Design Lab Events and Workshops

February 2021

intro to circuitry - flyer

Intro to Circuitry  
Tuesday, February 9 at 12:30 PM

Learn about the basics of circuitry including circuit components like resistors, capacitors, and transistors. 

Design Research
Wednesday, February 10 at 6 PM

Join Emily to discuss the basics of Design Research: a core aspect of human-centered design.

Intro to Arduino 
Thursday, February 11 at 5 PM

Learn the basics of Arduino, different ways to use an Arduino Uno, & how to program the board in the Arduino IDE interface.

Intro to Illustrator   
Friday, February 12 at 1 PM

Learn the importance of design software in the industry and the fundamental concepts needed to create a design in Illustrator.


Intro to Arduino 
Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30 PM

Learn the fundamental concepts of an Arduino board and how to navigate the Arduino interface.

Hand-sewing & Embroidery - flyer

Hand-Sewing and Embroidery  
Tuesday, February 16 at 5 PM

Learn the basics of hand-sewing and embroidery! We’ll cover basic stitches, borders, and patterns.

intro to photoshop flyer

Intro to Photoshop  
Thursday, February 18 at 6 PM

Learn the importance of design software in the industry and fundamental concepts needed to create a design in Photoshop.

intro to fusion 360 flyer

Intro to Fusion
Friday, February 19 at 2 PM

Learn the basics of product development, 3D modeling, and how to apply it using CAD software such as Fusion 360.

Sustainable Packaging 
Tuesday, February 23 at 6 PM

Learn about TerraCycle’s mission to create circular solutions to our linear systems of recycling. 

Design Week 2021 Taking Action, Making Change Flyer

Taking Action, Making Change  
Wednesday, February 24 at 6 PM

Join a panel of passionate changemakers & innovators to learn about their efforts in "designing waste out".

Design Week 2021 Getting Involved Flyer

Getting Involved 
Friday, February 26 at 1 PM

Learn about groups and projects that you can join to make a positive difference in the current trajectory of our environment.

March 2021

EG Raspberry Pi Flyer

Intro to Raspberry Pi 
Tuesday, March 2 at 12:30 PM

Learn about how to boot a Raspberry Pi and how to use the Raspberry Pi OS operating system.

Composting at Home Flyer

Composting at Home 
Wednesday, March 3 at 5 PM

Learn about the process in which waste in NYC is disposed of and the importance of proper waste disposal.

Intro to SoildWorks Flyer

Intro to SolidWorks
Thursday, March 4 at 2 PM

Learn about the fundamental concepts of SolidWorks (computer-aided design basics, navigating the interface, and & more)!

Pattern Making Flyer

Pattern Making
Friday, March 5 at 4 PM

Learn the properties of various materials & develop the skills needed to create a more comprehensive yet adjustable pattern.

PCB Jewelry Making Flyer

PCB Jewelry Making
Tuesday, March 9 at 12 PM

Learn the basics of the Othermill, how to make charms, design engravings, and customize jewelry using Adobe Illustrator.

Ideation Flyer

Wednesday, March 10 at 6 PM

Discuss and practice how to use maps to understand problems & come up with ideas to solve them.

Food Waste and Cooking Smart Flyer

Food Waste and Cooking Smart
Friday, March 12 at 11:30 AM

Learn about the real-world implications of food waste and ways to cut your impact while saving money in the process.

Engineering X Design with Hannah chung Flyer

Engineering X Design 
Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 PM

Join Hannah Chung to discuss how she found DFA and Sproutel while completing her BS in Mechanical Engineering.

Intro to Figma Spring 2021 Flyer

Intro to Figma 
Monday, March 22 at 11 AM

Learn the basics of Figma and how to create UX prototypes for websites and mobile apps.

Sewing Machine Basics Flyer

Sewing Machine Basics
Tuesday, March 23 at 1 PM

Learn the basic features of a sewing machine, different fabrics & stitches, types of seams, and much more!

Game Industry Ins and Outs Flyer

Game Industry Ins and Outs
Thursday, March 25 at 6 PM

Join us for a talk with Eric Monacelli, Senior Director of Production at Marvel Games & a 15 year veteran of the gaming industry.

Motor Control with Arduino Flyer

Motor Control with Arduino 
Friday, March 26 at 12 PM

Learn about motors, sensors, digital inputs & outputs, analog inputs & outputs, how to use them for motor controls, and more.

Creating power with solar energy Spring 2021 flyer

Creating Power with Solar Energy
Tuesday, March 30 at 4 PM

This workshop will cover today's landscape of solar power technology and an intro to building a solar charging circuit for a phone.

Advanced Fusion 360 Flyer

Advanced Fusion 360 
Wednesday, March 31 at 4:30 PM

Learn about the advanced capabilities of Fusion 360, including its simplistic assembly & integrated simulation features.

April 2021

Rapid Prototyping
Thursday, April 1 at 6 PM

Learn about rapid prototyping and get experience using different prototyping methods and digitals tools that are used.
iOS app development workshop flyer for spring 2021

iOS App Development
Friday, April 2 at 4 PM

This workshop will introduce the basic features of iOS app development with an introduction to the XCode IDE.

EG Intro to Revit Flyer

Intro to Revit 
Tuesday, April 6 at 12:30 PM

Learn about the Revit interface, creation methods, tools, and components to effectively model and visualize your designs.

Engineering X Design with Adekunle Oduye Flyer

Engineering X Design
Tuesday, April 6 at 6 PM

Join Adekunle Oduye, Senior Engineer at Mailchimp, to discuss his design process, projects, and his professional journey. 

Intro to Illustrator Flyer

Intro to Illustrator 
Thursday, April 8 at 12 PM

Learn the importance of design software in the industry and the fundamental concepts needed to create a design in Illustrator. 

Intro to EAGLE Flyer

Intro to EAGLE
Friday, April 9 at 4 PM

Learn the basics of PCB design and how to apply it in modern applications using computer-aided manufacturing features.

Houseplant Care 101 Flyer Spring 2021

Houseplant Care 101 
Tuesday, April 13 at 4 PM

Learn how to care for common house plants, identify common plant problems, and find places to get affordable houseplants in NYC. 

Cricut Design Flyer

Cricut Design
Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM

Learn the basic features of the Cricut Design Space software (linetype, adding text, images & shapes) to customize your card. 

Intro to Photoshop Flyer

Intro to Photoshop
Friday, April 16 at 5 PM

Learn the importance of design software in the industry and fundamental concepts needed to create a design in Photoshop. 

Plastic Identification Flyer

Plastic Identification
Tuesday, April 20 at 3 PM

Learn about the most common plastics, how to differentiate between them, and appropriate forms of disposal.

CAD CAM with Solidworks Flyer

CAD/CAM with SolidWorks
Wednesday, April 21 at 11 AM

Learn how to produce CAM files out of SolidWorks parts to be integrated into the Shopbot software itself. 

Wireless Communication with Arduino Flyer

Wireless Communication
Thursday, April 22 at 4 PM

Learn about wireless transmission and different methods of using wireless communication with an Arduino.

Basic Concepts of Photography Flyer

Basic Concepts of Photography
Friday, April 23 at 11 AM

Learn about the basic rules of composition, how to use a DSLR, the exposure triangle, and modifying camera settings

Intro to Rhino 3D Flyer

Intro to Rhino 3D Design
Tuesday, April 27 at 12:30 PM

Learn how to utilize the command line, understand perspective views, & manipulate simple shapes in the Rhinoceros3D software.

Design and Innovation Storytelling Flyer

Wednesday, April 28 at 5 PM

Learn how storytelling is an essential tool in design practice & engage in exercises to develop innate storytelling abilities.

Advanced Illustrator Flyer

Advanced Illustrator
Thursday, April 29 at 2 PM

Learn the technical concepts within the software and sharpen your Illustrator skills for graphics and prototyping.

May 2021

Engineering X Design Rinat Sherzer Flyer

Engineering X Design
Tuesday, May 4 at 6 PM

Join Rinat Sherzer to discuss equality, diversity, & inclusion and how she utilizes the design process to inspire others. 

Natural Plant Based Tie-Dye Flyer

Natural Plant Based Tie-Dye 
Wednesday, May 5 at 4 PM

Learn how to prepare fabrics for the dying process and maximize pigment to create sustainable fashion.

Modular Origami Flyer

Modular Origami
Thursday, May 6 at 3 PM

Learn the basics of traditional origami and develop spatial skills that can be applied in engineering and design.

Graduation Cap Flyer

Graduation Cap
Tuesday, May 11 at 2 PM

Congratulations! Decorate your graduation cap with us and celebrate your accomplishments in style!

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