NYU MakerSpace Holds Virtual Workshop on DIY Face Masks

During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, while we are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing, on the occasion where going into public is inevitable, wearing a face mask in public spaces is the best way to protect oneself and others. Given the current shortage in medical face masks and the priority that first-line medical responders should receive any PPE supply, it can be difficult to obtain a face mask for a regular person.…

New Enzyme Discovered to Recycle PET Plastic!

70% of plastic packaging is never recycled. Fortunately, CARBIOS, a French company has reported through a study published in ‘Nature‘ that they have “engineered an enzyme that can convert 90% of that same plastic back to its pristine starting materials.” ” CARBIOS’ recycling bioprocesses for plastics provide the means to: Recycle plastics to infinity by returning to the original monomers which can be used in all applications in which the original material was used; Recover…

Sustainability, Circular Design and Climate Change: Collective Action and Ideation

As part of the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace focus on sustainability, circular design and climate change, we would like to share with you two exciting upcoming events: March for Science NYC and Earth Day Initiative are hosting a virtual day of action on April 19th from 4-10pm on Facebook LIVE. There will be speakers and exhibitors discussing how healthcare, food, and mental health relate to climate change and what are some of the solutions…

NYU MakerSpace Covid-19: MakerSpace produces face shields for local hospitals

Written by Elizabeth New – MakerSpace Asst. Manager As we all adjust to new routines and take extra precautions to look after the health and well being of our families and colleagues, it is good to have the opportunity to take a break and appreciate the things we are all doing to help one another. We have received an amazing number of requests to help from students and staff and we really appreciate how everyone…
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NYU MakerSpace Covid-19: PAPR and Ventilator Parts

Reverse Engineering Parts Needed for the Medical Covid-19 Response Written by Victoria Bill, NYU Tandon MakerSpace Director PAPR Clips The need: Last week, NYU Langone medical staff and faculty in the Clinical Engineering department reached out to the MakerSpace through the NYU Covid-19 Task Force about designing replacement parts for powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs). Medical staff wear these hoods as protective devices.  There is a clip that holds a facemask in place that can…
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