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Tickets Going Fast for Our Intro to Arduino Class!

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Do you have an idea for a cool new tech tool and want to learn how to begin prototyping? Do you love robots like Wall-E, Johnny5 and the Curiosity rover and wish you could make your own? Want to take part in the rise of the Philadelphia maker community but not sure where to start? […]

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Project night recap: servos, soft circuits, software-defined radios

Got a neat project occupying your time and/or mind? Want to tinker in the company of some like-minded maker-types? Every Thursday night is an open project night at The Hacktory. Here’s a recap of what’s been going down: An ongoing area of interest with few of our regulars has been software-defined radio (SDR), specifically the […]

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Event Recap: Squishy Circuits at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

A fire-breathing dragon made of LEDs and squishy circuits

When we at The Hacktory were invited to present a hands-on activity for The Davidson Young Scholars’ gathering at the Academy of Natural Sciences, one scientific exercise came immediately to mind: Squishy Circuits. Students of all ages used conductive play dough and electronic components to sculpt a fantastic menagerie of glowing, moving clay creatures. As […]

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