Make Your Own Video Games 

December 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM–12:00 Noon

December 28, 2916 |  1:30PM - 3:30 PM

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.

RICM Learning Lab    



Introduction  toRaspberry Pi Basics 

December 27, 2016 | 1:30 pm–3:30 pm

December 28, 2916 |  10:00AM - 12:00 Noon

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.  



Atari Night

January 17, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Geek out at Rhode Island Computer Museum’s Learning Lab! We will discuss the Atari computer and take apart some retro machines.  The Learning Lab is located at “The Meadows Professional Office Park 1130 Ten Road, North Kingstown Rhode Island.  Suite D103A, the last building on the lower lot. 

Dec 5

RICM Winter Open House! 

Sat., December 5, 2015 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

All ages welcome! Come meet the RICM Learning Lab staff and volunteers. See our vintage computers on display and restoration projects in progress. Play retro games and Minecraft on our server! 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! The event is free, but please RSVP with number of guests (and ages of any children) so we know you're coming! Send email to:


RICM Throwback Thursday-Retro Vinyl Night at the Museum

Thurs., June 4, 2015 | 7 – 9 pm

Throwback Thursday night is now Retro Vinyl Night!  We're breaking out the record player and LPs and taking it back to the nostalgic nights in your basement listening to albums under the black light.  Bring out your collection to digitize a song or just come enjoy the eclectic sounds of our unique collection.  Music lovers, bring your friends to the Learning Lab and throw some classic vinyl onto your iPod!  Cost: $5 donation