DIY Mylar Balloons: March Make-Along! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Mar 24. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
This is not your typical craft class.
We are happy to announce the date and theme of our annual Interactive show!
This year’s theme is SOLARPUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and https://solarpunks.net/ for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean.
Also, like all Interactive Shows, we have an open call for artists and technologists to submit projects to exhibit. Submit a project using this form, this email firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on our public Slack for more details. The deadline for submissions is April 9th.
Introduction to Electric Etching is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Mar 16. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Electric Etching is the process of using electricity and an electrolyte to etch a pattern onto a metal surface. A non-conductive pattern is placed over the material to be etched. The metal to be worked on is then grounded. The live wire is then connected to the applicator. When the applicator is applied to metal surface, wherever is not masked will be etched. The advantage of using electricity to etch metal is that it is a very predictable process. If it is desirable to have a deep etch, a higher current or longer exposure time increases the prominence of the edge. This class will cover the basics of electric etching. It’ll be broken down into 3 parts. The first part will cover a demonstration of the etching process. Students will be able to practice on a scrap piece of metal. In the second part of the class, students will be making their own masks out of Vinyl. In the 3rd part of the class, students will etch metal plates that we will provide or items that they want etched. After etching, students will be polishing the surface to protect the etching. We DO NOT recommend etching sentimental items, items of great value or family heirlooms.
Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Feb 17. 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.
We’ll be hosting our second annual Yarn Swap / Destash Party on March 9th.
Whether you’re a new knitter in need of yarn, or a yarn hoarder looking to swap unused skeins, all are welcome. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers, if you do it with yarn we’d love to have you. Bring your stash to trade and share while enjoying good company and tea. We’ll pile all the yarn on the table and then it’s all free to a good home.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
1pm – 4pm
87 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn
PS: got partial skeins or leftovers that you want to rewind? We’ve got a swift & ball winder for you to use, too.