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BLING BLING like the SUN ~ A Jewelry Make-Along 8/19/2023

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Aug 152023
 

BLING BLING like the SUN ~ A Jewelry Make-Along

Tickets on EventBrite for this Saturday, August 19 · 1 – 4pm EDT Make-Along

Stela hosts her second BLING BLING jewelry make-along. All necessary materials will be provided, and in Brooklyn’s loveliest DIY space of soul, NYC Resistor. Let’s gather round the wooden table to make one-of-a-kind pieces in good company. Feel free to make one masterpiece or many!

The first one was for baba; this one is for Blerta, my sister – a LEO. I will spend the 3 hours making a birthday necklace for my Blertush ?

Masks not required.

Synthesizer Night @ NYC Resistor 8/18/2023

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Aug 142023
 

Pay-what-you-wish tickets on EventBrite for this Friday, August 18 · 7 – 11pm EDT event

Join us at NYC Resistor, a makerspace in Brooklyn for an electrifying Synthesizer Night! Get ready to unleash your creativity, explore sonic landscapes, and connect with fellow synth enthusiasts in an evening dedicated to the mesmerizing world of synthesizers. This is a pay-what-you-wish event (recommended donation $8)

Synthesizer Night at NYC Resistor is a celebration of all things synthesizer. Whether you’re a seasoned musician, an avid collector, or simply fascinated by the possibilities of electronic sound, this event offers a unique opportunity to gather with like-minded individuals and revel in the captivating soundscape of synthesizers.

At Synthesizer Night, participants are encouraged to bring their own synthesizers, from vintage analog gems to cutting-edge modular wonders. It’s a chance to showcase your personal setup, experiment with new equipment, and dive into the rich sonic tapestry that synthesizers offer.

The event unfolds in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, providing a platform for musicians, enthusiasts, and curious minds to connect, collaborate, and share their passion for synthesis. Whether you’re a beginner seeking guidance or an expert eager to inspire others, Synthesizer Night is the perfect setting to engage in conversations, exchange knowledge, and foster a vibrant community.

Throughout the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in impromptu jam sessions, where the collective energy of multiple synthesizers intertwines to create awe-inspiring sounds. Experience the joy of collaborating with fellow musicians, experiment with different genres and styles, and let the unique characteristics of each instrument shape your sonic explorations.

Additionally, for those who wish to showcase their skills and perform, there will be dedicated performance slots. Take center stage, captivate the audience, and let your creativity soar as you demonstrate the full potential of your synthesizer setup. To sign up for a performance slot, email [email protected] or join our Discord and post to #synth.

Whether you’re an ardent synth enthusiast, an aspiring musician, or simply curious about the captivating world of synthesizers, Synthesizer Night at NYC Resistor is an event that will inspire, educate, and leave you in awe of the boundless possibilities that electronic sound offers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in an evening of music, collaboration, and innovation. Mark your calendars, pack up your favorite synths, and join us at NYC Resistor for a night you won’t soon forget. We can’t wait to see you there!

This is a masks optional event.

Kitchen Lithography Make-Along: printmaking with aluminum foil and soda! – 8/13/2023

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Aug 022023
 

Kitchen Lithography Make-Along: printmaking with aluminum foil and soda!

Tickets on EventBrite for this Sunday, August 13 · 2 – 5pm EDT workshop

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!

August Make-Along: Kitchen Lithography

Start by making a drawing on aluminum foil, and then through the chemical magic of cola and vegetable oil, turn it into a printing plate that you can print on Resistor’s etching press! No printmaking experience is required, but if you are an expert, come share your wisdom! Bring ideas for drawings and designs – we hope everyone will have time to make and print at least two images.

Kitchen lithography was invented by the French artist Émilie Aizier, adapting the traditional technique of stone lithography to more common materials. Drawings in grease pencil on the foil repel water and soda but attract oil-based ink, and the mild acids in cola prepare the aluminum background to hold a film of water and repel the ink. It kind of looks like magic, but it’s chemistry!

Oils and inks can be messy! We will supply gloves, but please wear clothing that would be improved, rather than ruined, by stains.

This workshop is masks optional.

Intro to 3D Modeling in Onshape (free, cloud based software!) – 8/9/2023

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Jul 312023
 

Intro to 3D Modeling in Onshape (free, cloud based software!)

Tickets on EventBrite for this Wednesday, August 9 · 6 – 9pm EDT class

In this class you will learn how to use Onshape, a free, intuitive, cloud based design software.

Onshape designs are great for:

3D printing

laser cutting

CNC

Metal casting

blueprints for projects

DIY projects, art, jewelry, furniture, robots, whatever!

Onshape is NOT great for:

Animation / video game design (Learn something like Blender for that)

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Bring your laptop!
  • Create a free account at www.onshape.com

The class will start with a one hour overview of the basic features of Onshape. You will follow along with me while we all create something together. The best way to learn is trial by fire so the last two hours of class you will create your own design. The class size is kept small so everyone can receive personalized instruction if they get stuck. You can design whatever you want so come to class with some ideas!

 

Your Instructor, Caleb Young:

I worked as a mechanical engineer out of college designing machine parts using software similar to Onshape. A few years ago I switched into software engineering and now build things as a hobby. I’ve built furniture, jewelry, 3D printers, laser cut maps, and converted a camper van! Onshape helped me with all of this so I’m excited to share my knowledge with fellow artists and builders!

This class is masks optional.

Plant Swap! – 8/6/2023

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Jul 292023
 

Plant Swap!

Pay-what-you-want tickets for this Sunday, August 6 · 1 – 3pm EDT event on EventBrite

Are plants overtaking your apartment? Do you need some fresh blood….errr plants in your life? Come out to Resistor’s first plant swap! Bring a plant, take a plant! It can be a full grown plant, seedlings, sprouts, cuttings, you name it!

We will have a limited amount of dirt and pots available, but feel free to bring your own if you would like some help repotting, propagating, or just general plant tips! Please bring at least one plant you would like to swap!

Pay what you want! Donations help the space!

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile – 8/5/2023

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Jul 272023
 

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile

Tickets on Eventbrite for this Saturday, August 5 · 1 – 4pm 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 de-soldering 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.

 

NAIL ART! Make-Along Traditional and Laser Cutter-Enabled Styles – 7/29/2023

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Jul 252023
 

NAIL ART! Make-Along Traditional and Laser Cutter-Enabled Styles

Tickets for this Saturday, July 29 · 3 – 6pm EDT workshop are 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!

July Make-Along: Nail Art!

This all-genders class is aimed at tricking out your manicure (or pedicure)… in simple but unique ways using templates & stamps.

Are you a beginner? We’ll provide nail polish, nail stamps, a variety of tools to make your nails all the more awesome.

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.

NAIL POLISH EXCHANGE: Did you buy a polish you’ve never used, or you used once and it made you look like you had some sort of Pirate-related scurvy disease? Back by popular demand: bring any you don’t love, and go home with others you do love!

Some suggestions for design ideas are here:

http://pinterest.com/colleenaf/nail-art/

Flame Effects Basics – A Talk About Propane and Propane Accessories (7/19/2023)

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Jul 132023
 

Flame Effects Basics - A Talk About Propane and Propane Accessories

Get a ticket for this pay-what-you-wish Wednesday, July 19 · 7pm EDT talk

Interactive flame effects are the fanciest blinking lights available. Typically made of propane fittings and 12V solenoid controls, flame effects are a lot of fun and can also be quite risky. They have a lot in common with other 12V projects, like bar bots, but thanks to the risk of being a truly, dangerously unique audience experience, they operate under much more stringent safety restrictions than comparable systems. This talk will address not only programmatic 12V solenoid control and fun flame test color techniques, but also the safety code known as the NFPA-160, which helps protect audiences while they’re having fun.

Come on out! We’ll chat about some fun basic projects, some really advanced ones, permits that are required to handle this type of effect, and how to achieve a different fire colour than “orange” in your effects. There will be technical details! If nothing else, you will learn how to check for gas leaks in your house!

Our speaker:

Alex Leitch is an interactive technologist from Toronto, Canada. They helped to bring flame effects to several Burning Man related events circa 2010, and have continued working on systems for selective, portable effect color since. Alex spends a lot of time thinking about how to make technical processes accessible to new audiences, and how interaction interfaces work with experience design. They are also the co-director of the Human-Computer Interaction M.S. at the University of Maryland, College Park, where they are working on their PhD in information studies.

This is a masks optional event.

Build a Home Network Intrusion Detection System with Suricata – (7/18/2023)

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Jul 122023
 

Build a Home Network Intrusion Detection System with Suricata

Tickets on EventBrite for this Tuesday, July 18 · 6 – 8pm EDT class

Each day brings fresh news of more networks being breached as the number of devices connected to the internet continues apace. Fortunately, individuals and organizations have the power to take security into their own hands and use open source technology to protect their data and devices from intruders.

Join this class to learn the fundamentals about intrusion detection systems (IDS). These systems are a core component of contemporary network security. We will focus on Suricata — a popular free and open source tool that enables network logging, analysis, alerting, and detection. This is a perfect way to understand what’s happening inside our network and how anomalies can be detected. Everyone who attends will leave with the knowledge to set up monitoring for your own network, start to generate some informative alerts, and take it further to support your own goals.

Your Instructor:

Luke has extensive experience as a security researcher and intelligence analyst, and has worked in cybersecurity for almost a decade. He holds a CISSP certification. His work on cyber security risks, investigations, and threat intelligence help inform his understanding of contemporary network security.

Intro to TouchDesigner (7/16/2023)

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Jul 072023
 

Intro to TouchDesigner

Tickets on EventBrite for this Sunday, July 16 · 3 – 6pm EDT class

TouchDesigner is a real time generative graphics application that can be used for anything from generating graphics using dynamic noise data in real-time to audio-responsive 3D geometry. We’ll go through multiple examples of how to start creating beautiful generative content in TouchDesigner. Interactive, immersive, generative media is the reason you’re investing in learning TouchDesigner, and this class helps you get started creating it right away!

In the class we will discuss the fundamentals of the TouchDesigner. If you have never used a node-based programming environment before, this class is for you. I walk you through the basics of TouchDesigner logic and workflows, explaining exactly what nodes and wires are and how they work. This includes a walk through of the basic settings and preferences you can leverage in TouchDesigner that set you up for success and make your life easier.

We will learn about all six of the operator families used by TouchDesigner, and how they integrate with the TouchDesigner workflow. I’ll walk you through an example project for each of them.

Instructor :Bio

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.

No masks required

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 [email protected].