Monthly Archives: April 2012

We Won!

We are honored and pleased to announce that our application to the Knight Arts Challenge was accepted – we won! The official description of our project is to, “support artists who want to experiment with electronics and technology through a program that connects them with experts and offers stipends, workspace and a final exhibition.”As our […]

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Designing for Touch Happy Hour Tonight @ Bluecadet

Can’t wait for our Tech Week event tonight, Designing for Touch Happy Hour. Thanks again to Bluecadet Interactive for hosting. Can’t wait to get our hands on the iphone, ipad and touch table apps they will be showing off. You can still RSVP here. The event goes from 5-7 pm, at 1011 N. Hancock St., […]

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Hacking the Gender Gap with the Women in Tech Summit

Tomorrow, The Hacktory is excited to present a workshop at the Women In Tech Summit called Hacking the Gender Gap: A Hands-On Workshop for Boosting Gender Diversity in Tech. Georgia, Sarah, and Steph will facilitate activities to pull from people’s positive and negative experiences in tech as well as some of the research on the […]

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Philly Kickstarter Project: The Switched-On Garden

There’s a cool Philly-based project running right now on Kickstarter, The Switched-On Garden. It’s raising funds to let people “explore the relationship between plants, music and technology with an outdoor arts festival, The Switched-On Garden on October 14, 2012.” Over 700 people attended the first installation last October at Bartram’s Garden, and they want to […]

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Check out the Grassroots Game Conference next week

A major addition to this year’s Philly Tech Week is the Grassroots Game Conference, which is taking place in multiple locations from April 23 – 29. There will be panels on Games as Art, Games and Gamification for Nonprofits, and a screening of the film Indie Game. On Sunday the 29th at the Hacking Big […]

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Philadelphia Woodworks Grand Opening this Sunday

Have you heard of the new community woodshop in Manayunk? Philadelphia Woodworks an 8,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art woodshop, providing full access for members 6 days a week (Tues-Sun), nights and weekends. They have a wide range of membership options to fit anyone’s skill, schedule, or budget. They are equipped with a Saw Stop Table Saw, […]

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NextFab2 Preview Party this Thursday

NextFab Studio, Philly’s Gym for Innovators is expanding! They have a new flagship facility at 20th and Washington will be opening this summer, and you can get a preview this Thursday. “Enjoy complimentary food and drinks (including open bar) from great local restaurants (see sponsors at left), music and video entertainment, while exploring exhibits and […]

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Arduino Show & Tell Tomorrow

We’re pumped for our first ever Arduino Show & Tell, happening tomorrow from 1 – 4 pm. We will have about a dozen projects on display, including wearables, instruments, and motor-driven projects. The video above is a breadboard prototype of one project titled “Stranger Danger” which uses a proximity sensor and an array of LEDs […]

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Our Picks for Tech Week April 21-28

Philly Tech Week is just around the corner, the second annual event celebrating everything tech-related that’s happening in Philly. This year’s event listings are packed with lots of interesting talks, workshops, and parties. The organizers have sorted many of the events into particular tracks that might help you decide what to attend based on your […]

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Arduino Show & Tell this Saturday

It’s happening this Saturday! Stop by our Arduino Show & Tell to check out what people have made with the popular open-source computing platform, the Arduino (ar-DWEEN-oh). You may have heard of these powerful micro-controllers (basically a powerful mini-computer), they’ve taken the maker world by storm because of their flexibility and ease in programming. The […]

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