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Robot Parade

Robot Parade from Jared Foster on Vimeo. Hmmm, anybody else getting ideas about a Hacktory community event?

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Make:Philly Wins Best of Philly!

We want to give a huge shout out to our sister organization, Make:Philly for winning Philadelphia Magazine‘s Best of Philly 2010 award for the “place to free your inner nerd”. The Hacktory wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Harris and all the other makers and inventors that have helped build the diy culture in […]

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Quench your thirst for beer and science this summer!

One of our favorite watering holes National Mechanics is hosting Science on Tap, a monthly science lecture sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences, the The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, CHF, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Don’t expect a snore symphony though, these talks are aimed curious, inquisitive young minds, so bring […]

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Jamming a Bluetooth Headset into a Retro Telephone Handset

I had a pretty ugly pink bluetooth headset that I’d never gotten around to using (mostly because it was pink). I was thinking of converting an old traditional push-button desktop telephone into an ‘internet phone’ when it occurred to me that the phone headset was the only important part. As you dial an internet phone […]

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“First Shopped Machine”: One Man’s Pinball Restoration Project

One way to keep in tinkering mode is to have a long term project like the one Mike S. has started. He’s purchased an old pinball machine and is not only teaching himself how to refurbish it but he is blogging about every step. So if you’re interested in starting just such a project, or […]

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Get All Medieval On Your Associates!

This mini-crossbow, as seen at Journey Into Unschooling looks like it could be modified just a bit to be completely sourced from your friendly neighborhood office cubicle. Maybe replace the clothes pin with a binder clip and you will be ready to take it once more unto the breach!

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