Category Archives: Announcement

Gatsby Party = Kickstarter Launch Party!

We  just got confirmation that our kickstarter campaign for our artist residency program is now live! That means our Galactic Gatsby Masquerade/Fundraiser tomorrow is our official launch! Tickets are going fast so be sure to get yours soon!    

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Bus to DC Protest on Saturday

We had a great discussion last night after our screening of the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply. This is the first of several events we plan to hold about online surveillance and how you can protect your privacy, next one is coming up Nov. 6. Most people at the screening expressed how they already […]

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Thank you, Adafruit!

We’re excited to announce that Adafruit Industries has donated some excellent wearable electronics prizes for the raffle at our annual Masquerade Party on November 2! Tickets here. Adafruit has tons of DIY electronics kits and components for sale, as well as a dedicated learning hub where you can find tutorials on everything from the Firewalker LED Sneakers […]

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Firefly Swarm Postponed to Tonight

We had a great day assembling more fireflies and holding our workshop as part of Camp Crescent yesterday at the Grays Ferry Crescent. Unfortunately the weather shifted later in the evening and was no longer friendly for the fireflies. We’ve rescheduled our swarm for tonight at 7 pm though, so be sure to come out […]

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Firefly Prototyping

Firefly Prototyping from The Hacktory on Vimeo. We did a whole lot of soldering this past weekend, in preparation for our series of events where we will Light Up the Grays Ferry Crescent. There’s quite a bit more to do, but we’re pretty excited about our fireflies. We put together this quick video to show […]

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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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Light Up the Crescent this September

Have you been to Grays Ferry Crescent yet? The Crescent is one of Schuylkill River Development Corporation’s most recent projects to extend Schuylkill Banks to as many Philadelphia neighborhoods as possible. Many Philadelphians have yet to discover this public beauty, which is nestled along the river in the Forgotten Bottom neighborhood, on the east side […]

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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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What if you worked at DMD?

So by now you’ve hopefully heard about our new partnership and home base called the Department of Making + Doing. It’s a collaborative effort between us, NextFab Studio, Breadboard, and Public Workshop. You can imagine all the awesome stuff we’re up to already, and we need some help pulling it off. That’s why DMD is […]

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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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