Public Events

Open Houses & Special Events

Free Circuit Hacking Night & Tour

Cambridge Science Festival
Wednesday April 19th, 6-9PM


Come play with electronics at Artisan’s Asylum as part of the Cambridge Science Festival! Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night. This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE — there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions and more. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them! Join us for a special tour of our facility featuring current robotics, science and innovation projects by our members.
Registration required here on Eventbrite.

Open House & Maker Market for Somerville Open Studios

Friday May 5th 6-9PM, Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th 12-6PM


Join us as we open our doors for Somerville Open Studios! Meet our members, buy their wares, check out demos in our shops and the MASSDestruction Robot Competition (Saturday only) at one of our favorite events of the year.

Ongoing Events Open to the Public

Tours

A tour of Artisan’s Asylum showcases all of our 14 unique shop areas and the stories of our makers working in our 160 studio spaces. Our tours last about 30-45 minutes and are offered at scheduled times. We are a light industrial space and due to liability and insurance requirements we are unable to allow drop-in visitors to our facility. Tours are offered daily. For the tour schedule see Staffed Hours & Tour Times here.

Looking for a group tour for your school or organization? Contact outreach@artisansasylum.com to schedule something special for your group.

 

Speaker Series

Artisan’s Asylum hosts a regular Speaker Series featuring the stories of our own members and local community leaders and businesses inspiring us by making the world they want to see. Speaker Series events are free for members and Friends of Artisan’s. $10 suggested donation from the public. Spring 2017 line-up will be announce shortly!

 

Free Circuit Hacking

Group huddled over an electronics workbench

Come play with electronics at Artisan’s Asylum! Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night. This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE — there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, electronics kits on hand for sale for those who wish to make things, and experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them!

The proceeds of all sales and donations will go directly towards funding maintenance and improvements in the Electronics & Robotics lab of Artisan’s Asylum: to buying new equipment, keeping consumables in stock, and towards general upkeep. Please register to attend.

Maker Mondays

Co-hosted with Miranda’s Hearth

Every third Monday, meet from 7:00-9:00 in the social space at Artisan’s Asylum for Maker Mondays. Bring your latest project, the old project you’ve been ignoring for the past several months, or a brand new idea. We’ll have a small collection of materials if you just want to come and play. Everyone is welcome! At Miranda’s Hearth, we believe that when we make things together we are creating the common shared experiences that provide the foundation for real relationships.

So come and create with us! If you feel like you can’t come because you’re not an artist, remember the Hearth Motto: Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something. Registration and check-in handled at our Front Desk.

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