Category Archives: Soft Circuit Saturday

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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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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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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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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Origami and LEDs at Soft Circuit Day this Saturday

Don’t know about you guys, but this is what I’m playing with at this month’s Soft Circuit Day: origami and LEDs. There’s lots of projects available, like this one and this one. Jameco also has an LED flower activity that might make a great Mother’s Day gift… just sayin’. As a reminder, Soft Circuit Saturday […]

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Soft Circuit Saturday This Week!

Here’s some pics of projects people worked on at our last Soft Circuit Day. We have another one coming up this Saturday from 1-4, so stop by with a project you have already started, or come to test out some conductive fibers and paint. Read our first post about this event here. It’s a low-key […]

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New Monthly Event: Soft Circuit Saturdays

We would like to announce a new monthly event aimed at people who love knitting, sewing, crafting, or working with fibers and paper. The term “soft circuits” has come to be used in the tech world to refer to a mash-up of electronics and crafts, sometimes with new age materials like conductive thread or micro-controllers […]

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