Monthly Archives: March 2011

More Chiptunes tonight!

If you missed 8static this weekend don’t fret, there’s a great line up playing tonight at Pi Lam. Gemini Wolf, Cheap Dinosaurs, Tadoma, Music For Headphones It’s an all ages party at 3914 Spruce Street (yes it’s a frat house) 5-8 minimum suggested donation (sliding scale), doors at 8, starts at 9. Or you can […]

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Everything Plastic, Wonderland of DIY dreams

Taking a trip up to Everything Plastic was so worth it. Their buckets of different shapes and sizes of plastic can really get your imagination going. I was there scouting materials for our installation for GROSSED OUT, which we are building in the next few weeks. If you want to get involved we’ll need more […]

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This to That

Another resource for DIYers, even more handy than the glue chart: thistothat.com. Does exactly what it sounds like, you put in the two things you want to adhere and it tells you what will stick ‘em.

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Tons of fun stuff happening this weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend there’s a lot going on in Philly! Saturday is Breadboard’s Hand-Cranked Luminescent Jewelry Class, as well as NTR’s Bring a Computer Ask a Question workshop. As if that wasn’t enough, Sunday is our Sex Toy Hacking Workshop. If you’re interested in any of these be sure […]

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Augmented Reality Project with Philly photos

Phillyhistory.org has gotten some special project funding to make an augmented reality app with photos from its archives and allow you to view them on the street. No surprise programmers from Azavea are making it happen.

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Spots filling up for Sex Toy Hacking!

We were stoked to see Geekadelphia covering our Sex Toy Hacking Workshop this Sunday March 20th from 1-4 pm. Space is limited though, so be sure to email us to register at contact@thehacktory.org. Fee is $20 for the instruction and materials that will be on hand.

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So where do you find coroplast in Philly?

DIYers may or may not have heard of coroplast, a kind of corrugated plastic that’s really sturdy and lightweight. We looked into getting some for our awesome project for GROSSED OUT and just wanted to pass along what we’ve found. Two resources that all Philly DIYers should be aware of are Everything Plastic and TAWS. […]

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Want to get paid for messing with microcontrollers?

Makershed which is basically Make:Online’s store selling cool stuff for projects, just posted a position that looks like it would be a great fit for a follower of The Hacktory. It’s a contract position for someone who has “experience tackling hands-on projects, particularly electronics, microcontrollers, robots and motors, and be enthusiastic with sharing your projects […]

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Make your own PCB at home

I know you home electronics nerds have probably seen this before, but I just thought I’d share these great instructions on making your own PCB at home. A PCB (printed circuit board) is what makes up the guts in your computer or other electronics, where chips and other components plug in. If you’re interested in […]

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Lasersaur is cutting RAWRRR!

OMG, bootstrapped a laser cutter! from stefanix on Vimeo. A group of makers are busy building an open source laser cutter. Within a year they hope to “provide a cheap, safe, and highly-capable machine that will increase the proliferation of laser cutters and make a significant contribution to the personal fabrication movement.” They just reached […]

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