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On Saturday August 13, AS220 is holding its annual Foo Fest*, featuring AS220 Labs and projects from the Fab Academy:

The makers and hackers in the labs will be showcasing their nerdiness at this year’s Fest by showing off the Lab’s latest and greatest machine – a CNC milling machine made by the students of AS220 Labs’ Fab Academy with assistance from the noble makers of MIT. It’s like a small robot that can fabricate circuit boards…to make yet more robots!

Not interested in circuit board making robots? That’s okay, we are going to have laser-cut paper masks that festival participants can customize and wear around the festival – please scare responsibly! We’ll also have our handy-dandy vinyl cutter down and running make stickers and decals for people. Come check out and demystify what we do here in the labs.

AS220 Labs will also be joined by other AS220 Cottage Industries (the AS220 community printshop, AS220 Photo) & Youth Studios, and there will be a bunch of other maker/artists participating. Check out the complete list.

They’ll have lots of musicians, too, including Andrew W.K. of Destroy Build Destroy and at least one Internet meme.

Foo Fest 2011
$5
Saturday August 13, 1pm – 1am
Empire Street, Providence, RI

*No relation to Foo Camp; Foo Fest started out as the Fool’s Ball, and as the date gradually drifted away from April Fools Day, a name change was in order, and what better than a metasyntactic variable!

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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