Category Archives: Education

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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Circuit Bending Music Hack Workshop

Saturday March 1, 1-3 pm Circuit bending is an experimental and creative way to modify audio electronics and discover unique and unusual sounds and functions within the original piece of equipment. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the basic techniques of circuit bending using an Atari Punk Console noise maker that has already been […]

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“How Things Work” After School Program at the Lea School

One of the benefits of being part of the Department of Making + Doing is that we’ve had access to more resources, such as a grant we won from the Cognizant Foundation, which is doing a lot to support the creation of maker programs around the country. One of the first things we decided to […]

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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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