The Hacktory

The Hacktory promotes the use of technology in the arts through:

  • Classes
  • Community Events
  • Shared Facilities and Equipment
  • Artist in residence program
  • Art and Technology promotion
  • Materials Exchange

The Hacktory is incubated as a project of Nonprofit Technology Resources. Some of what the Hacktory does at NTR can be seen in this photo gallery.

The Hacktory Mission Statement

Our goal is to empower people and give them a sense that technology can be a tool for personal expression. We want to reinforce the idea that our world is malleable -- the devices and spaces we interact with everyday can be repurposed and modified to create new experiences. We would like to instill a sense of confidence in people's ability to build things, alter pre-made objects for the better, and teach the skills necessary to do so.

Long-term, we want to establish a diverse community of hackers that benefit the Greater Good and foster a general excitement about technology and the arts. Our classes, activities, and events serve to bring together people with the skills, connections, and resources to achieve this long-term goal.

Eggcellent Egg Drop Eggstravaganza

See video and more from our Eggcellent Egg Drop Eggstravaganza, held at NTR on October 2, 2010.


For more information about the Hacktory program, do any or all of the following:

Press and Other Sources

The Temple News. October 7, 2008.
Hacktory offers geek-friendly classes

Philadelphia Weekly. July 23, 2008.
Authentic Geek by Lit Gloss

Philebrity. June 11, 2008.
Technology Special Report: IgnitePhilly

Philadelphia Business Journal. June 6, 2008.
Ignite Philly offers rapid-fire pitching

City Paper. May 8, 2008.
Just do it. Brain machine workshop

Geekadelphia. April 25, 2008.
Josh Kopel of MakePhilly Says Goodbye, Sells You His Stuff

Philadelphia Business Journal. April 18, 2008.
Grassroots groups nurture creativity

City Paper (cover story). March 27, 2008.
Hack to the future

Make Blog. March 7, 2008.
The Hacktory open workshop

Philadelphia City Paper. January 29, 2008.
In the event that ... You're a love-struck tech geek

Philebrity. January 22, 2008.
You can dance if you chiptune, you can leave your friends behind

Artblog (Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof). January 18, 2008.
So you want to make a robot...

Geekadelphia. January 17, 2008.
Microcontroller ... it's back

Off the Hook. January 16, 2008.
Bernies talks about The Hacktory 30minutes into the program

UWISHUNU. January 2, 2008.
The Hacktory

Philebrity. December 18, 2007.
Proof that geeks that make stuff are sexy

Geekadelphia. December 18, 2007.
This weekend in photos

DesignTheory431. December 9, 2007.
Home manufacturing and community fab

Philadelphia City Paper. August 9, 2007.

Philadelphia Weekly. April 25, 2007.
Art Buggy Derby 2.0