Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tickets Sold Out to PAFA’s Grossed Out

  If you waited til today to buy your ticket for PAFA’s opening I’m sorry to say you waited too long. Don’t worry though, we expect to bring out our marvelous contraptions and projects at other future events, just keep checking back here to find out when!

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Tickets Still Available for PAFA After Dark

Just one more reminder to get your ticket for this Thursday’s After Dark Event at PAFA. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. There’s going to be an amazing assortment of installations and sites to see, read more about it here. Our pin art installation is going well, we worked on it Sunday […]

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Build Session Tomorrow

Itching to get your hands on some tools and make something this weekend? We still need help assembling our giant pin art installation for PAFA’s GROSSED OUT event this Thursday. We’ll be working at The Hacktory (1522-4 Brandywine, free parking available) from noon til whenever tomorrow, stop by to check out our projects or lend […]

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New Robot in The Hacktory’s Collection

Thanks to Anthony and Izzy, two students from our Gadgets and Kinetic Sculpture class at the Fleisher, we now have a new robot sculpture at The Hacktory. I’m sure our new addition will feel right at home with our wall of pinball boards, and we look forward to taking him on the road to inspire […]

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Pin Art Build Session Tonight!

Stop by tonight at 1522-1524 Brandywine Street after 7 pm to help us with our pin art installation for PAFA. We’ll be cutting holes in coroplast, building the frame, and assembling pins and we need all the help we can get!

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Last Day of Gadgets and Kinetic Sculpture

Table-top Machine from Jake Wells on Vimeo. Today is the last day of our Gadgets and Kinetic Sculpture class at the Fleisher. We’re so glad the students had such an awesome time. Read more about the class on the teacher’s website or you can sign your maker-to-be up for the spring session of the class.

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E-textile Symposium April 22 at UPenn

“Dispatches from the World of Electronic Textiles and Education” is happening from 4-7 pm April 22nd. The symposium will focus on textiles with conductive fabric, thread, or velcro, as well as light sensors, motion sensors and the Lilypad Arduino. Speakers include Joanna Berzowska, Leah Buechley, Michael Eisenberg, Yasmin Kafai, Maggie Orth, and Kylie Pepper. More […]

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Build dates for PAFA Pin Art Installation on calendar

So our installation date for PAFA’s GROSSED OUT is getting closer and we need help with our project. Hive76 and The Hacktory have several activities that will be happening that night but our most exciting one will be a life-sized pin art device (like those ones you had as a kid that you could stick […]

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Announcing Open Source Bridge Conference

Here’s some info about a new conference happening June 21-24 in Portland, Oregon for developers and people interested in learning about the open source way. The conference will feature talks on Open Source Citizenship and an All-Hours Hackerspace. Their call for proposals is open until March 31 so check it out.

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Good Clean Fun had at Sex Toy Workshop

Yesterday we hosted our first workshop on hacking sex toys and we had a wonderful and diverse turnout. The workshop started with people talking about ideas they had about toys to make. People were encouraged to use the parts available, bike tires to make harnesses, plastic eggs with tiny motors to make vibrators, or take […]

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