Eric Skiff

May 152008

In this video:

Alicia Gibb, with her Lego LED Matrix Chandelier. Read more in her full blog post

Video by: Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music).

From Eric: While I’m here again, I figured I’d get in one more plug for the class I’m teaching on WordPress This Saturday at 4. Sign up here, and then don’t forget our rent/blinky things party later that same day! – Eric

May 132008

In this video:

Chris Fenton, with his DIY Laptop.

Video by: Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music).

From Eric: I’m teaching a class on “Building a website in 15 minutes with WordPress” This Saturday at 4. It’ll seriously change the way you build just about any site you work on – wordpress can be used for much more than just blogs! You can handle this class whether you’re a coder or not – you’ll be able to build a site with wordpress when we’re done. Sign up here. – Eric

May 052008

In this video: Devon Jones, with the Tinct. The Tinct project was started by Jonathan Guberman – you can read more here, here, here, and here.

The original Monome is at:

The software is not up anywhere yet, but anyone who wants a copy, Devon is looking for collaborators. Let us know if the comments if you’d like to get involved!

Video by: Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music).

Apr 212008

Zach Smith tells us about his Danger Shield for Arduino.

Want to learn how to use an Arduino and get one of these awesome shields? Sign up for Zach’s Arduino classes at the space.

In this video: Zach ‘Hoeken’ Smith, Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music), and Raphael Abrams and Nick Bilton in the background.
With apologies to Kenny Loggins “High-way-to-the…Danger Shield!”

Apr 172008

Yesterday, the awesome Kelly Farrell took some time to demo the knitting machine that Bre’s got at the NYCResistor space. The machine looks incredibly confusing when you first open it up, but Kelly makes it look easy. She even fixes a problem on the fly in this video.

Want to see the knitting machine in action? Maybe if we ask really nicely Kelly will break it out again for a demo at our public “Microcontroller Study Group” meeting next Wednesday!

In this video: Kelly Farrell, Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music), Raphael Abrams (“this machine is my grandma!”), George Shammas, and Bre‘s knitting machine.

Mar 262008

NYC Resistor Party Flyer

We have a sweet location in Downtown Brooklyn, and we’re having a party to celebrate it.

There will be lots of:
+ smart people
+ blinking things
+ things that go bleep (or bloop)
+ free alcohol (mixers and beer)

Not only that, but we’ll have a DRINK MAKING ROBOT aka BarBot 1000!!

Cover is $20, proceeds go to paying rent. Support your local hackers!

Date: This Saturday, March 29, 2008. 9PM – 4AM

397 Bridge St
5th Floor, Suite 502
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mar 192008

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Now that we’re settled in our new space, it’s time to start some classes! We’ll be focusing on beginner classes this month, so if you ever wanted an intro to soldering, electronics, gameboy programming, and more, this is your chance. You’ll also need a few of these skills under your belt to move on to the more advanced stuff in the coming months. I have a feeling that many of us already in NYCResistor will be signing up for these classes as well, so if you want in, sign up soon!

We’ll be offering classes for $25 an hour (with the occasional lab/parts fee) which is quite cheap, and a good portion of that goes to help keep NYC Resistor up and running.

Here’s the list of classes on eventbrite, or you can subscribe to the iCal format in google calendar, etc.

See you there!

Nov 152007

Learn how to use shift registers as Dave explains his LED oscilloscope project at NYC Resistor’s bi-weekly Microcontroller Study Group.


We’ve all gotten excited about this project, and Dave has agreed to open up his code and document everything, but needs a little help creating the schematics, etc. Zach ‘Hoeken’ Smith of RepRap will be giving a demo on Eagle at the next NYCResistor Microcontroller Study Group meeting so we can create the schematic, and get started documenting this whole project from start to finish!

Soon after that, we’re looking to create a kit for this project to make it easy for people to duplicate it at home. It’s a great project for learning audio processing, breadboarding using arduino, shift registers, and how to make and use an LED matrix. That, and it’s just cool. I want one of these for my desk.