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September 23, 2019

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

#100hats Project: Hat Making Party on Saturday Oct 12, 2-5pm

Come to our free Hat Making Party! At LVL1 Hackerspace Saturday, October 12, 2-5pm Learn to make a hat or scarf for yourself or others! Teach others to knit or crochet! Use our hat maker: you don’t have to know how -- We will show you.

by Amy Shah at September 23, 2019 12:49 AM

September 19, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sun, Sep 29

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Sep 29. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at September 19, 2019 05:00 PM

September 18, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on Sat, Sep 28

Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Sep 28. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Want to get started with physical computing?

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at September 18, 2019 05:00 PM

September 11, 2019

NYC Resistor

September 09, 2019

NYC Resistor

Trumpcare® IUD Launch

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!

by Classes at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM

September 05, 2019

NYC Resistor

Candle Making: September Make-Along! on Sun, Sep 15

Candle Making: September Make-Along! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Sep 15. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class.  Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials and make great things! 

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at September 05, 2019 08:00 PM

September 04, 2019

NYC Resistor

September 02, 2019

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

#100Hats Project

This winter season Amy Shah is leading an initiative called the #100Hats Project to make and donate 100+ handmade winter clothing items to people in need in West and Downtown Louisville. She is partnering with LVL1 Hackerspace which has been awarded a grant to help realize this goal. This is the second winter for this ...continue reading "#100Hats Project"

by Amy Shah at September 02, 2019 02:22 AM

August 29, 2019

NYC Resistor

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

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.

by Classes at August 29, 2019 05:00 PM

August 28, 2019

NYC Resistor

August 11, 2019

NYC Resistor

August 08, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sun, Aug 18

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Aug 18. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at August 08, 2019 05:00 PM

July 31, 2019

Nottinghack

Introduction to Arduino Workshop – Sat 5th Oct 2019

James Fowkes and Ian Dickinson are re-running the popular Introduction to Arduino Workshop on Sat 5th Oct 2019 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Nottingham Hackspace.

This is a great way to get started with the Arduino and requires no previous knowledge of electronics or software. You will start by getting a LED to flash (the beginning of all great electronics projects), and progress to adding switch inputs, controlling a motor and reading analogue sensors.

Cost for the workshop is £27.54 with all money (less Eventbrite fees) going to the hackspace.

Arduino starter kits will be provided for use at the workshop. We will also have starter kits and Arduino Unos available for sale.

To book, please visit: http://hsnottsarduino20.eventbrite.co.uk

This workshop is limited to 15 places, but note that this event often sells out, so early booking is advised. 

Feedback from a recent attendee: Attended recent workshop, it really is very professionally run! The trainers inspirational and empathetic to slower learners, supporting material is well organised relevant to the workshop, reasonably paced. The logistics flawless all students had what we needed on a desk when the class started and at each section as we advanced through the projects, Congrats to everyone involved.

by Jon Woodcock at July 31, 2019 08:05 PM

NYC Resistor

Late Summer Cocktail Bitters: August Make-Along! on Sat, Aug 10

Late Summer Cocktail Bitters: August Make-Along! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Aug 10. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class. Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials and make great things!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 31, 2019 06:00 PM

July 25, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sun, Aug 4

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Aug 4. 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.

by Classes at July 25, 2019 05:00 PM

July 24, 2019

NYC Resistor

Getting started programming microcontrollers with CircuitPython on Sat, Aug 3

Getting started programming microcontrollers with CircuitPython is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Aug 3. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Want to learn Python? What about learning the easiest way to learn to code using a microcontroller?

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 24, 2019 05:00 PM

July 18, 2019

NYC Resistor

Make Things Move: Intro to Motor Control with Arduino on Sun, Jul 28

Make Things Move: Intro to Motor Control with Arduino is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jul 28. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Have a project you want to make move?  From RC cars, Robot Arms, or 3D printers, this class gets you started learning how to use a variety of motors. Learn about the different types of motors and make them move! This class will combine a discussion of motors best-practices as well as hands-on experience controlling them with an Arduino. Ticket price includes all the suppiles you’ll need (and get to take home!).

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 18, 2019 05:00 PM

July 17, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to PCB Design on Sat, Jul 27

Intro to PCB Design is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jul 27. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This class is a basic introduction to creating PCBs using Autodesk’s Eagle software. Students will learn how to use Eagle to go from a breadboard to a PCB design file that is ready to be sent out for manufacturing. This allows you to take your DIY electronics projects off of protoboards and to the next level. In this course, students will have the opportunity to select one of three pre-defined breadboard circuits to work from in designing their circuit board. By the end of the course students should feel comfortable designing boards for their own custom circuits.Students must bring a laptop computer with a free version of Eagle pre-installed. Eagle can be downloaded here:https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 17, 2019 05:00 PM

July 11, 2019

NYC Resistor

July 10, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sat, Jul 20

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jul 20. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 10, 2019 05:00 PM

July 07, 2019

NYC Resistor

NYC Resistor Artist-In-Residence Talk: Vanessa Rosa on Wed, Jul 17

NYC Resistor Artist-In-Residence Talk: Vanessa Rosa is taking place at NYC Resistor on Wed, Jul 17. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Vanessa Rosa was an Artist-in-Residence at NYC Resistor from May to mid July 2019. She spent most of the time experimenting with drawing machines, but also continuing her research on worldwide patterns and the need for scientific recognition of indigenous knowledge systems. During the talk, Vanessa will present some of her new work, describe a bit of her process and most of all, she will try to explain a bit of the research that sustains her art practice.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 07, 2019 11:00 PM

July 06, 2019

Nottinghack

Build a Bat Box: SOLD OUT

Come and build your very own bat box to take away and put up at home.

In this fun workshop, we’ll be using woodworking tools to saw, hammer and glue the bat boxes together! Hackspace volunteers will be availble to show you correct techniques when using the saws and how to use the tools safely.

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will be coming along to the workshop to talk about current conservation efforts in our area, the types of bat boxes that are most used and where the best hideouts for bats are! Bat boxes can also be donated to the Wildlife Trust if you don’t have a garden space of your own.

The ticket price cover materials to build one bat box.

Tickets can be booked on eventbrite. SOLD OUT!

 

by Jon Woodcock at July 06, 2019 02:42 PM

July 03, 2019

NYC Resistor

July 4th Craft Night 2019

It might be a holiday, but we are open for the 4th of July at our usual time.

Man in black shirt and large glasses, sits centre frame with a cone of aluminium foil on the table in front of him. He lights a fuse at the top of the cone with a match in his right hand. It explodes in a bright flash and puff of smoke filling the screen briefly. The smoke clears to reveal the man having been blown back, his face covered in soot.

Sadly, there will not be any pyrotechnics, but come by for some good old fashioned craft night fun.

by zellio at July 03, 2019 06:05 PM

Watercolour – An Experimentation on Sat, Jul 13

Watercolour – An Experimentation is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jul 13. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

I’ve been doing watercolours since I was a little child. Creating great images is as much about technical understanding as it is about developing a way of seeing, a way of being. I usually do watercolours on the streets, or at events, with a sketch book and a portable kit. I do it because I deeply love to do it. 

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at July 03, 2019 05:00 PM

July 02, 2019

Nottinghack

Pyrography Workshops with Bob Neill: Sat 19th Oct 2019

In this workshop, hosted by Bob Neill, you’ll be learning the ancient art of Pyrography. Bob is a skilled pyrographer and is visiting us for one morning only from his workshop in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. At this workshop Bob will show us some Pyrography techniques and you will have a hands-on opportunity to practice your new skill.

Come, have fun and learn something new!

The word Pyrography comes from the greek words Pur and Graphos; the word roughly translates to Fire Writing! How cool is that?

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pyrography-workshop-with-bob-neill-tickets-62312294751

by Jon Woodcock at July 02, 2019 03:28 PM

Workshops galore! Sat 21st Sept & Sat 12th Oct 2019

Why not sign up for one of these brilliant short workshops running at the hackspace?

Make a Macrame Flowerpot Holder

Macrame is the practice of knotting & tying strings into patterns to make decorative pieces. In this 2 hour workshop, Caroline will teach you some of the key techniques used in Macrame and you will make a beautiful hanging plant pot holder knotted with a beehive pattern. All of the material will be provided, you just need to bring yourself.

Times, prices and tickets on Eventbrite.

Cosplay Fairy Pixie Wing Workshops

Join us at the Hackspace where Amber will be guiding you through the process of making you’re very own set of fairy wings for cosplay outfits. All of the material will be provided, you just need to bring yourself.

Times, prices and tickets on Eventbrite.

Paper Stencil Screen Printing

In this 3 hour workshop led by Sarah Holden, you will learn how to make two colour, paper stencil screen prints. You will be shown how to cut your own stencils using a scalpel, how to mix colours and what inks to use. By the end of the workshop you will be printing your own designs onto totebags that you can then take home!

More details of all Nottinghack’s Workshops can be found on Eventbrite.

by Jon Woodcock at July 02, 2019 01:16 PM

June 26, 2019

NYC Resistor

Designing Feminist Interfaces: Smart Assistant Skill Building on Sat, Jul 6

Designing Feminist Interfaces: Smart Assistant Skill Building is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jul 6. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Technology is often described as ‘disruptive’, while it serves to perpetuate existing power structures. It’s not an accident, for instance, that our technologies that function effectively as “caregivers” or “secretaries” are designed to have female voices. What does it mean to imagine an alternative, feminist voice interface? Can we hack voice interfaces to be more feminist?

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at June 26, 2019 05:00 PM

June 21, 2019

091Labs

News/Update

We are still active behind the scenes, we were hoping to have a new space to host meetups but haven’t heard back from the people we were talking to. We hope to organize a 3D printing workshop shortly – Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter.

by Alanna at June 21, 2019 02:55 PM

June 20, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on Sun, Jun 30

Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jun 30. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Want to get started with physical computing?

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at June 20, 2019 05:00 PM

June 13, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sun, Jun 23

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jun 23. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at June 13, 2019 05:00 PM

June 12, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sat, Jun 22

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jun 22. 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.

by Classes at June 12, 2019 05:00 PM

June 06, 2019

NYC Resistor

Pickling! June Make-Along on Sun, Jun 16

Pickling! June Make-Along is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jun 16. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at June 06, 2019 06:00 PM

May 30, 2019

NYC Resistor

Father’s Day Leather Laptop Sleeve on Sun, Jun 9

Father’s Day Leather Laptop Sleeve is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jun 9. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Are you still stuck on what to get for your dad, this Father’s Day? 

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at May 30, 2019 04:00 PM

May 29, 2019

NYC Resistor

Basic Electronics on Sat, Jun 8

Basic Electronics is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jun 8. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Get started with electronics! Zero experience required. Learn about motors, light bulbs, resistors, buttons, batteries, breadboards, LEDs, power supplies and more. This is a great way to get your projects electrified, whatever they are. Included in the cost of the class is a kit of parts to keep for further experimentation.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at May 29, 2019 05:00 PM

May 27, 2019

Nottinghack

VOTE NOW!

This email has gone to all Hackspace Members

The voting period for the vacant Nottingham Hackspace Trustee positions is about to open, allowing you to cast your ballot for the candidates of your choice.

The voting period will start on Saturday, 25th May, at 00:01 and go on until Friday, 31st May, at 23:59.

There are four positions vacant this year, with five potential candidates. The candidates are:

  • Mark Thompson
  • Eddie Podgorski
  • Samathy Barratt
  • Dan Spencer
  • Dom Marshall

You can see each candidate on our election page: https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/2019-05-25_Election

For the election, we use Single Transferable Vote. For a guide on how Single Transferable Vote works, we recommend reading about Dennis the Election Koala: http://www.chickennation.com/2013/08/18/you-cant-waste-your-vote/

Along with the five nominees, we will also have “Re-Open Nominations” (RON) on the ballot as a sixth nominee. If RON is elected, a new election will be run for the remaining positions. Any candidate that beats RON will become a trustee, while any candidate that is beaten by RON may re-nominate themselves for the next election.

You can read more about how the election process works in Section 5 of the Hackspace Constitution: https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/Constitution

We will be running the election on Opavote, an independent website. You can find out more about Opavote here: https://www.opavote.com/

If you have any questions about the election, please contact the Trustees at trustees@nottinghack.org.uk.

This year, the returning officer is James Fowkes. We’d like to thank him for volunteering his time for this essential role.

Regards,

Ali, Andrew, Ian, James A, James T, Matt, and Russell

Nottingham Hackspace Trustees

by Jon Woodcock at May 27, 2019 11:14 AM

May 23, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cybersecurity 101: Protect your email and Facebook account from getting hacked on Sun, Jun 2

Cybersecurity 101: Protect your email and Facebook account from getting hacked is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Jun 2. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

(Event photo is CC license with attribution from https://www.wocintechchat.com/)

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at May 23, 2019 05:00 PM

May 22, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to 3D Printing and 3D Design on Sat, Jun 1

Intro to 3D Printing and 3D Design is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Jun 1. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

A class for 3D newcomers who want to learn the basics of creating 3D models and printing them. Your instructor will take you through key concepts of 3D printing, demo the technology on our printers, and lead the class through the design process of creating a model and preparing it to print. We’ll talk about creating functional objects, creative objects, available materials, print reliability, and compare various printer models and features.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at May 22, 2019 04:00 PM

May 18, 2019

Nottinghack

Nottinghack Open Day: Saturday 20 July 2019 11am-4pm

Nottingham Hackspace is a great place to make things and meet other makers. Come to our open day and see what goes on. Maybe make something yourself!

Join us for tours, demonstrations, and workshops. You won’t believe some of the amazing projects our members have created at the Nottingham Hackspace. Just a few of the exciting things to see:

  • Make something on a 3D Printer
  • Play Robot table football.
  • See Battle Robot: Ensign Wedgeley Crusher.
  • Get 3D scanned.
  • Watch the remarkable Silhouette Cameo cut intricate designs from vinyl, fabric and paper.
  • Cut materials with a laser!
  • See how screen printing works.
  • Learn to solder!
  • Find out about macrame and computer controlled embroidery.

 

Unit F6 BizSpace
Roden House Business Centre
Nottingham
NG3 1JH

Entry free, but may be a small charge for some activities.
Families welcome.

Nottinghack Open Day: Saturday 20 July 2019 11am-4pm

by Jon Woodcock at May 18, 2019 12:14 PM

May 09, 2019

NYC Resistor

String Art: May Make-Along! on Sun, May 19

String Art: May Make-Along! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, May 19. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class.  Make-Along is a self-guided craft workshop where participants learn new skills, explore new materials and make great things! 

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at May 09, 2019 08:00 PM

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

Resin 101 Class

What: Resin 101 Class When: Saturday, 18 May, 12:00 - 2:00pm Cost: $5.00 ($4.13 + $0.87 processing fees) This class will be about the basics of epoxy resin: we will learn about the different types of resin and ways to use them; we'll cover all the steps to make a successful project, such as preparation, ...continue reading "Resin 101 Class"

by Tim VanSant at May 09, 2019 06:42 PM

May 08, 2019

NYC Resistor

May 03, 2019

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

Vinyl Cutter 101 Class

What: Vinyl Cutter 101 Class When: Saturday, 11 May, 12:00 - 2:00pm Cost: $6.00 ($4.96 + $1.04 processing fees) Vinyl cutters are used to create a variety of signs and stickers such as the types placed on walls, windows, vehicles, computers, notebooks, etc. Learn the basics of placing an image and text in a custom ...continue reading "Vinyl Cutter 101 Class"

by Tim VanSant at May 03, 2019 03:55 PM

May 01, 2019

NYC Resistor

Native Seed Bomb Workshop on Sun, May 12

Native Seed Bomb Workshop is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, May 12. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Let’s make seed bombs using native plants appropriate to NYC’s urban landscape!

There’s a lot of pavement in our city. To support a healthy ecosystem, we need to make the most of anywhere that things can grow. Sometimes those places are out of reach, and seed bombs are are an efficient way to get helpful plants growing in ‘unused’ spaces like vacant lots, street dividers, and subway cuts.

We’ll consider New York’s unused growing areas, plants that can grow in them, and what the plants can do, such as supporting pollinators and remediating the soil.

Then we’ll each select seeds appropriate for our particular nefarious plans and make our own seedbombs!

It is Mother’s Day, so this workshop has multiple ways it coincide with the holiday: Celebrate Mother Earth! Honor your own Mom-ness! Bring your mom along! Memorialize a mom no longer with us! Avoid a mom from whom you’re estranged! Give seed bombs to a mom as a present!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Becky Stern at May 01, 2019 10:00 AM

April 30, 2019

Nottinghack

Be a Trustee!

 

‘Trustee’ may sound like an intimidating title, but it’s a job many of us have done in our spare time since Nottingham Hackspace began. You’ll be part of a group deeply involved in decision making and setting strategy for the space. From making sure the space is comfortable for everyone to keeping tabs on the rent bill, the trustees’ help make the space what it is.

If you are interested in standing, send your nomination to trustees@nottinghack.org.uk between 00:01 on Friday, 26 April, and 23:59 on Thursday, 16 May 2019, including your full name, a photo of yourself and a paragraph on why you would like to be a trustee.

by Jon Woodcock at April 30, 2019 10:01 PM

April 29, 2019

NYC Resistor

Faux Batik / Silk Painting on Sat, May 11

Faux Batik / Silk Painting is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, May 11. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Make your own custom painted scarf, and learn about the history of batik in this afternoon workshop.  

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at April 29, 2019 01:00 PM

April 20, 2019

NYC Resistor

Yarn Dyeing! April Make-Along on Sun, Apr 28

Yarn Dyeing! April Make-Along is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Apr 28. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

This is not your typical craft class.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at April 20, 2019 01:00 PM

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sat, Apr 27

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Apr 27. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at April 20, 2019 05:00 AM

April 19, 2019

NYC Resistor

Sounds provided by oddjob at the 10th annual Interactive Show TONIGHT

At tonight’s Interactive show, sounds will be provided by oddjob.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 19, 2019 04:00 PM

Unnatural Biospheres at Tonight’s Interactive Show

Olivia Barr and Kari Love will debut their Unnatural Biosphere’s at tonight’s Interactive Show:

Unnatural Biospheres are visual contrasts held in double chamber glass vessels.  Each environment is expanding and paired based on reactive elements or growth patterns of crystals, plants and microorganisms. Bioluminescence, thermal stimulation, and conductivity are explored in these environments.

 
Glow vessel contains ZnS copper chloride-doped monoammonium phosphate crystals on the interior chamber while sheathed with bioluminescent protista on the exterior. And they both glow.
 
CuSO4 vessel activates copper sulfate in both chambers.  The interior deploys an electrochemical process to grow copper crystal and the exterior floats a plastic seed to cultivate blue vitriol.
 
Additional biospheres include Thermal Vessel, Popcorn Magic Vessel, Sweet Bait Vessel, and more.
 
The collection of vessels is inspired by enclosed ecosystems, artificial biospheres, and symbiosis.  Their reactions and relationships between “organisms” are contrived and never exist in the natural world.
 
We introduce the relationships, but the ongoing growth is uncontrolled.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 19, 2019 01:00 PM

Phoenix Perry’s Bot Party at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Explore Phoenix Perry‘s Bot Party at tonight’s Interactive Show!

Bot Party in an interactive sound experience for humans. The bots have a problem. They have no way to communicate with their friends. Can you help? They need you to touch another human holding a bot. Through you the bots use the proprietary bot to skin to skin to bot communication protocol (BSSB) to send encoded secret messages to each other. Hold hands with other players to get the bot sound spectacular started!

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 19, 2019 05:00 AM

April 18, 2019

NYC Resistor

Katxanawa at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Don’t miss Katxanawa at tonight’s Interactive Show:

The Huni Kuins are an ancient Amazonian ethnic group, based between Brazil and Peru. This video aims to honor the Huni Kuin culture and to help give visibility to a group who fights so much for its rights, but remains very vulnerable.
Katxanawa is a traditional Huni Kuin song that expresses a wish for abundance and luck to people.

Recognition of patterns is one of the most elementary activities of man. A forest created from patterns is a metaphor for humanity’s attempt to make visible the underlying logic of nature. Recent technological 3d simulations follow this same principle: from logical descriptions of the world, but mainly through the translation of our spatial perception in terms of a geometric complex, we can create the illusion of reality. Therefore, the artistic proposal that Same Putumi and Vanessa Rosa are developing tries to overcome the notion that indigenous cultures would be opposed to the understanding of the world according to new technologies. On the contrary, ancestral cultures still have much to offer in terms of systems of knowledge and experimentation.

A project by Same Putumi and Vanessa Rosa
Voice by Same Putumi
Video Editing by Julio Stotz
Music by Vinicius Braga

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 18, 2019 10:00 PM

Stella Belikiewicz’s Fragment Habitat at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Check out Stella Belikiewicz‘s Fragment Habitat at Fridays Interactive Show:

These pieces are circular mosaics that combine traditional mosaic techniques and materials with specially designed laser cut elements. The series title, “Fragment Habitat,” refers to the basic shapes that form the composition of each piece, which are created by taking circular “snippets” from various diagrams, maps and technical drawings found on the internet. The resulting abstract composition then becomes the ideal habitat for the myriad tiny items that I work with, as well as the larger laser cut elements that surround them. The pieces are designed to be hung in any direction, and to have the look of mysterious maps to fictional lands.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 18, 2019 10:00 AM

Chris Fenton’s Mushroom Kingdom at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

You’re in for a treat! Play Mushroom Kingdom by Chris Fenton at Friday’s Interactive Show:

Use a small catapult to launch mushrooms into a hole (think skeeball). You’re prize for getting it in the hole? A free mushroom!

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 18, 2019 01:00 AM

April 17, 2019

NYC Resistor

Lilli Fisher’s You Always Relished Disaster at at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

At Friday’s Interactive Show, come see Lilli Fisher‘s painting You Always Relished Disaster.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 17, 2019 06:00 PM

Show Setup at Thursday’s Craft Night

Although we’re open for Craft Night as usual this week, we’ll be setting up for Friday’s Interactive Show. You’re welcome to come by, and even help out if you want! Full disclosure: we’ll be cleaning, tidying, hanging things from the ceiling, etc.

by Becky Stern at April 17, 2019 03:27 PM

Sophi Kravitz’s KITTY at at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Catch Sophi Kravitz’s work KITTY in the air at Friday’s Interactive Show!

KITTY floats!

KITTY can be steered through hoops for points!

The concept is a 4 player indoor blimp obstacle course, and the story is one of sacrifice, shape changing, and revenge. The blimps are named Poppy, Shrinky, Donna, and LaFloaty. These blimps live on Proper Popper, a fictional planet, and are on a mission…   to stay alive as long as possible, to beat out the other blimps for points, and to not get popped. Purring is included for maximum extra.

Sophi is an art-engineer living and working in the Hudson Valley, NY. A common theme in her work is surreal play. KITTY will be playtested for the first time ever at SOLAR PUNK. More info on Hackaday.io.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 17, 2019 10:00 AM

April 16, 2019

NYC Resistor

Hair Cube at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

COLLAB FEB: ASMR HAIRCUBE with Olivia Barr

Join us Friday for the 10th annual Interactive Show! You won’t want to miss Hair Cube by Olivia Barr, Ranjit Bhatnagar and Colleen AF Venable:

Hair Cube is an ASMR drum kit for folks who are into the tickles you get from the sound of brushing hair.  Its built to resemble a baby’s mobile that dangles clangy objects to rattle.  Soothing, yet titillating too.  The operator is lifted from the ground in a hammock and given combs and brushes and rubber applicators to perform with the Hair Cube.  The hair is hot.  Each ponytail equipped with a live microphone amplifies the sound of the hair tools or fingers or whatever you want to interactive the hair. Hair Cube is a prototype. Our goal is to sell the concept to Anthropolgie for their home goods/furnishings department. 

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 16, 2019 10:00 AM

April 15, 2019

NYC Resistor

Grouphug’s Window Solar Charger at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Come check out Grouphug‘s Window Solar Charger and chat with founder Krystal Persaud at Friday’s Interactive Show! “Window Solar Charger is designed for apartment dwellers. It hangs in your window and can charge USB devices off the grid.”

At Grouphug our mission is to empower everyone to live their best sustainable lives in style. We’re creating products that help more people adopt sustainable technology, like solar panels, into their everyday lifestyles. Our first product, the Window Solar Charger, is currently in beta. It’s a window-mounted solar panel designed for apartment dwellers to take their devices off-the-grid. Founded by Krystal Persaud, an NYC-based product designer & creative technologist. She is a founding member & former Senior Director of Product Design at littleBits and also teaches interaction design at SVA.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 15, 2019 12:00 PM

April 14, 2019

NYC Resistor

Dat Phan’s Cupri Sun at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Dat Phan returns to this year’s Interactive Show with Cupri Sun:

This will be the sun for the event, radiating life and energy to the rest of the pieces in the show. It also doubles as a rad disco ball for the dance floor.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 14, 2019 12:05 PM

April 13, 2019

NYC Resistor

Sonia Li’s HEART at at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

Catch Sonia Li‘s work HEART in projection at Friday’s Interactive Show!

HEART highlights humanity’s deepest physical and emotional reserves to explore life from a theatrical perspective, structured loosely on my internal raw energy cultivated by dance. The dancers are portrayed as monumental statues exuding strength and femininity, advancing video medium to a theatrical and immersive format. In the process of filming, we improvised to explore visceral emotions of love, strength and struggle with their personal stories, creating emotionally driven images inspired by Pina Bausch’s dance theater. Influenced by Tibetan Murals, or ‘talking walls’, I use contemporary technology to activate ancient Buddhist spiritual teachings, including images of nature, humans, goddesses and symbolic portals for higher energetic vibration.

HEART will also on view at Lightbox May 3-5, 2019, as part of the CADAF Fair.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

by Becky Stern at April 13, 2019 10:00 AM