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Great start to tech week with light sabers

We had a blast over the weekend kicking off Philly Tech Week with tons of light hacking! From kaleidoscopes to a room-size camera obscura, we had lots of activities to explore optics and learn about the tools some artists have been using for centuries to create more realistic images. A major favorite were the light […]

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Light Hacking workshop this weekend

Let there be light hacking! In conjunction with Philly Tech Week, Join us for a two-day exploration/build session/make-a-thon that explores optics, light,and interactivity. There will be a variety of projects each day for you to play with, and some for you to build and take home with you. Day 1 (Saturday): learn how the Old […]

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Intro to Circuits, Feb. 15, 1-4 pm

Have you been tantalized by cool costumes & 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 […]

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Soldering/KS Work Party + Soft Circuits, Saturday the 11th

Join us next Saturday, January 11, when we’ll be packing T-shirts and Raspberry Pi cases to send to donors from our recent Kickstarter campaign. We’ll also be assembling the electronics for our LED lightbox starting around 1pm. If you are comfortable soldering, we can put you straight to work; if you want to learn to […]

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Talk with “Ingenious” Author Jason Fagone Dec. 8

We’re pleased to announce a new event coming up Dec. 8th with local author Jason Fagone about his recently released book “Ingenious.” Join us at 3 pm on the 8th for the kick-off event of a Northeast tour for Jason and Kevin Smith, one of the book’s characters, who built a 207-MPGe electric car by hand […]

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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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Bike Parade Tonight

We have our last event for our Light Up the Crescent series tonight. In case you haven’t heard, all through September we’ve been working with Second Muse and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation to create a series to promote the Gray’s Ferry Crescent Park. Tonight is our last Bike Parade, leaving the SW corner of […]

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Project Night Recaps, August 22 & 29

We’ve fallen a bit behind on reporting on Project Night! Here’s a couple of notes from last month, from Kim B. August 22, Technically Philly Meetup AND Project Night Panel discussion: State of Collaborative Spaces in Philly   There are a lot of collaborative spaces in Philly, how do we get them to be more […]

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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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