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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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What if you worked at DMD?

So by now you’ve hopefully heard about our new partnership and home base called the Department of Making + Doing. It’s a collaborative effort between us, NextFab Studio, Breadboard, and Public Workshop. You can imagine all the awesome stuff we’re up to already, and we need some help pulling it off. That’s why DMD is […]

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Etsy Craft Party at NextFab June 20!

Hey don’t miss this great event coming up at NextFab this week! Here’s your chance to prepare your patio or stoop for late spring and summer by making your own planter. Mixed materials, tools, and snacks will be provided, and it’s FREE. There will also be a chance to do a show & tell, leftover […]

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ARTspiration Last Saturday

If you didn’t make it out to ARTspiration at the Fleisher last Saturday, well… you blew it. But seriously, it was another great festival; the rain held off for us as we staffed a table with a couple new volunteers (yay! Thanks David and Kim!) and it turned out to be a really beautiful day. […]

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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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Hacking the Gender Gap: Please Help!

If you’re a regular on our blog, you are probably familiar with a workshop we created to talk about the gender gap in the tech world, called Hacking the Gender Gap. We did the first workshop over a year ago, with a great reception at the Women in Tech Summit, and have presented in many […]

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Intro to Interactive Art Recap

Well, we’d like to report back that our inaugural Intro to Interactive Art class was a modest success. A good group of folks showed up, and the presenters did an awesome job talking about the pros and cons of using various software platforms to create interactive art, including Processing, OpenFrameworks, and Max/MSP/Jitter. The presenters included […]

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Intro to Interactive Art on Wednesday

There are some amazing things being done with technology in the art world. The above work is by an artist called Prince Mio, who writes, “This choreography is about the duet of dance and interactive media. My inspiration is to investigate different possibilities to melt organic hiphop dance with projected light — searching for new […]

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Plant Sonification Workshop Sunday with Data Garden

Our friends at Data Garden are holding a workshop this Sunday to teach you how to get sounds from plants. “During this workshop facilitated by Data Garden, participants will gain an understanding of how to graph real-time data streams from the metabolic processes of plants for use in creating generative electronic music. Individuals with basic […]

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Tech Week Event: Hardware Freedom Day, April 20

As part of the Science Festival, The Hacktory is hosting Hardware Freedom Day (HFD) events on Saturday April 20th at 3711 Market St to help Philadelphians celebrate Open Source Hardware (OSHW), learn about Open Source, and get hands-on with a variety of projects. There are several free public events scheduled at The Hacktory for HFD. […]

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