Grab the Guts!: Salvaging Electronic Parts from Street Trash

Your neighborhood is awash in discarded robots! Every time trash day rolls around, you've no doubt strolled past a dozen printers, televisions, toasters, or other sophisticated electronic devices that have been dumped on the sidewalk and left for dead. Each one of them has a story to tell, and parts to offer. Wouldn't it be nice to learn those stories, and rescue their organs to power the machines of tomorrow?

During this class we'll be taking apart several inkjet printers we've rescued from the cold, bitter streets of Brooklyn to find out what makes them tick and to save the parts that we can use to make other things tick. Along the way we'll learn a bit about manufacturing, design, and why things are built the way they are. When we're done, we'll hopefully have a bountiful harvest of buttons, motors, gears, sensors, screens and other useful bits that you can use in your own projects!

This class with be taught by Adam Mayer. Adam is a longtime NYCR member who has been disassembling and resurrecting old equipment for a decade and a half. He has a stack of inkjet printers in his home that is as tall as he is.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, MASKS ARE REQUIRED. We're keen to see you, but this requirement is firmly enforced, with the sole exception of hydration breaks - please eat before you come.

As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at

Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

  • January 11, 2023 at 6:00pm – 9pm
  • NYC Resistor
    87 3rd Ave
    Fourth Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    United States
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  • $40.00 USD
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