While our doors are closed, help us keep the lights on

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Sep 142020
 
Photo of NYC Resistor's front door, featuring a steel sign with Resistor's logo.
Photo by Billie Grace Ward.

Like many community spaces, both in New York and across the world, NYC Resistor has suspended all in-person events until it’s safer for people to breathe the same air indoors. More than ever we feel the need to stay connected to our community, you! So we’ve started a Friends of Resistor program and Discord chat which you can join.

Our space is largely funded by a combination of member dues and event ticket sales, the latter of which has taken a steep dive since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been adapting an increasing number of our classes to be available as online workshops where possible and we encourage you to check out our upcoming classes while we continue to adapt to an extremely-online near future.

In addition to enrolling in our online classes, we also offer some class discounts and access to our community Discord chat through our Friends of NYC Resistor membership*, which you can sign up for through Withfriends. Our Discord chat — the successor to the old NYC Resistor Microcontroller mailing list — allows makers from NYC and across the world to hang out online in lieu of our normal craft nights.

Friends of NYC Resistor levels start as low as $1 per month, with discounts for online classes available at higher enrollment levels.

Sign up today!

* Note: Friends of NYC Resistor Membership is its own program, and not to be confused with regular NYC Resistor membership.

Announcing the Annual NYCR Interactive Show 2020!

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Jul 212020
 

Some say that time is a circle, but we know the real truth, time is a Tube!

Announcing the 2020 Virtually Interactive Show: Tubular Time, happening August 15th 2020, in cyberspace. While we won’t be gathering in the space, we will still have real interactive art that you can view from home! We’re also having an open call for projects here: https://forms.gle/KKa1wbpEvdcmK9Me8 Physical installations that can be hosted at the space will be broadcasted online by members to all attendees of the show. Stay tuned for more posts on just how interactive part of the show works! In the meantime, this event is Free and open to the public, but you need a ticket to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tubular-time-nycrs-virtually-interactive-show-2020-tickets-114266004696

COVID-19 and NYC Resistor: No Public Access Until Further Notice

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Mar 112020
 

In light of the spread of COVID-19 in NY, NYC Resistor has cancelled all public, in person events, until further notice.

Brown bear sits in the middle of a green field, behind a thin wire, fence waving at viewer.

We are going to experiment with different ways of continuing to engage with the community and support the space, so check back here for updates.

What does this mean for Craft Nights?

We will be hosting an open virtual Craft Night on Thursdays. We will start streaming at our usual Craft Night time (Thursday nights at 6:30pm EDT ). Come Craft with us on Zoom.

What does this mean for Classes?

Classes are an important part of NYC Resistor and we will be iterating on them in the coming weeks. Specifically we are testing online classes. There will be a Pom-Pom Making this Sunday, March 22nd, and an online Arduino class on Saturday March 28th.

The Following changes apply to our class policies:

  • There are no in person classes at NYC Resistor.
  • We are amending our refund policy. We will refund any class cancellations, no questions asked. Email classes@nycresistor.com or use Eventbrite to request a refund.

Thank you everyone for your understanding and be safe.

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NYC Makes PPE

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May 032020
 

We may be shut down to the public for now, but NYCResistor members are still busy making protective equipment for healthcare workers with NYCMakesPPE.com . We’re so proud to be able to help NYC’s healthcare workers. If you want to help, you can donate here, or get involved with production yourself.