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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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Project Night Recap: 03/07/13

Before I recap last night’s Project Night, a couple of notes: We’ve renamed Thursday Open Hacks to Project Night, because sometimes you just get tired of the word “Hack”. Tomorrow is Soft Circuit Saturday, March 9 from 1-4pm! Next week’s Project Night is March 14, which coincides with Ignite Philly and Pi Day! Come by […]

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Open Hack Recap: 02/21/13

Last week at Open Hack, we had a good crowd of folks eager to share their interests and check out the facilities. Sharp brought some cool toys to show off: a bottle opener fresh from his brand new 3D printer, and an old GameBoy that he’s reprogrammed to play chiptunes. Several folks mentioned their own […]

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Open Hack Recap: 02/14/13

At last Thursday’s Open Hack, we had an impromptu going-away for Brigid, who’s been teaching and organizing events at the Hacktory for the past year, including our fantastic Intro to Arduino classes. She’s leaving Philadelphia for a few months, but we look forward to her triumphant return. We also had some folks shooting footage for […]

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Soft Circuit Saturday at the Science Center

Last Saturday we opened our doors for the latest in our series of Soft Circuit (Second) Saturdays. This was the first in our new home at 3711 Market, after a long hiatus. Fortunately, during that time, half a dozen of the Hacktory’s organizers were able to take classes on soft circuits, run by Yasmin Kafai’s […]

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Soft Circuits Saturday! plus Open Hack Recap

Before I talk about Open Hack, I want to note that we are having Soft Circuit Saturday tomorrow, Feb. 9 from 1-4pm at 3711 Market St. If you want to try out some wire-free ways of moving electrons around, come by and check it out! Last night’s Open Hack brought new and old faces to […]

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Open Hack is Back!

Hey everyone, we’re spiffing up our new home at 3711 Market at the Department of Making and Doing. We’re ready to start up our weekly open hack/open house again. The new time for Open Hacks will be Thursdays from 7-9 pm. Stop by and see our new space, see what we’re working on, or bring […]

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NextFab2 Opening Party Tomorrow!

Come out and celebrate the opening of NextFab’s new location at 2025 Washington Avenue this Thursday. As the invite says, “The NextFab community is barely 3 years old and already we’ve outgrown our original location. You deserve more, so NextFab is moving to a new home – 5 times larger, even more capable, and rededicated […]

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