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…

Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund Cohort

The Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute are pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund cohort! The Prototyping Fund provides students with the necessary support and resources to bring their ideas to life and advance to the next stage of product development. This semester, 6 teams were awarded grants from across the University; students from Tisch, Gallatin, Tandon, GSAS, Wagner, and Steinhardt will participate in the program. To learn more…

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…
Aquaponic farm set up.

Sustainability @ NYU: Fishel Aquaponics

Project and blog post by E.J. and E.W. Aquaponic farming produces environmentally sustainable food by leveraging natural relationships between water, fish, and plants. In an aquaponic system, water from a fish tank is cycled through a vegetable bed. The fish waste in this water provides organic fertilizer to the plants; as the roots absorb the fish waste, they purify the water for the fish. In contrast to conventional agriculture, a well-designed aquaponic system requires no…
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