This beautiful weather is energizing, and it particularly seems to have inspired the Artisan’s Asylum instructors this month. We are adding three additional classes to start in March, all first-time offerings:
- a new beyond the basics MIG welding project class, for the hundreds of you who have taken Metalworking Intensive and might be looking for a new way to apply those skills;
- a new introductory robotics class incorporating the Arduino microcontroller and Sparki, an open-source robotics platform developed by another Artisan’s Asylum member;
- and a new Solidworks/CAD/design project weekend workshop on creating tessellated structures and puzzles.
So let the good weather inspire you to get moving and learn something new this spring!
If you’ve been looking for ways to get involved with the Asylum but don’t know where to start, check out one of our free weekly/biweekly social events, regularly scheduled and updated on our calendar:
Show & Tell (Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm/Sundays 4-6pm)
Come join Artisan’s Asylum extended community members to show off your work, interesting intermediate results, techniques, request ideas on roadblocks, etc!
Next meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-8:30pm (and coming up March 9, 18, 30)
Circuit Hacking Night (Wednesdays, 6-8pm)
For newbies and experienced hackers alike, one night a week the electronics & robotics lab is FREE and open to the public! Learn to solder, buy kits, work on your own projects, and hang out with experienced hackers and engineers.
Fiber Arts Work Night (Wednesdays, 6-8pm)
This one night of the week, come in and use our fiber arts equipment machines and space for FREE. Learn basic knit and crochet skills, exchange materials, get guidance, or just bring your own projects to work on in the company of like-minded makers!
Tabletop Gaming: Somerville Segmentium – Artisan’s Asylum Warhammer (Mondays, 8-10pm)
Monday nights at the Asylum join us for painting, modeling, and playing the tabletop game systems of all kinds!
Eager to Start? These classes begin/run in the next week:
Introduction to the Multicam Industrial CNC Router, 10:30am-12:30am and 6-8pm Fridays, February 28 – March 28
Tool Training: Metalworking Support Tools, 1-4pm Saturday, March 1
Tool Training: 3D Printer, 11am-1pm Sunday, March 2
Introduction to Arduino, 7:30-9:30pm Mondays, March 3 – April 1
Tool Training: Manual Metalworking Lathe, 7:15-9:45pm Monday, March 3
Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box, 7-10pm Tuesdays, March 4 – April 1
Tool Training: Rough to Smooth — Using the Miter Saw, Band Saw, Jointer & Planer, 7:30-9:30pm Wednesdays, March 5 & 12
Hands-on Electronics: An Introduction, 7-10pm Thursdays, March 6-27
Bicycle Maintenance II, 7-9pm Thursdays, March 6-27
NEW! Beyond Basic Metalworking: Flat-Pack Structures, 7:15-9:45pm Thursdays, March 6-27
Introduction to Wood Lathe, 7-10pm Mondays, March 10-24
Full list of available classes: