Oct 192016
 

Our Arduino class is back on October 22nd. 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. 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.

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No previous electronics experience necessary. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. This class usually sells out, so get your tickets ASAP!

Oct 132016
 

halloween-party-fourNYC RESISTOR  HALLOWEEN PARTY!

7:30 to ? (oh yeah, QUESTION MARK!)
We’ll have snacks and some alcohol but in general B.Y.O.B.
FREE!

Come join us as our regular Craft Night is transformed into an Open to the Public Dance Party / Spooky Board Game Party / Werewolf Bar Mitzvah / NYC Resistor Halloween Party!

There will be crazy costumes! There will be food! There will be dancing! Not into dancing? Well, there will also be spooky inspired board games! Hate board games and dancing and food? WHO ARE YOU AND DO YOU NEED A HUG?

We’ll bring the party, food, a caldron o’ booze, music, and board games. You just bring the beer and your bad-ass self. Costumes are encouraged, but not required, though if you are looking for inspiration on an easy costume, the internet has got you covered. (http://www.instructables.com/howto/easy+costumes/ ) And you should feel free to come to any of our regular craft nights on Mondays and Thursdays before the party and we’ll help you make a Halloween costume to die for. Muahahaaha. See what I did there? Huh? Huh?

Come party like it’s 1886 and you died of some horrible ol’ timey disease! Ghosts, Ghouls, and Friends are all invited!

Sep 282016
 

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Headed to Maker Faire? Come see our members Kari Love and Matthew Borgatti speaking about their soft robotics work and their company Super-Releaser. They’ll be presenting “Iterating on Soft Robots: Bringing the Maker Ethic to Emerging Technology” from 1:00 to 1:30pm on Sunday at the Maker to Market Pavillion.

Here’s the description of the talk from MAKE’s site:

The emerging field of soft robotics has experimentation at its heart. Roboticists from Super-Releaser will highlight how hands-on experience in materials and fabrication informs their research. Designing flexible things takes flexible thinking and the rapid hacking makers know so well.

Sep 262016
 

DEBATES tonight.  yep. we’ll be screening them.  if you want to work on a noisy project or chat the chatty chat the back room will be open, but the front room will be booming with the debate.  come hang out if you want.  byob, snacks, tissues.

Sep 202016
 

Want to make your own balloons? Our very own Kari Love will be leading an Intro to Inflatables course on September 24th!

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Learn about DIY flat-patterned inflatables from an intro lecture to design constraint basics, material choices, fabrication techniques, leak rates vs flow, etc. Then follow-up with hands-on experimentation making your own heat-sealed mylar balloons.

Tickets are on sale now.

Sep 192016
 

We’re hosting the good folks of CraftJam for a class on Sunday, September 25th. Make your own laptop or tablet case!

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In this CraftJam you get to create a custom cover for your tablet or laptop made of felt and leather, our favorite duo of materials. We’ve got all the materials you need, including an assortment of felt and leather, colorful thread options, all the right tools, and a leather stamping station.

Hurry up and grab a ticket before we sell out!

Sep 152016
 

What if you didn’t procrastinate on your Halloween planning this year? Weird idea, right? To help you kick off your costume-making, we’ve got a Costumes Make-Along planned for September 18th!

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Do you have a totally kick-ass halloween costume idea and no clue how to make it? Do you want to be the star of the NYCC show floor? We can help! We’ll have costume bits, fabric bits, and LEDs to help inspire you. Get your ticket from Eventbrite!

Sep 072016
 

Colleen has a new book coming out!

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And if that’s not exciting enough, she’s got sloth nails to go with it, and a new Instructable on how to make them yourself! From the tutorial:

Did you know you could easily stamp intricate patterns on your nails using etched metal “nail plates”? Did you know you can make your OWN designs? Did you know it’s illegal to own 10 sloths as pets? Okay, okay it’s illegal to own ONE, but you get the idea.

I’ll walk you through the basics of getting started with nail stamping, give you some suggestions to make your own, and show how to be covered in sloths.(Make sure to look at the end because I am giving away stamp supplies to one lucky person!)

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Check out the tutorial on Instructables: Sloth Nails! Make Your Own Custom Nail Art Plates. You should also definitely buy her book.