Monthly Archives: September 2010

Arduino classes are back!

After a long break, we’ve found enough renewed interest in re-running our classic “Intro to Arduino ” Class again. we have room for 14 participants for this class on October 23rd, so pre-register here: http://thehacktory.org/classes/intro-to-arduino-beginner-microcontroller… In 6 hours you will learn to build and program your own Arduino-style system, and create a few projects to […]

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Great article in The Atlantic about DIY changing Education

Here’s a quick little article that talks about how the DIY movement, especially events like Maker Faire, offers a chance to allow kids to learn by doing. Many education professionals think this is the best way for many kids to learn, but opportunities for this kind have been phased out of many school systems. It […]

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The Superfluid collaboration competition with UArts Corzo Center

The Corzo Center and Superfluid are organizing a competition to encourage collaboration in creative projects. This could come in handy for you if, for example, you have some leet coding skills but you need a designer to get your project done. Superfluid is a virtual currency that helps you trade favors for creative projects and […]

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Change of date in Egg Drop

Just FYI, we had to change the date of the EggDrop published in our newsletter. The Eggcellent EggDrop will now be October 2.

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Input_Output Symposium at Tyler School of Art

There’s a really interesting symposium coming up through Temple’s Tyler School of Art called Input_Output on October 8th. The speakers and accompanying exhibition will explore “advancements in the ways that materials and environments are designed, evaluated, and experienced within architecture and related disciplines” including digital fabrication and prototyping techniques. Here’s the registration form, the early […]

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Submit designs for Breadboard’s Virtual Public Art Project

Breadboard the nonprofit affiliated with NextFab dedicated to bringing awesome events and opportunities to Philly has a great opportunity for 3-D and virtual artists. The Virtual Public Art Project allows you to put 3-D structures in virtual space, visible with a smartphone. It’s the next level of public art and presents a fantastic opportunity for […]

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