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ARTspiration Last Saturday

If you didn’t make it out to ARTspiration at the Fleisher last Saturday, well… you blew it. But seriously, it was another great festival; the rain held off for us as we staffed a table with a couple new volunteers (yay! Thanks David and Kim!) and it turned out to be a really beautiful day. […]

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Project Night 6.6.13 Recap

We had a great project night last week, nothing fancy, just some standard electronics hacking, some networking, and a little app trouble-shooting. Tim continued working on his circuit-laden blanket (seen in the background here). Colin, a high school Comp Sci teacher came and got started learning how to program the Arduino since he missed the […]

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Project night recap: servos, soft circuits, software-defined radios

Got a neat project occupying your time and/or mind? Want to tinker in the company of some like-minded maker-types? Every Thursday night is an open project night at The Hacktory. Here’s a recap of what’s been going down: An ongoing area of interest with few of our regulars has been software-defined radio (SDR), specifically the […]

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Hacking the Final Frontier

Hacking electronics and everyday items sure is a lot of fun, but the idea of hacking Earth and space on a larger scale brings forth a different level of excitement entirely. On April 20-21, 80 cities in 44 countries will provide a location to participate in such an opportunity – the International Space Apps Challenge, […]

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Tech Week Event: Balloon Mapping Workshop

Join us for a balloon mapping workshop during Philly Tech Week! Balloon mapping is a low-cost, easy, and safe way to make maps and aerial images. This grassroots technique has been used by journalists and community groups all over the world. One of the most interesting balloon mapping projects involved capturing images of the damage […]

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Tech Week Event: Hardware Freedom Day, April 20

As part of the Science Festival, The Hacktory is hosting Hardware Freedom Day (HFD) events on Saturday April 20th at 3711 Market St to help Philadelphians celebrate Open Source Hardware (OSHW), learn about Open Source, and get hands-on with a variety of projects. There are several free public events scheduled at The Hacktory for HFD. […]

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Project Night: soldering, sewing, sysadmining

Project night started off with a visit from a biochemist who works in the Science Center and took a class at the Hacktory. He didn’t have time to stay for the evening, but did offer to help out if anyone is interested in DIY bio. After he left, more people arrived to work on their […]

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Tinker, Maker, Hacker…Why? Postponed

What: A talk with Georgia Guthrie about art, making, and experimentation When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7-9 PM Where: The Hacktory at The Department of Making and Doing, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. *We’re sorry to say we have to postpone this event because our presenter is sick. We’ll reschedule for Wednesday, April 10th […]

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Potluck/Work Party 3/16

Want to get involved at The Hacktory? Next weekend, the Department of Making + Doing is having a potluck & work party, starting at 10am on Saturday, March 16, where we plan to paint some walls, build some shelving for our stuff, organize workstations/workspaces for specific tasks, and generally make the space our own. Lunch […]

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Soft Circuit Saturday Recap

Yesterday’s Soft Circuit Saturday was a ton of fun. Tim brought some squishy circuit dough he cooked up; he and Amy are taking this activity to an event next weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences. After some trial and error and careful multimeter work, he succeeded in lighting up an RGB LED, but concluded […]

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