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Program a Blink-tastic Costume, Saturday!

Here’s a story from Leslie Birch, designer of the award-winning FLORAbrella and electronic designer extraordinaire! She’s teaching our upcoming workshop, Program a Blink-tastic Costume: Intro to Lilypad, this Saturday, October 26, 10am-4pm. There’s a few spots still open, reserve yours today! I don’t think I will ever forget the first time I lit up LED’s. […]

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Sewing With Circuits, Sunday!

Abby and I wanted to take a moment to write about our plan for next Sunday’s Sewing with Circuits workshop, which kicks off October’s series of costuming events here at The Hacktory! Here’s our plan to help folks get fabulous for our Galactic Gatsby Masquerade: Light-up fashion has been spreading over the past several years, […]

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Project Night Recaps, August 22 & 29

We’ve fallen a bit behind on reporting on Project Night! Here’s a couple of notes from last month, from Kim B. August 22, Technically Philly Meetup AND Project Night Panel discussion: State of Collaborative Spaces in Philly   There are a lot of collaborative spaces in Philly, how do we get them to be more […]

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Seeking Contributors: Hacking the Gender Gap

A few weeks ago, Daniel and I were fortunate enough to attend the 3rd annual Philly Geek Awards. Last year, Geekadelphia named Hacktory director Georgia Guthrie Hacker of the Year; this year, the online visualization of our workshop Hacking the Gender Gap was nominated for Web Project of the Year. The award ended up going […]

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Intro to Circuits, Sept. 15, 1-4pm

To kick off our Fall series of costume hacking workshops (details coming soon), we’re reprising our Intro to Circuits class on Sunday, September 15 from 1-4pm! If you’ve been curious about what makes LEDs, Arduinos, and household appliances go, take the first step to demystify electricity & circuits. In this class, we’ll start with the […]

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July Events Preview

School’s out and hot muggy weather stretches endlessly ahead… what better time to join us at the Hacktory for some tinker-time (and central AC)? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks: First: there’s no Project Night on July 4, as it’s Independence Day. But we’ll be back in […]

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Document All Some of the Things, Saturday @ 12

Have you wanted to get involved at the Hacktory, but you’re not sure how? Most of our calls for volunteers involve helping out with public events & classes, but here’s one for people who like to work with words: this Saturday, June 22, we’re having a work party to knock off a pile of documentation-related […]

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Manic Machine: Artists Wanted!

This post comes from Lyric Prince, who’s recently contacted the Hacktory about her next round of Manic Machine participatory art events. Artists who want to make some large interactive art with crowd participation: read on! Manic Machine, an interactive art installation series that travels around the city of Philadelphia, is currently looking for artists and […]

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Meet The Multimeter, June 23

The multimeter is the Swiss Army knife of electricity – with it, you can troubleshoot household appliances, car batteries, and electronics. Join us at The Hacktory for a hands-on workshop on how to get the most out of your multimeter, Sunday June 23, 10am-noon. We’ll talk about measuring voltage, current, resistance, and capacitance; identifying common […]

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Women In Tech Summit, Saturday 4/20

Is everyone ready for Philly Tech Week? It kicks off this weekend with a slew of events, including the second annual Philadelphia Women In Tech Summit, Saturday April 20 at Philadelphia University! This year’s program features an exciting lineup of panels and workshops on UX, Big Data, mobile apps, and more. Hacktory organizers Steph, Sarah, […]

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