Monthly Archives: February 2012

Building a window farm at open house

Thanks to our hydroponic enthusiast Rumen we started making a windowfarm last night. It was surprisingly easy. You may have heard of windowfarms, a project that we first saw at NYC’s Eyebeam. The founder Britta Riley has since given a TED talk about them, and how it’s a great model for open-source urban gardening. We […]

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Get your tickets for PAFA’s TURNED ON

The time has come to get your tickets PAFA’s After Dark Event TURNED ON. Following our successful installations with Hive76 last year, PAFA invited us to return again to do another round to complement the opening for their exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit. Thursday, March 8 from 6-9 pm, you have the chance to […]

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Humanoid Robot Demo at Drexel 10:30 – 2:00 PM TODAY

Our member Leslie got a text message alert from someone who works with Jaemi HUBO, Drexel’s walking robot. They are doing a public demonstration Monday (today) from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM at 3141 Chestnut Street. Leslie sez, “I expect they will have multiple robots doing movements simultaneously. They do not offer public demo’s often, […]

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Looking for Something to Read? Check the Hacker Shelf for a community curated collection of legally free books!

Found this great new resource for the intellectually curious out there. HackerShelf is a collection of community curated, legally free books! If you wanted to learn a new programming language, or some esoteric new API, you might want to check this wealth of free knowledge first. It’s a new site, so the content is ever […]

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Art & Technology, pt. I: Leah Beeferman

The following post is the first in a series featuring contemporary artists whose work engages technology—broadly defined—in innovative ways. Like many of us at The Hacktory, Leah Beeferman has a fondness for grids, dials, and luminous rhombi rotating slowly in space. As part of Vox Populi’s January exhibition, the New York-based artist installed two long, […]

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Need to Collaborate on a Schematic? Try this new Online Service!

Just stumbled across a new site (currently in Beta) named Upverter. Put simply, it makes it easy to design and share electronic schematics on the web. If you’re collaborating on an electronics project, putting the design in the cloud might be just what you need. It also might be useful for peer review, or simply […]

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Pre-register for HOPE Number 9

Every two years some of our favorite hackers from 2600 magazine organize the HOPE conference (stands for Hackers on Planet Earth), “one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world that’s been happening since 1994.” HOPE 9 will be taking place July 13, 14, 15 2012 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, across the […]

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