NYC Resistor

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NYC Resistor
Nyc resistor.jpg
Formation 2008
Purpose Hacking
New York
Bre Pettis, George Shammas, Zach Smith, Eric Skiff, Nick Bilton, Dave Clausen, Raphael Abrams, Diana Eng, Pat Gallagher
Affiliations Metalab, Chaos Computer Club, Noisebridge and similar

NYC Resistor is a hackerspace in New York, inspired by Chaos Computer Club and other hacker organizations. According the NYC Resistor's website, "NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community."[1]

NYCResistor is an LLC.


Core members of the group pay monthly dues starting at $75,[2] but NYC Resistor encourages participation by anyone who feels they can contribute. Nonmembers are welcome to attend Craft Nights and other public events, as well as take part in classes on a variety of subjects. Visiting beyond this can be arranged on a case by case basis with current members.

Physical Space[edit]

Barbot, NYC Resistor's drink making slot machine robot
NYC Resistor members in various stages of beard-growth.

In February 2008 NYC Resistor took up residence at 397 Bridge Street in Brooklyn NY's MetroTech area. The 800+ sqft warehouse conversion houses a small kitchen, several shop tables, an epilog laser cutter, and a small machine shop. Numerous electronics projects and personal tools litter shelves of members at the space. In March 2009 NYC Resistor acquired the neighboring warehouse space on the fifth floor of 397 Bridge Street and converted it to a machine shop.

In March 2010, NYC Resistor moved to a new, larger space on 3rd Avenue in Boerum Hill upstairs from Makerbot. A drink mixing robot has become a permanent fixture at the location[3] and in October 2010 a USB dead drop was installed in the brick work of the new building by artist Aram Bartholl.[4]

In the news[edit]

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

The NY Daily News

The Washington Post

The Irish Times

NPR Takeaway Show

The IEEE Spectrum



Wired Blog

Various Blogs


  1. ^ About page for
  2. ^ Popper, Ben (2008-12-26). "New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Andrew Rosenblum (2011-02-21). "The Bar Is Open: A Slot Machine That Pays In Drinks". Popular Science. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Dead Drops: Bizarre new artwork embeds USB sticks in buildings". Mail Online (London). 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°41′1.37″N 73°58′53.88″W / 40.6837139°N 73.9816333°W / 40.6837139; -73.9816333