Rhode Island Computer Museum

Current Library Workshop Offerings New for- 2020- Virtual Workshops!

In response to COVID-19, the museum will offer Virtual Workshops for the follow: Stop Motion, Make Your Own, Video Game, TinkerCAD and Sonic Pi

Please note, in response to COVID-19, the museum is temporarily closed for house days to the general public. This also applies to our regular volunteers doing their weekly work. We plan to take appointments for visitors and you can email us for any questions. We are hoping to get through this quickly and re-open the learning lab to normal hours very soon!

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Retro Game Night!

October 7 21st, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Geek out at Rhode Island Computer Museum’s Virtual Retro Game Night from 6:00PM to 7:30PM for free!

To join the video meeting, click this link: meet.google.com/wzt-ggwj-urv

To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 609-735-6030 and enter this PIN: 347 095 950#

More phone #s: https://tel.meet/wzt-ggwj-urv?pin=7586162924677

We will discuss how to use am emulator to play such games as pitfall, Oregon Trail and others. Get your old Atari out and show us what you got!

Adults who grew up during the golden age of video games should be prepared to take a trip down memory lane. We're dusting off the consoles of yore, including Atari, Intellivision, SNES, Sega Genesis, Playstation, Colecovision, N64 and more!

gaming? Come check out our immersive VR demos in the lab as well!


View and post submissions here!


Learn about Raspberry Pi's

We invite you to come explore, code, and create at our Learning Lab! We're located at The Meadows Professional Office Park, 1130 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852. You'll find us in Building C, Suite 103 on the upper lot. We look forward to seeing you soon, and in the meantime you can check out a few of our current learning experiences below:

Our "Computer Crypt" is jam-packed with amazing technological artifacts, and we are dedicated to bringing these bits and bytes of history to light for people. You can contact us to schedule a tour, and we also loan our artifacts to filmmakers. You can see our vintage tech in "Hidden Figures," "Maniac," "Halt and Catch Fire," and many other productions.

Our crypt's artifacts inspire artists, as well as vintage tech buffs. You'll find pieces from an art project by writer/artist Kimberly Elliott on this site, and in the slideshow above you'll see three fabulous little sculptures of birds by Ann Smith (find her on etsy). Ann spends her days making little robot-like sculptures from broken electronics and machine parts (including some from the recycling bins of our Computer Crypt!). Her sculptures are sold in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., and are used as illustrations for publications. She has received local and international press from Wired, Make Magazine, PBS Boston, DPI Magazine in Taiwan, Architectural Digest (Germany), and many others.

Kind Words for RICM from "Donna Clark"

We're big fans of actress Kerry Bishé from "Halt and Catch Fire," and it turns out the feeling is mutual! Thanks, Kerry!

Computer History Stories

Check out some of the stories behind the items in our Computer Crypt and collections in Computer History Stories From Around the States.

Learning Lab Tours

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CALL US: (401) 741-6997

EMAIL US: dan@ricomputermuseum.org


Geek out at our Learning Lab! Visit the Learning Lab website to see what's happening and learn about our workshops. Call us or e-mail us if you want to join our community of coders, makers, and tinkerers as a student, volunteer, or curious explorer of all things tech.

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Professional Development Opportunities: