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Tiny Computer Playground

Need some inspiration before our Intro to Arduino class starts this Wednesday? Check out the Arduino Playground, a “publicly-editable wiki about Arduino.” It’s packed with tips and tutorials, a list of Arduino-related books, project ideas, and my favorite feature: links to people all over the world who are playing with Arduinos. Browse this site until […]

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Help out the National Center for Women & Information Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology has a nation-wide award for high-school age girls called the Award for Aspirations in Computing, and they need help reviewing the applications. You don’t need technical knowledge to review them, there are detailed instructions provided, and most reviewers spend only 2-5 hours at their own pace. More […]

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Paid Internships to get women into Open Source

This is an awesome opportunity to get more women working in open source. The graphic above gives the basic outline, but there are many more details on the info page here. It’s an opportunity to get more women working on Free and Open Source Software. Numerous companies working in this field recognize the talent and […]

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Arduino Project Preview

Curious what you’ll be building during this month’s Intro to Arduino class? Your instructor Brigid demonstrates the circuit you’ll learn to wire up to your microcontroller — an array of 6 LEDs, controlled by a potentiometer, with a buzzer that you can program to play any little ditty you like! In case you need some […]

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Photo Costume Contest Winners

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Ghost in the Machine Halloween. We have a few winners from our photo costume contest, with the first place going to the Ravin’ Raven hand-made by Kathryn Sclavi! Congrats! Kathryn will get to choose from our prizes of

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Soldering class for $10??

That’s right! Bring your own project to solder tomorrow night and you’ll get $20 off the $30 ticket price. Yow!! Email to get your discounted ticket!

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This Wednesday: Make One of These!

At The Hacktory’s soldering class this Wednesday, November 14, you won’t just be learning a valuable skill that can save you time and money when your old electronics need a connection re-soldered. You’ll also be building your own neat-o gadget to take home, all materials included in the $30 price tag! We’ll have three projects […]

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BarCamp Philly is Tomorrow

If you have an interest in art, design, technology, science, and want to meet others in Philly with those interests, you should definitely check out BarCamp tomorrow! BarCamp is an “unconference” which means any attendee can propose a talk to fit in multiple time slots throughout the day. The day’s schedule is set in the […]

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Coming up: More Arduino!

We had so much fun at last month’s arduino class, we decided to re-run all three sessions. 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 […]

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Ghost in the Machine Halloween

Don’t know about you, but we didn’t get enough Halloween this year. If you feel the same, come dance your ass off at our first ever Ghost in the Machine Halloween! There will be lasers, interactive installations, body paint, and a costume photo contest. Winners choose between a free one month membership at the Sculpture […]

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