There seems to be a lot of confusion around what The Interactive Show on May 7th actually is. I’m hoping the venerable Venn Diagram can help explain. It’s hackers, it’s a party and it’s interactive art! Drinks and music are included, so make sure to stop by. We’ll be featuring some of the projects you’ll be able to see all next week so stay tuned.
NYCR will be hosting our super duper Interactive Show.
The theme this year is ANYTHING INTERACTIVE. That’s right, ANYTHING… INTERACTIVE. That includes people, peoples!
Music? yeah, we got it.
Blinking lights? hello? c’mon, you know we got that covered!
Stabby things? why do you think we have an 18+ policy?
So come and be creative, come and grab a drink, come and meet the Resistors. Screw it, it’s a Saturday night and we like to have an excuse for a blow out kind of party so just come!
$10 tickets in advance, $15 tickets at the door
This is another class in a series of classes to help Japan recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11th. All proceeds from this class will be donated to the Japan Society’s earthquake relief fund
Harness the power of an Eplilog 35 Watt Laser! In this class you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the ideas in your head become a reality with a laser.
In this two hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. We’ll cover safety and basic design skills in Inkscape and you’ll learn how to do a burninate test to find out if something is laserable. After the two hours, you’ll have made a plaque for your door. (The extra two hours are for project completion time, but aren’t necessary for learning the tools.)
After learning the basics, each student will create their own design and lasercut it on the laser! A $10 lab fee is included in the ticket price and covers acrylic and time on the laser cutter to cut and etch it.
This class is required for coming in to do work on the laser independantly. If you get inspired, you can come back and laser your objects.
This class is taught by NYC Resistor member Justin Day.
The weather’s getting warmer and it’s time to show off your projects. We’re throwing another interactive party on May 7th and we want to see your most awesomest stuff.
Contact us if you’re interested in displaying your work.
Here’s a quick wrap up of the Interactive Cuddlefish project I worked on with artist AK Airways for the SXSW party at the Arthouse. This massive inflatable sculpture was connected to a big red button which would change the sequences of the LEDs blinking inside. It was a fun project, but not without its challenges. Details after the break.
Let’s get lazzzoring every Monday night! Come get some work on your projects on this laser focused* open hack night.
The laser will be available on a first-ready first-served single job basis. If you haven’t been trained on the laser you will need to enlist the assistance of an operator. Look for the hacker with an eye patch.
* see what i did there?
I really enjoyed Saturday’s “Fire The Lazzzor!” class and wanted to share a couple of pictures sent in by clever students. Herb made a tiny pizza box on 120lb kraft paper. What normally took 15 minutes by expert hands completed in just over 1 minute on the laser. Dustin made a cool acrylic cut and etch of the unofficial logo of the University of Florida’s geology department. The projects all came out really well and it was a blast to meet and work with everyone.