Feb 082016
 

My main project of 2015 is finally done. I wrote a book! Learning React Native is a practical guide to using JavaScript to build mobile apps for iOS and Android, taking you from the very basic starter application through deploying to the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

You can get a copy at Amazon or directly from O’Reilly. (The O’Reilly ebook is DRM-free.)

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Before you ask: the animal is a ring-tailed possum! And nope, I wasn’t involved in choosing it. If you want to talk to me about JavaScript / mobile / React / etc, come find me at Craft Night.

Feb 022016
 

Learn about LEDs! Circuits! Tiny Clothing! And share a love for ridiculous things by making your own light-up soft circuit toy this Sunday 3-6pm at NYC Resistor. Grab your ticket here!

We’ll provide all the supplies and teach you about things like conductive sewing thread and conductive cloth. We’ll also provide a blank plushie and plenty of fabric and other supplies to decorate it however you’d like. In the end you’ll walk away with some great knowledge of electronics, LEDs, and a light up thing you can hug! Perhaps your own tiny voodoo doll that only lights up when you stick a metal pin in it….which makes a pretty great joke gift for Valentine’s day. Or maybe a fancy cuff?

It’s a great starter for anyone who’d like to learn more about electronics. No previous experience needed!

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Inspiration photos from Grace Kim and The Museum of Tech!

 

Jan 192016
 

Pssh, Valentine’s Day. Obviously the worst holiday, except for the February 15th chocolate sales. Those are pretty cool.

Join us in grumpiness on February 7th for an Anti-V-Day class! Ever had the urge to create a voodoo doll of that one ex with glowing “ow I just got stabbed” eye action? This is your chance! Learn how to make a soft circuits doll that lights up when you stick a pin in it’s cold dead heart.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Jan 192016
 
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Illustrious world traveler, cryptography enthusiast, and all-around nice guy David Huerta is featured in Motherboard this month with an article on running your own Tor relay, and how it can help the Tor network become even faster: Motherboard: How You Can Help Make Tor Faster for $10 a Month

 

Jan 182016
 

TLDR; we have an awesome vector game design class coming up on Sunday, February 7th. Tickets available now! 

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Do you identify as a woman and have an interest in making games that are playable across web-capable devices? If so, NYCR & Code Liberation invite you to attend our Vector Graphics Game Development workshop using Processing!

If you’ve ever played an original Asteroids arcade game and thought “wish we could still make games that looked like that” Now we can! Trammell Hudson from NYC Resistor has developed some hardware that will allow us to drive the vector monitors to play a whole series of emulator games. We thought it’d be super fun to create original content for these gorgeous retro-graphic displays and were so excited we did a talk about it at this year’s Chaos Communications Congress: 32C3

This class is a collaboration with Code Liberation and is open to attendees who identify as women. As always, we ask that attendees read & abide by our Code of Conduct.

Tickets available now!

Jan 132016
 

NAIL ART zomg!

We’ll be having a nail art make-a-long on Sunday. Bring your nail polish, and get excited. RSVP on the Eventbrite page.

Never been to one of our Make-Alongs? A Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things! As always with NYCR events, we ask that participants read & abide by our code of conduct. Thanks!

Jan 102016
 

From nail art to kokedama to pumpkin hacking, we’ve got you covered in 2016. Our Make-Along schedule is now live on our Eventbrite, so you can get your tickets now.

Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things! We try to keep our Make-Along ticket prices low, just enough to cover materials. For 2016, we’ve got some awesome stuff planned:

January 17: Nail Art
February 21: Knitting and Crochet
March 20: Egg Dioramas
April 17: Book Binding
May 15: Terrariums
June 19: Kokedama
July 17: Summer Camp Crafts & Picnic
September 18: Costumes
October 16: Pumpkin Hacking
November 20: Pop-Ups
December 18: Dioramas, Mobiles, & Elementary School Crafts

Get your tickets & see the full class schedule now on Eventbrite.

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NYE Craft Night!

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Dec 292015
 

There has been some question around whether NYC Resistor is open for New Years Eve so pay attention cause we are open.

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And there will be music.

And there will be science.

And there will be dancing

So get over here and join us for the last craft night of 2015!

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NYCR at CCC

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Dec 172015
 

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NYC Resistor’s origin goes back to some of its founders attending the Chaos Computing Congress in 2008 and this year we again have a great showing at CCC in Hamburg, Germany. Many Resistors members will be attending and we’ll add to the giant pile of hackerspace stickers.

Presentation at 31C3

Several NYC Resistor members will be giving presentations at 32c3: Caroline Sinder’s “When Algorithms Fail in Our Personal Lives” (2015-12-30 at 14:00), Matthew Borgatti’s “My Robot Will Crush You With Its Soft Delicate Hands!” (2015-12-27 at 23:00), Trammell Hudson’s “Thunderstrike 2: more Mac EFI firmware vulnerabilities” (2015-12-27 at 20:30) and a joint presentation by Adelle Lin and Trammell Hudson on “Vector Retrogaming with MAME and XY monitors” (2015-12-28 at 18:15).

The Congress provides free live streams of all of the presentations, so even if you can’t attend the event you can still watch and ask questions on their IRC channel. There are four days of four presentation tracks with around one hundred talks on a wide range of technology, security, society and art topics. It is well worth looking through the list of events!

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