Design Lab Events and Workshops



Solar Powered Phone Chargers
Monday, April 3 at 3 PM

This workshop will go over the basics of solar energy and show you how to build your own solar charging circuit!


Intro to Arduino
Tuesday, April 4 at 2 PM

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of an Arduino board and navigating the Arduino interface.

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D&I Studio: Storytelling
Wednesday, April 5 at 6 PM

Learn how storytelling is an essential tool in design practice and engage in creative exercises to develop storytelling skills.


Screen Printing
Thursday, April 6 at 5 PM

Learn the basics of screen printing and print your own designs on a small tote bag or your own fabric!


Intro to EAGLE
Friday, April 7 at 2 PM

Learn how to create basic schematics on Eagle that can be turned into board files that allow you to mill PCBs!


Wireless Communication w/Arduino
Monday, April 10 at 10 AM

Participants will learn about wireless transmission and methods of using wireless communication with an Arduino!


Embroidered Patches 101
Tuesday, April 11 at 2 PM

Learn advanced embroidery techniques with Inkscape and Inkstitch to create more complex shaped patches from scratch!


Houseplant Care 101
Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 PM

Participants will learn techniques used for caring for common house plants and also learn to identify several common plant problems.


Iron-ons & Heat Transfer Vinyl
Thursday, April 13 at 4 PM

Learn the techniques of using heat transfer vinyl with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Heat Press to create customized fabrics.


Advanced Illustrator
Monday, April 17 at 4 PM

Participants will learn advanced Adobe Illustrator techniques including typography and layering to design a custom name graphic!


Intro to Rhino
Tuesday, April 18 at 3 PM

Participants will learn how to apply Rhino commands, understand perspective views, and also to manipulate simple shapes.


PCB Jewelry Making w/Othermill
Wednesday, April 19 at 2 PM

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


Build AR Experiences
Monday, April 24 at 4 PM

Learn about AR design with Snap's Lens Studio application, hear about what makes an engaging AR experience, then make your own.


Modular Origami
Tuesday, April 25 at 5 PM

Participants will learn basics of traditional origami as well as develop spatial skills that can be applied across engineering and design.

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Portfolio Development
Wednesday, April 26 at 6 PM

Learn what a portfolio needs, its importance, and how to market yourself professionally through design thinking strategies.

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NYU Prototyping Fund Showcase
Wednesday, April 26 at 3 PM

Teams will present their projects and discuss what they have learned through building and testing their prototypes.


iOS App Development
Thursday, April 27 at 5 PM

Participants will learn the basics of iOS app development by coding a simple app on your own!



Layered Stickers with Cricut
Thursday, March 2 at 12 PM

Learn the essentials of the Cricut machine to cut vinyl and create custom layered stickers!


Intro to Photoshop
Tuesday, March 7 at 4 PM

Participants will learn the essentials of Adobe Photoshop and develop graphic editing design skills.


Sustainable Food Wraps
Wednesday, March 8 at 4 PM

Learn how to decrease your carbon footprint by making sustainable food wraps using beeswax & soy wax!


Advanced Fusion 360
Tuesday, March 21 at 1 PM

Participants will learn more about Fusion 360 and advanced mechanical design principles.


Intro to HTML/CSS
Friday, March 24 at 3 PM

Learn the basics of HTML and CSS by coding a simple portfolio web page from scratch!


Advanced Figma
Monday, March 27 at 10:30 AM

Participants will learn complex techniques within Figma to edit and develop advanced designs for prototypes.


Intro to Raspberry Pi
Tuesday, March 28 at 5 PM

Learn about Raspberry Pi and its operating system, connect to it remotely, and run an object detection algorithm on it with the Pi camera!


Hand Sewing & Embroidery
Thursday, March 30 at 4 PM

Learn the basics of hand-sewing and embroidery to add your own touch of creativity to your clothes, bags, and much more!



Intro to Fusion 360
Monday, February 6 at 3 PM

Participants will get an introduction to the Fusion 360 software as well as learn basic mechanical design principles.


Intro to Premiere Pro
Tuesday, February 7 at 2 PM

Participants will get an introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro as well as learn video editing principles.


Vacuum Form Chocolate Molds
Thursday, February 9 at 6 PM

Learn how to use the MakerSpace vacuum former to create fun shapes for chocolate!


Intro to Illustrator
Monday, February 27 at 2 PM

Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator, develop graphic editing design skills, and get a head-start to using MakerSpace machines!


Intro to Figma
Tuesday, February 28 at 6 PM

This workshop will walk you through using Figma and show you how to create UX prototypes for websites and mobile apps.

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