technology

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to Navigate Your Smartphone

This workshop is designed help users build confidence with the basics of smartphone technology and will offer instruction in using a few simple, useful smartphone applications. Please bring your own device. This workshop is free and open to the public, and is produced in collaboration with the Somerville Media Center’s Lunch and Learn Digital Literacy series, […]


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 […]


P2P Technologies: Filesharing and Data Archiving using Dat Project

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technologies are local-first, free and open-source alternative approaches to web technology focused on user freedom, user data ownership, easy cooperation, and avoiding ‘concentration of power’ in the hands of a few. March 11:  Filesharing and Data Archiving using Dat Project BYOL: bring your own laptop, if you have one For more information or […]


P2P Technologies: A Series

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technologies are local-first, free and open-source alternative approaches to web technology focused on user freedom, user data ownership, easy cooperation, and avoiding ‘concentration of power’ in the hands of a few. February 12:  Web Browsing using Beaker BYOL: bring your own laptop, if you have one For more information or to register, contact […]


Digital Literacy 101: Navigating Your Smartphone

In this two hour workshop students will learn how to navigate their smartphones. Instructors will teach you simple applications that will make your life easier, introduce just a handful of the thousands of useful apps out there for you and will build your confidence with the basics of using a smartphone so you can continue […]


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 […]


Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

This class will provide an overview of the Raspberry Pi and its operating system. Students will build simple applications using GPIO, a stepper motor and a camera module. Experience with Python and Linux would be useful but is not necessary. Class Goals Students will learn how to use a Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer. […]