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The Hacktory

Philly Love Bot Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
In August 2015 a friendly Canadian robot, the HitchBOT met a sad demise in our fair city. When The Hacktory’s team heard what happened, they offered to fix the robot and restore Philly’s reputation as a robot-friendly city... read more

Robot Building Workshop 2

Philadelphia, PA
Come build a robot at The Hacktory! You can do one of two things.

Robot Universe Showdown

Philadelphia, PA
Come one, come all to the annual Hacktory fundraiser:  ROBOT UNIVERSE SHOWDOWN
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Past Events

Robot Building Workshop

Robot Building Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Come build a robot at The Hacktory! You can do one of two things. 1.  Buy a kit from us and own your own robot. We'll help you assemble it during the workshop. Kits will address a variety of expertise levels (young beginners to advanced). There is an additional fee to purchase one of these kits,...
Saturday, April 30 2016 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Friends of The Hacktory Brunch

Friends of The Hacktory Brunch

Philadelphia, PA
It's shaping up to be a big year at The Hacktory. We continued to expand our youth programs, became part of an international news story, saw our yearly budget double for the third year in a row, and experienced even greater interest in our classes and programs. We are about to open our own worksh...
Sunday, January 17 2016 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Intro to Processing

Intro to Processing

Philadelphia, PA
This class is a beginner-friendly guide to Processing, the open-source programming language for visual artists. Processing is based on the Java language, and a great first step for artists interested in learning to program and exploring what creative coding can do. No previous programming experie...
Mon, Oct 12 2015 6:30 PM Mon, Oct 26 2015 8:30 PM

Sewing with Circuits: LED Masks & Monsters

Sewing with Circuits: LED Masks & Monsters

Philadelphia, PA
Light-up fashion has been spreading over the past several years, working its way up from the hobbyist world to the runway, and now disseminating back into the community. Our class is designed to give beginners a crash course in circuits and sewing and a practical guide to working with e-textiles....
Saturday, October 24 2015 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Intro to Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi

Intro to Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi

Philadelphia, PA
The Raspberry Pi is an excellent machine for physical computing projects that need networking, disk storage, or both.  It runs Linux and has standard video, audio, and USB ports, so you have your choice of software, programming languages, and hardware.  This class will provide a fast-paced tour o...
Wed, Oct 7 2015 7:00 PM Wed, Oct 21 2015 9:00 PM

Intro to Github

Intro to Github

Philadelphia, PA
Ever make changes that broke your code and forgot how your code worked before? Want to work with someone on a code project, but aren't sure who has the latest version of a particular file? Interested in open source software, yet not sure how to contribute? Learn how to use Git and Github to solve...
Tuesday, October 20 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Intro to Mapping with CartoDB

Intro to Mapping with CartoDB

Philadelphia, PA
All data have a spatial component, even more so with the new prevalence of location-based applications. By asking questions of this data, we can gain insight into our social and environmental context, and tell powerful, analytical stories through visualizations. This class will start by covering ...
Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Intro to Arduino

Intro to Arduino

Philadelphia, PA
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 an...
Wed, Aug 19 2015 6:30 PM Wed, Sep 2 2015 8:30 PM

Intro to Soldering

Intro to Soldering

Philadelphia, PA
Join us to learn the basics of melting metal in this hands-on class. If you still haven’t picked up an iron, now’s the time! Soldering is a basic way to make durable electrical connections and opens the door to all sorts of electronics kits and projects.  These skills can (sort of) be transferred...
Saturday, August 29 2015 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

hitchBOT Hackathon

hitchBOT Hackathon

Philadelphia, PA
This is our time to show the world how great Philly is, how much talent we have here, and try to turn around this bad reputation that's been haunting us for way too long! We are going to model our event on a Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon, where we brainstorm problems or project ideas togeth...
Thursday, August 6 2015 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
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