MakerSpace Digital Badges

Badges-11

ELECTRONICS DESIGN FOUNDATION

The Electronics Foundations badge is awarded to NYU Affiliates who complete a series of workshops and training sessions that provide them with the techniques they need to develop basic electrical projects from conception to final production. Through specialized hardware workshops and hands-on soldering training, recipients are equipped with an understanding of Arduino and fundamental electrical principles to develop an electronics product through the design thinking process.

Design Thinking Workshops (minimum 1):

Participants focus on the fundamentals of ideation and cover the process of generating new ideas to solve problems that have been identified through research. You will learn the best practices of ideation, how to step beyond ordinary solutions, and participate in a series of creative exercises to gain hands-on experience.
Participants learn the fundamentals of rapid prototyping and cover the process of making products with the consumer in mind. You will learn the best practices of prototyping, view physical and digital product development samples, and examine each through prototyping techniques.

Technical Workshops (all required):

Participants will focus on the fundamental concepts of an Arduino board and navigating the Arduino interface. You will learn how to wire a breadboard, basic syntax, coding, and common functions.
Participants learn about sensors, digital inputs & outputs, analog inputs & outputs, how to use them for motor controls, and an overview of serial communication. You will have an opportunity to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different types of motors and how to implement them within various hands-on projects.

Training (required):

Soldering is the process of melting and cooling solder to make a mechanical and electrical connection between metals or other conductive components. MakerSpace Orientation is required to solder in the space.

How do I get a badge?

To begin the badging process, choose which workshops and trainings you would like to attend from the list above. To sign up for a workshop, visit our Events Page. To sign up for a training, visit our Training and Reservations Page.

  1. Learn: Complete the required number of workshops and trainings listed under each badge based on your interests.
  2. Claim: Once you have completed the requirements for the desired badge, fill out and submit the Completed Badge Application.
  3. Approve: Our team will review your application and determine whether you are eligible to receive the badge.
  4. Share: Once approved, we will send you a digital certification package that includes everything you need to share your achievement and new skills including the badge icon and text for your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn.
  5. Certify: To validate your certification and ensure compliance with our badging procedure, successful badge recipients will have their name displayed below in our 'Certified Badge Holders' section as well as on each page for the badge they have received.

Badging Rules & Expectations

  1. Claiming Badges: You have one full school year (i.e. Fall 2020 - Spring 2021) to claim a badge.
  2. Workshops: To qualify for a desired badge, you must have attended the required workshops during the current school year (i.e. Fall 2020 - Spring 2021).
  3. Trainings: MakerSpace machine trainings are valid for 4 years.
  4. Not Interchangeable: Workshops and trainings are not interchangeable. You must attend a different set of trainings and workshops for each badge (i.e. if you attended Intro to Illustrator and used it to claim the Product Design badge, you cannot also use it towards Digital Design. You must attend another workshop. Same goes for machine trainings).
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