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Announcing The Hacktory’s Summer Classes

We have a ton of new classes this summer, and they start this Saturday!
They are so exciting that I think I’ll just list them!

Much more information on the classes can be found right here.


DIY Traffic & Bike Counting Sat, May 31 2014 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We’ve gotten our hands on a few Waycount traffic and a Hi-Viz bike counter. Come out with us this Saturday to learn how to use these tools and help measure the traffic.

Intro To 21st Century Fabrication Tue, Jun 10 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This single session class is an introductory workshop overview of how to go from idea to digital design to digitally fabricating a physical object prototype.

Intro To Programming For Artists, Musicians and Other Creatives Wed, Jun 18 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In this class, we’ll take a playful approach to learning the concepts of programming and then take our first beginner steps.

Intro to Soft Circuits – Sew a Felt Monster Sat, Jun 21 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Our class is designed to give beginners a crash course in circuits and sewing and a practical guide to working with e-textiles.
Intro To Soft Circuits
Hacking the Gender Gap Tue, Jul 1 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hacking the Gender Gap is an interactive workshop in which we explore the gender ratio in tech fields, unpack the associations our culture has created between gender and technical ability, and share experiences of gender and technology.

Introduction to Processing 3 Dates from Tue, Jul 8 2014 – Tue, Jul 22 2014
This class is a beginner-friendly guide to Processing, the open-source programming language for visual artists, based on the Java language, and a great first step for artists interested in learning to program and exploring what creative coding can do.

Intro to Circuits Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In this class, we’ll start with the very basics, exploring the fundamentals of circuits by building a lemon-cell battery.
Lemon Battery

Introduction to Max/MSP for music Sat, Jul 12 2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learn to write your own digital music making software using Max/MSP!

Create Your Own Simple Game and Controller Sat, Jul 19 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will get introductory instruction and support to design their own simple video games using Scratch, a children’s computer programming language developed at MIT.

Live Video Mixing in Max/MSP Jitter Thu, Jul 24 2014 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Live Visuals for Performance and Installation: A Workshop in GPU Accelerated Graphics within Max MSP Jitter.

Bad Website Jam: How To Make a Vintage 1996-Style Website Wed, Jul 30 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In this 1-session workshop and jam we’ll review the early web and the era of geocities homepages before blogs and web 2.0.

Intro To Arduino 3 Dates from Tue, Aug 5 2014 – Tue, Aug 19 2014
In this class you can 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 of materials you can use in your projects and prototypes.

Intro To Arduino
More info and sign up here!

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