on the internet that you can download, modify, and print, and learn how to get started in 3D modeling with […]


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 […]


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 gravit.io 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 […]


8th Annual Winter Market and Open House

Come shop for unique hand-made holiday gifts at our maker space wonderland! Our Winter Market features beautiful jewelry, woodworking, fiber arts, laser-cut, and 3D printed items, plus art for all tastes and budgets! All made right here in our shops and studios. Come say hi! We have that special gift you are looking for, and […]


Paleovirology: Ghosts and Gifts of Ancient Viruses

Harmit Malik Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Human genomes are ancient battlegrounds of arms races waged between viruses and their hosts for millions of years. Just as historians reconstruct battlefields to better understand historical battles, evolutionary biologists and virologists can reconstruct how ancient viruses affected their hosts by analyzing their “fossil” remains in […]


Visual Science Exhibit: The Art of Research

“Visual Science: The Art of Research” is a a new exhibit coming to the 2nd floor gallery of The Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The exhibit focuses on how scientists and artists work symbiotically to communicate scientific research through the visual arts, featuring images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time […]


EurekaFest 2019

Join us for EurekaFest 2019 to see the working prototypes developed by high school and college students who are solving real-world problems through invention. High school students from across the country who participated in InvenTeams will discuss how they moved through challenges and built an invention during their school year. The top collegiate inventors who […]


Greentown Labs All Stars: C16 Biosciences

You might not realize how many items you use every day contain palm oil. Shampoo. Lipstick. Nutella. Bread. Ice cream. About half of all items at grocery stores include palm oil, sometimes under a different name, according to C16 Biosciences Co-founder Shara Ticku. The problem? Growing palm oil is a major cause of deforestation. It […]