Nov 182016
 

Did you know we have a professional pop-up artist as one of our members? Shelby Arnold works along-side the legendary Robert Sabuda and this month she’ll teach you how to make things pop, spin, twist, all with the power of opening a piece of paper. Get your tickets from Eventbrite.

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Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things! We’ll see you on Sunday. 🙂

Nov 102016
 
Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on November 19th, 2016 for a night of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by anytime between 3PM and 9:30PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers. We’re hosting a full day mix of talks and hands-on-help.

If you’ve never been to Resistor before, check our Participate page for more info, including the Code of Conduct. Hope to see you there! If you’ve never been a CryptoParty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

When:

November 19th, 2016 3:00PM – 9:30PM.

Where:

NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Oct 202016
 

Come join us for an intro to soldering class on October 23rd!

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In this hands-on introduction to through-hole soldering, you’ll learn how to use a soldering iron safely and effectively, and get plenty of practice with both soldering and desoldering techniques. We’ll be soldering up some Game of Life kits – LED tiles that generate nifty animations. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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Oct 202016
 

Do you want to have flashy clothing or accessories that blink and pulse with your life? Maybe some costume for a party or club attire? We’ve got a class for you, coming up on Nov 6!

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We will make a basic wearable LED enhanced accessory, either for your hair, a corsage or a wrist band. We will also work on adding LEDs to clothing and fabric and look at how to integrate sensors into the effect.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite now.

Oct 192016
 

Our Arduino class is back on October 22nd. Learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino and learn how to manipulate outputs based on sensor inputs. All students will receive a basic electronics starter kit, which contains a starter pack of electronics components and sensors, including a breadboard, wires, light sensor, tilt sensor, LEDs, a motor, and more. Students will also receive an Arduino UNO.

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No previous electronics experience necessary. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. This class usually sells out, so get your tickets ASAP!

Oct 132016
 

halloween-party-fourNYC RESISTOR  HALLOWEEN PARTY!

7:30 to ? (oh yeah, QUESTION MARK!)
We’ll have snacks and some alcohol but in general B.Y.O.B.
FREE!

Come join us as our regular Craft Night is transformed into an Open to the Public Dance Party / Spooky Board Game Party / Werewolf Bar Mitzvah / NYC Resistor Halloween Party!

There will be crazy costumes! There will be food! There will be dancing! Not into dancing? Well, there will also be spooky inspired board games! Hate board games and dancing and food? WHO ARE YOU AND DO YOU NEED A HUG?

We’ll bring the party, food, a caldron o’ booze, music, and board games. You just bring the beer and your bad-ass self. Costumes are encouraged, but not required, though if you are looking for inspiration on an easy costume, the internet has got you covered. (http://www.instructables.com/howto/easy+costumes/ ) And you should feel free to come to any of our regular craft nights on Mondays and Thursdays before the party and we’ll help you make a Halloween costume to die for. Muahahaaha. See what I did there? Huh? Huh?

Come party like it’s 1886 and you died of some horrible ol’ timey disease! Ghosts, Ghouls, and Friends are all invited!

Sep 282016
 

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Headed to Maker Faire? Come see our members Kari Love and Matthew Borgatti speaking about their soft robotics work and their company Super-Releaser. They’ll be presenting “Iterating on Soft Robots: Bringing the Maker Ethic to Emerging Technology” from 1:00 to 1:30pm on Sunday at the Maker to Market Pavillion.

Here’s the description of the talk from MAKE’s site:

The emerging field of soft robotics has experimentation at its heart. Roboticists from Super-Releaser will highlight how hands-on experience in materials and fabrication informs their research. Designing flexible things takes flexible thinking and the rapid hacking makers know so well.

Sep 262016
 

DEBATES tonight.  yep. we’ll be screening them.  if you want to work on a noisy project or chat the chatty chat the back room will be open, but the front room will be booming with the debate.  come hang out if you want.  byob, snacks, tissues.