Department Of Making + Doing

3711 Market St
Philadelphia PA  19104

Phone: (267) 499-2011

Department Of Making + Doing

DM+D is a hands-on, civic innovation workshop that provides the space, tools, + knowledge to empower citizens to make + do great things in Philly.

To inspire and empower the citizens of philadelphia to be the leaders who create real and substantial change in their lives, their communities and their environment through hands on, project based learning.

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Founded: 2013

Categories: Community & Government, Non-Profit Organization




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DM+D's Last Huzzah Party

DM+D's Last Huzzah Party
07:00 pm - 10/29/2015

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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...

Creepy Kitchen

Creepy Kitchen
01:00 pm - 10/25/2015

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Scientists conduct experiments in order to explore and study the world around them. A Mad Scientist’s experiments cross boundaries that ought not to be crossed....

LED Masks & Monsters

LED Masks & Monsters
01:00 pm - 10/24/2015

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Light-up fashion has been spreading over the past several years, working its way up from the hobbyist world to the runway, and now disseminating back into the community....

Intro to GitHub

Intro to GitHub
06:30 pm - 10/20/2015

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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...

Animatronic Origami

Animatronic Origami
01:00 pm - 10/11/2015

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Almost everything expands as it gets warmer, but did you know some metals actually contract when they are heated? Nickel Titanium shape memory actuator wire, or...

Intro to Sewing

Intro to Sewing
01:00 pm - 10/10/2015

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Inherited a sewing machine from your grandmother that’s currently functioning as the world’s heaviest paperweight? Need some new bedroom curtains so you can...

Intro to Raspberry Pi

Intro to Raspberry Pi
07:00 pm - 10/07/2015

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The Raspberry Pi is an excellent machine for physical computing projects that need networking, disk storage, or both. It runs Linux and has standard video, audio,...

Intro to Mapping with CartoDB

Intro to Mapping with CartoDB
06:30 pm - 10/06/2015

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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...

In a Pickle: Canning for City Dwellers

In a Pickle: Canning for City Dwellers
07:00 pm - 09/22/2015

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IN A PICKLE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Whether you have too much produce after a visit to the Farmer’s Market or you are preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse,...

Circuit City

Circuit City
01:00 pm - 09/19/2015

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Electricity powers everything from a single light bulb to an entire city, but how does electricity get from the power plant to your home? Explore how electricity...

Intro to Processing

Intro to Processing
06:30 pm - 09/16/2015

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This class is a beginner-friendly guide to Processing, the open-source programming language for visual artists. Processing is based on the Java language, and a great...

8Bit Designs

8Bit Designs
01:00 pm - 09/13/2015

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Are your walls lacking in your favorite 8bit designs? Is there a notable absence of zombie stickers on your phone? From Minecraft to Mario to Memes, 8bit is everywhere...

Intro to Soldering

Intro to Soldering
01:00 pm - 08/29/2015

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Learn the basics of melting metal in this hands-on class. If you still haven’t picked up an iron, now’s the time! Soldering is a basic way to make durable electrical...

Intro to Arduino

Intro to Arduino
06:30 pm - 08/19/2015

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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...

Build a Bee Box

Build a Bee Box
07:00 pm - 08/18/2015

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Honeybees may get all the attention, but there are 4,000 species of native bees in the U.S., and they play an important role in keeping our ecosystem buzzing. Maybe...

Intro to Woodworking - SOLD OUT!

Intro to Woodworking - SOLD OUT!
01:00 pm - 08/15/2015

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Build confidence and gain experience and get in touch with your inner Ron Swanson. During this event we will be learning the basics of woodworking by building a...

DIY Bike Lights

DIY Bike Lights
06:00 pm - 08/11/2015

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Bright lights on your bike are essential for night time riding. Make sure you are seen by everyone by adding bright LEDs to your handlebars. In the first session...

Intro to Sewing - SOLD OUT!

Intro to Sewing - SOLD OUT!
01:00 pm - 08/08/2015

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Inherited a sewing machine from your grandmother that’s currently functioning as the world’s heaviest paperweight? Need some new bedroom curtains so you can...

Intro to Japanese Calligraphy

Intro to Japanese Calligraphy
07:00 pm - 08/04/2015

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Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy, has been practiced for hundreds of years as an art, a meditation tool, and, of course, a method of communication. We’ll be taking...

Secret Storage - SOLD OUT!

Secret Storage - SOLD OUT!
01:00 pm - 08/02/2015

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Work together to transform old books into secret storage. Designed for 5-8th grader and their adults, this workshop is all about collaboration. Use a variety of...

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