Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Oct 07

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Sep 272018
 

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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 Jared Klett.



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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Embrace The (DRAG) Face with Allegra Spread: Drag Makeup 101 on Sep 28

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Sep 182018
 

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Join us on a journey to embrace your inner drag persona. Learn how to block your brows, contour your cheeks, and flash with lashes! This 3 hour intensive drag 101 workshop will cover base-level drag makeup application. Learn the ropes, put your own spin on it, and turn the party!


Drag Kit make-up bags with all the basic materials will be provided. Bring your favorite make-up items from home or we’ll provide plenty of new samples for you to learn what you love!


Allegra Spread is a Brooklyn-based drag creature who burst onto the New York scene in 2017 and took the boros by storm. With a musical theatre / burlesque background, and a fine art degree, this comedian/costumer/makeup artist won’t stop until she reaches the top! Follow her online at @allegradrag

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Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on Sep 16

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Sep 062018
 

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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 Max Whitney and 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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Laser Cutting: Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sep 08

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Aug 292018
 

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These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!


Harness the power of an Eplilog 60 Watt Laser! In this class you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the ideas in your head become a reality with a laser.



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.)



After learning the basics, each student will create a simple design and cut it on the laser! A $10 lab fee is included in the ticket price and covers your time on the laser cutter to cut and etch. We have a variety of scrap material to experiment with or you can purchase laserable acrylic, Delrin, illustration board, leather, or wood. Midwest and Revell make a variety of plywood, bass and balsa that is perfect for laser cutting. The bed size of our laser is 32″ x 20″ so buy materials accordingly. Keep in mind that large-scale, complex, multi-cut projects may not be appropriate for the class. Our goal is to teach you how to use the tool, not how to reinvent the Sistine Chapel in one afternoon.



Please bring a laptop and a USB jump drive. You may choose to upload and install Inkscape or a free trial of Adobe Illustrator before you come to class to get familiar with the software and start on a vector design project.


This class is required for coming in to do work on the laser independently. If you get inspired, you can come back and laser your objects on our Monday or Thursday Craft Nights. (See our website for more info.)


This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member Astrida Valigorsky. 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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Hand Weaving Basics: Make Your Own Loom on Sep 01

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Aug 222018
 

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Join us September 1st for an afternoon weaving workshop. In this three hour class, we will make our own lap looms, learn basic weaving structures, and start individual tapestry projects. Though participants may not finish a piece in this timeframe, we will go over how to finish a piece and options to hang your work. Participants will walk away with the skillset to create their own weaving pieces on the lap loom beyond what we start in class.


Why learn to weave? Weaving has been around for centuries as a way to make fabric, tapestries, wall hangings, and rugs. The lap loom is a pair down version that is easy to learn and doesn’t require a large amount of space. And weaving makes a great excuse for marathoning bad TV.


Material fees will cover supplies to make your own loom and a variety of yarn to choose from.



This class will be taught by Kayla Thompson.As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by ourCodeof Conduct. TheCodeof Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found atwww.nycresistor.com/participate/.



Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please emailclasses@nycresistor.com.



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EAGLE Weekend Photos

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Aug 062018
 

Thanks to all who came out for our Autodesk EAGLE meetup and classes this past weekend! It was a whirlwind of PCB design fun. Read on for more photos.

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Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Aug 12

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Aug 022018
 

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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 David Huerta and Eric Beug.



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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Building Professional Electronics Hardware with Autodesk EAGLE on Aug 05

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Jul 262018
 

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Are you an electronics hobbyist looking to create a product? Leap from newcomer to pro with this all-day class on designing your own schematics and printed circuit boards with Autodesk EAGLE. Lunch included.


Sign up for this PCB design class and we’ll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the awesome, free EAGLE PCB design program (Mac/PC/Linux). You’ll learn how to draw schematics, find the right footprint, lay out a circuit board, route the circuit board, and finally prepare the board for production.  We’ll even show you where you can go to have your boards made. This comprehensive class will also cover other advanced topics such as wireless design. Bring your questions!


Make sure you bring a laptop to participate during class and design your own circuit! Please download and install EAGLE from https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download prior to the class.


class Instructor: Matt Berggren, Director, Fusion Electrical at Autodesk


class TA: NYC Resistor member Sophi Kravitz

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Intro to Circuit Board Design with Autodesk EAGLE on Aug 04

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Jul 252018
 

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Have you ever envied those beautiful green printed circuit boards (PCBs) that all modern electronics have?  Do you want to kick up the professionalism in your projects with a real PCB?  Would you like to simply learn how to better document your circuits with a nicely done schematic?


Sign up for this PCB design class and we’ll teach you how to use the awesome, free EAGLE PCB design program (Mac/PC/Linux). You’ll learn how to draw schematics, find the right footprint, lay out a circuit board, route the circuit board, and finally prepare the board for production.  We’ll even show you where you can go to have your boards made.


Make sure you bring a laptop to participate during class and design your own circuit! Please download and install EAGLE from https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download prior to the class.


class Instructor: Matt Berggren, Director, Fusion Electrical at Autodesk


class TA: NYC Resistor member Sophi Kravitz


Event image is from Randy Sarafan’s free Instructables PCB Design class: https://www.instructables.com/class/Circuit-Board-Design-Class/


 

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Free NYC Autodesk EAGLE PCB Design Meetup on Aug 03

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Jul 242018
 

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Looking to meet likeminded electronics hobbyists and learn more about EAGLE PCB design softare? Join our free meetup Friday August 3! It’ll be a celebration kicking off our weekend classes taught by our special guest, Autodesk’s Matt Berggren. So whether you’re an old pro looking to talk feature specifics or a maker interested in learning what it takes to launch a successful hardware crowdfunding campaign, come mingle with us. Refreshments kindly provided by Autodesk. RSVP is optional, but helps us better estimate the refreshments to provide.


If you’re signed up for either of our Autodesk EAGLE classes, come meet your instructor and discuss any questions or topic requests you may have. If you’re on the fence about signing up for one of the classes, come learn more before you decide. More class info: 


Aug 4: Intro to Circuit Board Design with Autodesk EAGLE


Aug 5: Building Professional Electronics Hardware with Autodesk EAGLE


 


Event photo by Matt Joyce.

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