Calendar

Jan
22
Tue
Intro to Laser and Vinyl Cutting @ AS220 Industries
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetLearn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles AND learn how to use the vinyl cutter to make stickers, signs, and more! 

Tuesdays January 15 + 22, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the basics of using the laser and vinyl cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters. After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project and will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter and vinyl cutter.

Instructor: Ryan Pease

Jan
23
Wed
Intro to CNC Router @ AS220 Industries
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with 4 presetGet certified to use the 4’x8’ ShopBot for medium and large format woodworking projects.

Wednesdays January 16 + 23, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using VCarve Pro, and basic machine operation and safety.

Instructor: Hannah Liongoren

Jan
27
Sun
Learn to Code: Intro to P5.JS @ AS220 Industries
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

p5jsUsing Javascript to animate for the web!

Sundays  Jan 20 + 27, 2-5pm

REGISTER HERE

What  is code, and how do we write it?  Writing code and software is all too often shrouded in mystery, as if only the highly educated or super nerdy can do it. This class is intended to help move away from that mindset and empower you to learn this highly relevant skill.

This class will use p5.js, a programming language derived from Javascript (the second most used programming language in the world) and an excellent tool to learn real life programming skills. We will work on coding animations and audio/visual experiences for the web, creating simple and beautiful sketches.

Instructor: Matt Mena-Landry.  Matt is a musician and digital artist. He has won several awards for his video production, teaching, and program development. His main interests are; ensuring that media and technology have a significant place in the core of education and how we relate to the world, instructional technology, supporting youth media production, and developing collaborative pedagogy using digital media tools. He is very excited to be able to share his approach to learning how to code creatively with the AS220 community.

Learn more about his work at:

Jan
31
Thu
Modular Rhythm Machines @ AS220 Industries
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
modular rhythmBuild your own self-playing modular wooden drum and get started with Arduino and hardware design.

Thursdays, Jan 31- Feb 21, 5:30-9pm

REGISTER HERE

The Modular Rhythm Machine was conceived, designed and built as a vehicle to explore rhythm and percussion in different cultural contexts. It is a tool to search for questions about the meaning and forces behind rhythmic patterns, synchronicity, syncopation, and chaos.  Each participant will finish the 4-session workshop with a fully functioning self-playing drum module and with a precise idea and necessary files to produce more in the future, if interested.

Feb
3
Sun
Learn to Solder: Blinky Badge @ AS220 Industries
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

IMG_20181212_181328810Make a blinky cat pin, learn to solder, get an introduction to AS220 Industries! 

Sundays February 3 12-2pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop will certify you to use the Fab Lab soldering and electronics workbench.   No experience necessary!   Get a tour of the space, meet the staff, learn a little bit about electronics, make a thing and take it home.

Instructor: Katie Gradowski

Feb
4
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 10:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays Feb 4 – 25, 6-10pm  

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Feb
6
Wed
Lasercut Books @ AS220 Industries
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

papercraftDiscover your inner papercrafter!   

Wednesday February 6, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

Use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to create elegant sewn books out of scrap.

Instructor: Katie Gradowski

Image courtesy of PxHere

Feb
7
Thu
Modular Rhythm Machines @ AS220 Industries
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
modular rhythmBuild your own self-playing modular wooden drum and get started with Arduino and hardware design.

Thursdays, Jan 31- Feb 21, 5:30-9pm

REGISTER HERE

The Modular Rhythm Machine was conceived, designed and built as a vehicle to explore rhythm and percussion in different cultural contexts. It is a tool to search for questions about the meaning and forces behind rhythmic patterns, synchronicity, syncopation, and chaos.  Each participant will finish the 4-session workshop with a fully functioning self-playing drum module and with a precise idea and necessary files to produce more in the future, if interested.

Feb
11
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 10:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays Feb 4 – 25, 6-10pm  

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Feb
14
Thu
Modular Rhythm Machines @ AS220 Industries
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
modular rhythmBuild your own self-playing modular wooden drum and get started with Arduino and hardware design.

Thursdays, Jan 31- Feb 21, 5:30-9pm

REGISTER HERE

The Modular Rhythm Machine was conceived, designed and built as a vehicle to explore rhythm and percussion in different cultural contexts. It is a tool to search for questions about the meaning and forces behind rhythmic patterns, synchronicity, syncopation, and chaos.  Each participant will finish the 4-session workshop with a fully functioning self-playing drum module and with a precise idea and necessary files to produce more in the future, if interested.

Feb
16
Sat
Advanced: CNC Milling Machine @ AS220 Industries
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Advanced: CNC Milling Machine @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use the TORMACH Personal CNC for metal machining.

Saturday February 16 + 23, 2-6pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is for anyone that has completed the Shopbot class and wants to machine small metal parts.  We will cover basic machine operation and safety. The system accepts files for both 2D and 3D models. Additionally, basic machining functions are included within the PathPilot R Interface software. These functions use a Conversational screen to generate the G-Code, which then runs the machine. Typical functions include Face, Profile, Pocket, Drill/Tap, Thread Mill, and Engrave. The machine is capable of milling materials such as circuit boards, aluminum, steel, and iron.  The table travel capacity is X-18”, Y-9.5”, Z-16.25”.  Our machine is the TORMACH Personal CNC, Model PCNC 1100. It uses a spray coolant system to maintain temperature and remove material.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Music Production @ AS220 Industries
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

music productionLearn the basics of arrangement, editing, and mastering and leave with an MP3 of you own song made from scratch!

Saturdays, Feb 16 + 23, 2-5pm

Instructor: Anthony Andrade

Feb
17
Sun
Intro to Arduino @ AS220 Industries
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

arduinoLearn the basics of electronics and coding with the Arduino, an open source hardware platform for artists, educators, and designers.

Sundays,  Feb 17 + 24, 2-5pm

REGISTER HERE

Arduino is an open source platform designed for artists, educators, and designers to be able to develop affordable prototypes for interactive design.  It includes both a stand-alone circuit board with input / output for various components and an IDE (integrated development environment) for programming to provide an easy on-ramp for people learning how to design and program open hardware.  If you’re interested in getting started in electronics, this workshop is a great place to start!

Instructor: Katie Gradowski

Feb
18
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 11:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays Feb 4 – 25, 6-10pm  

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Feb
21
Thu
Modular Rhythm Machines @ AS220 Industries
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
modular rhythmBuild your own self-playing modular wooden drum and get started with Arduino and hardware design.

Thursdays, Jan 31- Feb 21, 5:30-9pm

REGISTER HERE

The Modular Rhythm Machine was conceived, designed and built as a vehicle to explore rhythm and percussion in different cultural contexts. It is a tool to search for questions about the meaning and forces behind rhythmic patterns, synchronicity, syncopation, and chaos.  Each participant will finish the 4-session workshop with a fully functioning self-playing drum module and with a precise idea and necessary files to produce more in the future, if interested.

Feb
23
Sat
Advanced: CNC Milling Machine @ AS220 Industries
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Advanced: CNC Milling Machine @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use the TORMACH Personal CNC for metal machining.

Saturday February 16 + 23, 2-6pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is for anyone that has completed the Shopbot class and wants to machine small metal parts.  We will cover basic machine operation and safety. The system accepts files for both 2D and 3D models. Additionally, basic machining functions are included within the PathPilot R Interface software. These functions use a Conversational screen to generate the G-Code, which then runs the machine. Typical functions include Face, Profile, Pocket, Drill/Tap, Thread Mill, and Engrave. The machine is capable of milling materials such as circuit boards, aluminum, steel, and iron.  The table travel capacity is X-18”, Y-9.5”, Z-16.25”.  Our machine is the TORMACH Personal CNC, Model PCNC 1100. It uses a spray coolant system to maintain temperature and remove material.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Music Production @ AS220 Industries
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

music productionLearn the basics of arrangement, editing, and mastering and leave with an MP3 of you own song made from scratch!

Saturdays, Feb 16 + 23, 2-5pm

Instructor: Anthony Andrade

Feb
24
Sun
Intro to Arduino @ AS220 Industries
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

arduinoLearn the basics of electronics and coding with the Arduino, an open source hardware platform for artists, educators, and designers.

Sundays,  Feb 17 + 24, 2-5pm

REGISTER HERE

Arduino is an open source platform designed for artists, educators, and designers to be able to develop affordable prototypes for interactive design.  It includes both a stand-alone circuit board with input / output for various components and an IDE (integrated development environment) for programming to provide an easy on-ramp for people learning how to design and program open hardware.  If you’re interested in getting started in electronics, this workshop is a great place to start!

Instructor: Katie Gradowski

Feb
25
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 11:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays Feb 4 – 25, 6-10pm  

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Mar
3
Sun
Build a Microscope @ AS220 Industries
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

microscope

 Sunday March 3, 11-1pm

Build a microscope and take it home!

REGISTER HERE

At our DIY Community Microscope workshop, we’ll guide participants through building their own microscope with affordable materials: cardboard, bolts, webcams, and tape. It takes only 15-30 minutes to build, and plugs into a smartphone or laptop. We’ll look at water and plant samples from nearby sites, and talk about ways that using DIY science tools can lead to meaningful discovery.

Public Lab is an open community of activists, tinkerers, organizers, makers, educators and scientists around the world, who have worked together to design this kit. We’ve worked with a growing coalition to take a Do-It-Yourself approach to environmental justice issues.

Instructor: Jeff Warren