technology

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. […]


Digital Literacy 101: Digital Marketing Graphics with Canva

During this two hour workshop you will learn how to use Canva – a free, graphic-design tool website with access to millions of graphics, photographs and fonts. This is a great class geared towards artists, activists, creatives, business owners and alike who want to spend little time on creating high quality graphics without necessarily knowing […]


Making Stamps with Lasers

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing […]


Digital Literacy 101: Introduction to Google Suite

The Somerville Public Library and Somerville Media Center are excited to announce our Fall 2019 workshops as part of our collaborative training program for improving people’s digital & technology skills. To register, call the Somerville Media Center at 617-628-8826 or send Erica an email at ejones@somervillemedia.org. For more information, please visit https://www.somervillemedia.org/fall2019digitalliteracy/


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 […]


What’s New: City Beat

Tufts Develops Gas-Sensing Thread Tufts University engineers have officially nailed the balance between fashion and function. Researchers developed thread that changes color when it is exposed to certain gases, according to a press release, essentially allowing workers in medical, workplace, military, and rescue environments to use their clothing to detect volatile gases. While these threads […]


Greentown Labs All Stars: Embr Labs

Ever sit shivering in your office building? Or dripping sweat in the muggy months? Three MIT scientists did, and they decided to do something about it. The Embr Wave Bracelet helps adjust the wearer’s wrist temperature by sending strategic wave patterns to thermoreceptor nerves. While your core body temperature doesn’t change, Embr Labs Co-founder Sam […]


Artisan’s Asylum presents: Somerville Open Studios & Maker Market

Join us as we open our doors for Somerville Open Studios! (www.somervilleopenstudios.org) Meet our members, buy their wares, check out demos in our shops and join us for some family-friendly STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) activities! SCHEDULE: Friday 6-9PM Saturday & Sunday 12-6PM (STEAM activities in MPR1) SHOP TOURS: 7PM Friday 2PM & […]


Community Leaders to Host “Celling Your Soul” Screening and Discussion

While putting together the city wellbeing report, Somerville Community Health Agenda Director Lisa Brukilacchio saw evidence of how technology is impacting health at every age level. “What we’re hearing is, from preschool providers, that they are seeing that parents are on their devices, that they’re not interacting with their young children, so that’s where a […]


A Look Behind the Scenes at TechHub Boston

Upon entering TechHub Boston’s Davis Square location (212 Elm St.), visitors are greeted by a literal wall of text: bold, black block letters more than two feet high that wrap around the building’s lobby and hallway and spell out, “If not now, then when?” It’s a mantra that’s as true for the startups currently working in the shared incubator […]


TechHub to Open Somerville Location

In our March/April print edition, we reported that a new software company (SmartBear) had moved into Assembly Row. Now it seems that Somerville may have seriously caught the tech bug: TechHub will open its first American location in Somerville next week. The company, which provides a shared workspace for technology ventures, boasts seven locations throughout Europe. The […]