February 2nd: All-Day CryptoParty

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Jan 122019
 

Photo by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on February 2nd, 2019 for a full day of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by anytime between 3PM and 9PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers. We’re hosting a full day mix of and hands-on-help with everything from vetting a good VPN to navigating Signal and more!

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 to a CryptoParty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

BONUS: If you happen to already use PGP, dust off that encryption key and come down for a key-signing ceremony to add some signatures to your public key. Gotta catch them all, etc etc. Time TBA.

When:

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 3:00PM – 9:00PM.

Where:

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

Hackerspace Envy — A Visit to Revspace in The Hague

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Jan 122019
 

I just had my second visit to Revelation Space, a hackerspace in Den Haag, Netherlands, and this time — I took pictures. This place is seriously tidy and organized, and is full of slick automations. There’s so much inspiration I had to write it all down.

Revspace flipdot display

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January Make-Along: Crochet 101 Makin’ Monsters! on Sun, Jan 20

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Jan 102019
 

January Make-Along: Crochet 101 Makin’ Monsters! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jan 20. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class. Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things!

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New Years Eve Craft Night 2018!

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Dec 312018
 

It’s that time of year again, so let us celebrate at craft night!

GIF of a brown bear playing guitar in the snow.

There will be snacks!

GIF of a brown bear stealing a can blue can of food from a job site and running away.

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No Open Night on Christmas Eve

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Dec 202018
 

And all through the hackerspace, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

No Craft Night on 12/24.  Happy Holidays!

Faux Gingerbread Build-And-Smash on Sun, Dec 16

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Dec 062018
 

Faux Gingerbread Build-And-Smash is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Dec 16. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class. Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things!December’s Topic: Faux Gingerbread Build-And-SmashHave you always wanted to build a ridiculous bit of confectionary architecture? Do you fantasize about reenacting a monster rampage through a cityscape? Come and we’ll provide supplies and tips for building a crazy faux gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, cookies, and candy. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, you’ll have the option to take it home to show off (and nibble on), or else you can join in the cookie carnage… as we have a photoshoot of Godzilla smashing the freshly made cityscape.Are you a beginner? We’ll provide graham crackers, cookies, candy, icing, sandwich piping bags, and lots of inspiration!Are you a master? Show off your skills and inspire others! Bring a project, use our materials, and hang out in a great space while doing what you love.

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Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sun, Dec 9

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Nov 292018
 

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Dec 9. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Soldering is one of the most important skills you’ll need for working with electronics. Come join us for an introductory through-hole soldering workshop. Soldering enables you to create sturdy connections between electrical components.

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Laser Cutting: Holiday Edition! Learn to Make Ornaments and Decorations on Dec 02

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Nov 222018
 

Come join us for a class! Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!


Harness the power of an Eplilog 60 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.  This class will be focused on making Holiday Ornaments, and will include our overall explanation of laser use.   We will have a number of holiday themed design cuts available.


In this three 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 a material is laserable. After the three hours, you’ll have made a least one ornament for the holidays (if there’s time maybe five or more).  (There is lab time for laser cutting, questions and answers, and working with Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.)


Laser Cut Designs by Astrida Valigorsky


After learning the basics, each student will create their own design and cut it on the laser! A $10 lab fee is included in the ticket price and covers your time on the laser cutter to cut and etch. We have a variety of scrap material to experiment with or you can purchase laserable acrylic, Delrin, illustration board, leather, or wood. Midwest [midwestproducts.com] and Revell make a variety of plywood, bass and balsa that is perfect for laser cutting. The bed size of our laser is 20″ x 32″ so buy materials accordingly.


 


Laser Cut Designs by Astrida Valigorsky


Please bring a laptop and a USB jump drive. You may choose to upload and install Inkscape before you come to class to get familiar with the software and start on a vector design project. We use Inkscape because it saves .svg files natively and is open source. Inkscape is available at inkscape.org


This class is required for coming in to do work on the laser independently. If you get inspired, you can come back and laser your objects on our Monday or Thursday Craft Nights.


This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member Astrida Valigorsky. As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at www.nycresistor.com/participate/.




Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email classes@nycresistor.com.

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