Our educational program allows us to share our passion for art, music, and technology with adults and children throughout the central Ohio region. Our introductory and intermediate-level workshops give participants the opportunity to work with various open source platforms, robotics kits, DIY electronics and soft circuits, and more. Mobile lab instructors provide the materials, supplies, know-how, and encouragement for participants to create and innovate.

Some of our current and past workshop topics include:

  • Build a Buzzbot
  • Make a Glowie Monster
  • Make a Low Power Amp
  • Mitigating Digital and Physical Surveillance
  • Projection Mapping
  • Intro to Improvisational Music
  • Build Your Own Electronic Piano
  • Algorithmic Music with Sonic Pi
  • Intro to Ableton Live
  • Make a DIY Custom Bike Light
  • Circuit Bending with Radio Frequencies

Our educational program currently takes place at It Looks Like Its Open.

For those who are unable to attend our workshops but would like to learn about the topics we offer, we offer several kits with instructions: Mini Glowie Monster kits, Glowie Monster kits, and LED graffiti kits. Documentation of mini glowie monster and glowie monster workshops can be found on our site, with photos of in-progress and finished products.

Mini Glowie Monster kit
Mini Glowie Monster kit
Glowie Monster kit
Glowie Monster kit
LED graffiti kit
LED graffiti kit

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a Fuse Factory workshop?

All of our upcoming workshops are listed along the right side of our website’s home page. To sign up for a workshop, click on the workshop title, which will take you to the workshop information page. At the bottom of this page are clickable images that let you select the workshop option you want; when clicked, you are taken to PayPal.

Do you offer workshops outside of Columbus?

Yes! The nice thing about being a mobile lab is that we can come to you, supplies and all. In addition to Franklin county, we are able to travel to Delaware, Licking, and Fairfield counties. If you are in one of these counties and are interested in having us offer a workshop in your area, please contact our Executive Director Alison Colman.

I’d like to teach a Fuse Factory workshop. What do I need to do?

Hooray! We are always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors! To begin a discussion with us, please contact our Executive Director Alison Colman to let her know you are interested in teaching a workshop and the topic(s) you would like to offer. We also recommend that you take a look at our workshop planning document to get a sense of what it takes to get a new workshop up and running.

Do you have any other lingering questions? No worries – just contact us!