Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Intro to Soldering with Mitch Altman July 7th

Here’s a treat for all tinkerers, new and old. Mitch Altman, founder of San Francisco’s Noisebridge hackerspace, and inventor of TV-B-Gone will be teaching Intro to Soldering here in Philly on July 7 from 1-4 pm. Mitch has traveled the world visiting hackerspaces, hacker conferences and schools, and teaching thousands of people to solder and […]

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Urban Manufacturing at the Sustainability Forum

What: Urban Sustainability Forum: The Next Generation of Urban Manufacturing in Philadelphia When: Thursday, May 17 6 pm-8:30 pm Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 How to go: Register Here Back in the day, Philadelphia was an international leader in custom manufacturing. From train parts to hosiery, Philly was […]

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Scratch Day this Saturday @ UPenn

If you know a young person who wants to get into programming, mark your calendar for this Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street. They are hosting Scratch Day, to encourage people to explore Scratch, the graphical programming language developed by MIT specifically for kids. […]

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Open House Moving to Mondays

Hey there, just wanted to let everyone know we are switching our Open House for the summer, due to some scheduling conflicts with our volunteers. Open house will now be on Mondays from 7 – 9 pm, same place, 1522-1524 Brandywine. Swing by if you have a chance :).

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Origami and LEDs at Soft Circuit Day this Saturday

Don’t know about you guys, but this is what I’m playing with at this month’s Soft Circuit Day: origami and LEDs. There’s lots of projects available, like this one and this one. Jameco also has an LED flower activity that might make a great Mother’s Day gift… just sayin’. As a reminder, Soft Circuit Saturday […]

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Coworking is child’s play in Manayunk

Here’s an idea that’s a long time coming:  Coworking for Parents, a Philly coworking space with childcare. Hot on the heels of the Mothership HackerMoms hackerspace in Berkeley, Philadelphian Aliza Schlaback is starting up a coworking space that’s open to everyone but “caters to the needs of entrepreneurial parents and other work-from-home web designers, developers, […]

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Hacking the Gender Gap Reportback

Pictures Resource List Hacking The Gender Gap slidedeck On April 21, The Hacktory facilitated a workshop called Hacking The Gender Gap at the Women in Tech Summit.  The summit itself was a blast and people seemed to get a lot out of the workshop.  I’ve attended some good sessions about gender and tech, but I […]

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Free Workshop Series on Electronics and Music from ACF

The Philadelphia chapter of the American Composer’s Forum, in collaboration with <fidget> space is offering an amazing workshop series over the next month that covers a variety of topics in electronics and composition. The series kicks off this Wednesday with a workshop on Supercollider, a free sound synthesis software. All the workshops are FREE, and you […]

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Happy Hour @ Philadelphia Woodworks next Friday

Phila. Woodworks sez, “To celebrate springtime and the recent explosion of new community workshops opening in Philadelphia, we are hosting a Happy Hour here at our shop. Friday, May 11, 2012, from 5-8pm we invite you to join us at our shop on 4901 Umbria Street, 19128, for drinks and fun with artists, craftspeople, woodworkers, […]

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