Start Making Early and Be Ready to Shift: Learnings from the Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund Showcase

On May 6 2021, we held our 15th Prototyping Fund Showcase (Our first one was in Spring 2014: Time flies!). It was also our 3rd Remote Showcase. The Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute that provides teams of students mentorship and funding to build and test prototypes. To adjust to the circumstances, this spring, we had a small cohort and we kept the showcase small and interactive. The…

Custom RGB Graphics Card Backplate

This blog post was written by MakerSpace GA Marty Pollard Many graphics cards, including my own, have exposed PCBs that are not aesthetically appealing inside of a custom-built PC. In order to elevate the look of my PC, I wanted to create a backplate for my graphics card that also uses RGB LEDs to match the theme of my other components. There are several companies that sell custom backplates for this purpose, but they can…
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