Laser Cutting: Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on July 28th

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Jul 182018
 

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

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now! This will be our only laser-cutting class during summer 2018.

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.

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, basic file preparation, and learn how to do a burninate test to find out if a material is laserable. After the three hours, you’ll have made a plaque for your door, a keychain, a simple box or something slightly ambitious. (There is lab time for laser cutting, questions and answers, and working with Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.)

After learning the basics, each student will create a simple 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 and Revell make a variety of plywood, bass and balsa that is perfect for laser cutting. The bed size of our laser is 32″ x 20″ so buy materials accordingly. Keep in mind that large-scale, complex, multi-cut projects may not be appropriate for the class. Our goal is to teach you how to use the tool, not how to reinvent the Sistine Chapel in one afternoon.

Please bring a laptop and a USB jump drive. You may choose to upload and install Inkscape or a free trial of Adobe Illustrator before you come to class to get familiar with the software and start on a vector design project.

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. (See our website for more info.)

This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member Maya Kutz. 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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EAGLE weekend! August 3 meetup, Sat 4/Sun 5 classes

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Jul 092018
 

August 3-4-5 is EAGLE weekend!

Looking to meet likeminded electronics hobbyists and learn more about EAGLE PCB design software? Join our free meetup Friday August 3! It’ll be a celebration kicking off our weekend classes taught by our special guest, Autodesk’s Matt Berggren. So whether you’re an old pro looking to talk feature specifics or a maker interested in learning what it takes to launch a successful hardware crowdfunding campaign, come mingle with us. Refreshments kindly provided by Autodesk. RSVP is optional, but helps us better estimate the refreshments to provide.

Intro class: 

Have you ever envied those beautiful green printed circuit boards (PCBs) that all modern electronics have? Do you want to kick up the professionalism in your projects with a real PCB? Would you like to simply learn how to better document your circuits with a nicely done schematic?

Sign up for this PCB design class and we’ll teach you how to use the awesome, free EAGLE PCB design program (Mac/PC/Linux). You’ll learn how to draw schematics, find the right footprint, lay out a circuit board, route the circuit board, and finally prepare the board for production. We’ll even show you where you can go to have your boards made.

Advanced class: 

Are you an electronics hobbyist looking to create a product? Leap from newcomer to pro with this all-day class on designing your own schematics and printed circuit boards with Autodesk EAGLE. Lunch included.

Sign up for this advanced PCB design class and we’ll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the awesome, free EAGLE PCB design program (Mac/PC/Linux). You’ll learn how to draw schematics, find the right footprint, lay out a circuit board, route the circuit board, and finally prepare the board for production. We’ll even show you where you can go to have your boards made. This comprehensive class will also cover other advanced topics such as wireless design. Bring your questions!

Post image is from Randy Sarafan’s free Instructables PCB Design class

Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on July 15th

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Jul 052018
 

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

Want to get started with physical computing?

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.

Topics covered

  • What is Arduino?
  • Software setup (IDE, how to program it, the Serial monitor)
  • Reading schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Basics of breadboarding
  • Controlling output (blinking/fading an LED)
  • Reading sensor input (with a pushbutton, potentiometer and light sensor)
  • Combining input and output

Materials

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.

Students should bring their own laptop and install some free software ahead of time:

Who should take this class?

Basic computer knowledge is assumed, and we’ll refresh a few concepts from high school physics and math. No previous experience with coding or circuits is required.

OK, awesome, I want to join!

Please be ready to start at 1pm!  We find that you will need this time to get through the whole class. Our classes tend to sell out about a week in advance so if you’re interested, you may want to sign up early.

This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member Justin Day.  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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Solar Powered Glow Writer at tonight’s Interactive Show!

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Jun 162018
 

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Sandwiches by NLPanini at the Interactive Show 6/16

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Jun 142018
 

Taste the sandwich creations by NLPanini and its creator Amy Cheng! Her Twitter bot uses machine learning to generate sandwich recipes based off of menus of popular sandwich shops in NYC, and she’ll be serving the manifestation of some of those recipes at the Interactive Show this Saturday.

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Looking Glass Lightfield + Volumetric Display at the Interactive Show Saturday 6/16

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Jun 142018
 

Come check out the Looking Glass lightfield + volumetric display at the Interactive Show on Saturday:

The Looking Glass is a new class of genuinely three-dimensional display that combines the benefits of volumetric and lightfield displays into a single system. Groups of people can now see and reach into the holographic worlds that live inside the glass walls of a Looking Glass, without VR or AR headgear. Designed for 3D creators (Maya, Cinema4D, ZBrush, Unity, Tinkercad, Blender…), the Looking Glass is a place for 3D digital creations of all types to live in the real world. The Looking Glass is launching Summer 2018.

Looking Glass Factory is a team of inventors, engineers, game devs, and artists – based in Brooklyn and Hong Kong – chasing the dream of the hologram. Specifically, the cinema dream of the hologram we were all promised in Star Wars, Iron Man, and Minority Report. Where groups of people can interact with floating 3D worlds. Since the founding of the company in 2014, Looking Glass Factory has launched a suite of products including volumetric prints, the L3D Cube, Volume, HoloPlayer One, and now coming this summer, the Looking Glass.

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Robot Bread at the Interactive Show 6/16

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Jun 132018
 

Randy Sarafan and Becky Stern are bringing bread robots to the party. The Interactive Show just got some more carbs! Bots are based on Randy’s simple bots, but with a glutenous upgrade. Which ones are actually edible? Your guess is as good as anybody’s.

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Edible House Sculpture at the Interactive Show June 16!

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Jun 122018
 

Come check out Shelby Arnold and Colleen AF Venable‘s edible house you can climb into and then slide out of! Escape out of the oven onto a giant foam pancake on the floor. The interior walls are made of edible waffles. Downstairs is a forest to surround the house and get that true Hansel and Gretel feel.

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Sparkle Sprinkle Donut Party at the Interactive Show This Saturday 6/16

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Jun 122018
 

Adelle Lin and Matt Pinner are bringing Sparkle Sprinkle Donut Party to the Interactive Show this Saturday!

Come play in the Sparkle Sprinkle Donut Party. Interact with a self-driving experience in an absurd video world. The donuts are moving on there own course, but sprinkles are bountiful and always listening, watching, and receiving.  Using Wekinator, a real-time machine learning tool, your inputs are trained to affect the world in a simple, yet maybe contradicting ways.  How do you drive a party of donuts?

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!

Encounter the God Potato at Saturday’s Interactive Show 6/16

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Jun 122018
 

NYC Resistor member AJ McGuire will exhibit the God Potato at the Interactive Show this Saturday. AJ asks, “What if you got a potato to speak? And then it wouldn’t stop telling you the terrible secrets of the universe?”

The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self Driving Carbs

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. Biscuit swarms! A giant edible house! Posters you can chomp on! More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog for previews! And don’t worry there will be a gluten-free dance zone.

Grab your tickets now and get ready for a delicious evening of tech and tastiness!