Dec 10: Make blinky animations and learn to program with p5js

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Nov 162017
 

Join us for a one-day introduction to the p5js web programming framework for JavaScript on December 10. The class is suitable for students with little or no programming experience.

p5js is an excellent gateway to get up and running with programming fundamentals. In the class we will briefly cover some necessary basics of HTML and Javascript, but will primarily focus on the p5js environment for fun animations and interactivity. By the end of this class you will create your own interactive web page, and will have the tools to continue exploring and learning p5js on your own.

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Intro to Soldering: Make an LED Tile on Nov 12

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Oct 302017
 

Learn to solder at our next intro class on November 12th.  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.

These classes fill up fast, so get your tickets now.

 

Laser Cutting on Oct 14

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Oct 102017
 

Want to get certified to use our laser cutter? Of course you do! Our next laser cutting class is on Oct 14.

In this three hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. We’ll cover safety, basic file preparation, and learn how to do a burninate test to find out if a material is laserable. After the three hours, you’ll have made a plaque for your door, a keychain, a simple box or something slightly ambitious. (There is lab time for laser cutting, questions and answers, and working with Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.)

Tickets available here.

LEARN ALL THE THINGS in September

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Sep 012017
 

We have so many exciting classes coming up in September. Whether you want to make adorable floating plant planets, set up your security game with TAILS, or learn to build your own electronics circuits, we’ve got something for you this month.

Sep 9: Laser Cutting
Sep 10: Pseudonymous Identities with TAILS
Sep 16: Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output
Sep 17: Kokedama Make-Along
Sep 23: Circuit Basics

Our next laser class is September 9th

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Aug 242017
 

Pew pew! In our laser-cutting class you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the ideas in your head become a reality with a laser. And afterwards, you’ll be certified to use our laser cutter during our public Craft Nights. The next laser-cutting class  is September 9th.

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Our laser-cutting classes sell out fast, so get your tickets here.

Pseudonymous Identities with TAILS Workshop on September 10

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Aug 182017
 

NYC Resistor is offering a TAILS workshop on Sunday, September 10th, where attendees will learn how to keep a secret online identity in a USB drive. This pragmatic workshop is designed for journalists, activists, or anyone else interested in digital pseudonymity. Participants will learn how to set up a subpoena-ready “rogue” Twitter account, as well as general operational security practices, from our member David Huerta. Get your tickets here!

TAILS is an operating system that will let you keep a secret online identity in a USB drive. Aside from its worst-case-scenario-protection security design, TAILS routes all internet traffic through TOR, a global anonymity network, which allows anyone to use the internet without correlating what you do on the internet to your daytime identity.

Advanced Laser-Cutting Class on March 5th

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Feb 052017
 

We have a new laser class coming up on March 5th! This advanced class is geared towards people who use the laser often and/or want to understand how to get the most out of the machine. Laser Cutting II: Optimize Your Laser Cutting will cover a variety of topics – from re-sequencing your artwork files in order to reduce cut time, to when to use different focus levels for specific cutting tasks.

Please note that you must have taken a previous laser-cutting class at NYC Resistor to qualify for Laser Cutting II.

Pocket Party: This Sunday, 3pm

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Feb 022017
 

NYCR member Kari Love is leading our first -ever Feminist Pocket Party this Sunday, February 5th, from 3pm-5pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Come learn how to make 1 pocket variation in a low-key class+hangout environment. This session will focus on in-seam pockets (aka side seam pockets).

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All materials to make practice pockets along with some kind of pocket-themed snack will be provided (bring your own clothes to alter if you’re feeling ambitious). Ability to sew a straight stitch by machine and seam rip are recommended, but not required, skills.