Zebras on Iridescent and Clear Acrylic!

This blog post was written by MakerSpace TA Michelle Tabansi Michelle Tabansi is a multimedia artist majoring in IDM. When she is not doing school work, she usually spends her time creating digital illustrations and working on motion graphics projects. For this MakerSpace TA project, clear and iridescent acrylic were engraved with an image of zebras using the Epilog Fusion Laser Cutter and Adobe Illustrator.  I was inspired to turn my digital artwork into a…

Funding Opportunity: James Dyson Award Info Session

The James Dyson Foundation has announced that they will be hosting a James Dyson Award info-session and Q&A on May 5th from 12pm – 1pm EST. Participants will have the opportunity to share their inventions and innovative ideas on how to solve problems.Winners will receive prize money and global media exposure! The prize money includes: $2,600 for the national winner, $6,600 for the international runners-up, $40,000 for the sustainability winner, and $40,000 for the international…

CNC Routing a Gingerbread House!

This blog post was written by MakerSpace TA Ariane Schoenwiesner Ariane Schoenwiesner is a senior in Computer Engineering, MakerSpace TA for three years, lover of CNC and all types of Computer Aided Manufacturing (and cookies) **This should not be attempted by non-employees—but feel free to reach out about other possible materials! ** For this MakerSpace TA holiday project, pieces of gingerbread were routed on the ShopBot Desktop, using Fusion360 to design the final product and…

How to Transform the Written Word!

This post was written by Leigh Fisher, the winner of the October MakerSpace Mini Grant. Design Process I’ve been grappling with the intersection of art and poetry for as long as I’ve been a writer. Even now, as a student studying Integrated Digital Media at the Tandon School of Engineering, I’m fascinated by how stories can be brought to life when combined with digital art. I’m still a writer at heart and a devout book…

2021 Design Week: Designing Waste Out Recap

The Design Lab at the NYU MakerSpace recently held its Design Week, a week of events focused on a critical aspect of design. For the second year in a row, the team decided to focus on sustainability. Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out was all about taking action and reducing waste. All of this year’s events were virtual and the week was packed with talks, workshops, and a panel. NYU students working on sustainability focused…
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