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New Classes this fall!

And as the temperature drops and nights grow longer we’re excited to announce our fall class and workshop lineup. Our first class is the popularly-requested Introduction to GitHub. This workshop will teach all about distributing, sharing and contributing to code repositories online. Other classes feature the Raspberry Pi computer (Intro to Balloon Mapping, Build a […]

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Intro To Processing begins Tuesday July 8

Several weeks ago we had a sell-out session for Intro To Programming For Artists, Musicians and Other Creatives! And now we are excited to host Intro To Processing beginning this Tuesday July 8. Processing is an MIT-designed, free and open source programming language with a huge community of artists and musicians based around it. It […]

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Intro To 21st Century Fabrication!

We have a great workshop coming up Tuesday June 10, 7-9PM, Intro To 21st Century Fabrication. Taught by The Hacktory’s expert Eric Manganaro, 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. We’ll review a complete digital workflow. This […]

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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 […]

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Light Hacking workshop this weekend

Let there be light hacking! In conjunction with Philly Tech Week, Join us for a two-day exploration/build session/make-a-thon that explores optics, light,and interactivity. There will be a variety of projects each day for you to play with, and some for you to build and take home with you. Day 1 (Saturday): learn how the Old […]

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Rescheduled Intro to Circuits

We’ve recently re-jiggered our Intro to Circuits class, and rescheduled it for March 15. We’ll be doing it old-school style, making some lemon-cell batteries, learning how to use breadboards and multimeters, and how we interact with the basic forces of electricity every day. For those of you who were the artsy types in school and […]

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Circuit Bending Music Hack Workshop

Saturday March 1, 1-3 pm Circuit bending is an experimental and creative way to modify audio electronics and discover unique and unusual sounds and functions within the original piece of equipment. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the basic techniques of circuit bending using an Atari Punk Console noise maker that has already been […]

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Intro to Circuits, Feb. 15, 1-4 pm

Have you been tantalized by cool costumes & projects using LEDs, Arduinos, or EL-wire? Ever wondered what’s going on inside your computer, television, or vacuum cleaner? Electricity permeates our modern existence, and learning your way around circuits is the first step in demystifying it. In this class, we’ll start with the very basics, teaching you how […]

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Program a Blink-tastic Costume, Saturday!

Here’s a story from Leslie Birch, designer of the award-winning FLORAbrella and electronic designer extraordinaire! She’s teaching our upcoming workshop, Program a Blink-tastic Costume: Intro to Lilypad, this Saturday, October 26, 10am-4pm. There’s a few spots still open, reserve yours today! I don’t think I will ever forget the first time I lit up LED’s. […]

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Sewing With Circuits, Sunday!

Abby and I wanted to take a moment to write about our plan for next Sunday’s Sewing with Circuits workshop, which kicks off October’s series of costuming events here at The Hacktory! Here’s our plan to help folks get fabulous for our Galactic Gatsby Masquerade: Light-up fashion has been spreading over the past several years, […]

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