Upcoming Classes and Events 2018

Classes at Brooklyn Research focus on the creative and playful use of technology, and offer access to knowledge that might be characterized as uncommon, esoteric, or specialized. Whether you are a creative technologist, artist, designer, or engineer, these classes will extend your current workflow with powerful new tools and techniques.

Independant Study - Embedded Code and Electronics

January 17th, 6:30 PM

Brooklyn Research is hosting an independent study focusing on microcontrollers and electronics. People are invited to come by and share what they have been working on, engage with fellow attendees, and sit down with our instructors to help work on their projects. Each attendee will have a one on one with our instructors to help them through any questions they might have in their projects, or guide them on how best to build out their ideas. Our instructors enjoy a diverse background in the electrical engineering, embedded programming, audio synthesis, and artistic development.

Maybe your LED sculpture isn’t lighting up correctly? Or maybe you’re in the process of building that bartending robot, but need some help selecting motors? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to dive into working with arduinos and microcontrollers, but daunted by where to begin? Then this independent study is for you. All skill levels welcome, but space is limited.

VR Salad Bar

Come and join us for the VR tour.

This will be a survey of VR experiences including the HTC Vive, Oculus, Gear VR and 360 footage and their capabilities for the VR-curious. Each session consists of a 10 min primer introducing various VR experiences followed by 40 minutes session of guided exploration.

Each session is 50 mins long.

Microcontrollers and Conductive Paint

Learning the basics of electronics is easier than you may think. Come join us for 2.5-hour workshop where you will learn how to build basic circuits, code simple programs, and experiment with conductive paint.

This workshop is taught by Darya Dubouskaya, a creative technologist, and manager of the Learning Center at the Brooklyn Research, and Dimple Mirpuri, an artist, and a media technologist freelancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes taught?

Classes are taught at Brooklyn Research facilities on the 6th Floor of the old Pfizer Building, right in the heart of Brooklyn. The address is 630 Flushing Avenue but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

Do I need to bring anything?

For most classes, laptops will suffice. Each class has its own set of prerequisites listed in the course description, with instructions on how get setup prior to the the start of the workshop. There will be a half hour period before the start of each workshop that is highly recommended for anyone unsure if they are set up properly.

Do you offer financial assistance?

We unfortunately do not offer financial assistance or scholarships at this time. We are a small organization with limited resources at the moment and are actively looking for ways to create sponsorships both internally and with outside sponsors. As an organization, we want to encourage diversity within our workshops and in general, so please bear with us as we search for a way to make this work and check back with us on our site or our newsletter for when we are able to offer financial assistance for workshop attendees!

Do you have a listing of past events?

Yes! You can find them here on our Eventbrite page!

Can I lead a workshop or talk?

If you would like to teach or have a subject which you would like to present, we would love to hear from you! Fill out our form to tell us a little more about yourself and what you are thinking for your workshop or talk.