Fabville Design Center — Somerville’s newest makerspace — has just opened its doors, and we’d like to invite you into the space to daydream and create pieces of your own design.
Every Tuesday from 5-8PM for the rest of 2016, we will be hosting design and fabrication sessions at Fabville Design Center inside of Somerville High School, downstairs in the vocational wing at 81 Highland Ave. We invite you to come by to see the space, meet who’s working there, and to take your hand at designing and fabricating some original work while you’re here. We'll start by looking at some inspiring examples of work people have done with the tools we've got and then move into more open studio time to help you brainstorm, design, and build. Whether you want to vinyl cut a decal for your phone, laser-cut a holiday ornament, 3D print a toy robot, or even if you don’t have any idea what you want to make yet, we hope you’ll join us for the fun.
We will be around to support you with everything from coming up with project ideas to futzing around with machine settings. We just ask that you be patient. First of all because making things can be hard and slow—if still very fun—work. Keep in mind that, depending on the complexity of your project, you may need to join us for multiple sessions to finish it; we’ll help you to plan for this as you design. Secondly, these are Fabville’s first-ever open sessions! We’ll be testing out our tools, space, and workflows with you and your projects. We are excited to host you, help you, and troubleshoot with you as we figure out how to make this space work!