Category Archives: Project Night

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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Project Night Recap – August 15

The Hacktory window will soon be illuminated! Daniel, Christalee, and Sharp are constructing a 30″ x 48″ LED grid. The board will use a series of individual color-changing LEDs, a microcontroller, and some Python. The Hacktory will display the names of those who contribute to its upcoming Kickstarter campaign – illuminating your support for the […]

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Project Night Recap – August 8

Last week, we had some folks in from the FIRST Robotics team at the Science Leadership Academy working on getting a couple of students up and running with Arduino. Bergey was working on laser cutting Raspberry Pi enclosure prototypes for our Kickstarter campaign rewards. If you haven’t seen it already, here is the teaser video for our Kickstarter […]

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July Events Preview

School’s out and hot muggy weather stretches endlessly ahead… what better time to join us at the Hacktory for some tinker-time (and central AC)? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks: First: there’s no Project Night on July 4, as it’s Independence Day. But we’ll be back in […]

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Project Night Recap 6.20 and 6.13

So I got a little behind on reporting back after our most recent Project Nights. This past week’s event was pretty quiet, though we had some regular volunteers from The Hacktory working on their projects. One of the awesome coders we met at the LadyHacks Hackathon back in March, Jana, came and worked a little […]

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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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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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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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