NYC Resistor Clothing Swap 4/2/2023

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Mar 242023

NYC Resistor Clothing Swap

Pick up your free ticket to our Sunday, April 2 · 3 – 6pm EDT event

Join NYC Resistors and friends in a free clothing swap. Just show up sometime between 3:00-6:00 pm and bring at least two items of clothing you don’t want if you are able. They should still be fit to wear, but maybe not exciting to you anymore, or not your size right now. All genders, sizes, shapes, and styles are welcome! Any items of clothing that are left over will be donated or fabric-recycled.

In true NYCR hacker fashion, we will also be happy to talk about ways to alter and improve store-bought clothes. We’ll have two sewing machines out if you want to work on an alteration right here.

Come join us and gift yourself some free fashion!

Live Animation with Motion Capture 4/7/2023

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Mar 222023

Tickets on EventBrite for this Friday, April 7 · 6 – 9pm EDT class

This class is an introduction to the various ways one can produce live animation. We will focus on techniques that utilize motion capture (aka MoCap), taking movement from the real world and applying that movement onto digital forms. We will go over the basics of programs including Adobe Character Animator, Blender, Unity, and others to help you get started. Some of the techniques can be done using your very own laptop or phone. Other mentioned methods (such as depth cameras or inertia suits) might involve additional resources for those interested in taking it a step further. We will go over the pros/cons of these methods and discuss price-points and ease-of-use to help you determine which may be best for you. This class aims to be beginner-friendly so no prior knowledge is necessary, but some general understanding of coding or game engines may be beneficial.

The first two hours will be lecture and demonstration, with the final hour of the class being an optional workshop component. The workshop will primarily introduce students to using Adobe Character Animator, though students unable to use Adobe may be given additional options to best suit their tech needs. Students interested in participating in the workshop component should bring their laptop (ideally with Adobe Character Animator already installed) and an iOS tablet (optional).

The instructor:

Marcel Oliver-Rose Truxillo [a/as/am] is an adjunct professor at Tisch’s ITP/IMA program. A focuses on virtual reality (VR) and motion capture, exploring the unique ways expression and communication emerge in performance with up-in-coming technology.

SMT For You And Me: Surface Mount Soldering 3/25/2023

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Mar 202023

Tickets on EventBrite for this Saturday, March 25 · 12 – 2:30pm EDT class

Surface mount components! They’re hip, they’re tiny, and you’ve probably swallowed a couple accidentally by now. If you’re still using those clunky, chunky through-hole components that you found in your grandparents’ butter cookie tin, well, it’s time to get with the times and learn how to solder the teeny-weeny components of the future!

During this class we’ll go over not one, not two, but three different soldering techniques for surface mount components. We’ll try our hand at traditional hand-soldering, move on to the fast-paced world of drag soldering, and finally learn how to apply solder paste and do SMT reflow in an upcycled toaster oven we found on the curb– just like the pros!

No prior soldering experience is required for this class.

Your Instructor: Adam Mayer is a longtime NYCR member who burnt his finger on a soldering iron when he was ten and has never forgiven it. He has done questionable things with PCBs and hot plates.

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 Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Egg Dioramas: March Make-Along 3/26/2023

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Mar 192023

Egg Dioramas: March Make-Along

Tickets on EventBrite for this Sunday, March 26 · 3 – 6pm EDT class.

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!

March’s Topic:  Miniatures—Egg Dioramas 

Inspired by a weird old book we found, this month you’ll make 1700’s style hallowed out egg dioramas only we’ll be using dremels. Consistently one of our weirdest and most fun yearly make-alongs! If you’ve ever wanted to see egg-contents shoot 20 feet this is the make-along for you! Join us as we all try to make the tiniest dioramas in actual organic egg shells (and some foam ones for the vegan crowd) and fill our world’s with creatures and landscapes.

Are you a beginner?  We’ll provide eggs, figurines, minatures, and items to help make your dioramas your own.

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.

This class will lead by NYC Resistor member Colleen.

Making Friends and Building Community: Finding a Mission in Making – 3/22/2023

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Mar 172023

Making Friends and Building Community: Finding a Mission in Making

Tickets on EventBrite for this online/pay-what-you-wish talk on Wednesday, March 22 · 8pm EDT

Ian Cole is one of the founders of The Maker Effect Foundation (TMEF) in Orlando, Florida. TMEF’s mission is to “activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build, and work together” in Central Florida. TMEF produces Maker Faire Orlando, a 15k attendee, two-day celebration of making and invention now in its 11th year. TMEF also manages MakerFX Makerspace, a 6500 sq.ft. community-driven makerspace in South Orlando, the Robot Ruckus combat robot program, and more.

After years of chasing educational, personal, and professional goals, Ian felt unfulfilled and looked for a way to make a difference in his community. By connecting with makers in Central Florida and around the world, Ian was able to take his passion for making things with friends and grow the maker movement in Central Florida.

By sharing his story, Ian hopes to help others connect their skills and passions with a mission that leads to fulfillment.

Ian Cole is an avid learner who has spent his career working at the intersection of technology, marketing, and leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. In his role as the Chief Innovation Officer for Give Kids The World (GKTW) in Central Florida, Ian is responsible for the creation and execution of initiatives designed to deliver unforgettable experiences for critically-ill children and their families. This includes capital, construction and technology projects around the 89-acre campus.

Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Florida State University, and his Master of Business Administration from Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.

As part of his community service, Ian has also founded and led several non-profits related to STEM / STEAM education including The Maker Effect Foundation (Orlando, FL), where he currently serves on the board and as part of the production team for Maker Faire Orlando and the leadership of MakerFX Makerspace (Orlando, FL).

This event will be online via Zoom, and tickets will be Pay-What-You-Wish.

The suggested price for this talk is $15. Refunds up to 24 hours before the event. Event page with Zoom link will become available 1 hour before the event begins. Recording will be available to ticket holders for a minimum of 30 days after the event.

Intro to Hand Sewing: hem clothes, sew on buttons, make a face mask 3/22/23

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Mar 092023

Intro to Hand Sewing: hem clothes, sew on buttons, make a face mask

Tickets available online for this Wed, March 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM class.

Curious about sewing? This introductory class covers all the essentials you’ll need to start making your own projects. We’ll learn how to hem clothes, sew on buttons and make a simple face mask.

In this class, we’ll cover:

Threading needle with thread.

A few basic kinds of stitches

Pinning your project


Working with elastic ribbon

All the sewing tools available to the public for free during Open Nights at the Resistor hackerspace.

Want to do more sewing? After taking this class, you’re welcome to join us for Craft Nights on Monday and Thursday evenings, when you can use our sewing machines free of charge.

No previous experience or supplies necessary.

We will send you home with a hand sewing kit that has everything you need to keep on sewing.

All materials are included in the class fee and are yours to keep.

Would you like to attend this class, but the cost is too high for you? Send us an email and we’ll see what we can do!

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile 3/19/2023

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Mar 062023

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile

Tickets here for this Sun, March 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT class

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. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use a soldering iron safely and effectively, and get plenty of practice with both soldering and desoldering techniques. We’ll be soldering up some Game of Life kits – LED tiles that generate nifty animations. No previous experience is required, making this introductory workshop a great choice for anyone who’s curious about getting started with hardware tinkering! All materials will be provided.

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 Resistor member Jack Poon.

Intro to Projection Mapping with TouchDesigner 3/18/2023

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Mar 042023

Intro to Projection Mapping with TouchDesigner

Tickets here for this March 18 5-8pm event

Projection mapping is a technique that is used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into display surfaces for video projection. The objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects, or theatrical stages. Using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. In this course, we will take you through the whole projection mapping pipeline,using TouchDesigner from content creation all the way through projector setup and calibration. This course teaches you the two main ways of performing projection mapping in TouchDesigner: 2D masking with KantanMapper and 3D mapping with CamSchnappr.

Woody Poulard (aka GRNCH) is a Brooklyn-based artist/musician whose work focuses on generative audio-reactive visual installations and performances. He uses creative coding applications like TouchDesigner to generate real-time visuals, Blender for 3D design, and Ableton for music production. Trained in both audio and mechanical engineering, Woody also makes physical sculptures using digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC routing. GRNCH’s visuals use elements of abstract, futuristic, and hypnotic scenery, often paired with his signature sound: dark, cinematic, suspenseful techno and broken beat.

N95 Masks Required for this class.

Collage-style Booklets and Zines 3/11/2023

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Mar 012023

Collage-style Booklets and Zines

Tickets here for this March 11th Noon-3pm event

Learn how to make one-of-a-kind collage-style booklets and zines, and go home with two of them in two different styles! In this make-alone, we’ll explore different techniques for making colorful and unique zines using fun materials — drawing ability not required, and if your handwriting’s bad that’s just part of the charm! Everything will be provided, and you’ll go home with a “one-sheet” folded zine and a string-bound booklet, perfect for holding secret thoughts or for gifting to a pal or for spreading the political agenda of your choice, as is zine tradition.

This class will be taught be NYC Resistor member Ben Wilgus, a comics professional who’s been hand-making zines for over twenty years.

N95 masks are required.

Take Back the Internet: Deploy your personal site and join the indie web 3/5/2023

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Feb 282023

Take Back the Internet: Deploy your personal site and join the indie web

Get tickets for this Sunday March 5th 2pm-5pm event

Curious about owning your online content? Come learn all about the IndieWeb, a community of personal, independent sites reclaiming the internet. We’ll also learn a simple, modern approach to publishing your own website.

The IndieWeb is a community of independent & personal websites connected by simple standards, based on the principles of: owning your domain & using it as your primary identity, publishing on your own site, and owning your data.

**In this class we’ll cover:**

  • The “why” of the IndieWeb movement
  • Key principles of building for the indie web
  • How to deploy your own personal website


No web development experience is required, but a little HTML knowledge will help us achieve our goal of customizing and deploying your own personal website.

Simple templates will be made available and we’ll have time to ask questions on customizing them or building your own from scratch.

This class will be taught by Vince Picone. Vince is a developer, designer and creative technologist at IBM Research. He got his start customizing neopets pages 20 years ago and seriously can’t believe that became is actual career.