Visit NYC Resistor for Gowanus Open Studios 2019, Oct 19-20

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Oct 082019

NYC Resistor will be participating in Gowanus Open Studios 2019 on October 19th & 20th from 12 pm to 6 pm each day.

Come by our space to see projects made by NYC Resistor members and public craft night attendees. We want to show examples of the creative projects that our makerspace tools and resources help bring to life.

This event will also be a good opportunity to learn about our space and ways we can help you explore your own creativity. Members will be on hand to give tours and talk about the classes, activities and resources we offer regularly throughout the year.

Call for makers: If you’ve made stuff at Resistor and you are interested in sharing to represent our community, send an email to

Gowanus Open Studios is the annual event where 400+ artists in the Gowanus area open their doors to share their creative spaces and art with the general public. Wander around the neighborhood to see a wide variety of local art and to chat with artists about their work.

For more info visit There you can browse the full directory of participating artists and view an interactive map of studio locations. Check out the Arts Gowanus Instagram for highlighted artists:

NYC Resistor will also have a limited number of printed maps available that you can take with you to navigate the neighborhood.

Trumpcare® IUD Launch

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Sep 092019

700 Trumpcare® intrauterine devices (IUD) were created as an art installation. The exclusive product launch is at SSHH, 516 6th St. NYC on Friday 13th from 6p -9p. Afterparty: YES. Viewings will be available Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th from 2p-7p.

Come have a drink with us and share the anxiety.

An IUD is wrapped in copper and inserted by a doctor into a uterus.  It works by releasing copper ions into the cervix which creates a hostile environment for sperm. IUDs are more than 99% effective as a form of birth control.

700 IUDs were designed in Rhino, high-resolution 3D printed in China with SLA plastic, and hand-wound with copper. Thanks to all the supporters who came out to NYC Resistor on multiple occasions to hand-wind IUDs.

We got a little press! We love Dezeen and we’re honored to be included!

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sun, Sep 8

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Aug 292019

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Sep 8. 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.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.