A recent article in the New York Times highlighted a really great organization called NYC Resisitor. It's a group of tech hackers who have gotten together and created a workshop in downtown Brooklyn for all kinds of like-minded tinkerers to meet up, work on projects and learn from each other. Called a “creative community for nerds” by one of it's members, Resistor provides a convivial club-like atmosphere (complete with drink serving robot) along with space and tools to create high-tech projects like circuit board cockroaches and a sweatshirt with built in camera. To help pay the rent, they also teach affordable classes on topics such as basic electronics and laser cutting Christmas decorations.

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