Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sun, Feb 17

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Feb 072019
 

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.

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Second Annual Yarn Swap on March 9th

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Jan 262019
 

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.

kitten with yarn, being derpy

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

March 9th
1pm – 4pm
NYC Resistor
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.

Yarn winder

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!