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Tiny Computer Playground

Need some inspiration before our Intro to Arduino class starts this Wednesday? Check out the Arduino Playground, a “publicly-editable wiki about Arduino.” It’s packed with tips and tutorials, a list of Arduino-related books, project ideas, and my favorite feature: links to people all over the world who are playing with Arduinos. Browse this site until […]

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Arduino Project Preview

Curious what you’ll be building during this month’s Intro to Arduino class? Your instructor Brigid demonstrates the circuit you’ll learn to wire up to your microcontroller — an array of 6 LEDs, controlled by a potentiometer, with a buzzer that you can program to play any little ditty you like! In case you need some […]

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Soldering class for $10??

That’s right! Bring your own project to solder tomorrow night and you’ll get $20 off the $30 ticket price. Yow!! Email contact@thehacktory.org to get your discounted ticket!

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This Wednesday: Make One of These!

At The Hacktory’s soldering class this Wednesday, November 14, you won’t just be learning a valuable skill that can save you time and money when your old electronics need a connection re-soldered. You’ll also be building your own neat-o gadget to take home, all materials included in the $30 price tag! We’ll have three projects […]

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Coming up: More Arduino!

We had so much fun at last month’s arduino class, we decided to re-run all three sessions. Expect a fun crash course on everything you will need to get busy creating with your Arduino. We’ll cover all the key concepts, from learning the fundamental aspects of programming with the Arduino language, to the different types […]

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Get soldering on Nov. 14

Yee-haw, another soldering workshop is coming up soon! Join us on November 14 and learn the basics of melting metal in this hands-on class. If you still haven’t picked up an iron, now’s the time! Soldering is an essential skill for all doers and makers. Learn to solder the right way in one evening of […]

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Intro to Circuits rescheduled for Nov. 7

We had to reschedule last month’s Intro to Circuits class due to technical difficulties. If you couldn’t make our last date, here’s a second chance! Wednesday, November 7, 6pm – 9pm $35 includes goodies to take home Location: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street Have you been tantalized by neat projects using LEDs, Arduinos, or […]

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Halloween Hacking Oct 22

If you’re feeling stuck on how to construct this year’s Halloween costume — be it a 10-foot cheese grater or Genesis-era Peter Gabriel — it’s time to bring in the ultimate hack: duct tape. For minimum cost and maximum fun, join us on Monday, October 22 between 6pm and 9pm to learn how to use […]

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Intro to Circuits class on Oct. 13

Have you been tantalized by neat projects using LEDs, Arduinos, or EL-wire? Ever wondered what’s going on inside your computer, television, or vacuum cleaner? Electricity permeates our modern existence, and learning your way around circuits is the first step in demystifying it. In this class, we’ll start with the very basics, teaching you how to […]

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Sparkly New Arduino Class!

Have you ever been interested in programming but didn’t know where to start? Do you love robots like Wall-E, Johnny5 and Curiosity and wish you could make your own? Do you have an idea for a cool new tech tool but aren’t sure how to begin prototyping? If you are drooling at your computer and […]

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