Category Archives: class

Learn Arduino at Makers Local 256 Public Night!

This coming Tuesday (Nov 3) at 7:00 PM, we have some amazing people from YourDuino.com coming by Makers Local 256 to give a presentation/demo/Q&A on Arduino microcontrollers and embedded electronics in general. They’re touring around the Southeast and ML256 is one of the many places they chose to stop by!

Their main objective is to talk to people about Arduino and what you can do with it. They’ll have some kits and parts available during and after the presentation, so if you don’t have an Arduino (or two) already, you can pick one up then. They’ll be showing off a neat display of a few different Arduino projects and circuits, so it should be interesting and fun!

They’ll be going through the entire process of designing, connecting, and coding up a simple Arduino project from start to finish. If you have any questions about your own project, they would love to discuss ideas and give help where they can.

There’s no cost to attend the presentation, but they will have parts available for sale if you need them. Anyone is welcome to attend!

Awesome classes with UrbanGlass coming later this year!

NYC Resistor is getting together with UrbanGlass to do some amazing classes later this year. See UrbanGlass’s site for all the details and to get your tickets quick before they sell out:

Neon Robots with Joe Upham, Ranjit Bhatnagar and Raphael Abrams – learn to make neon signs and control them with Arduino! This class will run 8 Saturday afternoons 3-6pm, September 26 – November 14.

At UrbanGlass, the history and methods of neon tube design and construction will be taught, demonstrated and practiced. At NYC Resistor, Basic Arduino Microcontroller theory will be covered and students will learn to fabricate and program these powerful art tools.

Details and tickets: https://www.urbanglass.org/classes/detail/neon-robots

Hot Casting with Olivia Barr and Joshua Raiffe – use the laser cutter to design objects to be cast in glass! 10am-7pm, Saturday December 12th.

In this one day workshop, students will get to design a simple object within a 7″ x 7″ square, laser cut that object in wood and then cast it in glass.

Details and tickets: https://www.urbanglass.org/classes/detail/nyc-resistor-hot-casting-cross-pollinator

Arduino Open Build Night Continues!

Although Bob Conlon is jet-setting, the Arduino class will still be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015,  to

Laura Ulibarri and Pete Menningen will be facilitating the class.

Come and continue your self-study on the classes, or if you are working on a project or have an idea, bring it by.

Hydroponic Gardening

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On Tuesday April 28th Chris Anderson will be instructing a lecture and demo on Hydroponic and Aquaponic gardening. If you are interested in learning alternative farming and gardening techniques this class will introduce a more environmentally friendly process for growing your own produce. Generally, the hydroponics approach is beneficial because although the initial costs are higher, on a long term outlook the process is exponentially less expensive. Hydroponics also takes up to 50% less land use, therefore is much less intrusive to the environment, minimizing clearing of woodlands and soil degradation. The soil-less process of hydroponics also uses up to 90% less water and up to 60 % less fertilizer and pesticide use.

Join Hive76 members to learn more about how you can build your own sustainable farming/ gardening hydroponic or aquaponic system. The instructor will be providing the Basic items for the wicking system being built but please bring any supplies you have that may enhance the design. Chris Anderson will help guide the class in how they can optimize their gardening system with their suggested materials, exploring the creative possibilities in using recycled products. That class will cost $8, CASH ONLY. For more information check out the class in the Hive76 Calendar. Please comment below if you are interested and will be attending. Can’t wait to see you there!

Take a tour of Chris Anderson’s classroom design.

The materials for the class are as follows:

Basic items:
2L or 3L soda bottle(s)
Old white t-shirts/towels (washed)
Encouraged items:
Aquarium/fish-tank air-pump, tubing, air-stone
tin-foil
Gravel (any size)
Geolite, Vermiculite, hydrocorals
plastic planter cups
empty plastic squeezable condiment bottles
plant seeds
zip-ties
caulk, silicon, caulk-gun
pipe cleaners
construction paper
aquarium lid with florescent light
power-strip; plug in timers
straws, tubing (any sizes)
Sources:
https://ecopostblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-environmental-benefits-of-hydroponics/

Soft Robots for Hard Problems

What is a soft robot anyway? Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving demos at Resistor to show students what they are, what they’re good for, and how you can make your own.

Resistor was host to two meetup groups: the ACM NYC Group and the Soft Robotics Technology Group. During the demonstrations I gave a brief overview of the state of the art in soft robotics and then went into how I designed and built my most popular soft robot to date: the Glaucus.

Students helped out by casting waxes, degassing silicone, and pouring up molds themselves. Maybe soon I’ll come up with a way to get an even more hands-on demo where people can each make a bot themselves to take home.

Below you can find video from the ACM lecture:

 

Quick-Fire Lessons Tuesday Weekly

Hey folks! Simply drop in to soak up the knowledge – for free! This week’s Quick Fire Lessons will take place at 091 Labs at the regular time of 6:30pm on Tuesday. Our next class will see us focus on JavaScript were we will introduce node.js. Keep an eye on our social media for updates. […]

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Free Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop – 1/14, 7-9pm

LVL1 will be hosting a FREE Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on Wednesday, January 14th, from 7 to 9pm. Show up with your laptop (Fusion 360 pre-installed, please!) and prepare for a knowledge bomb. Fusion 360 is a new 3D CAD Design package, integrating parametric mechanical design, with easy-to-use modeling tools.  Fusion 360 makes it easy […]

December 6, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What
Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making electric rainbow colored fire light!

We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall of LEDs. That’s 64 LEDs. If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

When
December 6, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:00. See your job for registration deadline.

Who
Anyone! You? YOU. Max 10 people.

Where
VHS main room

How
…much: $75 for the LEDs + power supply you get to keep! $30 Arduino UNOs are available from the vending machine.
If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

…long: 2-3h, based on interest.

Your job
RSVP to this thread so people can count how many spaces are left.
Register on or before November 12, 2014.
Contact Dan through https://www.marginallyclever.com to pay for the parts and complete your registration. If you already have all the parts, you can attend for free.

You must provide your own laptop and a USB A to B cable.

November 1, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What
Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making electric rainbow colored fire light!

We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall of LEDs4. That’s 64 LEDs. If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

When
November 1, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:00. See your job for registration deadline.

Who
Anyone! You? YOU. Max 10 people.

Where
VHS main room

How
…much: $75 for the LEDs + power supply you get to keep! $30 Arduino UNOs are available from the vending machine.
If you already have the LEDs and power supply from our group buy then you can attend for free.

…long: 2-3h, based on interest.

Your job
RSVP to this thread so people can count how many spaces are left.
Register on or before November 25, 2014.
Contact dan through https://www.marginallyclever.com to register.

You must provide your own laptop and a USB cable.

October 21, 2014 Class: How to use the chop saw

What
Safety, setup, put-away, basic do’s and do not’s of cutting. We’ll be chopping up scrap 2×4.

When
2014-10-14 (Tuesday) at 20:00

Where
VHS shop room

Who
You! No need to be a member (but it helps). Max 5 people for this first time.

How
…much: $5
…long: Class should take 30 minutes or less.

Your job
RSVP to this thread.
Tie long hair back or tuck under a hat.