Prototyping Fund Teams Showcase Their Projects Virtually – Event Recap

On Thursday, April 30th awardees of the NYU Prototyping Fund gathered via Zoom to share updates on their projects and showcase what they built over the semester.  The Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute that awards teams of students up to $500 in the first round of funding and up to $2,000 in a second round to be used to build prototypes  The…

Finding our Enthusiasts, Prototyping Update from Picklock

Picklock (formerly Skeleton Key), an NYU startup led by Mary Georgescu (Tisch MFA ‘20) & Connor Carson (Tisch MFA ‘20), share lessons learned through their participation in the Prototyping Fund. When we began our prototyping journey in the Fall of 2019 we wanted to answer the question: How can we abstract the process of lockpicking?​ Originally we wanted a hook for our adventure game, Skeleton Key. We believed it would be thematic and exciting if we could have a…

From Industrial Sized Bioreactor to Microfluidic Chips, Prototyping Update from NYU iGEM

NYU iGEM: Biosensors for Water Contamination, an NYU startup led by Ali Hasan (Tandon BS ‘20) and David Sung (Tandon BS ‘21), share lessons learned through their participation in the Prototyping Fund. We are Ali Hasan (Tandon ‘20) and David Sung (Tandon ‘21), members of the NYU iGEM team. iGEM (International Genetic Engineering Machine) is an organization dedicated to solving global issues in various fields- including agricultural,  environmental, and pharmaceutical- using synthetic biology. Every year, iGEM teams from…

Walkway’s generators could produce 200 kWh/day under subway turnstiles, Prototyping Update

Walkway, an NYU startup led by Benjamin Zhu (CAS BA ’23) & Max Trop (Tandon BS ’23), share lessons learned through their participation in the  Prototyping Fund Phase 1 We had no idea what would happen when we received help from the Prototyping Fund, what milestones we would achieve, and what would we learn. Both of us had and still have a large learning curve considering that we are still undergraduate freshmen. From the start, we immediately…

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…
css.php