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Upcoming Events

The Hacktory

Kid's Club Nov-Dec 2014

Philadelphia, PA
This is a weekly afterschool program that offers the opportunity for 3rd to 5th grade students to have fun tinkering and making projects that involve science, technology, math and art. Projects explore concepts related to ... read more

Advanced Circuits

Philadelphia, PA
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 learn... read more

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 la... read more

Intro To openFrameworks

Philadelphia, PA
openFrameworks is an open source toolkit designed for "creative coding". It is written in C++ and runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android. This is a beginner level class, although a little bit of experience in P... read more
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Past Events

How The Internet Works

How The Internet Works

Philadelphia, PA
So you’ve been using the Internet for 15+ years and you still don’t know how it fundamentally works?! Remain ignorant no longer! Using very basic office supplies we'll play a game to understand the underlying framework of the internet. This talk is especially for those who think they shouldn’t co...
Tuesday, October 28 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Kid's Club Fall 2014

Kid's Club Fall 2014

Philadelphia, PA
This is a weekly "thinkering" after school program that offers the opportunity for 3rd to 5th grade students to have fun making a project at The Hacktory. Projects explore concepts related to simple machines, basic electronics, basic programming, digital fabrication and multimedia production. Al...
Fri, Sep 12 2014 3:30 PM Fri, Oct 24 2014 5:30 PM

Balloon Mapping With Raspberry Pi

Balloon Mapping With Raspberry Pi

Philadelphia, PA
Balloons, kites and poles are low cost, easy to use and safe methods for collecting aerial images and making maps. Aerial images are usually collected using satellites and airplanes, but these ground-based approaches provide an on-demand alternative to collect information when events or environme...
Saturday, October 18 2014 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

drawbot Workshop for Design Philadelphia

drawbot Workshop for Design Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
For those of you who believe design is about MAKING THINGS: In this hands-on workshop, you will construct and program autonomous robots that can draw. Design your own robot-drawn typeface or make original artwork from a kit of parts provided. No prior experience or knowledge about robotics or pro...
Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Build a Retro Game Console With Raspberry Pi

Build a Retro Game Console With Raspberry Pi

Philadelphia, PA
UPDATED OCT 2. WE PLACED OUR ORDER FOR PARTS TODAY AND ORDERED 6 SETS OF Pi's, SD cards, and USB controllers. You can sign up for the class and bring your own raspberry pi, sd card and your own usb controller (or just use your keyboard, though it's not as much fun), or be one of the 6 people who ...
Tuesday, October 7 2014 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Intro To Data Mapping With CartoDB

Intro To Data 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, September 23 2014 7:00 PM 10:00 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...
Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 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...
Tue, Aug 5 2014 6:30 PM Tue, Aug 19 2014 9:00 PM

Bad Website Jam: How To Make a Vintage 1996-Style Website

Bad Website Jam: How To Make a Vintage 1996-Style Website

Philadelphia, PA
In this 1-session workshop and jam we'll review the early web and the era of geocities homepages before blogs and web 2.0. We’ll share cringe-inducing personal websites that may include clip art, under construction signs, and pleas to “sign my online guestbook.”If you don’t know how to create a w...
Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

POSTPONED: Live Video Mixing in Max/MSP Jitter

POSTPONED: Live Video Mixing in Max/MSP Jitter

Philadelphia, PA
In this day-long workshop we will explore Max/MSP/Jitter’s OpenGL framework as atool for 3D video production. We will also use Blender (a free and open source 3Dmodeling software) to sculpt our own object models and work with them further inJitter. Participants will leave equipped with an underst...
Saturday, July 26 2014 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
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