Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

This is a great opportunity from Lemelson-MIT for students to fund and continue to develop existing prototypes. “The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, is a national invention competition that recognizes individual graduate students who have tested prototypes of two or more inventions and teams of undergraduate students with a tested prototype of one invention. We are once again conducting our nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. The competition recognizes students at any U.S. college or…

Mini Grant Winner : Portable Secondary Monitor

This blog post has been created by Chuwei Guo, the MakerSpace Mini Grant winner for the month of March, 2019.Chuwei is a Computer Engineering student. The main idea of this project is to provide a secondary monitor to display helpful information to increase productivity. Recently there are several attempts to create such portable display on crowd funding website, and several of them made it to retailers such as amazon. However, products such as the Vinpok…

Mini Grant Winner: Tactile Tiles

This blog post has been prepared by Nancy Chiu, winner of the MakerSpace Mini grant for the month of April, 2019.Nancy is a first year graduate student pursuing IDM. As a part of Design for America NYU chapter, our team was task to improve navigation experiences for the visually impaired people in New York City. We kicked off the project with background research, empathy exercise, interviews with experts in the field, and interviews with visually…

Mini Grant Winner : Personal Navigator

This blog post has been prepared by Kevin Chen, winner of the MakerSpace Mini grant for the month of February, 2019. Kevin is a first year student majoring in Computer Science SiteSeer is a cost-effective application that improves the accessibility of travel for the visually impaired to navigate in the urban environment. Those who are visually impaired will find it difficult to complete what may be perceived as simple tasks by those who are not…

Being open to surprises, testing with users and iterating again and again.

On May 1st 2019, we had our Spring Prototyping Fund Showcase, which as previous years reflected the strong interest of NYU students for social issues and sustainability: from reusable tampon applicators that limit waste to a sensor-enabled beehive lid to protect bee colony loss, a mobile pop-up exhibit to change perception about homelessness and a battery system using reusable batteries to provide power during blackouts or grid failures in African countries. Education was definitely a…
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