How to make an LED Light Board!

This post was written by Edward Quito, the winner of the November MakerSpace Mini Grant. Design process This project was a gift to my sister, who asked me to create LEDs for her room. Rather than have simple LED lights strung around her bedroom, I thought of concentrating them into a unique design instead. I also wanted to incorporate her artwork into the design, which ended up being the corner flowers. As for the placement…

Prototyping Fund 2020: A Virtual Showcase with Very Real Prototypes!

Since establishing the Prototyping Fund in the Spring of 2013, we have held two showcases per year, largely in person. The Spring and Fall of 2020 presented the first two opportunities to host the event in a virtual setting.  In both cases, we were impressed by the teams’ resilience and ability to keep working on their prototypes (asking questions, building to testing, collecting feedback and iterating) despite the complex context of an unusual semester. The…

Upcoming J-Term Startup Sprint!

Interested in participating in an NYU Startup Sprint? The J-Term Startup Sprint will be held virtually from January 12-22, 2021. Sprints are two-week programs that teach aspiring NYU entrepreneur teams to transform their ideas and inventions into businesses. Sprints challenge participants to deepen their understanding of their customers and build robust business models. NYU students, faculty & staff are welcome to apply.  Teams in the Sprint will experience: Expert startup coaching Daily skills-building workshops $1,000…

Meet the NYU Prototyping Fund Cohort!

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Prototyping Fund cohort! The objectives of the Prototyping Fund are to provide student teams with the support and resources necessary to build prototypes, help articulate and/or move to the next stage of product development and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration between students at NYU. Phase I of the NYU Prototyping Fund awards teams up to $500 to be used to build and test prototypes. This…

MakerSpace Virtual Workshops Week 3!

Welcome to week 3 of our virtual workshops! We hope that you enjoyed last week’s workshops and hope to see you soon at another one this week. These workshops are open to all NYU students, staff, and faculty. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please keep in mind that all workshops will be held virtually this semester. Find out more about the workshops happening this week below! Our first virtual workshop, EG Series: Intro to Arduino, will…
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