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Photos from Saturday’s Girl Scouts Activities

We had a great time this past Saturday helping about 70 Girl Scouts make some awesome jewelry with recycled electronics. We made sure to take lots of photos, which you can see on our flickr page here. Thanks again to our host, Girl Scouts at Penn, and our great volunteers Elise, Jacqui and Katie. We […]

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Help Out some Girl Scouts on Saturday

We have an upcoming opportunity this Saturday December 1 from 9-2 pm, to help with an activity for Girl Scouts wanting to earn badges. Our activity is a variation on our Recycled Electronic Jewelry class, which we’ve done for about 15 people, but this time we’re offering it to about 100 Girl Scouts. The badges will […]

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Photo Costume Contest Winners

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Ghost in the Machine Halloween. We have a few winners from our photo costume contest, with the first place going to the Ravin’ Raven hand-made by Kathryn Sclavi! Congrats! Kathryn will get to choose from our prizes of

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BarCamp Philly is Tomorrow

If you have an interest in art, design, technology, science, and want to meet others in Philly with those interests, you should definitely check out BarCamp tomorrow! BarCamp is an “unconference” which means any attendee can propose a talk to fit in multiple time slots throughout the day. The day’s schedule is set in the […]

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Coming up: More Arduino!

We had so much fun at last month’s arduino class, we decided to re-run all three sessions. Expect a fun crash course on everything you will need to get busy creating with your Arduino. We’ll cover all the key concepts, from learning the fundamental aspects of programming with the Arduino language, to the different types […]

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Ghost in the Machine Halloween

Don’t know about you, but we didn’t get enough Halloween this year. If you feel the same, come dance your ass off at our first ever Ghost in the Machine Halloween! There will be lasers, interactive installations, body paint, and a costume photo contest. Winners choose between a free one month membership at the Sculpture […]

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Last Chance to see Science Per Forms Today

Pay no attention to those pesky weather reports! Come to the last showing of Science Per Forms today at 2:30 pm. It’s been a wonderful collaboration between The Hacktory, Carbon Dance Theatre, and robotics experts from IK Studio and UPenn’s Robotics department. You don’t want to miss it! Did we mention there are dancing robots? […]

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Get soldering on Nov. 14

Yee-haw, another soldering workshop is coming up soon! Join us on November 14 and learn the basics of melting metal in this hands-on class. If you still haven’t picked up an iron, now’s the time! Soldering is an essential skill for all doers and makers. Learn to solder the right way in one evening of […]

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Intro to Circuits rescheduled for Nov. 7

We had to reschedule last month’s Intro to Circuits class due to technical difficulties. If you couldn’t make our last date, here’s a second chance! Wednesday, November 7, 6pm – 9pm $35 includes goodies to take home Location: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street Have you been tantalized by neat projects using LEDs, Arduinos, or […]

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Halloween Hacking Oct 22

If you’re feeling stuck on how to construct this year’s Halloween costume — be it a 10-foot cheese grater or Genesis-era Peter Gabriel — it’s time to bring in the ultimate hack: duct tape. For minimum cost and maximum fun, join us on Monday, October 22 between 6pm and 9pm to learn how to use […]

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