Slate asks, “What Will Become of the Library?” Libraries will evolve and FabNewport is excited to partner with Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport libraries to develop innovation studios. On the wings of a $25,000 grant from the Office of Library and Information Services FabNewport will train library staffers and run programs for young […]
One Met student, Pat, taught another, Julio, how to use a powerful 3D design program, OpenSCAD. Julio, from Providence, was struggling to get his prototype completed so he took the bus to FabNewport this morning seeking support and inspiration. Julio has designed the “bait box;” A little gizmo designed to […]
What could an ecosystem of learners look like in Newport County? In my moments of grandest delusion I imagine inquiring minds of all ages visiting our areas great institutions–IYRS, Newport Art Museum, the Breakers, Rogers High School Wood Shop, the YMCA, Salve Regina University–and saying, “I am here to learn. […]
Jennifer Jacobs, an MIT doctoral candidate, ran a 12-hour 3-day workshop for 10 10-18 year-olds Wednesday through Friday from 9-1. She showed the students how to design, vinyl cut, screen print and sew. Jacobs, as part of her thesis, developed DressCode, computational design software that she continues to tweak.