Monthly Archives: September 2011

Live Outdoor Happy Hour/Concert in >1 week!

We’re getting really excited for our live outdoor show featuring Lalilulelo, Tleilaxu, and special guests toktek from the Netherlands and Simon Berz from Switzerland. Tom (the guy behind toktek) and Simon have done some amazing work making their own instruments to create new sound. This show is going to be a special event for all […]

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What’s a spectrophotometer?

Last week at open house we had a great surprise, one of our guests brought this fantastic piece of medical equipment, which we thought was a mass spectrometer. We ooohed and aaahed and played with the knobs but didn’t do much otherwise. Last night another new guest stopped by and started to dig a little […]

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The Hacktory Live Electronic Music Show/Happy Hour on Thursday October 6th from 5-7pm


We’re doing our usual Hacktory Happy Hour event a little different this time. Wear your warm coats, because we’re setting up outdoors for some live electronic music in the parking lot of NTR for a Happy Hour Concert on Thursday, October 6th from 5-7pm. Come enjoy some tasty beverages in crisp autumn air along with […]

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Philly PyStar Teaches Python to a Packed Room

We had a great time on Saturday hosting Philly PyStar, a class in learning the basics of the programming language Python for women and their friends. Dana Bauer from Azavea organized the event. All of the instructors, especially Jessica McKellar from the Boston Python Workshop, did an excellent job of guiding participants through exercises and […]

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The Hacktory Happy Hour – Tonight at Prohibition Taproom from 5-7pm

Tonight from 5-7pm we meet at Prohibition Taproom for a chance to discuss projects with other Hackers, seek help and/or advice on your own hacks, or simply networking with like-minded folks! The Prohibition Taproom is just off 13th & Spring Garden in Philadelphia. The address is 501 North 13th Street Philadelphia PA – Give them […]

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Chaos Communication Camp Report Back This Friday

Imagine a giant 5 day rave-lite in a retired airfield in the pine barrens of Germany with vintage planes and helicopters popping up among acres of tents. Imagine them yarnbombed with hand-knit propeller cozies, the perfect decoration complement for lectures about Internet freedom delivered in Cold War-era bunkers. Now overlay about 3000 hackers, artists, inventors […]

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The Hacktory Door Design Project – Soliciting Your Advice!

We’ve decided to ‘brand’ our door, for marketing purposes and to make it easier for people to find us when we have the Open House and schedule classes at our Brandywine street location.

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Jody Culkin’s Comic Explains Arduino

Loved this comic by artist/instructor/scholar Jody Culkin. She does a great job of explaining the basics (defining prototype, platform, etc.) and answering common questions beginners might have. She has a couple other cool comics about counting in binary too.

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Monday Microcontroller Madness Starts at Hive76 Tonight

Tonight Hive76 is kicking off a new monthly workshop focusing on microcontrollers (Arduino is one variety), or little computers you can program yourself to perform a variety of simple tasks. The event is free from 7-10 pm, there will be a small amount of parts available for purchase and knowledgeable hackers who are happy to […]

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Still Time to See The Speed of Surprise! at the Fringe

Our collaboration with the Groundswell Players has been an awesome experience, we saw their show over the weekend and we all agree, it’s a can’t-miss show of this year’s Fringe! You can still see their sci-fi spoof The Speed of Surprise! (a Fringe Pick of uwishunu) at the MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company at the […]

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