Lots of people have an idea of something awesome that they would want to build, with the caveat “If I only knew how…”  and that one statement seems to be the only obstacle in their way.  For some the supposed complexity of programming or electronics is daunting and remains an obscure idea to very creative … Read more

SWI Section of SWE presents, Geek Jewelry Making Drop in sometime between 11am-3pm on Saturday at the Reuseum on 108 W 33rd St in Garden City.  We will provide all the parts you need to make earrings or necklaces and you buy the geekly pretties from the Reuseum’s enormous stock of resistors, capacitors and LEDs.  Geek Jewelry … Read more

Learn to solder! Have you been considering some new and creative projects that look like a ton of fun, but require some hand skills that you haven’t learned yet? This workshop will demonstrate the basics of using soldering tools, and participants will learn to solder their first circuits and properly use a soldering iron. We’ll … Read more

Build a working, one-of-a-kind robot in only two hours! Our Recycled Robots (or “Gobots”) workshop is a great way to combine reuse/repurpose with the chance to create your own custom robot. In this workshop, you’ll be guided through a technology deconstruction process to identify, harvest and repurpose parts. You’ll then rebuild those parts with a … Read more