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Moving Web Hosts

We’ll be moving web hosts, so you’ll note the current URL has changed slightly ( As we migrate our content to the new server, you’ll be re-directed to our normal URL.

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Backing up your Raspberry Pi boot images on your Macintosh

You’ve got your Raspberry Pi computer running smoothly. It does exactly what you want it to do with timed cron jobs and crafty python code. You’ve installed countless new apps via apt-get, and now you’re admiring your work as it hums along using a mere trickle of power compared to your aging desktop. You think […]

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Some January 2013 Hacker Events!

Philly GiveCamp @ Microsoft, Malvern PA Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20 Hackathon to lend IT support to local nonprofits, volunteer participants requested. Register online Knight-Mozilla HTML/CSS facilitator training @ Drexel Thursday, Jan. 24 Before EduCon, Mozilla is hosting a workshop on how to teach about modern web technologies. Register online Hat tip to […]

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Introductory Raspberry Pi Bootstrap Procedures


The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games, but it also plays high-definition video. At a low price of $35, it’s a real […]

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Intro to Arduino Class Saturday May 5, 10am-4pm

This continues to be our most popular class, the perfect intro class to experiment with interactive art, or to make electronic projects using the popular open source platform called Arduino. You will learn to build your own development platform, connect a variety of sensors (light, touch, sound, etc.) and use them to control LED’s, speakers […]

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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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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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Make your Year-end Tax-Deductible Donations to the Hacktory!

The Hacktory is about to celebrate our 4th Anniversary, and we have been re-evaluating our mission and found that we are more committed than ever to build the organization into a stable, sustainable institution that provides opportunities to learn about and understand technology, and inspire you to use it creatively in whatever ways you can […]

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Photos and Audio from our Happy Hour Concert on October 6th

After a whirlwind few weeks of non-stop events at the Hacktory, we get a few minutes to collect our thoughts and present the digital archives from our events. From our recent Happy Hour Concert event, we recorded all three audio sets from our performers, and make them available to you to listen here on the […]

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Printer Smash this Saturday, Oct 15th! Vent your Frustrations in the Ring!


Office Space Printer Smash with The Hacktory! Finally, a chance to take your aggression out on that @#*^% printer! Join us in helping our sponsor Nonprofit Technology Resources creatively disassemble some printers for recycling.

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