Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hacktory Home-Printed T-Shirts with new Liberty Bell Design

As we talked about briefly in our Design Day Recap, one of the projects we managed to get moving was producing a Hacktory-inspired silkscreen of the Liberty Bell made out of electronic parts and then printing the design onto T-Shirts.

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Design Day Recap

We had a fantastic turnout at our first Design Day, with 8 attendees who worked hard to come up with a whole host of product ideas. They range from out-of-this-world to educational, and we look forward to seeing these ideas turn into actual products!

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Join us for Design Day this Saturday

Be sure to stop by our Design Day this Saturday. We’re inviting anyone and everyone to help us brainstorm kits, posters, t-shirts, origami, toys, and anything that we could sell to help subsidize our classes for artists and starving hackers. We will also have materials handy for experimenting with making circuits out of conductive ink […]

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Registration Open for Gadgets and Kinetics at The Fleischer

Do you have a kid who loves to tinker? Can’t stop your 11-year-old from taking stuff apart? Sign him or her up for Gadgets and Kinetics, a class we created with a special partnership at The Fleischer Art Memorial, registration is open now. The class runs on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm from […]

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Groundswell Players Discuss DIY Theatre with Philly Weekly

Our new partners the Groundswell Players were featured in Philly Weekly! The interview covers their roots, their methods, and a a bit about their upcoming show for the Philly Fringe The Speed of Surprise! Tickets are on sale now for the Fringe show for the following dates: Friday 9/2/11 – 8pm Saturday 9/3/11 – 9:30pm […]

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Distributed Collectives: Art and the interwebz at little berlin

Distributed Collectives at little berlin gallery opens tonight and features the work of three web-based artist groups: Computers Club, Manifest.AR and F.A.T. The members of these groups have never met in person but have collaborated via the internet for many years. The show opens tonight from 6-10 PM at 2430 Coral St.

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Kickstarting An Open-Source Project

Take note of Matt Heins’ Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit, an open hardware project aiming to make it easy for hackers and musicians to construct a relatively inexpensive synthesizer. There’s no shortage of open hardware synth kits available for enthusiasts to tinker with; the Meeblip, a very similar product, launched last year to much enthusiasm. What […]

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If you haven’t heard…

We were named Best of Philly for Adult Classes! We’re very honored Philly Magazine chose to feature us, and we’re really excited about all the plans we have for the upcoming year. If you want to help us think of ideas and events, our Design Day on Saturday August 13th is a great opportunity to […]

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Lots of new faces at Open House last night

Last night’s open house was awesome, we had people hacking kinects (yep, two, thanks Ben for bringing yours), lots of talk about Max/MSP, a few thrilling games of Artemis, and plans for more. Thanks to everyone who came out!

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Detroit’s Artsy/Techy Studio X wins 5 awards at MakerFaire

Our kindred hackerspace in Detroit DistrictVII/Studio X won 5 awards for their Mannequin Forest (left) at this weekend’s MakerFaire in Detroit. Kristine Diven and Micho Detronik, the makers-in-chief behind the piece were floored by the recognition, and are super excited because this means they will be at the upcoming MakerFaire in NYC! We’ve already been […]

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