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The Hacktory

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, an... read more

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 electro... read more

Build a Retro Game Console With Raspberry Pi

Philadelphia, PA
Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one computer. In this hands-on workshop you’ll build your own retro game console. We’ll build our pi computer, install a new syste... read more

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 ki... read more

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 provi... read more

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 ... 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 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 an intermediate class recommended for those that have some backg... read more
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Past Events

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

Introduction to Processing

Introduction to Processing

Philadelphia, PA
This class is a beginner-friendly guide to Processing, the open-source programming language for visual artists, 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 experience is require...
Tue, Jul 8 2014 6:30 PM Tue, Jul 22 2014 9:00 PM

Introduction to Max/MSP for music (note: new date July 21)

Introduction to Max/MSP for music (note: new date July 21)

Philadelphia, PA
Learn to write your own digital music making software using Max/MSP! This course covers the basics of digital audio and the Max/MSP/Jitter graphical programming environment. You’ll learn to make your own sample player, synthesizer, and other sound manipulation interfaces. Everything you learn wil...
Monday, July 21 2014 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

DMD Power Users Meeting

DMD Power Users Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
This meeting is for card holders and frequent users of Dept. of Making + Doing to get input on what's working well and what needs improvement to keep DMD humming. We would like this to become a quarterly meeting to continue to address issues as they come up and keep things running smoothly. For t...
Thursday, July 17 2014 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Intro to Circuits

Intro to 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 learning your way around circuits is the first step in demystifying it. In this...
Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Hacking the Gender Gap

Hacking the Gender Gap

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that computer programming in the 1950s and 1960s was considered administrative work, and therefore best suited for women? Hacking the Gender Gap is an interactive workshop in which we explore the gender ratio in tech fields, unpack the associations our culture has created between gen...
Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Kid's Club

Kid's Club

Philadelphia, PA
This is a thinkering after school program that will offer every Friday the opportunity for 3rd to 5th grade students to do hands-on projects at The Hacktory, located at the Dept. of Making + Doing (DM+D). In the process of making things, students will learn related concepts of simple machines, ba...
Fri, May 23 2014 3:30 PM Fri, Jun 27 2014 5:30 PM
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