• Hacknight: Jewelbots

    Class Pass

    We're going to be playing with Jewelbots (http://jewelbots.com)! If you don't already have one we will have ones at the event to hack on. We will have snacks and drinks as well. Huge thanks to our space sponsor, Class Pass, for hosting us.

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  • HackNight: The NESpectre

    Bocoup NYC

    $5.00

    Tbd

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  • HackNight: Tiny Data Vis

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    $10.00

    This month we're very pleased to have Joshua Gross join us for story time. He'll be telling us about his adventures in "Tiny Data Vis" Sometimes you're space-limited or just really don't want to use an "overpowered" device—and that's where the ESP8266 comes in. An amazing little piece of hardware that, amazingly, will run JavaScript. So if you have a feather (https://www.adafruit.com/products/2821) or a thing (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13231) or any old ESP8266 bring it along and we'll get them going! We have a guest host too! The venerable Nick Hehr will keeping us on point during the evening. -Francis

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  • Meet the Tesselators

    WeWork (Times Square)

    $5.00

    Meet the Tesselators Learn all about contributing to the Tessel (https://tessel.io) open source hardware and software project with core team members and other contributors! If you've always wanted to contribute to an open source project but never had the chance before, or would like to dive into a new project, this event is perfect for you. Learn how to run JavaScript and Rust on hardware, write software and tools for making the experience as seamless as possible, and maintain it all in the open. No prior hardware experience needed! We will have starter issues prepared for contributing to the documentation, the Tessel CLI (https://github.com/tessel/t2-cli), a new version of the Tessel website, and more! So we want folks with skills in design, writing, project management, and development to be involved because every contribution matters. All proceeds from the event will go to support ScriptEd (https://www.scripted.org). Location Info The entrance is on the 41st street side. of 41st & Broadway. Go up to the 17th floor.

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  • NodeBots Day NYC 2016

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    We're not using Meetup.com for RSVPs to this event so if you'd like to attend please visit our ticketing page! Get a Ticket and Make Something Awesome (https://ti.to/bocoup/nodebots-day-nyc-2016) NodeBots Day is a world wide event where people learn how to control the physical world with JavaScript. We want you to leave with the satisfaction of making something awesome! Each event has experts on hand to help you build your project and start you on the path to building awesome devices. Overall, we're going to get together, collaborate, and hack. The focus of NodeBots Day is on sharing and enjoying each other's company and JavaScript. Lots of JavaScript. This year we'll be concentrating on the Johnny Five Inventor's Kit (J5IK) (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13847), which includes the Tessel 2. If you have your own hardware you can still follow along with our inventor's guide (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/experiment-guide-for-the-johnny-five-inventors-kit) or make your own invention. We'll have volunteers on site to help you work though whatever challenges your projects present. We've partnered with ScriptEd (https://scripted.org/) to help provide tickets to their students. ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology. And we can't think of a better way to do that then giving them a Kit and teaching them how to control the physical world. You can donate towards providing a ticket when you check out. Lunch and space are being provided by Meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/), who thinks robots are awesome and can't wait to see what you make. Event runs from 10am to 5pm We're not using Meetup.com for RSVPs to this event so if you'd like to attend please visit our ticketing page! Get a Ticket and Make Something Awesome (https://ti.to/bocoup/nodebots-day-nyc-2016)

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  • HackNight: So you think you want to start hardware project!? Going beyond LEDs

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    $10.00

    Tonight we'll have Mariko Kosaka for storytime. She's well known for reverse engineering a knitting machine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Cc1vrvjdY), and deep diving into computer history, graphics and signal processing, and running BrooklynJS (http://brooklynjs.com)! She writes: Working with hardware always intimidated me. Even though you can blink a LED in 5 lines of JavaScript, I fear wires and sharp pins of microcontrollers...Do I electrocute myself if I don't put this resistor? what is circuit? In this talk I'll demystify electronics with craft material & illustrations. And as always, Mariko puts on a great show. Afterwards we'll have project hour (or half an hour depending on how long the talks and Q/A goes). Looking for a food sponsor! Proceeds as always goto scripted (https://www.scripted.org/). Ever work with Resin.io (https://resin.io/)? It's the only way I've gotten my Edison's to be fun to deploy to (`git push resin robot`), and I bet if you have a raspberry pi that's been collecting dust, it will help get it going (sans keyboard and mouse). I'd love to see that happen. What are you working on? See you then!

  • HackNight: Making Reconbots (the kind you drive)

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    $10.00

    Rick and myself are back from Maker Faire and have a tale of making 5 drivable javascript robots and watching ice cream covered 5 year olds crash them into things for 3 days. It's a tale of adventure, woe, and wifi troubles. And since we're presenting we're going to have Nathan Stilwell host! Then we'll break for our usual hacknight. We have a few new tools in the office as we've continued to build out Bocoup's lab. Bring some food, bring your project, and tell your friends. See you next Tuesday! -Francis

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  • Beginner Workshop #1 w/thoughtbot

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    $15.00

    This event is good for people of all skill levels and ages. You should probably know some javascript. Announcing, Our year's second beginners workshop! This workshop will cover Johnny-Five, JavaScript and Electronics basics. You'll learn how to read physical input, make controllable output, how to tie them together, and maybe even how to put them online. We'll be providing Arduino kits for use during the event, food and a guided tour into the realms of physical computing. So if you're new to JavaScript robotics, haven't touched it in years, or just want a refresher, come join us at thoughtbot! Speaking of thoughtbot (https://thoughtbot.com/), they are first workshop sponsor for the year! They'll be proving us food, and most importantly a nice long table with a projector for us to work together around. Make sure to thank them for helping to make this possible! Per usual, all proceeds from this event are donated to our sponsee ScriptEd (https://www.scripted.org/)! Who makes computer science learning happen in underfunded schools around the city. You'll need to bring. • You • Your laptop running OSX, Linux (we can help with ubuntu, but if you have a hacked special setup you're probably on your own) or Windows 7+ • Node v0.12 or higher. (v4 or v5 preferred) • Windows users need to install the Arduino IDE before the event to get drivers it provides. Hope to see you then!

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  • HackNight: Hi, I'd like to add you to my professional [wireless] network

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    $5.00

    Hi Everyone, This months Nodebots NYC is brought to you by the letters N, E and S and the NYC Robotic City Council. We welcome our 3rd speaker of the new year, Nick Hehr (http://hipsterbrown.com/) You might know him from his work on the Hoddie Project (http://hood.ie/), his talks on empathy or his love of tech and disney and Manhattan JS (http://manhattanjs.com/). This evening he'll be telling us a story about his work on the Tessel 2 (https://tessel.io/) called "Hi, I'd like to add you to my professional [wireless] network". Story Time at Nodebots NYC is a 25 minute segment where someone comes and shows us something they've made, been learning, or think we should see. We have QA during the story. We'll break for hacking around 7:45. We finally got the big oscilloscope up and running! This event is for people who have a project or are looking to start a project. Very shortly we'll be announcing a beginners workshop, so if you think that's more your speed, you're in luck! April 12th, save the date! Hope to see you all soon! -Francis PS: To everyone who offered to volunteer at the workshop, please drop me a line!

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  • Hack the Night away

    Location visible to members

    $5.00

    Hi Everyone, Next week we're having a storytime/hacknight event. While all are welcome, this isn't a good first timers event, as there will be no workshop, but if you like to learn on your own and/or have familiarity with Johnny-Five or eletronics, come on down! Our story time will be with Suz Hinton of Avrgirl fame talking to us about running nodebots in electron apps! See you soon! -Francis

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