NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. The NYC Resistor Microcontroller Mailing List is a great place to meet others with the same interest…

NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

“In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use a soldering iron safely and effectively, and get plenty of practice with both soldering and desoldering techniques. We’ll be soldering up some Game of Life kits – LED tiles that generate nifty animations.”

Intro to Soldering Workshop

NYC Resistor - Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

Other Classes Examples –

“We’ll learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! This class covers an introduction to Arduino, including how to use light sensors, LEDs, buzzers, and more.”

“Turn almost anything into a musical instrument with Teensy, an inexpensive Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The Teensy 3.2 has a bunch of touch sensors and analog and digital inputs,..”

NYC Resistor
87 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

SmartWindow with Economy Dust Frame

Windows and Ventilators can have a Dust Frame or Solid Curtain. This can be fixed to windows like the Venetian Blinds but have to be leak proof on on the four sides. Mainly for Tropical and Equatorial Climates or Dusty areas near Roads etc.

SmartWindow with Economy Dust Frame

Theory Points of Study

Layer-1 – Blocks most reptiles and Insects. Mosquitos to Fruit Flies. Aperture of Grid 1 sq mm. Material Aluminum.

Layer-2 – Another Layer similar to above, but facing the Outside Garden/Road. Aluminum Mesh 5 sq mm holes, resist Big Rats and others. It is thick and strong. Prevent Small Animals, Birds too.

The layers are as large as windows and are separated by 5-10mm by 12 nylon spacers. These may have small pins fixed in the gap in many places for “Action of Points” .

Electronics –

Layer-1 is anode, Layer-2 is cathode. Very High Voltage of Very Low Current, ionize air and coagulate dust, smells, pollen and other floating colloids. The plates when touched by Humans cannot cause any harm. Current less that 100 microamps. This ionizer powered by an isolated 24V adapter, draws very low power so it can be kept on all the times

Gaurd Layers –

Finger Gaurd layers on either side made of a decorative design with apertures smaller than fingers made of Environment Resistant Plastic or Epoxy. The layers are as large as the windows and can be the aesthetic part.

Solar Air Cleaner and Humidifier ACH Option

This is a Solar energy based Air Cleaner and Humidifier that covers 1/4 of the window like a Box-Slab at the Top of Window. It is optional and an addon internal module to the DustFrame.

The Solar Panel is as wide as window and fitted on top of windows at an angle outside. The length can be around 6 inches or less. The ACH fitted inside is 1/4th or less the height of window. The rest of window 3/4 is open for fresh air but the air is cleaned by ionizer frame like in explanation above.

The 1/4 ACH is a Box 6 inches deep on the inside, it is sealed but with a place to pour or guide water thru a mini water pipe, like the tubes used in Intravenous Systems used in hospitals.

The water collects at bottom of the box and drawn upward by a capillary action by an array of cotton wicks in matrix formation. The wicks grow from the floor of box to top.

Tiny row of low power fans powered by solar and rechargeable battery, draw air thru the ionizer layer and blows on the wicks array. The air exiting from this box is cool, clean and recharged with some humidity. it could also be one fan with long vertical geared turbine barrel plastic fin too, this sucks the air and blows on the wet wicks.

This system reduces dust, toxic colloids and allergy causants. It also prevents mosquito, flies, rodents and other small pests. It recharges the air with some humidity that keeps the room healthy and fresh. It consumes very low power and can be run on solar energy. The wet wicks also add a bit of cooling if the air is too warm.

San – 2012

Copper Clad Glass Epoxy Wall Panels

We can by Photo-lithography, Laser, Milling, Etching make Intricate Designs on a Single Side Copper Clad Glass Epoxy Board. After that we Multi-Mask the copper side with Translucent Synthetic Lacquer of different shades. Prepare the wall with an epoxy coating and Stick 1 Square Feet panels with tiny rivets or screws. Larger that 1 square feet may cause warp stress, need big screws.

Copper Clad Glass Epoxy Wall Panels

You can also do something that is Geeen. Buy up Surplus Electronics PCBs Old and New with or without Components. After epoxy coating the walls, Fix a thin waterproof hardboard on the wall. Then screw these PCBs as Wall panels, after you have washed, dried and lacquered them.

You can have an entire wall of 286 and 386 Mother Boards or the Boards that come form old Telephone Exchanges full of Relays.

Amazing Paper Airplanes – Kyong Lee

His planes include those created for his grand-children. “Amazing Paper Airplanes” has the clear folding instructions for all types. Some are flying types and some can make impressive DIY Decor.Simple Plane Designs - Basic Dart - Kyong Lee

The Paper Airplanes of Kyong Hwa Lee

Start with Simple Plane Designs for beginners include traditional paper airplanes.

The Basic Dart shown on right is probably the most well known paper airplane in the world. It is simple, easy to fold, and flies fast and far. It may have a slight tendency to nose-dive, but it can be corrected by bending the trailing edges of the wings upwards.