NYC Resistor

Coordinates: 40°41′01″N 73°58′54″W / 40.6836204°N 73.9816925°W / 40.6836204; -73.9816925
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NYC Resistor
Coordinates40°41′01″N 73°58′54″W / 40.6836204°N 73.9816925°W / 40.6836204; -73.9816925
Region served
20-30 members
New York
Bre Pettis, George Shammas, Zach Smith, Eric Skiff, Nick Bilton, Dave Clausen, Raphael Abrams, Diana Eng, Pat Gallagher
AffiliationsMetalab, Chaos Computer Club, Noisebridge and similar

NYC Resistor is a restricted membership private club hackerspace with 25 members in New York,[1] inspired by Chaos Computer Club and other hacker organizations. The New York Times describes it as "kind of frat house for modern-day mad scientists."[2] Its own website describes itself as "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."[3]


Membership costs $115 per month, or $75 for members who teach classes, and is by invitation.

Thursday's craft nights are open to the public and free. Classes are open to the public for a small fee.

Physical Space[edit]

Since 2011, NYC Resistor is located on 3rd Avenue in Boerum Hill, upstairs from the former Makerbot headquarters. The industrial building 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.

Notable Projects[edit]

  • NYC Resistor was a finalist in Red Bull Creation 2011,[4] submitting Nautilus Terrestrial, "a hand-pumped railroad cart slapped on top of a bicycle."[5]


  1. ^ Osterhout, Jacob E. (June 20, 2009). "NYC Resistor club gives robot lovers a place to get in gear". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Popper, Ben (December 26, 2008). "Revenge of the Nerds". The New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  3. ^ About page for
  4. ^ "Red Bull Creation - NYC Resistor". Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
  5. ^ Lee, Kevin (July 14, 2011). "Red Bull Creation: 72 Hours to Build a Crazy Contraption". PCWorld. Archived from the original on August 21, 2022. Retrieved August 21, 2022.

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