Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leah Buechley, Inventor of Lilypad Arduino at UArts this Saturday

Leah Buechley is the director of the MIT Media Lab High-Low Tech research group, which investigates the integration of high and low technology with the goal of helping people design and build their own technologies. She’ll be in town this weekend for the e-Textile event at Penn on Friday, and also a lecture at University […]

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Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery – Red Bull Hack Challenge 2011

So we got a curious package in the mail the other day…

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eTextile Symposium next Friday April 22nd

April is jam-packed with awesome technology events. This one is happening next Friday and features a killer line up of speakers. Not sure if there’s still space available, but you can contact textilemessages@gmail.com to check.

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Dean Kamen Speaking at The Franklin April 20th

Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and other cool stuff will be speaking about innovation at The Franklin Institute April 20th from 6 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10/$5 for students and members. For reservations call 215.448.1254.

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ThinkGeek giving away damaged goods – thanks Leslie!

We just signed up to get some shipments of damaged parts from ThinkGeek. I’m sure we could cook up lots of things to do with them, besides adding to our stock for Recycled Jewelry class – thanks to Leslie for letting us know!

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Hacktory Organizer Meeting Tonight!

Tons of great stuff to talk about tonight, The Hacktory is going to have quite a summer. Stop by our headquarters for some good food and conversation to find out what The Hacktory is all about. Potluck dinner at 6 pm, meeting starts at 7, 1522-1524 Brandywine.

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Hacktory Organizer Meeting tomorrow 6 pm

It’s time for our monthly organizer meeting, and we have a lot to talk about this month! Our opening at PAFA was a huge success, now we need to discuss lessons learned and how we can improve our pin art. We have several upcoming events and requests for installations, classes, and a few new people […]

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Upcoming Hacktory Class: Intro to Arduino Class on Saturday, April 30th

You asked for it, D.I.Y. Intro to Arduino and Basic Electronics is Back! This is the perfect intro class to experiment with interactive art, or to make electronic projects using the popular open source platform called Arduino. You will learn to build your own development platform, connect a variety of sensors (light, touch, sound, etc.) […]

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Computer Artist Peter Erickson @ Lodge

If you are out and about this weekend you might want to swing by Lodge at 177 W Girard and see the work of Peter Erickson. Erickson makes digital works printed up to 36″ and laminated onto PVC using Photoshop, MSpaint, Paint.net. The opening was April 1st but you can see some of the work […]

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Upcoming Events…

In case you’re wondering what to do this weekend there’s a few fun things happening… 8static is back on Saturday night, with what might be the most emo show ever RSVP here to get in for $5, or bring $8 to the door. Nonprofit Technology Resources is holding their monthly workshop, Bring a Computer Ask […]

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