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DM+D’S Last Huzzah! Party

The past three years have been an incredible journey for The Department of Making + Doing and we’re so proud of what’s been accomplished in that time. So let’s have one last huzzah! before we close our doors. There will be plenty of food and drink (adult and otherwise) for all to enjoy. And, since it’s nearly Halloween, costumes are welcome and encouraged.

Thank you for making The Department of Making + Doing such an inspiring community to be a part of.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Thursday, October 29th

Time

7pm – 10pm

Price

FREE!

Open Hardware Summit 2015

The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association and the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware: a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing Open Source Hardware movement. This year’s summit will be on September 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Speakers include world renowned leaders from industry, academia, and the maker community. Talks cover a wide range of subjects from electronics and mechanics to related fields such as digital fabrication, fashion technology, self-quantification devices, and DIY bio. As a microcosm of the Open Source Hardware community, the Summit provides a friendly forum to be as inclusive as possible. The Open Hardware Summit was founded in 2010 by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir with support from Peter Semmelhack and Bug Labs in its founding years. Read more history.

MEET THE CO-CHAIRS

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Dustyn is a Philadelphia-based engineer and Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, where she teaches hands-on classes in design and robotics and helps run the Design Studio. Dustyn holds a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from New York University.

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Addie is the co-founder of NORTD Labs, an international research and development lab founded in 2007. NORTD produces open source hardware projects that have been used and built by millions worldwide including the open source laser cutter Lasersaur. She is also a member of the hacker collaborative Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab and the founder of Deep Lab, a crypto-deep web collaborative. Her works are available at bitforms gallery in New York City. More information is available at her website or follow her on twitter.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Saturday, September 19th

Time

8:30am-6pm

Location

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

Price

$75 

BRITTANY WALKER

BRITTANY WALKER

Brittany Walker a Philadelphia-based multimedia and teaching artist who combines craftsmanship, functionality, and interaction into her own works and while teaching others. After graduating from University of the Arts in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Crafts, Walker turned her focus to inspiring Philadelphia youth to learn through creation. She has run multiple after school programs within the Philadelphia area Including the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.
Brittany_W Contact: brittany@dmdphilly.org
 

Smartphone Photography 7.01.15

Spend two hours with someone who will give you the specific tools you need to ensure your photographic phone game is magazine ready. If you’re feeling technically limited, Jason will work with you to ensure you overcome the camera, and show it who’s boss.

Not sure what apps to use? Overwhelmed by all the app choices? Get as complicated or as simple as you like. Jason will work with you to ensure you have a workflow that works for your specific needs. Over the course of this two hour class, you will gain not only knowledge but confidence to make images that you can be proud to show off.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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Jason Joseph is an award wining photographer whose subjects range from the rich and famous to your next door neighbors. He is the founder of the celebrity music portrait project Six Beats Of Separation.

Formally trained at SVA Jason’s mentor was the once assistant to W. Eugene Smith, Beverly Nadelman. He went on to assist in both professional photo studios and on film sets and is happiest when a camera of any variety is within reach.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Wednesday, July 01

Time

7-9pm

Price

$5

JASON HSU

JASON HSU

Jason Hsu has worked in a variety of physical and digital mediums including screen printing, cardboard construction, carpentry, painting, animation, video editing, and 3D motion graphics. He has applied his skills on a variety of projects ranging from set & prop design for Xfinity Activity TV, interior design and fabrication for Llttle Baby's Ice Cream, to video & animation work for Urban Outfitters. As a long time former member of Philadelphia based art space, Space 1026, Jason has participated in many group projects and events all over the country at such locations including; LoBot Gallery, Cinders Gallery, MoMA, Hamburger Eyes, The Print Center, and the ICA Philadelphia.
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Lasercut Jewelry 6.27.15

This class is designed for the doer and maker at heart. Learn how to make your own lasercut jewelry from start to finish, and walk away with a set of your own. Each participant will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create their design, and will get to see them laser cut right before your eyes out of colored acrylic or wood. The skills you will learn in this course can be applied to all kinds of laser cutting projects, so you could be making your own line of laser cut jewelry in no time!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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Emily Cobb is a jewelry designer and maker living in Philadelphia. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art in 2012. In addition to a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, she has exhibited at museums such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Racine Art Museum. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, and publications such as 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry and Humor in Craft. Emily utilizes 3D printing technology and traditional jewelry-making techniques to create her work. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Saturday, June 27th 

Time

1-5pm

Price

$39/$35 Early Bird

Make Your Own Cutting Board

Wood is a wonderful, wanky material, but with the right tools and knowledge you can wrangle it into straight, square boards. In this class we will learn how to use the bandsaw, jointer, planer to take rough cut lumber into the boards you’ve been looking for. This 2-part workshop will be focused on making a cutting board that is beautiful, functional, and handmade. You’ll even get to customize it with a laser engraved design of your own.

The first week of class we will cover the the anatomy of wood and how to use a jointer and planer. Then we will design and build our cutting boards and set them aside to dry. When we come back the next week we’ll flatten, sand and finish our cutting boards.

Want to have a friend come along to make the class extra fun? Grab a “Bring a Friend” and the two of you can work together on your cutting boards and both walk away with the know-how.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Wednesdays, June 17th + 24th

Time

7pm – 9:30pm

Price

$69/$59 Early Bird

Youth + Family Programming at DM+D

Youth and Families programming is all about learning together. Every month this summer we’ll be running a hands-on maker activity where kids ages 5-10 and their adults get to explore and make, side-by-side. Every month will be different so come to one or come to them all. Healthy, nut-free snacks will be provided.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

All of our classes are taught by an outstanding group of teachers, musicians, librarians, designers, artists and makers.

Allison Frick
Eric Manganaro
Stephanie Setiawan
KC Shoot

Hi Tech Lo Tech Screen Printing

Create your own screens by hand and by machine. Experiment using traditional tools or make a design on the computer and have machines make them for you. Make repeat signs and fine art prints to take home with you. Make sure to wear old clothes. It’s gonna get messy.

Skills: Design, Fabrication, Art

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Sunday, July 12th

Time

1-3pm

Price

$39/$35 Early Bird

Non-Newtonian Fluids

Ketchup, custard and other crazy fluids that don’t behave like they’re supposed to. Experiment with a variety of food safe non-newtonian fluids, watch oobleck dance on speakers, mix up your own gack and make a bouncy ball. Wear old clothes. It’s gonna get messy.

Skills: Science, Chemistry

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Sunday, June 14th

Time

1-3pm

Price

$39/$35 Early Bird

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