Mar 092016

Want to learn to make iOS and Android apps with JavaScript? NYCR member Bonnie Eisenman will be leading a React Native intro workshop this Saturday. Tickets here!

lrg React.js_logo.svg

We’ll walk through how to use the popular React Native framework to write high-quality, cross-platform mobile applications with JavaScript. Topics covered include mobile components, styling, and application structure. Come join us on Saturday!

Feb 202016

Tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, Feb 21) is our Knitting and Crochet Make-A-Long. Yay!

Want to learn to knit? Great, we’ll teach you! Already know how to knit or crochet? Awesome! Bring your projects and come hang out with us. Want to tackle a new technique or work through a complicated pattern? That’s cool too.

Bring yourself, we’ll provide the yarn / needles / etc. See you there! And remember, all of our classes are listed on Eventbrite.

Feb 162016

Want to learn to conjure gold? Of course you do.

OK, while we can’t technically teach you alchemy, we can teach you how to wield the magic of electrochemistry! We have a DIY Gold Plating workshop coming up on Saturday, February 20th. Bring your own jewelry, learn some awesome stuff about electrochemistry, and leave with your gold-plated jewelry. You can even gold plate an entire Apple Watch!

Jewelry in this class means: small pendants, earrings, rings, anything that is metal and less than an inch and a half in diameter. Metals that work are stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel, and silver (but not aluminum). We won’t be gold plating chains.

This class is brought to you by Eric Knoll, creator of the Midas Touch kit. Check out the Kickstarter video to learn more.

Tickets are on sale now.

image (1)

Feb 102016

Last weekend, NYC Resistor members Cameron Cundiff, Caroline Sinders and David Huerta #disrupted the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon at ITP. Among the Cheez Whiz 3D Printer, VR Fireplace and Browse-with-Guy Chrome extension, they made two projects that helped dumb-up the Stupid Hackathon to a new level:

Debate Camp

Caroline Sinders, Greg Borenstein
Debate Camp

Debate Camp is an interactive tale of political intrigue and sexual tension in a secluded boot camp for doing debating… and doing it too? Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio form a kinship in the cutthroat crucible of primary elections, leading them to form a very different kind of “exploratory” committee.


Dark Registry

Cameron Cundiff, David Huerta
Dark Registry

Dark Registry is a wedding gift registry, but on the ~*dark web*~. Make your wedding one to remember by making a wishlist of the sketchiest wares the Russian black market has to offer! Download the Tor Browser and point it to the Dark Registry onion service: rlmhcda2ttz4tdtw.onion.

Check out for more projects by various randos.

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.)


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!

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 11.54.39 AMScreen Shot 2016-02-02 at 4.29.01 PM


038 workshop3

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


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! 


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!