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December 11, 2019

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

LED Wreath Workshop

Come join us and make an awesome holiday wreath that has WIFI enabled computer/smartphone controlled LED lights! You will use an ESP8266 circuit board connected to a led strip of lights. Plus you can decorate your wreath to make it beautiful. Check out the WLED NeoPixel software to see how you control the lights! Trust ...continue reading "LED Wreath Workshop"

by brian at December 11, 2019 01:19 AM

December 05, 2019

NYC Resistor

Faux Gingerbread Build-And-Smash: December Make-Along on Sun, Dec 15

Faux Gingerbread Build-And-Smash: December Make-Along is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Dec 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!December’s Topic: Faux Gingerbread Build-And-SmashHave you always wanted to build a ridiculous bit of confectionary architecture? Do you fantasize about reenacting a monster rampage through a cityscape? Come and we’ll provide supplies and tips for building a crazy faux gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, cookies, and candy. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, you’ll have the option to take it home to show off (and nibble on), or else you can join in the cookie carnage… as we have a photoshoot of Godzilla smashing the freshly made cityscape.Are you a beginner? We’ll provide graham crackers, cookies, candy, icing, sandwich piping bags, and lots of inspiration!Are you a master? Show off your skills and inspire others! Bring a project, use our materials, and hang out in a great space while doing what you love.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at December 05, 2019 08:00 PM

December 04, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Internet of Things: Build a Subway Countdown Clock on Sat, Dec 14

Intro to Internet of Things: Build a Subway Countdown Clock is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Dec 14. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Join us at NYC Resistor to build a personalized subway countdown clock. This class will introduce the basics of Arduino, electronics, and other important concepts you’ll need to join in on the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ll use a WiFI connected Arduino microcontroller to pull down real time subway data and display it to a LCD/LED character display. Never be late for a subway again**!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at December 04, 2019 05:00 PM

November 28, 2019

NYC Resistor

November 27, 2019

NYC Resistor

November 21, 2019

Swindon Makerspace

Member Project: Rocket Stove

  • Made by: Joe
  • Status: Finished
  • Tools used: Horizontal bandsaw, angle grinder, MIG welder.

A rocket stove is a stove that uses small diameter wood as fuel, and burns incredibly efficiently without smoke. Primarily used in India and Sub-Saharan Africa due to the reduction in wood required, they also make great stoves for camping, or for burning garden waste.

My dad had some scrap steel tube, and as a gardener has an endless supply of twigs, sticks and small branches to get rid of. After trying previously to cut a right angle with an angle grinder, by hand (with predictable results…), we decided to do it properly and use the tools at the Makerspace.

Scrap steel tube

To start with we measured the length of the tube, and worked out how big we wanted our stove to be. For some reason there’s basically no information online on the proportions required for a rocket stove, so we went with a 600mm chimney and a 200mm horizontal piece, which left enough scrap material to make a smaller stove too.

The next step was to turn the tube into a tube, as one end had an endcap welded on, and the other a bracket. To do this we used the horizontal bandsaw to cut the ends off the tube.

Cutting the ends off the tube with the bandaw

Once we had a tube, it was time to cut the mitre for the right angle joint. By loosening the bolts on the vice in the bandsaw, rotating it until the indicator reads 45 degrees, pushing the jaws together and tightening the bolts, the vice can be pivoted to cut a 45 degree angle. We measured and marked the tube, and put it in the saw to cut.

Mitre cutting on the bandsaw

With the cut done, we straight cut the other end of the tube, giving us the perfect right angle arrangement we required!

Successful mitre!

We repeated the mitre cut for the smaller stove built from the scrap, and then it was time to prep for welding. The edges of the mitre cuts were stripped of paint using a flap disk in the angle grinder, to a distance of about 40-50mm from the cut. This gives a clean, uncontaminated surface to weld together, and also stops the paint from burning – this yellow paint produces horrible noxious yellow fumes when it burns!

Stripping the paint with the grinder

Once both tubes were stripped of paint it was time to weld. The tubes were held to the bench using a combination of clamps and magnets, and tack welded to keep them together. One held together the clamps could be removed and a continuous bead welded round the join. This was made considerably easier than previous attempts as the clean cuts meant there were no gaps to fill!

Welding the continuous bead

Bead after cleaning with a wire brush, while removing splatter with a screwdriver

A foot was then added to the base to allow the stove to stand upright, and a tongue inside the tube. The tongue allows unrestricted airflow under the wood for a cleaner, hotter burn, which has the added effect of dramatically reducing the amount of ash produced meaning less cleaning while in use.

Foot welded to the base

Tongue welded inside the tube

With that, that’s one completed rocket stove! We repeated all the previous grinding and welding steps, and on the smaller stove added taller legs to allow it to sit off the ground – this means it can be used places where scorching the grass is frowned upon.

In use, the longer stove draws harder and runs hotter, which is expected with the longer chimney. We’re thinking about drilling holes into the shorter chimney to maybe encourage more airflow. Future plans involve finding a way to use the stoves to cook, by putting a grille to stand a pot on top and putting the stove inside a barrel filled with vermiculite, to direct the heat upwards at the pot rather than outwards.

by Joe_ at November 21, 2019 09:47 PM

NYC Resistor

Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output on Sun, Dec 1

Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Dec 1. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Want to get started with physical computing?

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at November 21, 2019 06:00 PM

November 13, 2019

NYC Resistor

Introduction to Machine Learning using Tensorflow and Keras on Sat, Nov 23

Introduction to Machine Learning using Tensorflow and Keras is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Nov 23. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

The most popular library for machine learning research and practice nowadays is Google’s library Tensorflow. Recently, they incorporated the high-level neural network library Keras – also one of the top performers in its field – into their distribution. With Keras, writing networks is a comfortable task, producing easy to read code and with Tensorflow, computations are rigged in a way that allows for immense automatic optimization: GPU calculations, cluster computation and parallelism are all handled transparently to the user.

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by Classes at November 13, 2019 05:00 PM

November 12, 2019

NYC Resistor

Resistor Thanksgiving Craft Night & Potluck

Join us for Thanksgiving Craft Night on November 28 – we’ll do the same open-to-the public craft night we always do, PLUS optional potluck! Bring a dish for the table or just your awesome selves, and tinker on projects over dinner with Resistor 6:30 till 9:30+

by Classes at November 12, 2019 01:19 AM

November 07, 2019

NYC Resistor

Stamp Carving & Holiday Cards: November Make-Along! on Sun, Nov 17

Stamp Carving & Holiday Cards: November Make-Along! is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Nov 17. 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 November 07, 2019 08:00 PM

November 06, 2019

NYC Resistor

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile on Sat, Nov 16

Intro to Soldering Workshop: Make an LED Tile is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Nov 16. 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 November 06, 2019 05:00 PM

October 31, 2019

NYC Resistor

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter on Sun, Nov 10

Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, Nov 10. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

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by Classes at October 31, 2019 05:00 PM

October 23, 2019

LVL1 – Louisville's Hackerspace

Laser Cutter Workshop – Engrave a Pumpkin

This Sunday, October 27th, from 11:30 until 1:30, join Ned at the space as they laser-engrave a pumpkin for Halloween. Ned will cover both the hardware and software setup for this engrave, and be around to answer questions as it's running, so you can know how to laser engrave yourself in the future! This is ...continue reading "Laser Cutter Workshop – Engrave a Pumpkin"

by Ned McNeil at October 23, 2019 01:36 PM

October 21, 2019

NYC Resistor

NYC Resistor Halloween Party 2019 on Sat, Nov 2

NYC Resistor Halloween Party 2019 is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, Nov 2. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Join NYC Resistor and friends for a spooky-special night of music, costumes, and laser light. We would love it if you’d join the Halloween party! Costumes encouraged, 21+, tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Drinks are free. 

Back by popular demand: DJ Smokey and this year he’s joined by Dr Claw to spin a very special vinyl set with Electro, Techo, and Industrial Vibes. Visual effects team Interlock Ness Monster is also returning, so get ready for a fresh and spooky set of hand-mixed beats and laser-heavy visuals!

We’re having a costume contest! Wear your best costumes and bring your best props. (It’s also ok if you’re shy and don’t want to wear one.)

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by Classes at October 21, 2019 08:00 AM

Intro to Internet of Things: Build a Subway Countdown Clock on Sat, Oct 26

Intro to Internet of Things: Build a Subway Countdown Clock is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sat, October 26th. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Join us at NYC Resistor to build a personalized subway countdown clock. This class will introduce the basics of Arduino, electronics, and other important concepts you’ll need to join in on the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ll use a WiFI connected Arduino microcontroller to pull down real time subway data and display it to a LCD/LED character display. Never be late for a subway again**!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at October 21, 2019 01:00 AM

October 09, 2019

NYC Resistor

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

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

These classes fill up, reserve your spot now!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

by Classes at October 09, 2019 05:00 PM

October 08, 2019

NYC Resistor

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

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 contact@nycresistor.com

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 www.artsgowanus.org. 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: http://www.instagram.com/artsgowanus

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

by Classes at October 08, 2019 01:00 PM

October 06, 2019

NYC Resistor

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!

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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.

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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/)

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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.

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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! 

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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