Mini Grant Winner: Up-cycling Damaged Laptops

This blog post has been prepared by Somto Ejinkonye, winner of the MakerSpace Mini Grant for the month of October, 2019.Somto is a junior studying at Tandon. Before: Approach: After: Process: ​The project was inspired by the need to reduce electronic waste in our environment by upcycling old or broken electronics. The motherboard was going to be discarded by a local business, so they agreed to give it away instead. Upon closer inspection, the motherboard seemed to be…

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…

Mini Grant Winner : MIDI Guitar

This blog was written by Julian Tang – the winner of the MakerSpace Mini-Grant for the month of November, 2018. MIDI Guitar This project is a MIDI guitar that utilizes sensors to capture the action of the player’s actions, and sending this data to computer-based audio synthesizers in real-time. It enables guitar players to tap into the endless possibilities of digital audio synthesis; electronic musicians can also use it to gain natural and intimate control…
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