SciFest Block Party, Autonomous Combat Robots, Win a Golden Ticket and Somerville Open Studios!

DATE:  April 24, 2014     CATEGORIES:  Blog, Events

We have a number of exciting public events coming up within the next two weeks: an autonomous robots design challenge, a SciFest Block Party, and the annual Somerville Open Studios; join us!

Cambridge Science Festival – SciFest Block Party
April 26 12-4pm @ the Asylum

Artisan’s Asylum will be offering tours every half hour from 12-4pm for the SciFest Block Party on Tyler Street. This is a great opportunity to visit us and our incredible neighbors Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) SomervilleGreentown Labs, and AirCraft Aerial ArtsAeronaut Brewery will be hosting the 21+ after party from 4-6pm. All the event details available on the Cambridge Science Festival website here. “Rock your geeky gym socks off at one of the funkiest block parties you’ll ever crash!”

Autonomous Combat Robot Design Challenge
April 27th 1-5pm @ the Middle East

Assemble at the Grand Finale of the Cambridge Science Festival to witness the culmination of two weeks of design and fabrication by eight teams of sentient robotic warriors bravely battling each other behind a barricade of bulletproof glass. See a video from last year’s event here!

Given a golden ticket to Artisan’s Asylum, one of the world’s largest maker spaces, contestants will have access to various and sundry tools, components, and engineering mentors from MathWorks,
 Autodesk, and SparkFun to fully customize their ferocious creations and wage battle to win prizes from all of the sponsors.

The Grand Finale is free and open to the public on Sunday April 27th at 1:00pm at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub.

Win a Golden Ticket to the Asylum!

Click here to enter the raffle for a chance to win a golden ticket to Artisan’s Asylum:
• a one month membership to Artisan’s Asylum with 24/7 access
• three tool training classes of your choice (recent listing + descriptions)

The material prizes have a total estimated cost of $400.

Attendance at the Autonomous Fighting Robots Design Challenge is not necessary to enter the raffle. The winning raffle will be announced at the event and via email.

All proceeds go to support us, a charitable 501(c)(3) with the mission to support and promote the teaching, learning, and practicing of craft of all varieties.

Somerville Open Studios
May 2nd – 4th @ the Asylum and throughout Somerville

Somerville Open Studios is coming up the first weekend in May. For three days, the Asylum will be open to the public as community members rove from artist studio to artist studio throughout the city. We have thirty makers participating — if you want to see what we’ve been making, come join us at map #81!