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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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New Class: Intro to Audio, September 8

What are all these audio plugs and how do they work? How does my voice get from a microphone to speakers? How can I keep feedback from ruining my day, and why can I use headphones as a mic in a pinch? Most importantly, how do I avoid blowing out my roommate’s speakers?? Come learn the basic science […]

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Why Sensors are Super Cool

Here’s some info from Christalee and Daniel, who are teaching the Intro to Sensors Class in a few weeks. They wanted to explain a bit about why they think sensors are super cool, and why you should consider attending! Sensors take input from the environment, to make your device interact with users on the spot […]

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New Class: Intro to Sensors July 18 & 25

Sensors help us hear what the world around us has to say.  In this class you will build circuits that measure temperature, light, and motion.  We will cover voltage and current control, and use op-amps (amplifiers) to drive LEDs and motors.  Our examples will all be analog, but the techniques are also useful for connecting […]

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Intro to Soldering with Mitch Altman July 7th

Here’s a treat for all tinkerers, new and old. Mitch Altman, founder of San Francisco’s Noisebridge hackerspace, and inventor of TV-B-Gone will be teaching Intro to Soldering here in Philly on July 7 from 1-4 pm. Mitch has traveled the world visiting hackerspaces, hacker conferences and schools, and teaching thousands of people to solder and […]

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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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Recycled Electronic Jewelry Class December 10th

Jewelry 2010

The Hacktory again offers its fun & unique Recycled Electronics Jewelry workshop on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00-5:00pm. Perfect timing for making cool retro-tech holiday gifts on a recession budget! The Hacktory promotes the combining of art, technology & recycling–so we created the Recycled Electronic Jewelry Workshop. You can add beauty and interest to the […]

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Radiation Workshop Cancelled

Since this seems like a busy time of year for most people, we will move this workshop to the spring of next year.  In the meantime, view real time read-outs of radiation on this map.  Also, check out EFMR to learn more about monitoring of radiation in our state.  

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