What we're about

Welcome to Rockville Science Center Makerspace at the Rockville Memorial Library in Town Center! This is a public makerspace as a service to local residents and represents city and county support of science and technology initiatives.

The mission of Rockville Science Center, Inc. (RSC) (http://www.rockvillesciencecenter.org/) is to inspire a passion for lifelong exploration of science for our diverse community. Through our programs and quest to bring a permanent interactive Science Center to Rockville and Montgomery County, we work to cultivate a sense of inquiry, discovery, wonder and understanding of the scientific foundations of everyday life.

In 2016 Montgomery County solicited RSC to coordinate staffing and programs for this exciting new space. Our all-volunteer makerspace group serves our local area by providing patrons access to tools and makerspace resources. We inspire collaboration and have a lot of fun creating together!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Linux / Unix User Group

Rockville Memorial Library

The Linux Users Group at the Rockville Science Center Makerspace is a place to learn more about Unix and Linux by discussing and practicing with others. Get to know other Linux/UNIX enthusiasts. Talk about your projects. Brainstorm about ideas for future meeting. Get help with your own Linux tasks or help others. Maybe you'd like to know more about programming a Raspberry Pi, or trying out Ubuntu on a PC, or how to set up a web server or other device. This is an open forum to collaborate and share knowledge and skills. All are welcome. Some projects we have started or plan to work on include: - install demo: Arch Linux on a Raspberry Pi - using Public Access Unix (and GNU/Linux) Systems: e.g. https://tilde.team - setting up a Raspberry Pi as a stand-alone wireless access point - setting up a server with NAS and other services, to practice with modern automation technology Join tilde.team (https://tilde.team) for a command line environment in which you can interact with other LUG members and other Linux enthusiasts from around the world.

CoderDojo - Programming at the RSC Makerspace

Rockville Memorial Library

Join Rockville's own branch of the international CoderDojo computer coding clubs for two hours of programming with kids and teens using Scratch, Twine, Raspberry Pi and more. Everyone will have a chance to demo their projects at the end of the meeting. If you're a high school student, feel free to bring a project that you've been working on or give a short intro to a technology that you've been using. We always can use mentors, so if you're a software engineer, electronics guru or you just want to help kids learn how to code, contact us about helping out at our meetings. If you have a laptop, please bring it to the meeting. If not, we have computers that you can use. We recommend that first time attendees show up a few minutes early so that mentors can help get you setup. Important: Ages 7 to 17 are welcome, but children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entire meeting. Bringing a friend or two is fine, but please, no large groups. Parking: If you're not familiar with Rockville Town Square, please familiarize yourself with the parking options at http://rockvilleparking.com/. The library validates parking for 2 hours if you use the city lots. Since our meetings are slightly longer than 2 hours, you'll have to pay a couple dollars. Another option is to use street parking or the 11 N Washington St lot which are both free. Metro: If you are coming by metro, exit the station to the left and take the pedestrian bridge over Rockville Pike. Walk straight for block after the bridge and make a right to get to town square.

Open Time - Open Fun

Rockville Memorial Library

Adults, seniors, tweens and up - all are welcome. Come to the makerspace to work on perosnal projects, start one new, or collaborate with others. We also have tools and materials for projects such as electronic circuits, soldering, paper craft, 3D printing, 8x11 laser cutting, 2D/3D carving using a ShopBot. 10 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Time - Open Fun

Rockville Memorial Library

Come to the makerspace and bring your kids to make projects such as electronic circuits, Arduino fun projects, soldering, paper craft, 3D print, 2D/3D carve your design using a ShopBot. 10 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Past events (830)

Amateur radio test session

Rockville Memorial Library

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