September 23, 2018 -Noon- 5PM- This is a Back to School Event
 dedicated to late 20th century entertainment and all of the iconic sights and sounds that defined it, with an additional emphasis on celebrating a future that never was.  Call it "Retrofuturism" if you like, because we do. 

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The Learning Lab is located at The Meadows Professional Office Park, 1130 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. We are in building D, suite 103A, which is in the last building on the lower lot.

Learn Raspberry Pi Basics

This workshop is for anyone that wants to learn about the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi computer is a miniature ARM (phone) based PC which can do many of the things a desktop PC can do like word-processing, games or playing back High-Definition video.  We will put together basic component electrical circuits; learn about input and output, basic python programming concepts and practices. The concepts covered in workshop are using a breadboard,   Sonic Pi, programming environment basics.

Make Your Own Video Games

The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop call “Make Your Own Video Game”.  This is a great chance to put down your controllers and take time to learn interactive software titled “Scratch” and create your own “video game” sample.  Presented by our learning team, the program will also include an exhibit on “Historic Video Games”. The exhibit aims to explain the impact of Early Video Games and then teach the MIT developed youth program “Scratch”.  Scratch is a computer program developed to teach software coding and allows you can create your own “video game” sample. The workshop aims to explain how early video games were made and give students new skills to develop their own games.

Learning Lab Tours 

Geek out at our Learning Lab! Visit the Learning Lab website to see what's happening, learn about the workshops we offer and come visit us Contact us if you want to find out how you can join our community of coders, makers and tinkerers as a student, volunteer or just a fan of all things electronic! 

Browse our tech toys, such as Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi microcomputers, vintage computers, breadboards and retro video games. It is a great place to get tech help, research resources, learn about gaming, music, the Web and more. 

Our goal is to help young people become competent and ethical users of technology, as well as to teach them about electronics and programming. RICM’s Learning Lab encourages users to take advantage of the technology at the lab for education and recreation. RICM’s local volunteers are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.

RICM Equipment Collection        
  Large Systems (Servers, Workstations, Minicomputers, Mainframes, Components)
  Small Systems (Personal Computers, Components)
The Rhode Island Computer Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999.

Contact us
PHONE: (401) 603-3321
EMAILl: rhodeislandcomputermuseum@gmail.com or

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Artist Ann Smith spends her days making little robotic like figurines 
from broken electronics and machine parts. The sculptures are sold in galleries and museums throughout the US and have been used as illustrations for various publications. Recently she has received local and international press from Wired Magazine (US), Make Magazine (US), PBS Boston, DPI Magazine in Taiwan, Architectural Digest (Germany), GQ Germany, and The Discovery Channel Canada. http://www.burrowburrow.com/

Computer History Stories
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