Classes

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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Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on June 10th

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May 312018
 

Come join us for a class! 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.
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.

This class will be taught by 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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Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on May 19th

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May 092018
 

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 members Miria Grunick.  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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Introduction to 3D Computer Modeling with Rhino3D on May 6th

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Apr 242018
 

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This class is limited to twelve students, reserve your spot now!
Three-dimensional computer models are used for concept design, prototyping on a 3D printer, making furniture on a CNC, creating realistically rendered images, making animations or games, and much more. In this class, you’ll learn how to navigate 3D software and create computer models from scratch using Rhino3D. The software is easy to learn and is a great starting point for working in three-dimensions no matter what you want to create. You’ll learn the fundamentals of working with various viewports, creating and editing basic and advanced geometry, as well as how to tailor your project for laser cutting and 3D printing.
You will create 3D computer models in Rhino3D throughout the class building your experience and knowledge. Learning how to operate the 3D printer and Laser Cutter are separate classes available at NYCresistor. You are invited back to NYCResistor on an open Craft Night on the evening of Thursday, May 10th where the instructor will be available to help 1-to-1 with your projects. If that Craft Night doesn’t suit your schedule, please get in touch and we can hopefully arrange an alternative.
You should bring a laptop to the class and a click-button mouse. Download a 90-day free trial of Rhino3D before the class. The trial software is available on both Apple and Windows operating systems. Download trial Apple / Windows. To maximize the length of your trial, don’t install your software until the morning of the class.
This class will be taught by James McBennett who trained in architecture and specialized in advanced geometry. These are two examples of projects he worked on using Rhino 3D, Holmenkollen / This Stool Rocks. James will be available for Q&A by email after the class, assuring everyone achieves their goal. NYC Resistor member Olivia Barr will also be present for this class.
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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Altered Wind-Up Toys (or Robot Cosmetic Mods) Make-Along on April 22

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Apr 052018
 

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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!

Aprils’s Topic: Altered WindUp Toys! (or Robot Cosmetic Mods)

Have you always wanted to literally make a new friend? Do toys that move delight you? Come and we’ll teach you how to modify a windup toy to give it a unique personality. So no matter your skill level or approach, you’ll bring home a one-of-a-kind re-styled toy! If you have a robot that could use a makeover, this would also be an excellent time to glam it up.

Are you a beginner? We’ll provide a windup toy, paints, glues, googly eyes, accessories, and lots of inspiration!

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 be taught by NYC Resistor member Kari Love. 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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Introduction to 3D Computer Modeling with Rhino3D on March 3rd

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Feb 212018
 

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

This class is limited to twelve students, reserve your spot now!
Three-dimensional models are used for concept design, prototyping on a 3D printer, making furniture on a CNC, creating realistically rendered images, making animations or games, and much more. In this class, you’ll learn how to navigate 3D software and create models from scratch using Rhino3D. The software is easy to learn and a great starting point for working in three-dimensions no matter what you want to create. You’ll learn the fundamentals of working with various viewports, creating and editing basic and advanced geometry as well as how to tailor your project for various outputs such as exporting a file for laser cutting or 3D printing.
Everone will create their own 3D model and finish the class with a rendered view that can be shared with your friends as well as file for 3D printing or laser cutting. Learning how to operate the laser cutter and 3D printer are separate classes available at NYCresistor. Multiple sources of beautiful product design inspiration will be provided so that nobody is stuck for ideas.
Every student should download a 90-day free trial of Rhino3D before the class. The trial software is available on both Apple and Windows operating systems. To maximize the length of your trial, don’t install your software until the morning of this class. Download trial Apple / Windows.
This class will be taught by James McBennett who trained in architecture and specialized in advanced geometry. These are two examples of projects he worked on using Rhino 3D, Holmenkollen / This Stool Rocks. James will be available for Q&A by email after the class assuring everyone achieves their goal. 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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Intro to 3D Printing and 3D Design on Feb 25th

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Feb 152018
 

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A class for 3D newcomers who want to learn the basics of creating 3D models and printing them. Your instructor will take you through key concepts of 3D printing, demo the technology on our printers, and lead the class through the design process of creating a model and preparing it to print. We’ll talk about creating functional objects, creative objects, available materials, print reliability, and compare various printer models and features.
Please bring a laptop with working WiFi and a mouse with a scroll wheel. (You can technically get by without the mouse but it’s STRONGLY recommended.) We’ll be using free-to-use Autodesk software in the design portion of the class. To speed things along, please sign up for an Autodesk account at https://www.tinkercad.com/ It would also smooth things along if you download and install the latest version of Meshmixer in advance of the class. https://www.meshmixer.com/
This class will be taught by AJ McGuire. 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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Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Feb 24

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Feb 142018
 

Come join us for a class! 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.
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.

This class will be taught by Resistor members Astrida Valigorsky and Holly Hudson.
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