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Access to Tools, Space & Co-Working From $15 per visit with Youth Pass add-on for Members passPurchase required to enroll

Kid's & Family Programs

Family Workshops $25 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Join us to build a fun STEAM-based project in this family-friendly workshop. Each ticket covers participation of one grownup-child pair. Additional children can participate for $10 each. These projects are designed for children ages 5+ with close participation from a grownup.

Test Kitchen Afterschool $35 per classFrom $32 per visit with After School - 6 Sessions passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Weekly after school program for students in grades 6-8. Pick up available at some local schools. $35 per session, or purchase a 6-session pass for $190 (save $20).

Kid's Club Afterschool $35 per classFrom $32 per visit with After School - 6 Sessions passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Weekly after school program for students in grades 3-5. Pick up available for students at Penn Alexander and Powel. $35 per session, or purchase a 6-session pass for $190 (save $20).

To register, navigate to the weekly or monthly calendar view to see sessions. Click on a specific session. In the bottom of the details window, click Enroll.

Kid's Club - Weccacoe Playground $250Purchase required to enroll

Our popular Kid's Club program, featuring fun hands-on projects each session, in a condensed format at a satellite location in Queen Village. This program is for students of Meredith and Nebinger Schools only and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kid's Club - Weccacoe Playground After Care $75Purchase required to enroll

After care at Weccacoe playground for participants of Kid's Club. Please note that this will mainly include time to play on the playground. We will only have limited access to the community center and bathrooms after 5 pm.

Adult Programs

Project Night - Free to the Public Free

Bring a project to work on, or stop by to chat and check out what others in The Hacktory's community are working on. Limited access to our tools and computers, as well as friendly, knowledgeable help from our staff and volunteers is available each week from 7-9 pm.

Saturday Soldering Workshop $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with Youth Pass add-on for Members passNo purchase required to enroll

Weekly drop-in time to learn to solder! We have a selection of fun kits that anyone can put together in an hour or less. Projects include a cute light-up beetle or a flickering lantern.

Sunday Sewing Workshop $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with Youth Pass add-on for Members passNo purchase required to enroll

Stop by and learn to sew! Sewing is an incredibly useful skill to do minor repairs, or to learn how to make your own clothing, housewares, bags, and more. If you've never ever touched a sewing machine before you can learn how to use one of our regular straight-stitch machines. If you've sewn at some time in the past and want to get back into it we have lots of scrap fabric and a few guides for some fun and basic projects.

Friday Social $10 per classPlans available from $15No purchase required to enroll

This is a regular hangout/meetup/social time for adult Hacktory members and others in our community. Come out and play board games, Mariokart, legos, or just hang out.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: How to Hack Your Clothing with Tech $300Purchase required to enroll

In this week-long session, we'll be learning about open-source hardware using a simple microcontroller with built-in LEDs and sensors. If you are curious about wearable tech and interactive projects, this is the place for you. No coding experience or soldering required.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: How to Ignite a Maker Revolution in Your Classroom $300Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop series we will use studio design processes and inquiry practices to explore, design, make, share and re-mix art and technological creations using available technologies such as computers, electronics and laser cutters, and 3D printers.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: 3D Imagination: Get Excited (Not Overwhelmed) by Fabrication Technology $300Purchase required to enroll

Gain a broad understanding of the 3D fabrication movement, including working with 3D models and file formats, setting up files for printing, as well as parametric modeling, and maintenance and repair of 3D printers.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: Simple, Powerful, and Amazing: Practical Robotics $300Purchase required to enroll

This is a week-long session that will cover the basics of robotics; including planning, design, design for fabrication, fabrication, assembly and use.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: Electronics, Data, Code: How to Be Creative with Technology $300Purchase required to enroll

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by building your own electronic devices! In this course you will learn how to build and write the code to run inside of fun and creative projects such as sound-sensitive lights, backyard wildlife trackers and air quality monitors, drone data loggers, electronic musical instruments, and more!

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: Info Security and Privacy $300Purchase required to enroll

A crash course in everything you need to know to keep yourself safe online, including the History of Cryptography, basics of authentication, secure messaging, mobile security, and much more.

Pure Noise with Pure Data $90Purchase required to enroll

PureData aka "PD" is a free and open source visually-programming-language for creating, manipulating, and controlling audio, MIDI, and other signals.
It allows us to program sound synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, custom effect-processors and MORE without writing a single line of code.
Instead of writing lines of code, the program works by visually connecting "patches" between processor-blocks that represent data and signal flow.

This workshop will focus on PureData as as a sound-creation and -manipulation tool, but these foundations can help apply PD for video manipulation, game controllers, automation, robotics or anything else that the PD language can handle.

If you are interested in learning this powerful tool to make your own custom tools for studio design or live media performance, join me (Patrick Richardson) on this crash course that will focus on basic visual-programming principles, signal synthesis and data sampling. Making noise for it's own sake !

Day 1 (May 29) will be intro and simple sound synthesis.
Day 2 (June 5) will introduce sequencing and sampling
Day 3 (June 12) will explore hierarchy and communication between the devices you create.

This course is suitable for beginners. Young makers 16 and older are welcome to attend.

Summer Hardware Bootcamp: Hands-on Audio: Building Basic Analog Sound-Making Circuits $300Purchase required to enroll

This workshop will focus on studying, building, and personalizing simple analog circuits as a way to learn the skills, physics and math within “analog sound.” We will be studying and building sound circuits out of simple building-blocks (in cheap microchips). These can be tuned to make all manner of beeping, chirping, groaning or farting sounds. Participants can personalize the circuit’s voice, as well as modify the circuit’s sound(s) in relation to controls (like knobs, pressure, light, or human skin-touch).

A limited number of scholarships for $225 are available. Apply Here

This is part of The Hacktory’s Summer Hardware Bootcamp Series, supported by StartupPHL. Each weekly session runs in the evenings from Sunday through Friday. Be sure to check out our entire list of the Summer Bootcamp Series.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp 3rd-5th grade $375Purchase required to enroll

Summer camp for rising 3rd-5th grade students focused on play, hands-on learning, and exploring concepts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

Summer Camp - Early Drop-Off $60Purchase required to enroll

Summer Camp - Late Pick Up $60Purchase required to enroll